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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
This course provides an introduction to the leadership role of the professional nurse in improving nursing practice. Students are introduced to the concepts of quality and safety in nursing in the context of evidence-based practice. The evidence-based approach to clinical care facilitates lifelong inquiry skills that will influence current nursing practice. Included is the development of skills to question clinical practice. These skills are then used to access best evidence for clinical decision making to deliver high quality care. 1 hour lecture. (021472)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
This course is an introduction to nursing therapeutics underlying the basic skills and concepts in the practice of professional nursing. The focus is on concepts related to physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and cultural needs and mechanisms for maximizing health. Basic pharmacology is included. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process in maintaining health for adults. 4 hours lecture. (006454)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
This nursing practicum provides the clinical opportunity to apply the theory, concepts, and principles of nursing care presented in NURS 283 and NURS 285. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process in the care of adults in acute care facilities. Clinical hours listed are hours per week. 12 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006438)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
This course introduces the student to theory needed for application of the nursing process with emphasis on skills useful in data gathering and analysis for completing a health assessment. Normal and abnormal physical, social, and cultural structure and function are explored. 3 hours lecture. (006461)
Prerequisite: Admission to LVN to BSN option; completion of GE Pathway Foundation areas Oral Communication, Written Communication, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning; BIOL 103, BIOL 104, BIOL 211, CHEM 108.
Corequisites: NURS 294, NURS 385W.
This LVN to BSN bridge course introduces the LVN to the professional roles assumed by the baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse, addressing essential nursing competencies for the professional nursing role. Focus is on theory and skills in therapeutic communication, critical thinking, patient education, nursing process, history, ethics and cultural competency. An orientation to distance learning methodologies and information competence is provided. Predominantly online, with required on-campus meetings. Prerequisite for all other courses in the LVN to BSN option. 3 hours lecture. (020666)
Prerequisites: Admission to LVN to BSN option; completion of GE Pathway Foundation areas Oral Communication, Written Communication, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning; BIOL 103, BIOL 104, BIOL 211, CHEM 108.
Corequisites: NURS 293, NURS 385W.
Students practice with human patient simulators in the Simulation Center, to practice and demonstrate advanced assessment skills as well as intermediate patient care competencies. Requires 45 hours in simulation center. 3 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (020667)
Prerequisites: Completion of RN program (ADN or diploma), NURS 301, NURS 307P.
Corequisites: NURS 308P, NURS 342W.
This RN-BSN bridge course introduces the RN to the CSU, Chico School of Nursing and to professional roles assumed by the baccalaureate-prepared nurse, including patient educator and advocate. Adult learning theory is presented and personal learning styles and critical thinking skills are assessed for program and career planning. Learning strategies to promote critical thinking are emphasized. Values clarification is utilized as a tool to improve decision making. Time management is emphasized as a tool to improve personal and organizational management. The course provides an orientation to distance learning methodologies such as WebCT, electronic mail, and computerized data searches to promote information competence. An experiential approach to learning is emphasized. Course hours are divided between on-campus time and Web-based learning. This course is prerequisite for all other courses in the major for RN-BSN students. 4 hours lecture. (006460)
Corequisite: NURS 307P.
The purpose of this course is to teach students the skills they need to create an electronic portfolio to document learning and work experience (clinical competencies). 2 hours lecture. (021089)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
Therapeutic nursing interventions and physical, emotional/spiritual, social, and cultural concepts related to common acute conditions of the adult. The nursing process is used in relating theories to caring nursing practice. 4 hours lecture. (006463)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
Directed and supervised practice in the care of the acutely ill adult. Active application of the nursing process and nursing therapeutics in planning and implementing nursing care. Clinical hours listed are hours per week. 12 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006444)
Prerequisites: NURS 282, NURS 283, NURS 284, NURS 285.
Corequisites: NURS 303, NURS 304.
Therapeutic pharmacology related to selected pathophysiology and drug classifications will be explored. Focus will be on desired effects, adverse effect, and patient/family teaching parameters. Case studies will facilitate analysis of laboratory data including the complete blood count, chemistry panel, coagulation studies, and arterial blood gases. 2 hours lecture. (006464)
Corequisite: NURS 301.
