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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
School of Nursing

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Students must consult the graduate adviser to determine which of the following courses may be counted toward the master's or doctoral degree.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

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380L. Theory Development in Nursing. Introduction to the nature of scientific explanation and inquiry. Critique of theoretical conceptualization in nursing. Examination of strategies for theory development. Analysis of the role of theory in nursing as a practice discipline. Required of all doctoral students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380M. Historical and Philosophical Study of Nursing. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Philosophical Aspects of Nursing. Introduction to the analysis of nursing language: defining terms, detecting logical fallacies, analyzing meanings, and recognizing descriptive and normative aspects of judgments.

Topic 2: Historical Development of Nursing. In-depth study of the history of nursing, with emphasis on influences on the profession and changes that have occurred within it. Review of the association of nursing with related disciplines, its emergence into institutions of higher learning, organizational structure and hierarchy, changes in educational focus resulting from the preparation of educational leaders, and related topics.

Topic 3: Philosophy of Nursing Theory. Advanced seminar in the application of philosophical aspects of nursing theory. Additional prerequisite: Nursing 380L.

381M. Adult Health Nursing. The equivalent of three class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Theoretical Foundations in Adult Health (Adult Health I). Theoretical underpinnings for research in adult health nursing. Analysis of theories related to person, health, and environment for their applicability to adult health nursing.

Topic 2: Substantive Areas in Adult Health (Adult Health II). Overview of nursing issues, psychosocial and physiological concepts, and research findings related to health promotion and health care needs of adults. Designed to help students develop the conceptual component of the dissertation research.

Topic 3: Research in Adult Health (Adult Health III). Application of methodology and theory development to research studies in adult health, with emphasis on analysis and development of methods for research in adult health nursing. Additional prerequisite: Nursing 381M (Topic 1 or Topic 2) and 397L.

Topic 4: Advanced Dissertation Seminar (Adult Health IV). Structured reference group for discussion of theoretical and methodological aspects of the dissertation research process. Additional prerequisite: Nursing 380L, 381M (Topic 1), 381M (Topic 2), 381M (Topic 3), and 397K.

381R. Theoretical Foundations of Aging. Theories in gerontology as applied to nursing practice. Two and one-half lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381S. Gerontological Nursing. Physiological changes in the elderly, and their implications for nursing practice. Two lecture hours and four and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Nursing 381R.

382H. Health Care Delivery. Overview of the health care delivery system in the United States--its definition, characteristics, and components. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

383K. Roles and Functions of the Teacher in Nursing. Investigation of roles and functions of the teacher in contemporary nursing programs. Builds on the theory developed in the preceding courses and includes an investigation of the teaching-learning situation of a group of students in a professional or technical nursing program. One and one-half class hours and four and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

484C. Professional Nursing Foundations. Major premises of professional nursing concepts, with introduction to health promotion and assessment skills for individuals and groups across the life span. Two and one-half lecture hours, three hours of skills laboratory, and three hours of clinical work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the alternate entry MSN program.

384D. Conceptual Foundations of Nursing. Life-span, health-related phenomena and concepts essential to effective nursing practice with multiple levels of clients. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the alternate entry MSN program, and Nursing 484C.

484E. Nursing Responses to Physiological Alterations in Health. Discussion of physiological alterations across the life span and of the nursing measures indicated to restore and maintain health. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the alternate entry MSN program, and Nursing 484C.

484F. Adult Health Nursing I. Discussion and application of concepts and theories necessary to promote and restore the health of adults with biological problems and related physiological and psychological responses. One and one-half lecture hours, two hours of skills laboratory, and eight hours of clinical work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the alternate entry MSN program, and Nursing 484C.

484G. Conceptual Bases of Mental Health Nursing. Current perspectives on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in individuals, families, and groups; clinical application of pertinent nursing care. Two and one-half lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the alternate entry MSN program, and Nursing 484C.

484H. Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families. Concepts, theories, and processes essential to understanding the health concepts and nursing care of families during the childbearing and childrearing years. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the alternate entry MSN program, and Nursing 384D, 484E, 484F, and 484G.

384J. Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families Practicum. Clinical application of concepts, theories, processes, and skills pertinent to the care of families during the childbearing and childrearing years. Twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the alternate entry MSN program; Nursing 384D, 484E, 484F, and 484G; and credit or registration for Nursing 484H.

484Q. Community Health Nursing. Community health nursing models are used in conjunction with the nursing process in the case management of families and in public health practices with the community as client. Two lecture hours and eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the alternate entry MSN program, and Nursing 384D, 484E, 484F, and 484G.

