Nursing (NUR) (NUR)

NUR 589  Matrices of Nursing Practice  (3-4 credits)  

In this course students will examine their own professional practices to identify culturally sensitive relationship-centered care. They will survey the concepts of care management, holism, health promotion, and disease prevention as they apply to designing, implementing, and evaluating health care services in communities. This course will foster a spirit of inquiry about nursing knowledge, theory, and practice.

NUR 600  Independent Study in Graduate Nursing  (1-4 credits)  

An independent study is designed to provide a student with the opportunity to develop and study a selected area of nursing. Students may study advanced aspects of theory or practice through independent field placements with faculty supervision in areas that are not available in current course offerings. NOTE: Students must obtain the appropriate Independent Study forms from the program secretary and must have approval from the chair and faculty member.

NUR 600A  Independent Study In Nursing (graduate)(a)  (4-6 credits)  

An independent study is designed to provide a student with the opportunity to develop and study a selected area of nursing. Students may study advanced aspects of theory or practice through independent field placements with faculty supervision in areas that are not available in current course offerings. NOTE: Students must obtain the appropriate Independent Study forms from the program secretary and must have approval from the chair and faculty member.

NUR 617  Concepts & Theories Of Nursing  (3 credits)  
NUR 618  Human/Environ Systems Interact  (3 credits)  
NUR 619  Changing Individual/Group Beha  (3 credits)  
NUR 620  Health Care Del Sys & Polices  (3 credits)  
NUR 621  Analysis of Concepts in Primary Health Care  (3 credits)  

Master's Core course. This course focuses on concepts of primary health care related to advanced practice nursing. The emphasis is on expanding the student's ability to understand health-related phenomena. Ideas of health are explored from selected philosophic bases as they apply to individuals, families, and communities. Theories and concepts related to advanced practice nursing of individuals, families, and communities are integrated throughout the course.

NUR 622  Clinical Per Hlth Care Mgt  (3 credits)  
NUR 623  Legal/Ethical Dim Hlth Care  (3 credits)  
NUR 624  Decision Making in Health Care Systems  (3 credits)  

Master's Core Course. This course focuses on the decision-making process within the health care system in the United States from a primary health care perspective. Students will explore philosophical underpinnings and models affecting decision-making in advanced practice nursing. Current issues and trends influencing advanced practice nursing in a primary health care context are discussed. Emphasis is on gaining understanding of frameworks and the use of self-reflection to apply knowledge in the selection of appropriate approaches to decision-making. Factors influencing decision-making including political, economic, family, cultural, spiritual, ethical, legal/regulatory, organizational, and media will be evaluated in relation to advanced practice nursing. Health care delivery systems and the role of health policy in shaping decisions will be explored.

NUR 625  Reinventing Nursing Through Arts and Media  (3 credits)  

This course analyzes images of nurses and nursing in the arts and media (fiction, poetry, theater, painting, photography, film and television), and examines how those images affect the identity of individual nurses and the nursing profession. The course will explore race, religion, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic class, leadership, authority and power through the representation of nurses in various arts and media. Students will develop an aesthetic sense through the study of arts and media that is applicable to nursing practice and that can deepen nurses' understanding of their professional roles and lives of their patients. Perceived view of nurses and nursing will be challenged and a framework for the reinvented nurse will be developed.

NUR 626  Historical Issues in Nursing  (3 credits)  

The course focuses on historical themes, trends, and events in nursing in the United States, demonstrating their relevance to contemporary issues in the profession. Students will examine the social, political, economic, and cultural factors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s that influenced the developing nursing profession. Emerging knowledge from women's history will be presented to enrich traditional interpretations of nursing history. Students will select and study the historical dimension of topics reflecting nursing leadership and significant events of a particular period of time. Graduate students identify an interest in their practice and trace its historical antecedent in nursing.

NUR 627  Human Gross Anatomy  (3 credits)  

In this course APN students use their base of knowledge in human anatomy and physiology to explore the human body through the process of prosection and dissection. Human gross anatomy is foundational for all health sciences. Studying anatomy in the laboratory provides the student with a real-time, hands-on experience which will reinforce their knowledge through application in the advanced practice role. Through this process students will develop a deeper understanding of human anatomy which they will apply in clinical practice.

