Barnes College of Nursing and Health Studies - Course Descriptions

All general education requirements must be successfully completed before beginning 3100 level nursing courses.
All previous level nursing courses must be successfully completed to progress to the next level nursing courses.

0100(10) Orientation to Professional Nursing (0)
Prerequisites: Admission to four-year baccalaureate program. Mandatory six-week introduction to the nursing program provides a comprehensive orientation to the program. Students are introduced to the academic and clinical expectations of the curriculum. Concerns critical for academic success (i.e., time management, effective study skills, stress management and dealing with test anxiety) are addressed.

2100(100) Introduction to the Nursing Discipline (3)
This course introduces the historical and theoretical development of nursing as a discipline. Nursing is examined as an emerging practice profession. Variables that influence nursing and health care are discussed. Concepts and skills introduced in this course guide the student's educational experience within the nursing major.

2103(103) Nutrition and Health (3)
This course examines the nutritional needs throughout the life span with emphasis on nutritional principles related to health promotion and protection. Content includes assimilation, digestion and absorption of nutrients and cultural and economic influences on dietary practices.

2105(105) Communication in the Nursing Profession (3)
Prerequisite: None. This course focuses on the development of communication abilities utilized in professional nursing. The individual's relationship with self, others, and groups is discussed. Students learn verbal and non-verbal communication skills, self-awareness, and sensitivity to others. Interpersonal skills are introduced to enable the student to develop effective human caring relationships with a diverse population of clients and colleagues.

3101(101) Nursing and Health (6)
Prerequisites: Biology 1131(113), Biology 1141(114), Biology 1162(116), Chemistry 1052(5), Nursing 1010(10); pre- or co- requisites: Nursing 3106(106), Nursing 3110(110), Nursing 3111(111). An introduction to the discipline of nursing, the historical and theoretical development of nursing is explored with an emphasis on critical thinking, the teaching/learning process, and foundational practice concepts. Through modular laboratory experiences, the student acquires psychomotor skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to clients promoting health and wellness. Includes classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences.

3106(106) Assessment of Clients in Health and Illness (3)
Prerequisite: Biology 1131(113), Biology 1141(114) Biology 1162(116), Chemistry 1052(5), Psychology 1268(268), Nursing 0100(10). This course integrates theoretical knowledge and interpersonal skills in the assessment of clients, focusing on differentiating normal from abnormal findings. It emphasizes the use of problem solving, critical thinking and cultural competency in identifying multidimensional health variations across the life span. The course includes classroom and laboratory experiences.

3110(110) Pathophysiological Bases of Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Biology 1131(113), Biology 1141(114), Biology 1162(116), Chemistry 1052(5) (or equivalent), Nursing 0100(10). This course focuses on the nature of disease, its causes, and the bodily changes that accompany it. Includes a study of general principles of disease, specific diseases of individual organs and systems and the clinical implications.

3111(111) Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Biology 1131(113), Biology 1141(114), Biology 1162(116), Chemistry 1052(5), Nursing 0100(10); pre/co requisite: Nursing 3110(110).  This course introduces key terminology, legal foundations, general principles and clinical applications of pharmacology.

3205(205) Adult Health Nursing I (5)
Prerequisite: All 3100 level nursing courses, Psych 1268(268) This course focuses on the nursing care of the adult experiencing selected pathophysiological processes affecting body regulatory mechanisms. These mechanisms are related to immune responses, problems of oxygenation, ventilation, transport and perfusion; kidney function; regulatory mechanisms and digestion, absorption and elimination. Emphasis is placed on health restoration, maintenance and support as well as the continued development of the nurse-client relationship, critical thinking processes, and research-based nursing practice. This course includes classroom and clinical activities in a variety of settings.

3206(206) Adult Health Nursing II (5)
Prerequisite: All 3100 level nursing courses, Psych 1268(268). This course focuses on the nursing care of the adult experiencing selected pathophysiological processes affecting body regulatory mechanisms. These mechanisms are related to endocrine, sensory-perceptual, gynecological, and genitourinary functions. Emphasis is placed on health restoration, maintenance and support as well as the continued development of the nurse-client relationship, critical thinking processes, and research-based nursing practice. This course includes classroom and clinical activities in a variety of settings.

3214(214) Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (4)
Prerequisite: All 3100-level nursing courses; Psychology 1268(268). This course focuses on health and illness across the lifespan of clients who have acute and chronic emotional and psychosocial difficulties and psychiatric illnesses The course emphasizes development of students' decisional capabilities, self-awareness and professional behaviors as they utilize theory and research from nursing, psychology and related disciplines for the provision of nursing care to individuals, families and groups. Clinical experiences in community and acute care settings are designed for students to engage in individual and group strategies that promote and maintain mental health. Course includes classroom and clinical activities in a variety of settings.

