Mar 28, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Music

  
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    MUS 5512r - Organ Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5531r - Violin Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5532r - Viola Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5533r - Cello Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5534r - String Bass Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5535r - Guitar Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5550r - Voice Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.

     

  
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    MUS 5571r - Flute Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5572r - Oboe Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5573r - Clarinet Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5574r - Saxophone Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5575r - Bassoon Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5591r - Trumpet Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5592r - Horn Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5593r - Trombone Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5594r - Euphonium Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5595r - Tuba Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5610r - Percussion Instruction


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Prerequisite: successful audition before Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.

     

  
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    MUS 5630r - Applied Instruction: Conducting


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Conducting lessons covering repertoire preparation and selection, conducting technique, score and clef reading, score preparation, performance traditions and practice, etc. Prerequisites: MUS 5280; successful audition for Division Jury. Music course fee will be assessed.
  
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    MUS 5960r - Project in Music Education


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Intended for students pursuing the music education option. Development of a substantial project in fulfillment of master’s degree requirements. Prerequisite: approval of graduate advisory committee and graduate committee in music, and admission to candidacy.
  
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    MUS 5995r - Recital


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Intended for students pursuing the performance option. Coaching and instruction in preparation for the graduate recital. Prerequisites: approval of Division Jury, graduate advisory committee and graduate committee in music, and admission to candidacy.
  
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    MUS 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    MUS 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    MUS 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of three hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

Nursing

  
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    NURS 5000 - Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing


    (3) Credit Hours

    The role of the advanced practice nurse within the framework of nursing science. Selected theoretical and conceptual nursing frameworks, which provide a foundation for advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSN programs or permission of the Director.
  
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    NURS 5010 - Nursing Research with Statistical Applications


    (4) Credit Hours

    An examination of methods and statistical applications in nursing research, utilizing nursing theory both as a basis for research and in practice. Prerequisite: Undergraduate level statistics: Pre or corequisite: NURS 5000 and NURS 5800.
  
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    NURS 5040 - Advanced Pathophysiology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of complex interrelationships and interdependence of pathophysiological concepts that serve as a primary component of the foundation for clinical assessment, decision making, and management for advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Undergraduate pathophysiology or permission of the Director.
  
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    NURS 5050 - Adult Health Nursing I


    (4) Credit Hours

    A clinically-based course emphasizing patient care management through advanced nursing practice. Clinical settings may include acute, intermediate, and long-term care facilities, as well as community and home care environments. Clients are adults with secondary and tertiary health problems and related emotional crises. The integration of research and practice is emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 5000, NURS 5040, NURS 5830, and NURS 5840.
  
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    NURS 5060 - Adult Health Nursing II


    (4) Credit Hours

    A continuation of 5050. Provides students with additional opportunities to develop advanced nursing care interventions with adult clients in a variety of settings. Independent and collaborative roles are stressed. Prerequisite: NURS 5050.
  
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    NURS 5070 - Clinical Specialization Practicum and Seminar


    (5) Credit Hours

    Intensive clinical practicum and seminar for students who select role preparation in advanced clinical practice. Examination and implementation of the role of clinical specialist as director of care, teacher, coordinator, and collaborator. Includes an understanding of the importance of organizational placement of the clinical specialist. Opportunities are provided to implement planned change and to analyze effectiveness of change. Prerequisites: NURS 5020 and NURS 5060.
  
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    NURS 5120 - Health Policy, Economics and Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of health care policy, economics, and finance in health care systems including a focus on the advanced practice nursing role.
  
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    NURS 5140 - Health Care Information Management for Nurse Executives


    (3) Credit Hours

    Continuation of the concepts introduced in Health Care Information Management I to provide experience with health care applications including opportunities to explore and apply clinical, management information, decision support, expert, and practice management systems. The impact of web-based technology as it applies to health care delivery and management.
  
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    NURS 5150 - Financial Administration for Nurse Executives


    (3) Credit Hours

    Financial administration theories, principles, and practices essential for nurse executives within the changing health care environment.
  