NUR 628A  Adv Theory: Community Nursing  (3 credits)  
NUR 630A  Adv Theory:Psychiatric/Mental  (3 credits)  

This is the lecture portion of NUR 630 for case management students who register for the clinical practicum separately (See NUR 636 and NUR 637) Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 621

NUR 630B  Adv Theory:Psych/Mental Health  (3 credits)  
NUR 631  Advanced Theory and Practice II: Psychological and Mental Health Care  (6 credits)  

Integrating theoretical and clinical components, this course examines strategies used by the Advanced Practice Nurse to optimize mental health in individuals, families, groups, and communities. Knowledge from family systems and other theories and research is synthesized to provide a basis for advanced nursing practice. Special emphasis is on the emotional processes in families, groups, and communities presenting with biological, psychological, or sociocultural problems. Students engage clients in therapeutic relationships to change biological, psychological, and/or social functioning in order to promote optimal health and/or the fullest realization of human potential. Clinical experiences are with a preceptor who is a prescribing practitioner.

Prerequisites: NUR 630, department approval, and health clearance required.
NUR 631A  Psychiatric/mental Health Theory II  (2 credits)  

This is the theory portion of NUR 631 for case management students who register for the clinical practicum separately. (see NUR 636 and NUR 637)

NUR 633  Adv Prac Critical Elements  (3 credits)  
NUR 634  Adult Nursing I  (6 credits)  
NUR 634A  Advanced Theory: Adult Nursing I  (3 credits)  
NUR 635  Adult Nursing 2  (6 credits)  
NUR 635A  Advanced Theory: Adult Nursing II  (2 credits)  
NUR 636  Case Mgt 1: Psy Patient/adult W/acute-chronic Need  (3 credits)  

This clinical practicum provides case management students with the opportunity to apply concepts in case management to care for the adult or psychiatric patient with acute or chronic health problems. Students use case management tools to manage and evaluate resource utilization and the quality of care of these patients across the continuum of care.

NUR 637  Adv Case Mgt II: Groups Mental Health Problems  (2 credits)  

This clinical practicum provides case management students with the opportunity to apply concepts and tools in case management to care for families and groups with psychiatric/mental health problems, or to adults with health care needs across the continuum of care.

NUR 638A  Adv Theory: Parent/Child Nur  (3 credits)  
NUR 650  Advanced Theory and Practice 1: Family Primary Care Nursing  (6 credits)  

Clinical Specialty. The focus of this course is the study of family systems in need of advanced primary health care. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive health promotion, illness prevention, and health maintenance in individuals throughout the lifecycle within the family system. Comprehensive assessment and management of acute self-limiting conditions and selected crisis situations, and selected chronic stable conditions are presented. Opportunity to apply and evaluate theories, concepts, and research findings related to health promotion, illness prevention, health maintenance, and health restoration in acute self-limiting conditions, selected crisis situations, and selected chronic stable conditions is provided in the clinical setting (ambulatory).

Prerequisites: NUR 674, and health clearance required.
NUR 651  Advanced Theory and Practice II: Family Nursing Practice in the Ambulatory Setting  (6 credits)  

The focus of this course is the study of family systems in need of primary health care for comprehensive assessment and advanced nursing strategies relating to individuals with multi-system alterations in health. The ambulatory setting provides the context of the care. Emphasis is on collaboration and common ambulatory problems.

Prerequisites: NUR 650 and health clearance required.
NUR 656A  Masters Proj / Thesis Adv Seminar 1  (0 credits)  
NUR 656B  Masters Project /Thesis:Advanced Seminar II  (0 credits)  
NUR 661  Concepts/Theories Nursing Admi  (3 credits)  
NUR 664  Curriculum And Instruction  (3 credits)  
NUR 666  Strat Prov Nrsg Care Clin Spec  (3 credits)  
NUR 667A  Seminar: Clinical Specialist  (2 credits)  
NUR 670  Adv Theo Wellness Nursing  (3 credits)  
NUR 671  Loss, Grief And Mourning  (3 credits)  
NUR 672  Complementary Health and Healing Practices  (3 credits)  

This course provides an overview of alternative health/healing practices in a variety of practice settings. The psychoneuroimmunology framework is incorporated with the systems model in exploring the science of healing. Theoretical and research bases for healing modalities are presented. The use in health promotion and restoration of selected therapies such as imagery, humor, therapeutic touch, and biofeedback as advanced nursing strategies will be studied.

