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Introduction | Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accelerated Associated Degree to Master's Degree
Master of Science in Nursing | Nurse Anethetist Conc.
Nursing Leadership Concentration
Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
School Nursing Concentration
Womens Health Care Concentration | Nursing Courses
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Paula Herberg

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Education Classroom Building 199

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://nursing.fullerton.edu

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ADN to BSN)
Accelerated Associate Degree to Master’s Degree Program (ADN to MSN)
Master of Science in Nursing
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Nurse Anesthetist
    Nursing Leadership
    Women’s Health Care
    School Nursing

FACULTY
Jo-Anne Andre, Arlene Blix, Cheryl Canary, Maryanne Garon, Cindy Greenberg, Barbara Haddard, Paula Herberg, MaryAnn Kelly, Christine Latham, Marsha Orr, Karen Ringl, Sue Robertson, Elaine Rutkowski, Dana Rutledge, Vince Salyers, B. J. Snell, Gwen Spears, Stephanie Vaughn, Penny Weismuller, Mary Wickman

Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia Faculty:
Michael Boytim, Sass Elisha, John Nagelhout, Rochelle Lethiot, Edward Waters

U.C.I. College of Medicine F.N.P. Faculty:
Karen Deck, Camille Fitzpatrick, Merry Grasska, Mary Knudtson, Diana Lithgow, Susan McNaney, Suzanne Phillips


INTRODUCTION
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to provide registered nurses with knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the performance of the professional nursing role and characteristics of the generally educated person. The program prepares a nursing generalist who can provide care within a framework of scientific and professional accountability, and can function independently in a variety of health settings. The program provides students with the necessary foundation for graduate education and specialization and promotes and fosters commitment to lifelong learning for personal and professional growth.

The Master of Science in Nursing provides nurses with the foundation and capability to function independently in a variety of health settings and provide care within a framework of scientific and professional accountability. Both advanced practice nursing and functional options are offered, and students must choose one of these specialty areas. The advanced practice nursing options include client-oriented Nurse Anesthetist, Family Nurse Practitioner, School Nursing and Women’s Health Care concentrations. Within the Women’s Health Care concentration, students will choose an emphasis as either a nurse midwife or women’s health care nurse practitioner. The functional option includes a Nursing Leadership Concentration.

Certified registered nurse anesthetists administer approximately 65 percent of the 26 million cases of anesthetic delivery each year. Family nurse practitioners provide primary health care to family members across the life span, and are sought in a wide variety of settings. Women’s health nurse practitioners provide primary ambulatory health care to women across the life span, primarily working in out-patient offices, but also in hospitals, community clinics, and other settings. Nurse-midwives focus on the care of women during pregnancy and on well-woman gynecologic health care across the life span. They work in a variety of outpatient, hospital and community clinic settings. There are many career possibilities for Master of Science in Nursing degree graduates in the community, in medical centers, corporate health care, school districts, group practice and other independently owned health care services.

The BSN Program is offered at multiple locations throughout the state of California, in partnership with numerous health care organizations. This innovative approach allows students who would be unable to come to campus access to obtain a BSN degree in a “lock step” cohort model program. For current locations see the Department of Nursing’s website.

Student clinical placements in JCAHO or other accredited agencies may require cleared status on background checks. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the nursing department office at 714 278-3336.

Nursing students get hands-on practice

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

The baccalaureate curriculum offers the registered nurse with an associate degree in nursing (or its equivalent) an upper-division program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Graduates are eligible for certification as public health nurses in the State of California.

The baccalaureate program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway - Floor 33, New York, New York 10006. (212) 363-5555.

Admission Requirements

  1. Meet requirements for admission to the university as a transfer student for the BSN completion program.
  2. Completion of an associate degree in nursing or its equivalent.
  3. Current licensure as a registered nurse in California or eligibility for licensure.
  4. Completion of one college level course in each of the following: anatomy (with laboratory), physiology (with laboratory), chemistry (with laboratory), microbiology (with laboratory), psychology, and sociology or anthropology. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) must be attained in each course.
  5. Completion of one year of satisfactory work experience as a registered nurse is recommended.

Admission Procedures
Students are accepted into the nursing program twice each year, in the fall and spring semesters. The University sets deadlines for new applications. For current deadlines, see the Admissions website at http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions.htm.

  1. Submit a university application (available at www.csumentor.edu) and an official transcript of all previous college work to the Office of Admissions and Records.
  2. Submit a nursing application form to the Nursing Program Office (EC 199) with a transcript copy of all previous college work and two letters of reference from current or previous employers or instructors.
  3. Check with the department office for application deadlines and required documents.