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    NURS 5160 - Diversity and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides a basis for decisions regarding ethical issues in health care as they affect the person, communities, society and the health care profession as well as explore the wide diversity of cultural influences on behavior including ethnic, racial, gender and age differences. Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Program or permission of the Director.
  
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    NURS 5200 - Learning Theories and Learning Styles in Nursing Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course presents an exploration of current research and knowledge of learning including multiple theories, learning styles, and their use in health care. Prerequisites: NURS 5000 (Nursing Theory) or permission of Director.
  
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    NURS 5210 - Curriculum Development in Nursing Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Exploration of curriculum development for different levels of nursing education using different nursing and education models and theories. Prerequisite: NURS 5000 or permission of Director.
  
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    NURS 5220 - Teaching Strategies/Methodologies in Nursing Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Opportunities to develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of strategies for teaching in various simulated nursing education/practice settings. Prerequisites: Nursing NURS 5200 or permission of Director.
  
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    NURS 5240 - Outcome Measurement of Teaching Effectiveness in Nursing Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    The use of outcome measurements to determine teaching/learning/curricular effectiveness in a variety of nursing education and health care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5200; Pre or Corequisites: NURS 5210, NURS 5220 or permission of Director.
  
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    NURS 5250 - Teaching Practicum


    (3) Credit Hours

    A synthesis of all previous coursework; giving the opportunity to educate collegiate nursing students, health care staff. Prerequisites: NURS 5200, NURS 5220 or permission of Director.
  
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    NURS 5300 - Theoretical Foundations for Health Systems Administration


    (3) Credit Hours

    Exploration of theories, principles, and behaviors essential for the management of resources within the changing health care environment from an advanced practice nurse perspective. Prerequisites: NURS 5120 (may be co-requisite.)
  
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    NURS 5310 - Advanced Resource Management for Advanced Nursing Practice


    (2) Credit Hours

    Principles and techniques of financial management for achievement of health care system goals and explores current topics in financial management of health care systems while maintaining quality outcomes. The focus is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in resource management. Prerequisite: NURS 5140, NURS 5300 or special permission of the Director.
  
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    NURS 5320 - Consulting and Marketing Skills for Advanced Practice Nursing


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theories and concepts related to intra-and entrepreneurial principles and skills for the advanced practice nurse. Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate School or permission of the Director.
  
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    NURS 5330 - Introduction to Health Care Information Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    The concepts upon which Health Care Information Systems are developed, implemented, and maintained. Operating systems, networking concepts, security issues, and workstation design and evaluation related to the health care environment will be addressed.
  
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    NURS 5340 - Health Systems Practicum for Advanced Practice Nurses


    (4) Credit Hours

    The application of advanced knowledge and skills related to health systems administration or nursing informatics in a selected health care setting. Prerequisites: NURS 5310 or NURS 5360.
  
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    NURS 5350 - Health Care Information Systems: Analysis and Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course builds upon the concepts introduced in Health Care Information Systems to provide experience with health care applications. Informatics models, conceptual frameworks, and practice activities will be discussed. Students will explore clinical, management information, decision support, expert, and practice management systems. Prerequisites: NURS 5330 or special permission by the Director; Credit not granted for NURS 5140 and NURS 5350.
  
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    NURS 5360 - Health Care Information Systems: Implementation and Evaluation


    (3) Credit Hours

    A continuation of the concepts introduced in Nursing 5350 providing content and experience in health care information system implementation and evaluation. Prerequisites: NURS 5350.
  
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    NURS 5370r - Health Care Informatics Applications for Advanced Practice Nursing


    (2,2) Credit Hours

    This course builds upon the concepts and technology introduced in Health Care Information Management I and other related MSN concentration coursework to provide additional experiences in informatics applications in health care settings. Students will have the opportunity to identify specific informatics application(s) based upon their practice interests and to then develop additional skills in this area.
  
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    NURS 5410 - Professional Aspects of the Nurse Anesthesia Practice


    (2) Credit Hours

    Exploration of the professional role expectations of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Anesthetist, utilizing both a historical and mentoring process.
  