NUR 673  Compre Nur Assessment/Practice  (3 credits)  
NUR 674A  Advanced Evaluation of Education and Health Care Systems  (6 credits)  

This course is designed to assist the student to gain proficiency in monitoring the progress and process of a particular educational or health care system within the context of complex environments. The student will develop the skills necessary to use the multiple forms of data available to them appropriate to their focus of study to identify system and population based issues leading to critical questions. The focus will be on aggregating data from these assessments and applying a system diagnosis and evidence based intervention approach to addressing the educational or health care system needs. These skills will enable the student to identify and evaluate systems intervention strategies.

Prerequisites: Department approval and health clearance required.
NUR 675  Adv Health Evaluation/psych Nurse Practitioner  (6 credits)  

This course is designed to assist the student to become proficient in health assessment and to develop skills, including psychiatric assessment skills, in health evaluation consistent with advanced nursing practice in health promotion and health restoration. Students will practice advanced health evaluation techniques including individual and system assessment, laboratory tests, diagnostic studies, and interpretation and documentation of the findings.

NUR 675A  Adv Health Eval-Psy Nur Pr-Lec  (1-6 credits)  
NUR 675B  Adv Health Eval-Psy Nur Pr-Lab  (1-6 credits)  
NUR 676  Pathophys /Thera Int: Mod 1  (2 credits)  

This course provides the student with a pathophysiologic approach to pharmacotherapy, and includes integrated approaches to care, which are foundational for the Advanced Practice Nurse's clinical assessment, decision-making, and management of clients. A progression from the cellular level to a holistic perspective provides the Advanced Practice Nurse student with a broad and flexible understanding of human physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and energy systems across the lifespan.

NUR 677  Pathophys/ Therma Int: Mod 2  (2 credits)  

This course provides the students with a pathophysiologic approach to pharmacotherapy related to cardiovascular, respiratory, hematopoietic, electrolyte, and nutritional conditions. The course includes integrated approaches to care which are foundational for the Advanced Practice Nurse's clinical assessment, decision-making, and management of clients. A progression from the cellular level to a holistic perspective provides the Advanced Practice Nurse student with a broad and flexible understanding of human physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and energy systems across the lifespan.

NUR 678  Pathophys/Thera Int:Module 3  (2 credits)  

This course provides the student with a pathophysiologic approach to pharmacotherapy related to infectious illness, substance abuse, and gastrointestinal, neuropyschiatric, inflammatory, endocrine, genitourinary, and dermatologic conditions. This course includes integrated approaches to care which are foundational for the Advanced Practice Nurse student with a broad and flexible understanding of human physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and energy systems across the lifespan.

NUR 679  Pathophys/Thera Int:Module IV  (2 credits)  

This course provides an in-depth exploration of concepts and tools for addressing the economic dimensions of nursing case management. Concepts in financing health care are explored as they relate to care delivery in clinical settings as well as public and private sector policies. State and federal lasws and regulations are examined, with a particular emphasis on understanding reimbursement policies such as Medicare and Medicaid. Concepts in risk contracting and capitation are examined as they relate to the health risks of individuals and aggregates. Variations in health care financing across the continuum of clinically-based care are examined. Financial tools for clinical case management are delineated. Strategies for applying economics to health care decision-making are explored at the individual, aggregate and systems levels, including the use of economic approaches to shaping perspectives on nursing case management are explored.

NUR 680  Family Systems Therapy  (3 credits)  
NUR 681  Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses  (3 credits)  

FNP Specialty Core. In this course, APN students use their base of knowledge in pathophysiology to gain greater understanding of the normal physiologic and pathologic mechanisms of disease across the lifespan. Progression from the cellular level provides the APN student with a broad flexible understanding of human physiology and pathology, which is foundational for clinical assessment and decision-making in the management of individuals. This course emphasizes broad categories of intervention and relevant research.