3215(215) Nursing of Women and Childbearing Families (4)
Prerequisite: All 3100 level nursing courses, Psychology 1268(268). This course focuses on the childbearing family and women's reproductive health, including family dynamics and growth and development. Health promotion, protection, maintenance and restoration are covered in experiences that include hospital and community settings. Health care policy and systems as relevant to these populations are included. Course includes classroom and clinical activities in a variety of settings.

3216(216) Child and Family Health Nursing (4)
Prerequisite: all 3100 level nursing courses, Psychology 1268(268). This course focuses on pediatric health and illness with emphasis on family dynamics, growth and development and communication with children and their families. Health promotion, protection, restoration, maintenance and support concepts are covered in experiences that include hospital and community settings. Health care policy and systems are studied as relevant to this population. Course includes classroom and clinical activities in a variety of settings.

3799(373) Quantitative Analysis in the Health Sciences (3)
Prerequisite: Math 1030(30) or equivalent. This course focuses on concepts and applications of statistics in the health sciences. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistics, probability distributions of random variables, sampling and estimation. The course uses examples and content from health sciences to provide the basic concept structure for quantitative analysis.

3804(304) Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisites: Philosophy 2256(156) or equivalent. This course explores the ethical and legal dimensions of nursing practice. The relationship between ethical and legal issues is examined within nursing situations. The student participates in dialogue addressing ethical-legal issues in professional nursing practice to explore personal value, increase sensitivity to others and to develop ethical reasoning abilities.

3807(207) Nursing Research (3)
Prerequisite: Nursing 3799(373) (or equivalent). This course introduces the values and characteristics of quantitative and qualitative research within an ethical perspective. Students examine the research process through analysis and critique of nursing research.

3808(308) Management and Leadership in Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: All 3200 level nursing courses; NS3807; NS3817. Economics 1000(40) or equivalent. This course prepares the nurse to coordinate and manage client care in diverse health care settings. Emphasis is placed on leadership and management theory and related skills, collaboration, delegation, coordination, and evaluation of multi-disciplinary work and the application of outcome-based nursing practice.

3817(217) Information Systems Utilized in Health Care (3)
Prerequisite: None. This laboratory course establishes competency in health information systems. The course incorporates the impact of information systems on health care delivery.

3873(399) Guided Study in Nursing (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course is an in-depth independent study of selected topics in nursing under the guidance of a specific instructor. No more than six hours may be taken under this option.

3900(200) Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Nursing as RN. Investigates the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse within a rapidly changing health care delivery system. Key issues are explored with emphasis on health promotion and health. Graduates of diploma nursing programs will be awarded college credit for successful validation of basic nursing knowledge as part of this course.

3920(220) Health Assessment (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 3900(200) and Nursing 3817(217) (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. This laboratory course focuses on the knowledge, communication abilities, and technical skills necessary for comprehensive assessment of individuals of all ages.

4300(300) Community Health Nursing (4)
Prerequisites: All 3000-level nursing courses. This course provides a conceptual foundation for nursing that recognizes the community as client in society. The course examines socioeconomic, environmental, epidemiological, and legislative influences, ethical/legal issues, and the impact of health beliefs and practices on health promotion and protection in communities and society. The student applies various theories and concepts when encountering families, groups and communities with diverse value systems and cultural backgrounds. Course includes classroom and clinical activities in a variety of settings.

4310(310) Senior Synthesis (5)
Prerequisites: all 3000 level nursing courses, Nursing 4300(300) and 3808(308) may be taken concurrently. This course integrates theory and practice from previous nursing and general education courses with the goal of preparing the student for entry into professional nursing practice. Within a seminar context, students explore a variety of clinical and professional nursing topics. The course includes research-based strategies utilized for health promotion and protection, health restoration, maintenance and support. Areas of study are selected from across the lifespan, including diverse populations in a variety of health care systems. Course includes classroom and clinical experiences in a variety of settings. Not for graduate credit.

4338(338) Sociology of  Health (3)
Same as Sociology 4338(338).  Prerequisites: Sociology 1010(10) and junior standing. Exploration of social dimensions and issues related to health and illness such as access to the health care delivery system; factors influencing prevention, utilization, and compliance; changing relationships among health care providers and consumers; health care costs, trends, and cross-cultural variations.

4720(320) Perioperative Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides experiences in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative settings. Includes a clinical component.

4722(322) Transcultural Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examines transcultural nursing concepts, theories and practices in relationship to human caring. Focuses on application and analysis of health care and scope of practice within selected cultural contexts. Includes practicum experiences.

4723(326) Nurse Externship (3)
Prerequisites: Senior level status; GPA 3.0 (4.0 scale) This course provides the opportunity to apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge and skills in a structured clinical environment under the guidance of a mentor.

4724(327) Emergency/Trauma Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 3205(205) and 3206(206) or consent of instructor.  This course provides a framework for the roles and responsibilities of the professional registered nurse in Emergency and Trauma nursing care.

4725(325) Education and the Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
Same as Ed Psy 3525(325). The course is designed to provide educators and other human services personnel with knowledge and understanding of various personal and social dimensions of human sexuality.

