108 courses:
  • NU-601

    Nursing Theory

    This course focuses on the historical development of theory from the perspective of nursing science. Nursing theory and its relationship to research and evidenced-based nursing practice, as well as approaches to theory construction are explored. Students will analyze selected concepts, the building blocks of theories. Students will critique specific nursing theories in relation to their own belief systems, examining the concepts of the major paradigms within the discipline of nursing as well as other human science disciplines. Early grand nursing theories and mid-range nursing theories more recently developed will be evaluated. Emphasis will be on understanding individual nursing theories and borrowed theories from other disciplines and their application to nursing practice, nursing research, nursing leadership, and nursing education.
  • NU-601B

    Nursing Theory

    ACCELERATED BS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. This course focuses on helping the beginning graduate student develop an appreciation of the various nursing theories. Emphasis will be on understanding the parts of the individual nursing theories and how they are applied to nursing practice.
  • NU-601D

    Nursing Theory

    ACCELERATED MS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY.This course focuses on helping the beginning graduate student develop an appreciation of the various nursing theories. Emphasis will be on understanding the parts of the individual nursing theories and how they are applied to nursing practice.
  • NU-603

    Adv Nursing Admin I

    This course focuses on issues of role development in professional nursing. Using role theory, it will explore concepts of role mastery, congruence and conflict as well as the role of women in the organization context.
  • NU-605

    Concepts Nurs Leadership

    19/FA Sec.02 Undergraduate Students ONLY This course focuses on issues of leadership role development in professional nursing. Using role theory, students will explore concepts of role mastery, congruence and conflict as well as the role of nursing leadership in the broader organizational context. Emphasis in NU 605 is on the analysis of leadership and related theories as these apply to the individual practice of the nurse leader.
  • NU-605D

    Concepts Nurs Leadership

    ACCELERATED MS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY.This course focuses on issues of leadership role development in professional nursing. Using role theory, students will explore concepts of role mastery, congruence and conflict as well as the role of nursing leadership in the broader organizational context. Emphasis in NU 605 is on the analysis ofleadership and related theories as these apply to the individual practice of the nurse leader.HYBRID
  • NU-606

    Adv Pathophysiology

    This course will provide an in-depth study of the concepts of the science of pathology for graduate nursing students. It will cover the physiological causes and development of diseases; functional and secondary changes they cause; and their course, complications, and appropriate treatments. Specific examples of disease states throughout the lifespan will be evaluated. The course will treat all levels of pathology from molecular to cellular, tissue, organ, and organ systems, emphasizing the role of homeostasis and the ensuing disturbances, which lead to disease conditions.
  • NU-607

    Perioperative Nursing

    This course is designed to introduce the learner to perioperative nursing concepts, principles, and skills associated with caring for perioperative patients. Participants will explore the operating room nurse's role and responsibilities as a scrub nurse and as a circulating nurse. Course content is based on the standards and recommended practices established by the Association of Operating Nurses (AORN), and topics will include the operating room environment, aseptic technique, positioning, ethical/legal considerations, anesthesia, infection control, and professionalism. The curriculum content is generic and applicable to perioperative nursing in any facility or location. The final outcome of the course is to prepare future practitioners to meet the needs of surgical patients and the growing demand for perioperative nurses.
  • NU-608

    Perioperative Nurse Practicum

    This course is designed to introduce the learner to perioperative nursing skills associated with caring for perioperative patients in the clinical setting. Participants will explore the operating room nurse's role and responsibilities as a scrub nurse and a circulating nurse and perform these skills with a preceptor from the clinical facility. Clinical content is based on the standards and recommended practices established by the Association of Operating Room Nurses. Topics will include the operating room environment, aseptic technique positioning, ethical/legal considerations, anesthesia, infection control and professionalism. The content is generic and applicable to perioperative nursing in any facility or location.
  • NU-610

    Adv Nursing Admin II

    This course incorporates comprehensive discussion of administrative theories including organizational theory, management theory and leadership theories. These theories will be analyzed as they relate to nursing practice.
  • NU-612

    Org/Struct Nurs Leadership

    This course incorporates comprehensive discussion of administrative theories including organizational theory, management theory, and leadership theories. These theories will be analyzed as they relate to nursing practice and the role of nursing leadership. (Practice component of 40 hours) Prerequisite: NU 605
  • NU-613

    RN First Assist

    This course is designed to the perioperative nurse's existing knowledge. The independent nursing skills judgment, which are essential to RN Assistant practice, are emphasized. Participants will explore the role and responsibilities of the RNFA in its relationship with other members of the surgical team. While RN First Assistant behaviors in the preoperative and post- operative phases are presented, intraoperative behaviors unique to the RN First Assistant are stressed, including handling tissue, providing exposure, using instruments, suturing and providing hemostasis. Course content is based on the AORN's Standards for Core Curriculum for the RN First Assistant and grounded in the AORN's Perioperative Patient Focused Model.
  • NU-614

    RN First Assist Practicum

    This course is the clinical internship that is taken either concurrently with the RNFA didactic course or following it. It may or may not take place at the clinical facility in which students are employed. This component is conducted as a guided independent study. Students will progress at their own pace during the twelve months in which they are allowed to complete the course. The students work with on-site surgeons to practice what they have learned during the didactic course. Two hundred and forty intraoperative first assisting hours must be documented. Learning activities are also included in the Clinical Internship in addition to hours of actual first assisting. Communication is maintained between course faculty and the student during this component. The faculty facilitator follows the progress of the students through telephone, e-mail, Blackboard, written progress reports, and communication with the surgeon preceptor as necessary. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: RNFA Didactic Course, Student must be an RN with a minimum of two years of operating room experience and CNOR certified.