In this course, students document learning and work experience (clinical competencies) in the areas of fundamentals and medical/surgical nursing. 6 hours clinical. Credit/no credit grading. (021091)
Prerequisites: NURS 301, NURS 307P.
Corequisites: NURS 300W, NURS 342W.
In this course, students document learning and work experience (clinical competencies) in the areas of maternal/child nursing and gerontology. 8 hours clinical. Credit/no credit grading. (021090)
Prerequisites: NURS 300W, NURS 308P.
Corequisites: NURS 422W, NURS 495W.
In this course students document learning and work experience (clinical competencies) in the areas of leadership/management and the assessment, planning, diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation of patient care across various healthcare settings. 8 hours clinical. Credit/no credit grading. (021088)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
This course is designed to explore the use of informatics in nursing practice and its role in improving the care of clients. The student are introduced to the basic concepts of information technology as it supports decision making in the clinical setting. Major health information technology principles and competencies are introduced. Students also examine issues related to the protection of the privacy, confidentiality, and security of information in health care environments. Personal Health Records (PHRs), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), usability, and consumer education are presented. 2 hours lecture. (021471)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
This course provides an introduction to the leadership role of the professional nurse in improving nursing practice. This includes developing skills to question clinical practice and access best evidence to use when implementing clinical decision making in order to deliver high quality care. This evidence-based approach to clinical care will facilitate long term inquiry skills that will impact long range planning for the profession. 2 hours lecture. (021470)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
This course presents the theoretical basis for the practice of maternal-child nursing, including nursing knowledge basic to the professional nursing care of the mother/fetus, infants, children, fathers, and families in relationship to childbearing and childrearing. The study of normal childbearing/ childrearing families as well as high-risk families is included. Physiological adaptations and alterations during pregnancy and in the health of children are examined as well as the growth and development of the fetus and child through adolescence. The focus of the course is the promotion of optimum health and development for mothers, children, and families. 4 hours discussion. (006467)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
Directed and supervised practicum which focuses on maternal-fetal-neonatal and child nursing and includes nursing of childbearing and childrearing families. Experiences are provided in various settings including hospitals, offices, clinics, homes, schools, and teaching centers, to provide students with the opportunity to apply concurrent knowledge and the nursing process to the health of pregnant women, their fetuses, neonates, and children. Emphasis is placed on the development of assessment skills, and the application of nursing knowledge for the effective delivery of nursing care. Clinical hours listed are hours per week. 9 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006470)
Prerequisites: NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305.
Corequisites: NURS 313, NURS 314, NURS 342.
This course explores the application of nursing science principles, psychosocial theories, and the effect of the social and physical environment on the specialized health needs of the family-as-client. The use of the nursing process in unpredictable situations throughout the family lifespan is included with special emphasis on evaluating the aging family. The influence of psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual factors on the family and the delivery of nursing care to the family is stressed. The role of the nurse in assisting the family, utilizing family assessment, advocacy, and nursing support is discussed. The goal of family nursing is to meet the needs of persons of all ages in a wide variety of settings in multi-cultural societies through working with families. The health of the family influcences and is influenced by the health of its members. 2 hours lecture. (006469)
Prerequisites: NURS 293, NURS 294, NURS 385W.
Corequisite: NURS 305.
This course provides students with an advanced level of therapeutic nursing interventions, physical, emotional/spiritual, social and cultural concepts related to comon acute pathophysiological conditions of the adult. The nursing process is applied in relating thoeries to caring nursing practice. Designed for LVN to BSN students, based on a prior foundation of nursing knowledge. Predominantly online, with required on-campus meetings. 4 hours lecture. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (020669)
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 323.
Practice in the care of the acutely ill adult. Active application of the nursing process and nursing therapeutics in planning and implementing nursing care. Clinical hours are arranged by the faculty, to include direct supervision and preceptored experiences. Students must hold an active LVN license. Total of 90 hours. 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (020670)
This course is also offered as MCGS 326 .