4741(341) Advanced Nursing Assessment and Management of Clients with Cardiac Dysrhythmias (3)
Prerequisite: Senior status. Focuses on advanced nursing assessment and management of clients with cardiac rhythm problems and conduction disturbances. Includes a clinical component.

4742(342) Critical Care Nursing of the Adult (3)
Prerequisite: RN or completion of Nursing 3205(205) and 3206(206) or equivalent. Focuses on health restoration, health maintenance, and health support of individuals with dysfunctions or trauma to major organ systems. Emphasis is on understanding pathophysiology and psychosocial processes related to nursing and collaborative interventions, and the development of a functional framework for data organization and analysis.

4752(352) Primary Care Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of all junior level courses; Corequisite: Nursing 4911(311). This course introduces the role of the advanced practice nurse as a principal provider of primary health care to families across the life span. Major issues relate to health care provided in a variety of community settings are addressed.

4765(365) Women's Issues in Health Care (3)
This course is open to nursing majors and other persons interested in women's issues in health care. This seminar offers students the opportunity to explore women's issues in health care from the perspectives of both providers of health care and consumers of health care. Wellness, rather than pathology, is the emphasis of discussion of specific health care issues related to women. Student interest will determine specific issues to be examined.

4770(370) Topics in Nursing (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Explores special topics in the areas of clinical practice, nursing education, nursing administration, and professional development. No more than six hours may be taken under this option.

4901(301) Family and Community Nursing (5)
Prerequisites: Nursing 3900(200), 3817(217) and 3920(220). This practicum course introduces the concepts, principles, skills, and professional nursing roles essential to practice community-based professional nursing with families and groups.

4905(305) Values in Professional Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: All 3000 level RN/BSN nursing courses or consent of instructor. Explores values and beliefs as they shape professional nursing practice and influence clinical decision making and interventions in the evolving health care system. Attention is given to the impact of sociocultural  factors and health/illness beliefs and practices of the diverse populations served by the professional nurse. Students examine their own understanding of the moral nature of professional nursing within the context of a diverse society.

4911(311) Synthesis in Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisites: Nursing 4901(301). This practicum course focuses on community-based application and synthesis of professional nursing roles and responsibilities with selected populations determined to be at risk for a variety of health related problems. The course includes assessment of cognitive and affective growth achieve while in the BSN Completion Program.

5000(401) Health and Wellness in the Elderly (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Same as Gerontology 6401(401). Factors contributing to longevity and health in old age, including genetic predisposition, lifestyle, culture, and environment are related to aspects of maintaining health and promoting wellness. Through a holistic approach, explores aspects of nutrition, exercise and activity, prevention of hazards to health, maintaining self-responsibility, managing stress, and meeting continued developmental, emotional and spiritual needs. Considers cross-disciplinary interventions to promote health and wellness in the elderly. Introduces the "Putting Prevention into Practice" model adapted to health promotion in the elderly.

5100(462) Nursing Case Analyses in Long-term Care of the Elderly (3)
Prerequisite: Nursing 5110(451), 6740(440) or 6742(442). From clinical practice with the elderly, nursing case analyses in long-term care of commonly living/frail elderly and nursing care of elderly in residential long-term care are developed. This is a clinical course, requiring an approved preceptor.

6104(404) Values and Cultural Diversity in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to MSN Program.  This course explores the diversity of cultural influences and the moral/ethical influences on advanced nursing practice.  The values and cultural beliefs of the individual student and the underlying values of the health care system are analyzed for their impact on communities and health care.  Health/illness beliefs and practices of individuals, families and communities are explored as well as folk health care and complementary medicine.

6106(406) Policy, Organization and Financing in Health Care (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program or consent of instructor. This course is designed to explore the underpinnings of health policy as it relates to advanced nursing practice.  It provides an overview of health care policy, organization and financing with emphasis on current health care trends within the framework of the workplace, government, professional organizations, and community.  The policy making process at the organizational, local, state, national, and international level is explored.  The variety of forces influencing policy and the policy making process are analyzed with emphasis on the nursesí role in influencing health care delivery, outcomes of client care, and nursing professional issues.  Use of Health services and nursing research to influence policy is introduced.

6111(411) Theoretical Foundations in Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program. This course analyzes major concepts and theories relevant to nursing. Ethical issues and dilemmas inherent in advanced nursing practice are also addressed.

6112(412) Nursing Research Methods (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 3799(373) or equivalent; Nursing 6111(411) (may be taken concurrently). This course provides the principles and techniques common to scientific investigation as applied to nursing. A plan of study for a nursing problem is developed.

6114(414) Evidence Based Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing  6112(412). This course prepares nurses to implement a research utilization model to validate practice. The theoretical basis for research utilization and practical instances of its application in nursing is examined. Opportunities are provided to develop a research utilization plan to address a clinical area of practice.