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    NURS 5420 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Nurse Anesthesia I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Prepares the nurse anesthesia student for an in-depth, concise and current presentation of those aspects of anatomy and physiology which are relevant to the anesthetic management of clients. Includes cell physiology, fluid and electrolytes, and the cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic, and musculoskeletal systems. Allows the student to gain a knowledge base for use in analyzing, evaluating and utilizing principles of anatomy and physiology in anesthesia care. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
  
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    NURS 5430 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Nurse Anesthesia II


    (3) Credit Hours

    A continuation of N5420. An in-depth, concise and current presentation of those aspects of anatomy and physiology which are relevant to the anesthetic management of clients. Includes mechanisms of shock and the systems of endocrine, genitourinary/ renal, neurological, metabolic/ gastrointestinal and hepatic. Allows the student to gain an increased knowledge base for use in analyzing, evaluating and utilizing anatomy and physiology in anesthesia. Prerequisite: NURS 5420
  
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    NURS 5440 - Integrated Sciences For Nurse Anesthesia


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth, concise and current presentation of those aspects of science and technology, which are applicable to human physiology and the equipment/environment directly associated with anesthesia patient care. Allows the student to gain a knowledge base for use in analyzing and evaluating the principles of physical science in anesthesia care. Prerequisite: admission to Nurse Anesthesia Concentration.
  
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    NURS 5450r - Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice - Basic


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theoretical concepts basic to safe anesthesia care. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills for the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative anesthesia periods are emphasized. Corequisites: NURS 5470r.
  
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    NURS 5460 - Principles of Advanced Nurse Anesthesia Practice - I


    (2) Credit Hours

    An examination of selected disease processes and surgical complications of the anesthesia client. Selected surgical specialties and their implications for anesthesia care. Prerequisite: NURS 5450.
  
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    NURS 5470r - Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress. Prerequisites: NURS 5410, NURS 5420, NURS 5450. Graded S/NC.
  
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    NURS 5480 - Principles of Advanced Nurse Anesthesia Practice II


    (2) Credit Hours

    An examination of additional disease processes and potential and surgical complications of the anesthesia client. Selected surgical specialities and their implications for anesthesia care are explored. Prerequisite: NURS 5460. Corequisite: NURS 5470r.
  
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    NURS 5510 - Health Promotion and Illness Prevention in Primary Care


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theoretical foundations in health promotion, illness prevention and maintenance of function across the health-illness continuum with clients: the individual, family and community. Prerequisite: Admission to Family Nurse Practitioner concentration or permission of Director.
  
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    NURS 5520 - Primary Care of Children


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theoretical concepts in health promotion and illness prevention in children including the diagnosis and therapeutic management of common acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisite: NURS 5830, NURS 5840, NURS 5800.
  
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    NURS 5530 - Primary Care of Children Practicum


    (2) Credit Hours

    Application of theoretical concepts and skills in health promotion and illness prevention in children including the diagnosis and therapeutic management of common acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisite: NURS 5040, NURS 5830, NURS 5840, and NURS 5800.
  
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    NURS 5540 - Primary Care of Adults


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theoretical concepts in health promotion and illness prevention in adults including the diagnosis and therapeutic management of common and acute health problems. Prerequisite: NURS 5040, NURS 5830, and NURS 5840. Corerequisite: NURS 5800.
  
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    NURS 5550 - Primary Care of Adults Practicum


    (2) Credit Hours

    Application of theoretical concepts and skills in health promotion and illness prevention in adults including the diagnosis and therapeutic management of common acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisites: NURS 5830, NURS 5840, NURS 5040, and NURS 5800.
  
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    NURS 5560 - Primary Care of Women


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theoretical concepts in health promotion and illness prevention in women including the diagnosis and therapeutic management of common and acute health problems. Prerequisites: NURS 5040, NURS 5830, NURS 5840 and NURS 5800.
  