This course explores the physiological mechanisms of disease and resistance, social definitions of disease, and gender-related factors in research, diagnosis, treatment, and adaptation to disease. Diseases are usually studied and described in generic terms without regard to gender; however, it is apparent that substantial differences exist in male and female susceptibility, manifestations, and reponses to many diseases; just as significantly, society's responses to disease are clearly influenced by gender issues. These issues are explored, through the perspectives of both natural and social sciences. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (005637)
This course is also offered as MCGS 326Z .
This course explores the physiological mechanisms of disease and resistance, social definitions of disease, and gender-related factors in research, diagnosis, treatment, and adaptation to disease. Diseases are usually studied and described in generic terms without regard to gender; however, it is apparent that substantial differences exist in male and female susceptibility, manifestations, and responses to many diseases; just as significantly, society's responses to disease are clearly influenced by gender issues. These issues are explored, through the perspectives of both natural and social sciences. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021361)
Prerequisites: NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305.
Corequisites: Semester 3, 4, or 5 of the Nursing major.
This is a self-study course for the NCLEX-RN. There are four classroom sessions scheduled during the semester. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 20 hours in the Nursing Media Lab and/or through independent study, taking NCLEX practice tests. Students must maintain a log of study hours, along with the type of tests taken, the number of questions taken, percentage correct, and areas of weakness noted. Each student takes a structured assessment test near the end of the semester. 1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (015889)
Prerequisites: CHLD 252, NFSC 100, NURS 305, NURS 323, NURS 324.
The theoretical basis for the practice of maternal-child nursing, including nursing knowledge basic to the professional nursing care of the mother/fetus, infants, children, fathers and families in relation to childbearing and childrearing. Emphasis placed on promotion of optimum health and development for high-risk mothers, children and families. Predominantly online, with required on-campus meetings. 3 hours lecture. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (020671)
Prerequisites: NURS 315W, NURS 331.
Corequisite: NURS 335.
Practice focused on maternal, fetal, neonatal, child and family nursing care. Clinical hours are arranged by the faculty, to include direct supervision and preceptored experiences in hospital clinic and specialty centers. Emphasis is placed on assessment and application of nursing knowledge for the effective delivery of care for pregnant women, fetuses, neonates, and children. Students must hold an active LVN licence. Total of 90 hours. 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (020672)
Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 331.
Corequisite: NURS 334.
This course provides advanced placement credit for the LVN to BSN, based on prior learning and exprience in medical-surgical and maternal-child nursing. On successful completion of the prerequisites, and submission of a portfolio documenting prior experience, the LVN is eligible to register for credit for this course. 18 hours independent study. Credit/no credit grading. (020673)
Prerequisite: NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 305.
Corequisite: NURS 313, NURS 314, NURS 315.
This course provides an introduction to the leadership role of the professional nurse in improving nursing practice. The course focuses on evidence-based practice for nursing. This includes developing skills to question clinical practice and access best evidence to use when implementing clinical decision making in order to deliver high quality care. This evidence-based approach to clinical care will facilitate long term inquiry skills that will impact long range planning for the profession. 3 hours lecture. (020588)
Prerequisite: NURS 301, NURS 307P.
Corequisite: NURS 300W, NURS 308P.
This course is a web-based version of NURS 342 for RN's in the RN to BSN program. 3 hours lecture. (020589)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
Therapeutic nursing interventions and physical, emotional/spiritual, social, and cultural concepts related to common acute conditions of the adult. The nursing process is used in relating theories to caring nursing practice. This course builds on content taught in NURS 303. 3 hours lecture. (021473)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
Directed and supervised practice in the care of the acutely ill adult. There is active application of the nursing process and nursing therapeutics in planning and implementing nursing care. A minimum of 24 hours of clinical must reflect care & identification of the unique needs of the elderly hospitalized adults. 6 hours laboratory. (021474)
Prerequisites: Completion of RN program (ADN or diploma), NURS 300W.
See NURS 285. This course is a Web-based version for RNs in the RN to BSN program. 2 hours lecture. (006462)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 2 hours lecture. (006555)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006556)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of three semesters of the baccalaureate Nursing program with a nursing GPA of 3.5 or above, faculty permission.