6115(457) Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6111(411) and 6112(412) or equivalent. This course introduces the skills necessary to understand and conduct qualitative research in nursing. Emphasis is placed on utilization of qualitative research methods in the study of selected nursing problems.

6140(410) Health Promotion Across the Life Span (3)
Pre or corequisite: Nursing 6111(411). This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual basis of health promotion and health protection for clients across the life span. Clients are conceptualized as individuals, families and populations. An application of various developmental theories for the child, adult, older adult, and family will provide the basis to individualize health care needs for various age and family groups. Core concepts include theories of health, health promotion ad protection, epidemiology, disease and injury prevention, health education, growth and development, nutrition, and family systems theory.

6220(473) Measurement of Nursing Phenomenon (3)
The theoretical basis of measurement is presented in a foundation for the development and evaluation of measurement instruments and procedure for use in nursing research. Content is presented regarding measurement theories, techniques of construction, statistical analysis of reliability and validity and strengths and limitations of selected measures of nursing research.

6309(409NE) Role of the Nurse Educator (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or consent of instructor. Examines roles and responsibilities of the nurse educator in a variety of settings.

6320(420) Nursing Program and Curriculum Development (3)
Prerequisite: Nursing 6309(409NE). Identifies and analyzes factors that determine content and organization of curricula in nursing programs and health care agencies. Addresses principles and processes for initiating and revising curricula. Examines systematic evaluation of curriculum at all levels.

6321(421) Instructional Strategies in Nursing Education (3)
Prerequisite: Nursing 6320(420) or consent of instructor. Focuses on analysis and development of teaching and learning strategies and skills in nursing education. Considers relationship of content and learning style to instructional methods utilized. Attention given to integration of technology in instructional design and delivery. Techniques for evaluating learner and teacher also explored.

6409(409NL) Role of the Nurse Leader (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or consent of instructor. Examines roles and responsibilities of the nurse leader in a complex health care system.

6425(425) Managed Care Services (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to MSN or consent of instructor. Provides analysis of health care environment in managed care and its impact on nurse's role.

6426(426) Health Resources Management (3)
Prerequisite: Nursing 6409(409 NL). Focuses on roles and responsibilities of nurse leader for fiscal and human resource management in both public and private sectors. Includes analysis of environment, health care organization within the system, and impact of resource management on nursing and health care.

6428(428) Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership (3) Prerequisite: Nursing 6409(409NL). Focuses on theories and practices of advanced nursing leadership and management within complex health care organizations.

6509(409NS/NP) Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner (2)
Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program. In this course, the student explores professional role issues affecting advanced practice nurses (APNs). The course facilitates the role development of nurses who desire to function as primary care providers (nurse practitioners) or as specialists within a particular clinical area (clinical nurse specialists). Core concepts include: communication, collaboration, advocacy, negotiation, standards of practice, and subroles of advanced nursing practice.

6518(418) Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
This course focuses on implications for advanced nursing practice through examination of selected pathophysiological phenomena which occur frequently in the diverse populations to whom advanced nurses provide care.

6519(418P) Advanced Pediatric Pathophysiology (3)
This course focuses on embryology of the major organ systems, as well as specific physiologic and pathophysiologic processes relevant to the child from birth through age 18. Implications for advanced nursing practice which result from alterations of normal physiologic functioning in cellular, tissue, and organ systems are examined. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between pathophysiology, decision making, and standards of advanced nursing practice.

6520(427) Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Nursing 6518(418) or equivalent or consent of instructor. This course centers on clinical pharmacotherapeutics used for primary health care management. Emphasis is placed on the clinical use of drugs in the management of specific illnesses

6524(424) Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Nursing 6518(418)(may be taken concurrently).  Designed to provide a systematic approach to the advanced assessment of physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental and spiritual assessment of individuals across the lifespan. This course builds on basic health assessment knowledge and skills, emphasizing advanced assessment skills, laboratory work interpretation, validation, documentation and analysis of assessment findings.

6526(424P) Advanced Health Assessment for Pediatric Nursing Practice (3)
Comprehensive assessment of children through adolescence, including those with significant health and/or developmental deviations, using advanced diagnostic reasoning processes.  Emphasis on health history, cultural diversity, differentiations, interpretation, and documentation of findings.

6528(427N) Pharmacology for the Neonate (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6518(418) or consent of the instructor. Pharmacological agents used in the management of neonates are discussed. Pharmacologic principles are reviewed and applied to the use of drugs in the level II or III NICU. The clinical use of drugs in the management of specific illnesses of the neonate are explored. In addition, legal considerations for the Advanced Practice Nurse are stressed.

6529(427P) Advanced Pharmacology for Pediatric Nursing Practice (3) Prerequisites: Admission to Master of Science in Nursing or permission of the instructor. The major focus of this course is the pharmacotherapeutic  use of medications for primary health care management of children from birth to eighteen years of age by advanced practice nurses.