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    NURS 5570 - Primary Care of Women Practicum


    (2) Credit Hours

    Application of theoretical concepts and skills in health promotion and illness prevention in women including the diagnosis and therapeutic management of common and acute health problems. Prerequisites: NURS 5040, NURS 5830, NURS 5840, and NURS 5800.
  
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    NURS 5590 - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum


    (8) Credit Hours

    Application of advanced knowledge and skills through nursing practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner student. Prerequisites: NURS 5530, NURS 5550, and NURS 5570. (Capstone)
  
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    NURS 5610 - Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Practicum I


    (4) Credit Hours

     

    The first in a sequence of clinical practicum courses that provide learning experiences for integration and application of theoretical and scientific foundations and development of skills essential for safe administration of anesthesia care. As the student nurse anesthetist progresses through each clinical practicum course, he/she will plan, implement and evaluate the anesthesia plan of care for more complex patient populations. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN Nurse Anesthesia concentration, NURS 5420, 5440, 5830 and 5840 or department head approval. Graded S/NC.

  
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    NURS 5620 - Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Practicum II


    (6) Credit Hours

     

    The second in a sequence of clinical practicum courses that provide learning experiences for integration and application of theoretical and scientific foundations and development of skills essential for safe administration of anesthesia care. As the student nurse anesthetist progresses through each clinical practicum course, he/she will plan, implement and evaluate the anesthesia plan of care for more complex patient populations. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN Nurse Anesthesia concentration, NURS 5610,  or department head approval. Graded S/NC.

  
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    NURS 5630 - Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Practicum III


    (4) Credit Hours

     

    The third in a sequence of clinical practicum courses that provide learning experiences for integration and application of theoretical and scientific foundations and development of skills essential for safe administration of anesthesia care. As the nurse anesthesia student progresses through each clinical practicum course, he/she will plan, implement and evaluate the anesthesia plan of care for more complex patient populations. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN Nurse Anesthesia concentration, NURS 5620, or department head approval. Graded S/NC.

  
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    NURS 5640 - Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Practicum IV


    (4) Credit Hours

     

    The fourth in a sequence of clinical practicum courses that provide learning experiences for integration and application of theoretical and scientific foundations and development of skills essential for safe administration of anesthesia care. As the nurse anesthesia student progresses through each clinical practicum course, he/she will plan, implement and evaluate the anesthesia plan of care for more complex patient populations. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN Nurse Anesthesia concentration, NURS 5630, or department head approval. Graded S/NC.

  
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    NURS 5650 - Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Practicum V


    (8) Credit Hours

     

    The fifth in a sequence of clinical practicum courses that provide learning experiences for integration and application of theoretical and scientific foundations and development of skills essential for safe administration of anesthesia care. As the nurse anesthesia student progresses through each clinical practicum course, he/she will plan, implement and evaluate the anesthesia plan of care for more complex patient populations. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN Nurse Anesthesia concentration, NURS 5640, or department head approval. Graded S/NC.

  
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    NURS 5660 - Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Practicum VI


    (8) Credit Hours

     

    The sixth in a sequence of clinical practicum courses that provide learning experiences for integration and application of theoretical and scientific foundations and development of skills essential for safe administration of anesthesia care. As the nurse anesthesia student progresses through each clinical practicum course, he/she will plan, implement and evaluate the anesthesia plan of care for more complex patient populations. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN Nurse Anesthesia concentration, NURS 5650, or department head approval. Graded S/NC.

  
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    NURS 5670 - Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Practicum VII


    (4) Credit Hours

    The seventh in a sequence of clinical practicum courses that provide learning experiences for integration and application of theoretical and scientific foundations and development of skills essential for safe administration of anesthesia care. As the nurse anesthesia student progresses through each clinical practicum course, he/she will plan, implement and evaluate the anesthesia plan of care for more complex patient populations. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN Nurse Anesthesia concentration, NURS 5660, or department head approval. Graded S/NC.
  