An independent study involving substantial research for a nursing project, culminating in a professional presentation. Students enroll in NURS 399H twice. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006568)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 0.5 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 1.5 hours laboratory. (021434)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
Advanced nursing practicum, using human patient simulators to practice advanced nursing skills and critical thinking exercises applied to complex patient scenarios. 6 hours laboratory. Formerly NURS 484. (020976)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
This course is designed to reinforce and promote synthesis of biophysical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual concepts from previous courses in a holistic nursing approach for patients with complex problems. Case studies and research findings will be utilized for analysis of disruptions of structural integrity and the integration of nurisng knowledge. 2 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Formerly NURS 493. (006552)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
Supervised clinical practice using a laboratory model. This course is designed as a capstone to the nursing program and is to be taken concurrently with NURS 493. The student will provide care and practice advanced problem solving for patient(s) with complex health problems, incorporating research findings, current theory, and nursing science in addressing complex biophysical, psychosocial, and spiritual patient situations. Clinical hours listed are the average hours per week over the entire semester; actual clinical time is blocked into eight-week rotations. 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Formerly NURS 494. (006553)
Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.
This course enables students to analyze health policy theory and regulations to provide leadership in improving the health of populations. Students further explore research and evaluate change processes to gain an understanding of policy making decisions. 1 hour lecture. (021475)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
The course focuses on the use of the nursing process as it relates to theories of physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual structure and function within environments in promotional, restorative, and rehabilitative management of the major maladaptive behaviors of individuals and groups. The intricate interrelationships of these factors in development and treatment of maladaptive behaviors is stressed. It includes the examination of psychiatric nursing roles within interdisciplinary treatment methods. Current mental and behavioral health research findings are incorporated. 3 hours lecture. Formerly NURS 433. (006505)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
The course provides clinical experience which gives the student the opportunity to actualize the nursing process with individuals and groups of patients experiencing maladaptive behavior. Theoretical formulations from NURS 433 are used to facilitate this process. The interdisciplinary setting allows the student to examine and define the nursing roles within it. Clinical hours listed are the average hours per week over the entire semester; actual clinical time is blocked into eight-week rotations. 6 hours laboratory. Formerly NURS 434. (006506)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, Nursing majors only.
Introduction to the management and leadership roles of the professional nurse within the structure of an organization. The focus is on accountability for quality assurance in the provision of nursing care, interdisciplinary communication, and consultative and collaborative relationships. Legal authority for nursing practice and the impact of political and legislative processes are emphasized. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006480)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, Nursing majors only.
See NURS 422. This course is a Web-based version for RNs in the RN-BSN Option. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006481)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
This is a preceptored clinical practicum in the application of principles of leadership and management from NURS 422. Students use leadership/management theory as well as the basic and applied sciences and humanities from previous courses as the basis for planning and implementing nursing therapeutics for groups of acutely ill patients. There is an emphasis on critical thinking, team building, communication, priority setting, collaborative decision making, and advocacy. Clinical time is blocked into a 7-8 week rotation, for a total of 90 hours. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet preceptor's schedule. 9 hours laboratory. (006487)
Prerequisites: NURS 313, NURS 314, NURS 315, NURS 342.
Corequisites: NURS 433, NURS 434, NURS 484, NURS 493, NURS 494.
Focus on the use of the nursing process as it relates to 1) persons in the aging population (unique characteristics, cultural diversity, lifestyle adjustments, and common aging changes); 2) environment (concerns in delivering services, political and socioeconomic climate, ethical considerations, cultural realities, and community support); 3) health (wellness potential and health maintenance, common illness, and related nursing considerations); 4) nursing (emerging roles and standards of practice for gerontological nursing). Critical thinking and collaborative decision making skills will be emphasized. 1 hour lecture. (006521)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
This course is a synthesis of nursing and public health practice with the goal of promoting and preserving the health of populations. Emphasis is on establishing a caring presence in the community with responsibility to the population as a whole. Students will apply the nursing process and concepts to culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities in homes, community agencies, and schools to facilitate movement toward achievement of maximum potential for daily living. This course includes a service learning project. Clinical hours listed are hours per week. 9 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006533)
Prerequisites: NURS 300W, NURS 301, NURS 307P, NURS 308P, NURS 309P, NURS 342W, NURS 495W, NURS 422W.