484R. Adult Health Nursing II. Discussion and application of advanced concepts and theories to promote and restore health of adults with biological problems and related physiological responses. Two lecture hours and eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the alternate entry MSN program, and Nursing 384D, 484E, 484F, and 484G.

484S. Integration of Clinical Nursing Knowledge. Integration of nursing knowledge derived from didactic and clinical courses with application in the care of clients across the life span and in a variety of settings. One lecture hour and twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the alternate entry MSN program, and Nursing 484H, 384J, 484Q, and 484R.

385R. Community Mental Health and Wellness. Concepts, theories, and research on the mental health and wellness of individuals, groups, and families living and working in communities. Principles of preventive health care form a philosophical framework within which students analyze, evaluate, and synthesize the concepts and theories used to promote the health and welfare of people in the community. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385S. Advanced Theory and Research in Mental Health. Analysis, development, and testing of theories and conceptual models of mental health and illness; examination of relationships among stress, response to traumatic events, and mental health of the individual, family, and groups. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386C. Computers in Nursing. Development of competence in computer use and in the application of computer-based techniques to nursing problems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386K. Management of Complex Systems in Nursing. Introduction to major concepts and theories of individual, group, and organizational behavior, and their application to the management of complex social systems in health care organizations. Three class hours a week for one semester. Students in the dual MSN/MBA program may substitute this course for the required business core course Business Administration 389T. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386M. Administrative Decision Making in Nursing Systems. Theories of nursing, economics, management science, and decision analysis are used to examine strategic and operational decision activities in the administration of nursing systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386P. Practicum in Administrative Decision Making. Guided field experience to examine information management and complex decision problems in the administration of nursing systems. Twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and credit or registration for Nursing 386M.

386R. Nursing Systems: Theory and Research. Advanced study of theories and research related to nursing systems of care and patient aggregates within organized settings. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386S. Health Care Systems Outcomes. Theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of outcomes of nursing systems of care, including patient, staff, organization, and community health outcomes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

686V. Internship in Administration of Nursing Systems. Analysis and implementation of advanced nursing administrative roles. Synthesis of knowledge and skill in designing, implementing, and evaluating nursing system programs. One lecture hour a week for one semester, and twenty hours of fieldwork a week in a health care agency. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Nursing 386K, 386M, and 386P.

387. Clinical Teaching in Nursing. Analysis of theories, methods, and experiences in clinical teaching; practice in clinical teaching and evaluation. One and one-half class hours and four and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388. Strategies of Teaching. Survey and practice of a variety of methods and techniques utilized in teaching content related to strategies; varies depending on student needs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and a course in curriculum and instruction or consent of instructor.

389C. Dimensions of Advanced Practice of Adult Health Nursing. Survey of dimensions and domains of advanced practice of adult health nursing. Concepts of advanced practice nursing, health, illness, the individual, family, community, and collaboration. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and credit or registration for Nursing 392 or 392Q or consent of instructor.

389D. Advanced Practice of Adult Health Nursing: Health without Illness. Analysis of physiological, psychosocial, and environmental concepts and testing of assessment and interventions for selected adult health nursing clients. Focus on dynamics of health without illness and related nursing roles. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and credit or registration for Nursing 389C, 392E, and 396J.

589E. Advanced Practice of Adult Health Nursing: Health within Illness. Analysis of physiological, psychosocial, and environmental concepts and testing of assessment and interventions for selected adult health nursing clients. Focus on dynamics of health within illness and related nursing roles. Three lecture hours and eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; Nursing 389C, 389D, 395C, and 396J; and credit or registration for Nursing 396C.

389F. Advanced Practice of Adult Health Nursing: Illness within Health. Analysis of physiological, psychosocial, and environmental concepts and testing of assessment and interventions for selected adult health nursing clients. Focus on dynamics of illness within health and related nursing roles. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; Nursing 389C, 389D, 395C, and 396J; and credit or registration for Nursing 396C.

689G. Practicum: Adult Health Advanced Nursing Practice. Guided field experience to apply an individual advanced nursing practice model in the student's area of emphasis. Extensive clinical practice to acquire skills in the roles of the advanced nurse practitioner. Two lecture hours and sixteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; Nursing 389C, 389D, 589E, 392, 392P, 392Q, 396C, 396J, and 196K; credit or registration for Nursing 389F; and completion of all core courses in the adult health concentration.