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    NURS 5680 - Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Practicum VIII


    (4) Credit Hours

    The eighth in a sequence of clinical practicum courses that provide learning experiences for integration and application of theoretical and scientific foundations and development of skills essential for safe administration of anesthesia care. As the nurse anesthesia student progresses through each clinical practicum course, he/she will plan, implement and evaluate the anesthesia plan of care for more complex patient populations. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN Nurse Anesthesia concentration, NURS 5670, or department head approval. Graded S/NC.
  
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    NURS 5800 - Advanced Pharmacology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Essential pharmacotherapeutics for advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on commonly prescribed medications for clients of all ages. Prerequisites: admission to nursing graduate program or permission of the Director.
  
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    NURS 5810 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia Practice


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth, presentation of aspects of pharmacology which are relevant to safe administration of anesthesia. Prerequisite: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
  
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    NURS 5830 - Advanced Health Assessment


    (2) Credit Hours

    Advanced health assessment of clients of all ages, including formulation of a clinical diagnosis based upon the health assessment findings. Prerequisites: Undergraduate health assessment.
  
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    NURS 5840 - Advanced Health Assessment


    (1) Credit Hours

    Application of advanced health assessment techniques of clients of all ages, including formulation of a clinical diagnosis based upon the health assessment findings. Prerequisites: Undergrad Health Assessment, Pre or Corequisite NURS 5830. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    NURS 5960r - Graduate Nursing Seminar


    (1) Credit Hours

    The opportunity to explore select concepts related to research interest and project/thesis design of enrolled students. Consultation with student’s chair is required. Prerequisites: NURS 5000, NURS 5010 and agreement of project or thesis chair.
  
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    NURS 5995r - Professional Project in Advanced Practice Nursing


    (1-2) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in the advanced practice/nursing role that poses opportunities and challenges to practice critical thinking. The project will result in an appropriate outcome that reflects critical thinking, professional judgment, and scholarly rigor. Prerequisites: Completion of 70% of coursework (defined as at least 2 semesters of full time study in the MSN program) including Nursing Theory and Research or co-requisite NURS 5960r.
  
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    NURS 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    NURS 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    NURS 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of five hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisites: approval of department head and completion of 70% of course work (defined as at least 2 semesters of full time study in the MSN program) including Nursing Theory and Research.
  
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    NURS 7000 - Philosophic Underpinnings for Nursing Practice


    (3) Credit Hours

    Exploration of philosophical and historical issues that create a context for the integration of the natural and social sciences with nursing science to develop a translational philosophy that will support initiation and evaluation of improved practice approaches. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program, or approval by the Director.
  
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    NURS 7010 - Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the foundational and philosophical aspects of evidence-based practice for the advanced practice nurse. Research provides the basis of this course through the application of knowledge in the translational project. The student will examine and use applied research methods with a focus on protection of human subjects. Critiques of evidence-based research such as reliability, validity, trustworthiness and relevance to practice of research designs and findings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program, or approved by the Director.
  
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    NURS 7020 - Epidemiology and Health Requisites of Population


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the distribution and determinants of health related states and events in specified populations. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of applied epidemiology, study design, public health surveillance, methods of control and prevention and evaluation of health conditions, diseases, injuries and outcomes. This course will analyze specific epidemiologic methods for describing patterns of disease and developing innovative approaches involved in health planning, health policy and health care delivery systems. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program, or approval by the Director.
  
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    NURS 7030 - Meeting Population Demands through Biostatistics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines methods used to generate and analyze biostatistical data as a foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and programs integral for the health care of identified populations. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program, undergraduate and graduate statistics, or approval by the Director.
  
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    NURS 7040 - Technology and Transformation of Health Care


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides the advanced practice nurse with the ability to use information systems/technology to support and improve patient care and transform health care systems. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program, or approval by the Director.
  
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    NURS 7050 - Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines evidence-based concepts and theories to be an effective leader in complex health care systems. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program, or approval by the Director.
     
  
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    NURS 7060 - Health Care Policy and Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Critically examines governmental, nongovernmental and geopolitical issues that influence advanced nursing practice. Provides a critical analysis of the economics of health care, focusing on financing and delivery of care within the US. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program, or approval by the Director.
  