NUR 682  Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing Advanced Practice Nursing  (3 credits)  

PLV Campus only, FNP Specialty Core. In this course, APN students use their base of knowledge in pharmacology to select and apply patient-specific therapeutic regiments for a variety of common conditions across the lifespan. This will include: safety and efficacy of self-prescribed medications, herbs and supplements; immunizations; the choice of safe and effective regiments, dosage adjustment, therapeutic drug monitoring for specific clinical endpoints, monitoring for toxicologic or adverse effects; and, educating patients about their prescribed therapy to encourage patient participation. This course meets the New York State guidelines for prescription writing.

NUR 683  Difference of Self: Historical Analysis of Women's Health  (3 credits)  

This course will explore women's health using a primary health care framework. Aspects of self-differentiation, personal identity, self-esteem, emotional isolation and biological integrity will be discussed. Women's health status and needs reflecting the variables will be analyzed. This course emphasizes a historical perspective of women's sense of mastery of self, influenced by political, economic, family, cultural, spiritual, ethical, legal/regulatory, organizational, and media environments.

NUR 687  Practicum:Fnp Case Management  (6 credits)  
NUR 690  Cross-Cultural Health Study  (3 credits)  
NUR 690A  Economics Of Clinical Case Management  (3 credits)  

This course provides an in-depth exploration of concepts and tools for addressing the economic dimensions of nursing case management. Concepts in financing health care are explored as they relate to care delivery in clinical settings as well as public and private sector policies. State and federal laws and regulations are examined, with a particular emphasis on understanding reimbursement policies such as Medicare, and Medicaid. Concepts in risk contracting and capitation are examined as they relate to the health risks of individuals and aggregates. Variations in health care financing across the continuum of clinically-based care are examined. Financial tools for clinical case management are delineated. Strategies for applying economics to health care decision-making are explored at the individual, aggregate and systems levels, including the use of economic approaches to shaping provider behavior. The ethical issues surrounding economic perspectives on nursing case management are explored.

NUR 691  Ensuring Quality Outcomes Thru Clinical Case Mgt  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on the tools used by the advanced practice nurse as a clinical case manager and member of the interdisciplinary team to ensure quality outcomes within an integrated delivery system. Data collection, management, analysis, and dissemination are emphasized within a continuous quality improvement framework. The integration of models of care, financing, and outcome analysis are discussed as they relate to improving health care for individuals and aggregates. Case management tools will be developed and used; available technologies will be applied to manage and analyze data. Resource utilization and demand management, as applied to clinical case management, are analyzed. Legal and ethical issues confronting the advanced practice nurse in collecting and disseminating case management data are explored.

NUR 691A  Ensuring Quality Outcomes Thru Clinical Case Mgt  (3-6 credits)  

This course focuses on the tools used by the advanced practice nurse as a clinical case manager and member of the interdisciplinary team to ensure quality outcomes wtihin an integrated delivery system. Data collection, management, analysis, and dissemination are emphasized within a continuous quality improvement framework. The integration of models of care, financing, and outcome analysis, and dissemination are emphasized within a continuous quality improvement framework. The integration of models of care, financing, and outcome analysis are discussed as they relate to improving health care for individuals and aggregates. Case management tools will be developed and used; available technologies will be applied to manage and analyze data. Resource utilization and demand management, as applied to clinical case management, are analyzed. Legal and ethical issues confronting the advanced practice nurse is collecting and disseminating case management data are explored.

NUR 692  Case Management Systems  (2 credits)  

The focus of the course is on the organization and systems of case management for the delivery of cost-effective, quality care for individuals and aggregates. Case management is examined across the continuum of care within a context of integrated health care delivery systems. There is an emphasis on the interconnections among case management, utilization review and management, discharge planning, and disease management. Historical perspectives of case management are discussed, as well as current and future trends. The advanced practice nursing context of case management is emphasized.

NUR 695  Adv Practice Nursing Capstone  (6 credits)  

This is presented as an interactive seminar that focuses on the comprehensive assessment, treatment, and care management of individuals, within the context of family and community, who have comorbid acute and chronic health problems. Emphasis is on the provision of ethically, culturally, and spiritually sensitive relationship-centered cared within an interdisciplinary, resource-driven health care environment. The Master's Scholarly Project will be completed and presented in this course.