389H. Diagnosis and Management of Adult Health Problems. Theoretical and clinical aspects of the diagnosis and management of health and health problems of adults. The focus is on the integration and application in acute and chronic care of skills and knowledge gained in advanced assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and clinical speciality courses. Students are expected to refine their skills in pattern recognition; critical thinking; and analysis, diagnosis, and treatment of common health problems. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; Nursing 389C, 389D, 589E, 389F, 689G, 396C, 396J, and 196K; credit or registration for Nursing 395C or the equivalent; and consent of instructor.

390C. Health Promotion of High-Risk Populations. Advanced study of health promotion/illness prevention theories and research, with a focus on selected high-risk populations in the community. Emphasis on analyzing community risk factors, research and theory related to health promotion and illness prevention as applied to individuals, families, aggregates, and organizations, and research related to health outcomes for selected population groups, nationally and internationally. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390D. Community-Based Primary Health Care. Advanced study of theories and research related to community-based primary health care. Relationships among community health needs, health services, resources, community health policy, and community health indices are examined. Emphasis is on developing the body of knowledge fundamental to community health nursing leadership for optimizing health through effective community action, nationally and internationally. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391D. Public Health Nursing Theory and Population-Based Assessment. Major concepts and theories related to public health nursing. Analysis of the conceptual basis for current and future public health nursing practice, nationally and internationally. One and one-half lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391E. Public Health Assurance and Policy. Processes involved in the implementation and evaluation of a population-focused health promotion program based on community data sets and previously collected data; and policy recommendations related to the program. One and one-half lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Nursing 391D.

391F. Epidemiology in Public Health. A theoretical framework for applied public health epidemiology, including the importance of high-quality data, measures of morbidity and mortality in a population, epidemiological investigations, and the use of epidemiological study designs. Two and one-half lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391G. Public Health Program Development. Focus on analyzing and critiquing health promotion and disease prevention initiatives, and obtaining and using relevant community and population-level health data for developing a multilevel health promotion and disease prevention initiative. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Nursing 391D or consent of instructor.

691P. Advanced Public Health Nursing Practice. Synthesis of public health nursing knowledge and skills in advanced practice. The multifaceted roles involved in advanced public health nursing practice, with emphasis on the ability to articulate one's professional roles based on theory and practice. One lecture hour and twenty laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Nursing 391D and 391E.

392. Nursing Phenomena of Concern. The major phenomena underlying research and advanced practice in nursing. Concepts derived from these phenomena address the wide range of health, health concerns, and populations that nurses treat. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392E. Research Methods. Designed to prepare the student to use and implement nursing research in clinical practice settings. Students develop basic research skills needed to critique, plan, and conduct nursing research. Several types of research are introduced and their methodologies examined. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392J. The Art and Science of Family Health. Open to all graduate students with consent of instructor. Theoretical foundations for advanced practice in nursing and other disciplines concerned with family health: family, parent, and child health and development theories; conceptual basis for understanding the context in which parent and child health and illness exist; interdisciplinary concepts and theoretical perspectives. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

592K. Parent-Child Nursing I: Childbearing Families. Salient concepts and clinical basis for advanced nursing practice with childbearing families, considered from biophysical, psychological, developmental, family, and sociocultural perspectives. Introduction to concepts related to role development as an advanced practice nurse, with emphasis on the promotion of wellness and prevention of illness in pregnant women and their newborns within the context of their families. Students apply these concepts in providing nursing care to childbearing families in a variety of clinical settings under supervision of faculty members and preceptors. Three class hours and eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Nursing 396C and 396J, and credit or registration for Nursing 395C (or credit for Pharmacy 395C).

592L. Parent-Child Nursing II: Childrearing Families. Salient concepts and clinical basis for advanced nursing practice with childbearing families, considered from biophysical, psychological, developmental, family, and sociocultural perspectives. Legal, ethical, and practice issues affecting the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis on promotion of wellness and prevention of illness in children within the context of their families. Students apply concepts in providing nursing care to childrearing families in a variety of clinical settings under supervision of faculty members and preceptors. Three lecture hours and eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Nursing 592K.

392M. Clinical Project in Parent-Child Nursing. Supervised, individual clinical project. One lecture hour and eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392P. Health Systems: Policy, Planning, and Evaluation. Open to all University graduate students. Exploration of multilevel health care policy implementation, program development, and outcome evaluation. Focus on the application of policies from macro-level to micro-level systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Nursing 392E or the equivalent.