Program Regulations

  1. All required nursing and support courses must be taken in sequence. Check each nursing course for prerequisites and co-requisites. Students may enroll in only one clinical course (Nursing 305L, 355L, 402L, or 452L) per semester.
  2. Students must apply for the clinical nursing courses (Nursing 355L, 402L, and 452L) each semester prior to enrollment in the class. (November 1 deadline for spring semester and April 1 for fall semester.) Enrollment in the seminar and clinical sections is limited.
  3. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade-point average in all units attempted and attain a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in all nursing and support courses.
  4. Plus/minus designations are not used for final course grades.
  5. The student who earns less than a grade of “C” (2.0) in nursing or support courses must repeat that course satisfactorily prior to being admitted into the next nursing course in sequence. A nursing or support course may be repeated only one time and requires departmental consent. No more than three nursing courses may be repeated; of these only one may be a clinical course.
  6. For admission into clinical courses, students must have current California R.N. licensure, professional liability insurance, current CPR certificate, documentation of immune status for MMR, varicella, and Hepatitis B, verification of TB testing and annual chest x-ray if PPD is positive, and access to transportation. For senior clinical courses, proof of current driver’s license and automobile insurance are required. Each clinical site has specific requirements students must meet to be placed at that site (e.g., differing security and health clearances, orientation, etc.).
  7. Students are required to consult with an adviser at least once each semester to discuss their study plan.
  8. Professional standards are to be maintained. A student who demonstrates unprofessional behavior or behavior that indicates unsafe practice may be denied progression or may be dismissed from the program. Refer to BSN Handbook for complete progression and retention policy.
  9. Any student with a lapse of five years between clinical nursing courses (Nursing 305, 305L, 355, 355L, 402, 402L, 452, 452L) must take a placement test and remediate, if necessary, before admission to the subsequent clinical nursing courses. This also applies to the Co-requisite theory course (e.g., Nursing 305).

Scholarships, Awards, Financial Aid
Financial aid and community scholarships are available. Maria Dolores Hernandez Scholarship information for nursing students can be requested from the department office. Outstanding Senior Student, W. J. Traber Humanism Award, and Vera Robinson Humor Award are given to graduating seniors.

Requirements for the Degree
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is 124. This consists of a specific combination of prerequisites, general education, nursing, and elective courses. Nursing 302 is required as the first course.

The following courses are required for the nursing major: Nursing 300, 302, 305, 305L, 307, 320, 353, 355, 355L, 357, 400, 400L, 402, 402L, 450, 450L, 452, and 452L Total: 45 units. Nine additional units of CSUF upper-division general electives are required to complete upper-division, in-residence units. A three-unit statistics course, with multivariate, inferential, parametric content, is included as a required course and meets upper-division GE requirements for the BSN degree.

All students must complete the university upper-division baccalaureate writing requirement, which includes the Examination in Writing Proficiency. Nursing 305 and Nursing 305L are approved as meeting the upper-division writing course requirement.

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ACCELERATED ASSOCIATE DEGREE TO MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM (ADN TO MSN)
Nursing Leadership Concentration
The Department of Nursing at California State University, Fullerton, attracts motivated and capable nurses committed to improving professional nursing and health care through clinical practice, health education, leadership, and management. At this time, the Department offers the Accelerated Associate Degree to Master of Science in Nursing (ADN to MSN) Program for students wishing to pursue a master’s in nursing leadership. Although students may decide to apply to other concentrations toward the end of their BSN studies, that is an open competitive process and there are no guarantees of admission. Additionally, the added course work in the other concentrations extends the course of study.

The ADN to MSN Program is specifically for registered nurses wishing to advance their careers through an accelerated program of study combining undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN) level courses leading ultimately to a Master of Science in Nursing degree, and including eligibility for certification in public health nursing in the State of California. Five of the undergraduate nursing courses (9 units total), Nursing 300, 400/400L, and 450/450L, are waived and replaced by their graduate-level counterparts, Nursing 501, 505A, and 507, 507L, as part of the accelerated program. Accelerated students will complete modified assignments in other nursing courses to ensure they possess the prerequisite knowledge and skills from the waived courses to progress through the program as well as be prepared to take the graduate courses. The baccalaureate program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing and the graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate of Nursing Education. Course offerings allow for full-time or part-time study.

CSUF University Admission Requirements

  1. Meet requirements for admission to the university as a transfer student for the BSN completion program.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Completion of an associate degree in nursing or its equivalent.
  4. Current licensure as a registered nurse in California.
  5. Completion of one college level course in each of the following: anatomy (with laboratory), physiology (with laboratory), chemistry (with laboratory), microbiology (with laboratory), psychology, and sociology or anthropology. A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) must be attained in each course.
  6. Completion of one year of satisfactory work experience as a registered nurse is recommended.
  7. Personal written statement of purpose (goals and objectives).
  8. Completion of writing assessment.
  9. Interview with Graduate Program Adviser.