Corequisite: NURS 475W.
This course is a synthesis of nursing and public health practice with the goal of promoting and preserving the health of populations. Emphasis is on establishing a caring presence in the community with responsibility to the population as a whole. Students will apply the nursing process and concepts to culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities in homes, community agencies, and schools to facilitate movement toward achievement of maximum potential for daily living. This course includes a service learning project. 9 hours laboratory. (021247)
Prerequisites: Nursing majors only.
This course provides an introduction to the specialty of public health nursing. Students examine the impact of epidemiological, social, ethical, cultural, political, economic, and legal factors on lifestyle and health. Students apply the principles of public health science combined with nursing knowledge and skills to address the disease prevention needs of individuals, families, and communities. 3 hours lecture. (020291)
Prerequisites: NURS 300W, NURS 301, NURS 307P, NURS 308P, NURS 309P, NURS 342W, NURS 422W, NURS 495W.
Corequisites: NURS 464.
This course provides an introduction to the specialty of public health nursing. Students examine the impact of epidemiological, social, ethical, cultural, political, economic, and legal factors on lifestyle and health. Students apply the principles of public health science combined with nursing knowledge and skills to address the disease prevention needs of individuals, families, and communities. 3 hours lecture. (020292)
Prerequisites: NURS 303, NURS 304.
This course is an externship offered for 1.0-4.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. An elective clinical course for students who wish to gain additional clinical experience while employed in a clinical setting. Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse preceptor, the extern provides direct care to selected patients, consistent with the student's level of clinical experience and knowledge. Course offering is dependent on availability of supervising nursing faculty, employment by a participating clinical agency, and availability of a nurse preceptor in the agency. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006566)
Prerequisites: NURS 300W, NURS 301, NURS 307P, NURS 308P, NURS 342W.
Corequisites: NURS 309P, NURS 422W.
This Web-based course is designed to reinforce and promote synthesis of biophysical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual concepts from previous courses in a holistic nursing approach for patients with complex problems. Advanced pathophysiology will be emphasized. Case studies will be utilized for analysis of complex biophysical, psychosocial, spiritual patient situations. The student will incorporate research findings, current theory, and nursing science to make decisions for patients with complex health problems. The student will provide care and practice advanced problem solving. Required for the RN-BSN student; replaces NURS 493 and NURS 494. 4 hours discussion. (006554)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006567)
This course examines the impact of technology and informatics on the delivery of health care and use in advanced nursing practice, education, and research. This course provides an introduction to the application and optimal use of technologies for both leadership and education. 2 hours seminar. (015876)
Prerequisites: College-level statistics, undergraduate research course.
The focus of this Web-based course is twofold: 1) to hone the analytic skills necessary to apply and conduct graduate-level research in nursing and 2) to explore and analyze the major nursing and health-related models and theories. Use of research and theory to influence changes in nursing care delivery in health care agencies and educational settings across the life span is emphasized. Ethical considerations and cultural competence are explored. The course provides the foundation for the master's culminating activity. 4 hours seminar. (015877)
This Web-based course explores the dynamic role of the master's-prepared nurse in a variety of settings. Theories and strategies for implementation of the advanced nursing role are applied, and issues related to the integration of the advanced nursing role are analyzed. 2 hours seminar. (015878)
This Web-based course examines advanced and complex physical, emotional, spiritual, and developmental changes as they relate to young, middle, and older adults, and frail elderly individuals from various cultural/ethnic groups. Selected bioethical, cultural/spiritual and socio-economic issues are briefly examined. Selected clinical phenomena are analyzed for their effect on adult individuals of various ages. Case studies are used to apply the course content holistically. 4 hours seminar. (015879)
This Web-based course analyzes the ethical, social, political, cultural, and economic factors influencing the American health care system. Population-based health care is emphasized. Strategies to maximize the use of existing resources are identified, alternative approaches are explored, and plans for implementing change within the current health care system are developed. 3 hours seminar. (015880)