6739(439) Adult Primary Care I: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6105(405), 6106(406), 6108(408), 6140(410), 6111(411), 6112(412), 6518(418), 6524(424), 6520(427); 6509(409NS/NP) &  6114(414) may be taken concurrently. Clinical course designed to provide a theoretical and practical base for advanced practice nursing students to diagnose and manage health problems of adults. Emphasis is placed on clinical assessment and decision-making in the provision of direct patient care within a defined scope of practice. The student is expected to clinically apply the concepts and theories discussed in class in the advanced nursing care of adults who are experiencing problems related to the upper and lower respiratory system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, skin and infectious diseases. Clinical experiences are designed to enhance assessment and technical skills needed in diagnosing common health problems.

6740(440) Adult Primary Care II: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6739(439). Clinical course designed to provide a theoretical and practical base for advanced practice nursing students to diagnose and manage health problems of adults. Emphasis is placed on clinical assessment and decision-making in the provision of direct patient care within a defined scope of practice. The student is expected to clinically apply the concepts and theories discussed in class in the advanced nursing care of adults who are experiencing problems related to the musculoskeletal, neurological, endocrine/metabolic, genitourinary, reproductive systems, the eye, and mental health. Clinical experiences are designed to enhance assessment and technical skills needed in diagnosing common health problems.

6741(441) Family Health I: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6106(406), 6108(408), 6140(410), 6111(411), 6112(412), 6518(418), 6524(424), 6520(427), 409 NS/NP & 6114(414) may be taken concurrently. Clinical course designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain the concepts and skills essential to advanced practice nursing care of families experiencing acute and chronic health problems, with particular focus on women's and children's health issues. Emphasis is given to those health needs most commonly encountered by the Family Nurse Practitioner. A research- and theory-based approach to nursing interventions is used. Core concepts include family adaptation to acute and chronic conditions, health promotion, clinical decision-making and ethical decision-making.

6742(442) Family Health II: Diagnosis and Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6741(441). Clinical course designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain the concepts and skills essential to advanced practice nursing care of families experiencing acute and chronic health problems, with particular focus on adult clients. Emphasis is given to those health problems most commonly encountered by the Family Nurse Practitioner. A research- and theory-based approach to nursing interventions is used. Core concepts include family adaptation to acute and chronic conditions, health promotion, clinical decision-making, and ethical decision-making.

6743(443) Child Health I: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6105(405), 6106(406), 6108(408), 6140(410), 6111(411), 6112(412), 6518(418), 6524(424), 6520(427), 6114(N409 NS/SP & N414)may be take concurrently. Clinical course designed to provide students the opportunity to apply skills from advanced physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and theory to advanced nursing care of the child and family. Emphasis is placed on child and family developmental issues for advanced practice pediatric nurses. Normal cognitive, motor, social/emotional and language development and usual developmental challenges of each age group are addressed. Implications of the developmental stage of the child and family, level of developmental skill and developmental problems for the maintenance of health and management of illness by the advanced practice nurse are discussed. Core content includes information related to APN management of cultural and ethnic variations of growth and development problems; health maintenance; common pediatric behavioral problems; and recognition of circumstances that require interdisciplinary collaboration and referral. Clinical practice opportunities are arranged in collaboration with the instructor and planned in a variety of pediatric settings.

6744(444) Child Health II: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisite: Nursing 6743(443). Clinical course designed to provide students the opportunity to apply skills from advanced physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and theory to advanced nursing care of the child and family. Emphasis is placed on using models and theories that guide advanced practice care for clients with common pediatric problems. Implications of the developmental stage of the child and family, level of developmental skills and developmental problems for the maintenance of health and management of illness by the APN nurse are discussed. The SOAP format is used and includes pertinent history, physical examination, laboratory findings and differential diagnosis relevant to the individual client. Focus is on development of a plan of care that encompasses the various treatment modalities used in managing common pediatric health problems including specific pharmaceutical and symptomatic treatment. Clinical practice opportunities are arranged in collaboration with the instructor and planned in a variety of pediatric settings.

6746(446) Women's Health I: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisites:  Nursing 6105(405), 6106(406), 6108(408), 6140(410), 6111(411), 6112(412), 6518(418), 6524(424), 6520(427), 6114(N409NS/SP & N414) may be take concurrently. Clinical course designed to provide students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from advanced physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and theory to advanced nursing care of women and families throughout the childbearing continuum. Emphasis is placed on using models and theories that guide advanced nursing practice and research-based care. Focus is on educating the advanced practice nurse to collaborate with women and their families to promote health and prevent disease. Within this context, the focus is on assessing, diagnosing, and planning care for women and families experiencing an uncomplicated childbearing continuum, as well as acute and/or chronic health care problems during preconception, pregnancy and the postpartum period, within a health promotion framework. The format includes pertinent history, physical examination, laboratory findings and differential diagnoses relevant to the individual client. Core concepts include adaptation of women through developmental stages, health risk assessment, health promotion, disease prevention, health education, primary care of women throughout the childbearing continuum, reproductive options, ethical decision-making, and grief and loss.