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    NURS 7070 - Translational Evidence-Based Residency I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides the Doctor of Nursing Practice student with individualized opportunities to apply advanced leadership and clinical knowledge in healthcare systems; identification of needs and/or interests to further define their clinical practice; allow the student to gain experience in selected clinical or agency sites to increase competencies in areas such as clinical acumen, case management, leadership, and/or business practices. Practice setting and focus is individualized to students’ specific areas of interest. Student will be precepted by an expert in the field. This course meets full time equivalency requirements. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 7000, NURS 7010, NURS 7020, NURS 7030, NURS 7040, NURS 7050, NURS 7060. Graded SP/NP.
  
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    NURS 7080 - Translational Evidence-Based Residency II


    (3-6) Credit Hours

    Continues to build on the work done in NURS 7070. Students will continue to apply advanced leadership skills and clinical knowledge within their designated practicum site and will continue to enhance his/her competencies in areas such as clinical acumen, case management, leadership, and/or business practices. The student will develop, submit, and defend a proposal for the Translational Project. This course meets full time equivalency requirements. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 7000, NURS 7010, NURS 7020, NURS 7030, NURS 7040, NURS 7050, NURS 7060, NURS 7070. Graded SP/NP.
  
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    NURS 7090r - Translational Project


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The Doctor of Nursing practice program culminates in a capstone translational project course that will merge the practice and scholarship components of the degree. It is designed to address a practice issue affecting groups of patients, health care organizations or health care systems. Students will work with community groups, clinics, hospitals or health care systems to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate a proposal that is mutually agreed upon by the practice setting, the student, and the student’s advisory committee. The successful completion of this scholarly project will contribute to an aspect of advanced nursing practice. This course meets full time equivalency requirements. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 7000, NURS 7010, NURS 7020, NURS 7030, NURS 7040, NURS 7050, NURS 7060, NURS 7070, NURS 7080. Graded SP/NP.
  
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    NURS 7997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.

Physics

  
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    PHYS 5310 - Nuclear Reactor Control and Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamentals of systems analysis; development of reactor kinetics; feedback mechanisms; temperature coefficients; the power coefficient; reactor stability criteria; influence of external controls; long term reactivity changes; environmental feedback potential. Degree in science or engineering and background in nuclear reactor physics.
  
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    PHYS 5320 - Advanced Radiation Physics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Environmental sources of ionizing radiation; biological effects of radiation; units and standards of dose measurements; radiation dosimetry; interaction of radiation with matter; attenuation mechanisms, shielding calculations and design; use of monitoring instruments; neutron and gamma bulk shielding measurements and analysis. Background in nuclear physics required.
  
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    PHYS 5410 - Nonconventional Energy Sources


    (3) Credit Hours

    The physics of certain types of nonconventional energy sources (fusion and magnetohydrodynamic conversion methods), their potential for use in energy production, the technological problems associated with their widespread utilization and their potential for environmental impact. Background in quantum mechanics, nuclear physics or modern physics required.

Physical Therapy

  
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    PHYT 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    PHYT 6997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    PHYT 6998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    PHYT 7070 - Therapeutic Exercise


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic foundation of the knowledge and skills needed to prescribe and apply therapeutic exercise in the practice of physical therapy. The focus of this course will be on how to perform basic cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility exercises and programming. This course will provide the foundation for therapeutic exercise units within the applied courses (orthopedics, neurology, acute care) of the curriculum. Spring semester; year 1. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7111 - Introduction to Patient/Client Management


    (2) Credit Hours

    Basic patient care skills. Topics to be included are critical observation, universal precautions, medical chart review, methods of measuring and recording vital signs, basic wheelchair features, basic crutch gaits and transfer techniques, and emergency care. Fall semester; year 1. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    PHYT 7113 - Professional Communication and Education


    (2) Credit Hours

    Principles of clinical teaching including the establishment of objectives, instructional methods, assessment of learning, and strategies for improving motivation and compliance. An additional purpose of this course is to develop effective professional communication skills. Fall semester; year 1.
 

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