392Q. Advanced Psychosocial Nursing: Culture, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication. Current theoretical, research, ethical, and cultural perspectives pertinent to the application of selected advanced psychosocial nursing strategies with diverse populations of individuals, groups, and families. Two and one-half lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

492S. Advanced Practicum in Parent-Child Nursing. Culminating preceptorship experience: each student identifies his or her objectives for refining the role of the advanced practice nurse and selects the clinical setting and target population(s) that best support those objectives. One lecture hour and twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and credit or registration for Nursing 592U.

392T. Advanced Assessment in Parent-Child Nursing. Advanced nursing assessment strategies for childbearing and childrearing families. One and one-half lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

592U. Parent-Child Nursing III: At-Risk Families. Salient concepts and clinical basis for advanced nursing practice with at-risk families during the childbearing years. Legal, ethical, and practice issues affecting the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis is on assessment and intervention with pregnant women and children with health problems that have a social and biophysical etiology. Students apply concepts in providing nursing care to at-risk families in a variety of clinical settings under supervision of faculty members and preceptors. Three lecture hours and eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Nursing 592L.

192V. Advanced Pediatric Pathophysiology. Pathophysiology unique to the growth and development of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. Embryology, genetics, adaptation to extrauterine life, congenital anomalies, immunology, and the physiology and pathophysiology of puberty are considered from a developmental perspective, so that students are able to gain an understanding in depth of functional and dysfunctional integration of organ systems in the developing human. Clinical illustrations are presented. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and credit or registration for Nursing 396C.

393. Parents, Children, and Family Life. Study of theories on parents, children, and family life; critical review of major research findings, with emphasis on implications for further research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

393M. Maternal/Parent-Child Nursing. Class and/or laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Seminar in Parenthood and Family Life. Advanced seminar on theory and research related to parenthood and family life.

Topic 3: Work and Family: Psychological and Social Aspects of Multiple Roles. Advanced seminar focusing on occupational and parental roles and the resulting strains and health consequences.

Topic 4: Predictive and Interventive Research with Families. Advanced seminar reviewing, critiquing, and applying predictive and interventive research studies.

194, 294, 394, 494. Independent Study in Nursing. Detailed or in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student and instructor. Hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

394C. Advanced Pediatric Health and Developmental Assessment. Advanced developmental and health assessment of children (newborn through adolescent). Emphasis is on theories and skills applicable to the assessment of children. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization, credit or registration for Nursing 192V and 396C, and consent of instructor.

294D. Primary Health Care of the Adolescent. Study of health promotion, anticipatory guidance, prevention of illness, and the assessment and management of illnesses commonly affecting adolescents. Adolescent health is discussed in a developmental context. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization, credit or registration for Nursing 394C or 396J, and consent of instructor.

394E. Pediatric Primary Health Care Concepts I. Study of health promotion, anticipatory guidance, prevention of illness, and the assessment and management of acute illnesses commonly affecting children. Concepts related to advanced role development of nurse practitioners. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization, Nursing 394C, 395D, concurrent enrollment in Nursing 394F, and consent of instructor.

394F. Pediatric Primary Health Care Concepts I Clinic. Clinical experience in primary care settings, focusing on health promotion and management of well-child care and acute illnesses commonly encountered in children. Twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization, Nursing 395D, concurrent enrollment in Nursing 394E, and consent of instructor.

294J. Pediatric Primary Health Care Concepts III. Primary care management of complex conditions in children. Additional emphasis on advanced role development of the pediatric nurse practitioner. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization, Nursing 394E and 394F, and consent of instructor.

494K. Pediatric Primary Health Care Concepts III Clinic. Pediatric primary health care practicum in the advanced nursing management of the health of infants, children, and adolescents. Sixteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization, Nursing 396U and 396V, and consent of instructor.

195, 295, 395, 495, 595, 695. Topics in Nursing. Areas of special interest. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Some topics also require consent of instructor; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Community Programs Evaluation. Nursing 392G and 395 (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

395C. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Application of pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic principles to drug therapy management in family primary care nursing. Nursing 395C and Pharmacy 395C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

395D. Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The study of pediatric pharmacotherapeutics, with emphasis on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, administration, and education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

396C. Advanced Pathophysiology. Pathophysiologic concepts from the cellular level through major body systems and across the life span. Etiological, pathogenic, and presenting patterns. Fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology. Students are expected to develop an understanding of nursing and medical interventions for common health problems and the ability to apply and design interventions based on pathophysiologic changes. Nursing 396C and Pharmacy 395D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

396J. Advanced Health Assessment. Advanced knowledge and skills involved in the assessment of individuals throughout the life span, within the context of the family, to determine their health status. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours, and one hour of skills laboratory a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the advanced practice specialization, credit or registration for Nursing 396C, and consent of instructor.