6747(447) Women's Health II: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (5)
Prerequisite: Nursing 6746(446). Clinical course designed to provide students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to advanced practice nursing care of women and families throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on using models and theories that guide advanced nursing practice and research-based care. Focus is on educating the advanced practice nurse to collaborate with women and their families to promote health and prevent disease. Within this context, the focus is on assessing, diagnosing, and planning care for women, as well as women experiencing common health problems within a health promotion framework. The format includes pertinent history, physical examination, laboratory findings and differential diagnoses relevant to the individual client. Core concepts include adaptation of women through developmental stages, health risk assessment, health promotion, disease prevention, health education, primary care of well women, ethical decision-making, and grief and loss. Focus is on the development of a plan of care that encompasses the various treatment modalities used in managing common women's health problems including specific pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.

6870(470) Special Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing (1-3) Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Explore special topics for the advanced practice nurse in the areas of research, theory, education and administration. No more than three hours shall be applied toward the degree. This course is for graduate MSN or Ph.D. levels.

6875(475) Special Study in Graduate Nursing (1-3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the MSN program and/or consent of the instructor. In-depth study of selected topics in nursing under the guidance of a specific instructor. No more than three hours may be applied to the master's program of study.

6877(477) Thesis/Directed Research Seminar (1)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6112(412) and permission of thesis/directed research chair. Presentation and discussion of selected research problems in nursing.

6878(478) Directed Research (1-6)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6112(412) and permission of faculty research adviser.  Individual participation in the investigation of a research problem of relevance to nursing under the direction of a faculty research adviser.

6879(479) Research Thesis (1-6)
Prerequisites: Nursing 6112(412) and permission of faculty. Individual investigation of a research problem of relevance to nursing. Student works under the direction of a faculty committee to prepare and orally defend a thesis.

6952(452) Synthesis Practicum (3)
Prerequisites: All required courses in Nurse Educator or Nursing Leadership of Health Systems option or consent of instructor. Serves as opportunity to operationalize role of nurse educator or nurse leader in selected academic and/or clinical settings. Includes frequent clinical seminars.

6954(454A) Advanced Practice Nursing: Internship I (2)
Prerequisite: All  required courses in the Advanced Practice Nurse option or consent of instructor. Provides opportunity to initiate the Advanced Practice Nurse role with selected populations. Students participate in precepted experiences with clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse practitioners, and/or primary care physicians for a minimum of 225 hours. Frequent clinical seminars included.

6955(454B) Advanced Practice Nursing: Internship II (2) Prerequisite: 6954(454A).  Continuation of precepted clinical experiences with selected populations initiated in Nursing 6954(454A).  Students satisfy a minimum of 225 precepted hours with clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse practitioners, and/or primary care physicians and participate in frequent clinical seminars.

6956(454C) Advanced Practice Nursing: Internship III (2) Prerequisite: All required courses in the Advanced Practice Nurse neonatal option or consent of instructor; may be taken concurrently with Nursing 6954(454A) and Nursing 6955(454B).  Serves as culminating  precepted experience for students enrolled in the neonatal nurse practitioner option. Students work within Level III neonatal unit with certified neonatal nurse practitioners and/or neonatologists for a minimum of 150 clinical hours. Must be taken final semester of study.

6980(480) Guided Nursing Research Seminar (3-6)
Prerequisites: Advanced graduate status and/or consent of instructor. Provides opportunity to work in collaboration with senior faculty and peers on a focused research topic relevant to nursing. May be repeated twice on unduplicated topics.

7481(481) Nursing Theory Analysis and Development (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to Ph.D. in Nursing Program and N6111(411) or equivalent. This course examines foundations of nursing using both traditional and hermeneutic methods of theory analysis and evaluation. Relevant historical and contemporary writings are analyzed.

7485(485) Nursing Research I: Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Ph.D. in Nursing program. Focuses on quantitative research methods appropriate for nursing. Students examine research questions related to nursing phenomena and methods to address these questions. This course is designed to provide in-depth analysis of research design including such areas s measures, designs and interpretation. There is an emphasis on outcomes research related to relevant clinical nursing problems.

7487(487) Integrative Review of Nursing Literature (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to Ph.D. in Nursing program and consent of instructor. Focuses on critical analysis of theoretical and conceptual models that are commonly used as a basis for nursing research projects. Students examine the frameworks that are commonly used to guide research on nursing problems. Students prepare an integrative research review, including areas such as conceptual models, measurement, statistical analysis and interpretation of findings.

7488(488) Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 7485(485) or consent of instructor. Explores qualitative research methods used to build nursing's body of knowledge. Emphasis is placed on design, data generation and analysis, and dissemination of findings. Issues regarding qualitative research are identified and analyzed in respect to traditional and emerging designs.