NUR 695A  Advanced Practice Nursing Capstone: Nurse Practitioner  (6 credits)  

This interactive seminar focuses on the comprehensive assessment, treatment, and care management of individuals, within the context of family and community, who have co-morbid acute and chronic health problems. Emphasis is on the provision of ethically, culturally, and spiritually sensitive relationship-centered care within an interdisciplinary, resource-driven health care environment.

Prerequisites: Health clearance required. LAST TIME THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED
NUR 695B  Adv Prace Nur Capstn: Case Mgr & Clinc. Speclst  (6 credits)  
NUR 695C  Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Capstone  (6 credits)  

This course focuses on the impact of a resource-driven health care environment on the roles of the psychiatric advanced practice nurse with emphasis on the integration of managerial, financial, and clinical responsibilities. The organizational context of care is examined with an exploration of political, legal and ethical issues that arise. Strategies for successful entry into psychiatric advanced practice are discussed. Avenues for implementing the psychiatric advanced practice nurse role within the framework of primary health care are developed and critiqued.

Prerequisites: Specialty Concentration Sequence. Department approval and health clearance required.
NUR 695D  Nursing and Health Care Systems Capstone  (3 credits)  

This course provides an opportunity for the implementation, integration, evaluation and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in previous nursing informatics coursework. Students will complete a research-oriented or interactive design-oriented project that is relevant to informatics issues in a variety of healthcare environments. In addition, students will develop and apply grant writing skills.

Prerequisites: NUR 697, NUR 698 and health clearance required.
NUR 696  Management of Primary Care Problems in the Workplace  (4 credits)  

Using a case-based approach, this course will build on previous coursework requiring synthesis and application of clinical information to the management of primary care problems of women. The course will be offered as a guided study, which will meet three times during the semester for four hours of case discussion. Students will develop comprehensive management plans for twelve scenarios. These scenarios will be presented in case study format, and will focus on the presentation of common conditions of women in various body systems. Students will also complete the module on New York State Prescribing Laws.

Prerequisites: Planned Parenthood Women's Health Care Nurse Practicioner Certificate and Master's Core.
NUR 697  Informatics in Nursing and Health Care  (3 credits)  

This course explores the application of information science in nursing and health care. It defines the recent history of nursing informatics and explores the use of information technologies and systems that support decision-making in nursing practice, administration, research, and education. It explores how nursing informatics expands nursing knowledge and provides the profession with measures of patient outcomes resulting from nursing practice. This course builds upon the core CSIS courses and applies the tools learned within to nursing informatics. The course includes theoretical and practical aspects of file and database management systems as well as legal, ethical, and financial aspects of nursing informatics. Applications specific to the practice of advanced practice nurses are discussed. The course will include a practicum that facilitates the students' learning and application of concepts of nursing informatics in a variety of community-based systems including acute case, home care, long-term, public health agencies and other community agencies.

NUR 698  Nursing and Health Care System Assessment and Development I  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on the assessment and development of information systems relevant to nursing and health care. Systems management strategies will be critiqued. Project management methods and structured systems development techniques are applied to information systems integration within the health care system. This course will explore in depth the use of information systems to evaluate nursing practice outcomes in clinical settings. Data mining analysis, and concept mapping are used to evaluate information to inform decisions in health care practice.

Prerequisites: Department approval and health clearance required.
NUR 699  A Cross-Cultural Study and Comparative Analysis - Health Care Delivery Systems  (3 credits)  

Master's Elective Course. Using a primary health care framework, this international field study course provides the opportunity to analyze how health and health care delivery are affected by history, culture, economics, environment, and education, with an emphasis on the role of professional nursing. Through selected readings, seminars, and on-site visitations, systems of health care delivery in the United States and abroad are analytically compared and contrasted. Orientation sessions and assignments prior to departure familiarize participants with the country or countries to be visited and provide a focus for observation and collegial dialogue in the host country. Each semester the course will focus on health care in a particular country. Students must attend seminars to participate in the study tour.