196K, 296K. Advanced Health Assessment Clinic. Application of health assessment concepts and skills under the supervision of faculty and clinical preceptors in the clinical area. Performance of systematic health assessments of adults leading to the identification of normal and abnormal findings and the development of an initial health status list. Four or eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the advanced practice specialization, credit or registration for Nursing 396C and 396J, and consent of instructor.

396L. Primary Health Care Concepts I. Theoretical and clinical knowledge needed for advanced nursing management within the context of the family and the community of individuals who are essentially well or who have minor health problems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the family nurse practitioner or the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization; Nursing 396J and 296K; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 196M, 296M, or 396M; and consent of instructor.

196M, 296M, 396M. Primary Health Care Concepts I Clinic. Supervised experience in the nursing management of infants, children, and/or advanced adults and families who are well or who have common acute health problems. For each semester hour of credit earned, four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the family nurse practitioner or the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization; Nursing 396C, 396J, and 296K; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 396L; and consent of instructor.

396N. Primary Health Care Concepts II. Theoretical and clinical knowledge needed for the management of complex and chronic health problems of individuals and families. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the family nurse practitioner specialization; Nursing 396L and 396M; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 196P, 296P, or 396P; and consent of instructor.

196P, 296P, 396P. Primary Health Care Concepts II Clinic. Supervised experience in the nursing management of infants, children, adults, and families who have complex or chronic health problems. For each semester hour of credit earned, four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the family nurse practitioner specialization; Nursing 391D, 396L, and 396M; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 396N; and consent of instructor.

396Q. Primary Health Care Concepts III. Synthesis of concepts and theories from nursing, social sciences, and biological sciences that are related to primary health care management of members of families and communities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the family nurse practitioner or the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization; Nursing 391E; either Nursing 396N and 396P or 396U and 396V; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 196R, 296R, 396R, or 496R; and consent of instructor.

196R, 296R, 396R, 496R. Primary Health Care Concepts III Clinic. Advanced supervised experience as a direct primary health care giver in family practice clinical settings. For each semester hour of credit earned, four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the family nurse practitioner or the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization; Nursing 391E; either Nursing 396N and 396P or 396U and 396V; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 396Q (or credit for 296Q); and consent of instructor.

196S. Special Project in Advanced Practice. Development of a special project in an area of research, policy, or clinical issues relevant to advanced practice. Four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the family nurse practitioner or the pediatric nurse practitioner specialization, Nursing 396L and 396M, and consent of instructor.

396T. Ecological Approaches to Child Health. Ecological theory and epidemiological principles needed for an understanding of societal and family issues affecting the health of children. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

396U. Pediatric Primary Health Care Concepts II. Theoretical knowledge relevant to the management of complex and chronic primary health care problems from infancy through adolescence. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner or the parent/child nursing specialization; Nursing 396C, 396L, and 396M; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 196V, 296V, or 396V; and consent of instructor.

196V, 296V, 396V. Pediatric Primary Health Care Concepts II Clinic. Clinical practice in the management of complex or chronic health problems of infants, children, and adolescents. For each semester hour of credit earned, four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner or the parent/child nursing specialization; Nursing 396C, 396L, and 396M; and concurrent enrollment in Nursing 396U.

397K. Advanced Research in Nursing. Nursing science methods for developing and testing theoretical formulations: experimental, descriptive, qualitative, and historical designs. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional computer laboratory hours to be arranged. Required of all doctoral students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Nursing 392E, and consent of instructor.

397L. Nursing Research Methods. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional computer laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Nursing 397K, and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Analysis and Interpretation of Data. Critiquing, interpreting, disseminating, and using research findings.

Topic 2: Instrumentation and Measurement. Theoretical, methodological, and procedural aspects of measurement: norm-referenced and criterion-referenced measurement; data management and instrumentation.

397M. Qualitative Research. Introduction to the theoretical and methodological aspects of qualitative research methods. Qualitative research approaches from a variety of disciplines and philosophical traditions, with emphasis on the application of research designs and data collection and analysis techniques to nursing studies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and completion of two doctoral-level research courses or consent of instructor.

197P, 297P. Nursing Research Practicum. Guided experience in conceptual and methodological aspects of research: data management and analysis; critique and interpretation; instrumentation; and measurement. Four or eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Nursing 397K.

698. Thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in nursing and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Nursing 698A.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Completion of core doctoral courses and admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Nursing 399R, 699R, or 999R.

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