7490(490) Nursing Research II: Advanced Methods in Nursing Research (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 7485(485). Focuses on advanced methods in nursing research that are applied in the student's preparation of a National Research Award Grant Application. Peer and faculty panels assist students in the critique and revision of their grant applications. Designed to provide students with hands-on experience in the preparation of grant applications that focus on outcomes research related to relevant clinical nursing problems.

7491(491) Nursing Theory Analysis and Development (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 7487(487). Examines conceptual and theoretical development in nursing through in-depth scholarly inquiry. A concept map showing relationships between and among terms in accomplished.

7492(492) Nursing Research II: Quantitative Analysis of Nursing Data (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 7490(490). Consolidates prior knowledge of quantitative analysis methods as applied to nursing phenomena, focusing on design and analysis issues that affect validity. Techniques commonly used in the analysis of health data are considered.

7493(493) Psychometrics (3)
Prerequisites: Nursing 7490(490) and doctoral level statistics course and/or consent of instructor. Focuses on application of psychometric theories and practices related to instrumentation in nursing research. Basic methodologies and techniques for constructing, testing, and evaluating instruments will be discussed and applied. Content will focus on theoretical foundations of measurement, item construction, instrument design, item analysis, validity and reliability assessment. Criteria for evaluating existing instruments will also be discussed.

7494(494) Structural Equation Modeling (3)
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of SPSS and consent of instructor. An advanced seminar in statistical techniques commonly used in nursing data analysis. Students develop a working knowledge of several covariance-modeling techniques including path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and covariance structural modeling.

7498(498) Doctoral Seminar (1-12)
Prerequisites: Admission to Ph.D. in Nursing Program and consent of instructor. Presentation and discussion of pertinent methodological and clinical issues related to doctoral candidate's research. Continuous enrollment is required.  

7499(499) Dissertation Research (1-12)
Prerequisites: All required course work; successful completion of written comprehensive examination. . Investigation of an advanced nature culmination in successful defense of dissertation. Continuous registration is required.

Bachelor of Health Science
The B.H.S. curricula were developed in collaboration with the Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.  Following are course descriptions for the cytotechnology and clinical laboratory technician clinical requirements.

3520(HS 302j) Leadership and Management Cytology (4) 
Prerequisite:  Economics 1001(51) or Business 3600(210) or equivalents.  Examines theories of leadership, management and organizations as applied to cytotechnology.  Healthcare economics, political issues and healthcare systems are investigated within a systems theory framework.  Utilizes computer spreadsheets and delivery patterns.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

3807(HS 393) Research Methods in the Health Sciences (3)
Prerequisite: Psychology 2201(201) or equivalent. Develops an understanding of the research process as applied to allied health. The value and purpose of research within an ethical/legal context is explored. Qualitative and quantitative research methods and approaches to solve problems are examined. Students are actively involved in evaluating, critically analyzing and interpreting data to determine implications for practice. Offered exclusively for students meeting Clinical Lab Science or Cytotechnology requirements in the Clinical Program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4000(HS 302a)  Introduction to Cytotechnology (3)
Prerequisite:  Admission to the Cytotechnology program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.  An introduction to the profession of cytotechnology including basic cell biology, ethics, the microscope, and the history of the profession.  Basic concepts of pathology, anatomy, normal histology, and benign cellular processes are taught.