NUR 705  Principles of Leadership  (3 credits)  

This course provides students with the fundamental tools necessary to assume leadership roles in diverse health care and academic settings. The nursing leader of today is proactive and understands the ever-increasing challenges of the health care industry and higher educational enterprise. Students are given the theoretical foundation to enhance their leadership skills. Various principles of leadership, that have occurred over time, particularly transformational situational and relational leadership, are studied. Guiding, directing, teaching, motivating, coaching, and mentoring others toward goal setting and successful outcomes are considered. Individual leadership styles, as well as emotional intelligence and the concept of transference as they pertain to leading and following are examined. The student will have an opportunity to develop consider systems assessment in order to plan projects addressing contemporary leadership issues in the health care and academic practice settings. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to recognize and negotiate potential barriers to effective leadership.

NUR 706  Educating the Educator: Concepts Behind the Practice of Teaching  (4 credits)  

The history of nursing education and practice provides the context for understanding the concepts behind the practice of teaching. With a philosophical perspective this course provides the student with teaching and learning theories that can be used in various learning environments. Students explore concepts of adult learning within a culturally competent and evidence-based practice framework. In addition students learn theories of evaluation and how to measure outcomes of learning objectives, in order to develop multiple choice, essay type questions, and concepts of test construction. Item analysis, the development of rubrics for assessment and evaluation are introduced and explored.

NUR 707  Developing the Methods: Teaching/Learning Strategies  (4 credits)  

Nursing Education Specialty. This course provides students with student teaching/learning strategies that can be used in today’s educational and practice settings. Students develop program and course objectives and appropriate evaluation methods. Use of technology in educating individuals or groups is discussed. The course focuses on specific learning and teaching strategies such as use of self-reflection, portfolios, journals, seminars, case studies, media, humor, distance learning and technology to enhance critical thinking in learners. Students will design curricula and then present it to a group, using strategies learned in the course.

NUR 708  Joining the Academic and Practice Setting: Elements of the Faculty Role  (4 credits)  

Nursing Education Specialty. Given the increasing demand for nursing educators, this course explores the faculty role and how to be a productive member of a faculty in a university or college setting. Topics include legal and ethical issues in education, cultural diversity in the classroom, tenure and promotion, accreditation, internal and external policies, certification and licensure, collegiality, academic freedom, assessment and testing, and curriculum. During the practicum, students have the opportunity to practice the role of faculty member in a college or university setting.

Prerequisites: NUR 705, 706, (pre or co-requisite: NUR 707) and nursing elective.
NUR 709  Joining the Practice Setting: Elements of the Nurse Educator Role  (4 credits)  

This course prepares students to learn the educator role in practice settings, including staff development and continuing education. Topics include legal and ethical issues, cultural diversity, accreditation, budgeting, testing, and curriculum development. During the practicum, students have an opportunity to practice the role of educator in a health care setting, using principles of total quality management.

Corequisites: NUR 621, NUR 624, NUR 644, NUR 716 and Nursing Elective.
NUR 710  Educating the Administrator: Concepts Behind Nursing Administration  (4 credits)  
NUR 711  Developing the Methods: Administrative Strategies  (4 credits)  
NUR 712  Joining the Health Care Setting: Elements of the Role of the Nurse Administrator  (4 credits)  
NUR 713  Project Based Precepted Leadership Experience  (5 credits)  

This Project-based precepted leadership experience provides the framework whereby students develop the skills needed to initiate projects required as an educator or administrator in practice environments. Precepted leadership experiences enable the student to analyze the internal and external context of the practice site during the initial stage in the strategic planning process for problem/issue identification. An evidence based appraisal of historical and current issues including cultural, economic, policy, politics, ethics, and moral factors will further clarify the problem/issue. The course emphases interdisciplinary work including consultation, collaboration and partnership development. Course faculty mentor students and discuss the progress in their precepted learning experience. Application of the concepts, strategies and role learned in the specialty core serve as the guide for this experience.

Prerequisites: NUR 705. Education students must have completed NUR 706, NUR 707 and NUR 708.
NUR 714  Prj Based Precptr Ldrshp Exp I  (3 credits)  
Prerequisites: NUR 706 or NUR 710, NUR 707 or NUR 711, NUR 708-NUR 709 or NUR 712, NUR 674 and nursing elective. Department approval required.