This practicum course integrates the content from previous and concurrent courses using a preceptor model. Students provide advanced nursing care to a selected population. The impact of social, cultural, political, economic, and ethical factors on this population are analyzed. Appropriate strategies to provide advanced nursing care are implemented and evaluated. The implementation of an advanced nursing care role in a selected setting is analyzed and evaluated. 6 hours clinical. (015881)
The focus of this Web-based course is an analysis of major concepts and research on learning theory and teaching-learning strategies for the traditional and non-traditional learner. Evaluation processes such as clinical evaluation and test construction are explored. Cultural/ethnic, and ethical issues as applied to the educational setting are examined. Emphasis is on the development of the educator role. 4 hours seminar. (015882)
The focus of this Web-based course is an analysis and evaluation of major concepts and research related to curriculum development. Students have the opportunity to work in groups to develop a curriculum and to evaluate a curriculum. 2 hours seminar. (015883)
In this Web-based course, students begin the process of writing a research proposal. Students are expected to apply nursing theory, research, and specialty content from previous courses. 1 hour seminar. Credit/no credit grading. (015885)
This course focuses on theoretical foundations and conceptual principles of nursing leadership and the skills necessary to practice leadership competently in broad based health care environments. Transformational leadership is one of the key formative theories for this program. Accountability for quality assurance in nursing leadership, interdisciplinary communication, and collaborative relationships are emphasized. Legal authority for nursing practice, the impact of political and legislative processes, and ethical issues in leadership are also discussed. The course is designed to enhance leadership self-awareness and to encourage students to fashion personal perspectives on how to lead professionally. Analyzing trends and issues in the current health care system that have implications for exercising leadership will help students determine the way in which they can make a difference. 4 hours seminar. (021460)
This course focuses on understanding universal principles of leadership and management that form the basis of the study of change in health care organizations. Building on knowledge of these principles, the course examines change processes in contemporary health care organizations as well as the evolving roles of management and transformational leadership. Students develop skills to lead change, encourage resilience, and manage transitions. Complexity theory is used to expand upon change theory and quality models being utilized in health care settings. 4 hours seminar. (021477)
This course provides an introduction to the ethics and principles of fiscal management in the health care environment, covering financial and managerial accounting, cost analysis, budgeting, planning, and control. The goal of this course is to prepare nursing leaders in gaining an understanding of the financial management of the organizations for which they work. The student gains a significant insight into and skill with budget development, implementation, and control processes in different health care settings. In addition, the student gains a working knowledge of budgetary support processes such as strategic and business planning, corporate compliance, contracting, case management, and risk management. 2 hours seminar. (021478)
This course is a continuation of the NURS 680A course with ongoing discussion on fiscal management in the health care environment. Focus includes strategic management, policy, managing resources, and forecasting. The goal of this course is to prepare nursing leaders in gaining an understanding of the financial management of the organization for which they work. 2 hours seminar. (021459)
This course promotes the synthesis and application of knowledge and skills from the nursing core courses and the leadership courses. Students identify a mentor and develop a relationship through which they examine the connection between theory and practice. Students engage in leadership activities (e.g. committees, projects, staff education, and quality improvement) and, through reflection and writing, analyze and evaluate leadership behaviors and processes. 12 hours laboratory. (021476)
This practicum course incorporates advanced nursing knowledge, teaching-learning theory, research, simulation methodology and outcome evaluation. Students gain experience through application of nursing knowledge in both the clinical setting and the simulation laboratory. 12 hours laboratory. Formerly NURS 657. (015884)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006609)
Prerequisites: Completion of all semester IV requirements.
Corequisite: NURS 683 for Nursing Leadership students or NURS 685 for Nurse Educator students.
You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020652)
Prerequisites: Completion of all semester IV requirements.
Corequisite: NURS 683 for Nursing Leadership students or NURS 685 for Nurse Educator students.
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006619)
Prerequisite: Completion of all semester IV requirements.
Corequisite: NURS 683 for Nursing Leadership students or NURS 685 for Nurse Educator students.
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006617)
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