4010(HS 303b) Clinical Bacteriology (3)
Prerequisite:  Biology 2482(216) and 2483(218) or consent of instructor.  Studies morphology, cultural and growth characteristics of bacteria and viruses which cause infectious disease.  Specimen and media selection, collection, transport, storage and processing are also studied.  Students learn to differentiate normal from pathogenic microorganisms.  Disease correlation with laboratory data is stressed.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4100(HS 302b) Female Genital Tract I (4)
begin to differentiate diagnosis presented diseases on kodachromes and glass slides.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4110(HS 303c)  Bacteriology Practicum (4)
Prerequisite: Biology 4010(303b) or consent of instructor.  Morphology, cultural and growth characteristics of bacteria and viruses which cause infectious diseases.  Specimen and media selection, collection, transport, storage, and processing covered.  Differentiation between normal and pathogenic microorganisms and disease correlation with laboratory data stressed.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4200(HS 302c) Female Genital Tract II (3)
Prerequisite:  Biology 4100(302b) or consent of instructor.  Emphasis on the study of lesions of the uterine corpus, metastatic lesions, and lesions of the vulva and vagina.  The student is expected to differentiate between malignant and premalignant diseases of the uterine corpus and to begin  differential diagnosis of endometrial adenocarcinoma and endocervical adenocarcinoma from glass slides and kodachromes.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4250(HS 303d)  Parasitology and Mycology (2)
Prerequisite:  Biology 2482(216) or 2483(218) or consent of instructor.  Lectures and laboratory exercises focus on identification and differentiation of selected parasites, medically important fungi, and common contaminants.  Common methods and techniques and instruments explored.  Classification, diagnostic states of fungi and parasites, and life cycles and vectors for parasites studied.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4300(HS 302d) The Processing Laboratory (2)
Prerequisite: Biology 4200(302c) or consent of instructor.  Includes routine procedures for processing, receipt, staining, coverslipping, and filing of specimens.  Cytology laboratory experience includes performing laboratory techniques under the supervision of a cytotechnologist.  Offers exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health. 
4400(HS 302e) Respiratory and Order (3)
Prerequisite:  Biology 4900(302d) or consent of instructor.  Designed to acquaint the student with the anatomy and histology of the upper and lower respiratory areas.  Epithelial appearances and changes associated with normal, benign , and malignant processes are emphasized.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4410(HS 303e) Clinical Immunology (2)
Prerequisite:  Biology 4842(317) or consent of instructor.  Introduce the principles of both normal and abnormal responses of the immune system through the molecules, cells, organs, and systems responsible for the recognition and disposal of foreign materials.  Immunological manifestations of diseases are discussed.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4450(HS 303f) Immunology Practicum (1)
Prerequisite:  Biology 4410(303e) or consent of instructor.  The focus of the clinical practice is on serologic and immunologic testing.  Data interpretation, troubleshooting in test systems and disease correlation with laboratory data are stressed.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4510(HS 303g)  Immunohematology (3)
Prerequisite:  Biology 4842(317) or consent of instructor.  Studies theory and principles in immunology and genetics that determine blood types.  Transfusion services stressed.  Aspects of red cells, platelets and components discussed regarding selection, collection, transport, storage, processing, and their use for transfusion.  Donor requirements and laboratory operations included.  Offered exclusively  for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4550(HS 303h) Immunohematology Practicum (3)
Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.  Clinical practice focuses on basic and special testing to assure safe blood supply and safe transfusion therapy.  Adverse reactions investigated to identify cause of reaction.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4600(HS 302f) Body Fluid Cytology (3)
Prerequisite:  Biology 4400(302e) or consent of instructor.  Examines the cytopathology of effusions, cerebral spinal fluid and other body fluids, and the cytologic changes associated with benign and malignant processes.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4601(HS 303i) Hematology (4)
Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.  Study of fundamentals of hematology and hemotasis.  Hematopoiesis, pathogenesis of anemia and disease process resulting in abnormal erythrocyte morphology will be presented.  Focus on leukocyte disorders, leukemias, lymphomas, and lipid storage disease.  Platelet structure and function, vascular and platelet disorders, defects of clotting factors, and interaction of fibrinolytic coagulation and kinin systems discussed.  Provides an overview of the use of flowcytometric and molecular diagnostics in hemapathology.  Laboratory component will be part of comprehensive clinical experience in hematology.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4661(HS 303j) Hematology Practicum (3)
Prerequisite:  Biology 4601(303i)or consent of instructor.  Clinical practice focuses on basic and special testing in hematology as well as phlebotomy.  Identification of normal and abnormal cell morphology is studied, and diseases are correlated with abnormal cells.  Coagulation testing to identify coagulation defects and hemostatic diseases performed.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4700(HS 302g) Gastrointestinal Genitourinary Cytology (3)
Prerequisite:  Biology 4600(302f) or consent of instructor.  The study of the cytology of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems.  The anatomy of each body site is discussed along with the Normal, benign and malignant cellular changes of each system.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4701(HS 303k) Clinical Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.  Focus on biochemical theory and physiology of carbohydrates, lipids, and lipoproteins, heme derivatives, liver and renal function, non-protein nitrogenous compounds, proteins, enzymes, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, hormones, and endocrine system.  Normal and abnormal manifestations of diseases and correlation with other laboratory tests presented.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4750(HS 303l) Chemistry Practicum (4)
Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.  Clinical practice focuses on basic and special test methods and focuses on basic and special test methods and instrumentation used in quantifying metabolites and analytes discussed in Biology 303k.  Quality control, correlation of test data and disease states presented.  Biological and chemical safety practiced.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health. 

4900(HS 302i) Advanced Practices in Cytology (12) rerequisite: Biology 4800(302h)or consent of instructor.  This clinical course requires the student to examine a variety of specimens for cytologic evaluations from all body sites. Students must have achieved minimum screening accuracy in prerequisite courses to begin practicum.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4800(HS 302h) Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (4) Prerequisite:  Biology 4700(302g) or consent of instructor.  Examines the anatomy and histology of the breast, thyroid, and lymph nodes with emphasis on the cytologic patterns associated with normal benign, and malignant processes. In addition, the student will have opportunity to observe and assist the cytopathologist and/or cytotechnologist with fine needle aspiration p  procedures from various body sites to observe techniques for processing and rapid cytologic assessment.  Offered exclusively for students meeting clinical lab science or cytotechnology requirements in the clinical program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.

4810(HS 303a) Issues and Trends in Role Development (3) 
Prerequisite:  Admission to the clinical laboratory science program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.  Presents overview of educational principles and teaching.  Selected laboratory management issues considered.