Admission Procedures
Applications for admission to the ADN to MSN Program are accepted only for the fall semester. Admission to the program is contingent upon Nursing Department approval. The University sets deadlines for new applications. For current deadlines, see the Admissions website at
http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions.htm.

  1. Submit a university application (available at www.csumentor.edu) and an official transcript of all previous college work to the Office of Admissions and Records.
  2. Submit a nursing application form to the Nursing Program Office (EC-199) with a transcript copy of all previous college work and two letters of reference from current or previous employers or instructors.
  3. Check with the department office for application deadlines and required documents.

Requirements for Progression to the Master's program

  1. BSN completion program regulations are applicable (see previous page).
  2. Completion of all accelerated baccalaureate level course requirements: Nursing 302, 305, 305L, 307, 320, 353, 355, 355L, 357, Sociology 303, Nursing 402, 402L, 452, 452L, six additional units of upper-division General Education with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher and Nursing 501, 505A, 507, 507L, with a grade of “B”(3.0) or higher.
  3. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Upon completion of the above-listed BSN degree requirements, students apply to the University to enter the Master of Science in Nursing program and begin the University graduate courses beyond those taken as an undergraduate student. Students who enroll in the MSN through this accelerated program pay the same graduate level fees as all other master’s students.

Requirements for Completion of the Master's Degree
The following courses are required to complete the program in Nursing Leadership:

Management 524, Nursing 505B, 508L, 511, 513, 514, 515A&B, 595A&B, and 597A&B or 598A&B and three elective units approved by the graduate adviser.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) prepares students for a specialty focus to expand their career options. The MSN program is designed to foster interdisciplinary collaborative skills and independent functioning within a focused specialty area, called an MSN concentration. Currently there are five MSN concentrations: Nursing Leadership, Nurse Anesthetist, Family Nurse Practitioner, School Nursing and Women’s Health Care. Within the Women’s Health Care concentration, students will choose an emphasis as either a nurse midwife or women’s health care nurse practitioner. The Nursing Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, School Nursing and Women’s Health Care concentrations are flexible, allowing for either full-time or part-time study. The Nurse Anesthetist concentration follows a set full-time schedule. High quality resources, both on and off campus, are available for the MSN concentrations.

Entry Level Master’s in Nursing Pathway
It is anticipated that students will be admitted to the new Entry Level Master’s Degree in Nursing (EL–MSN) pathway beginning in Fall 2007. This degree is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than nursing and provides course work and clinical experiences needed to qualify students for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) and also awards a Master of Science degree in Nursing. The curriculum is designed so that the first 18 months of courses prepare students for the RN licensure exam. Additional graduate level courses (18 months) will provide advanced knowledge and skills designed to help students assume a clinical leadership role in nursing. Prerequisite courses in chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology are available on campus. For more detailed information, please contact the department office.

Scholarships, Awards, Financial Aid

Financial aid and community scholarships are available. Scholarship information is available on the Department’s website and can be requested from the Department office. The Outstanding Graduate, W. J. Traber Humanism Award, and Vera Robinson Humor Award are given out annually to MSN graduates.

Application Deadlines

Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Care, Nursing Leadership and School Nursing: Applications are accepted for fall and spring semester with a deadline of March 1st for fall and October 1st for spring.

Nurse Anesthetist: Applications are accepted for fall semester only with a deadline of November 30th to begin the following fall.

NOTE: Deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. For current information, check the Department of Nursing's website or the University Graduate Studies website http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate.

Admission Requirements
Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program must have:

  1. A baccalaureate or master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution. School nursing applicants may substitute a related non-nursing bachelor’s degree.
  2. A minimum grade-point average of 2.5 in the last 60 units taken is required by the University.
  3. A grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the final 60 units of nursing course work is required by the Department of Nursing. In some concentrations, for GPA deficiencies, students may be allowed to complete other nursing adviser-approved, academic courses that relate to their future concentration option to raise the GPA.
  4. Undergraduate upper-division courses in statistics and research with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better are required for admission. Statistics courses with multivariate, inferential, parametric content will be accepted. School nursing applicants must have an upper-division community health nursing course.
  5. Current California RN license, malpractice insurance, CPR card (BCLS), medical clearance (PPD or chest X-ray), positive titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Varicella. Valid California automobile licensure and insurance are also required. The majority of health care agencies require security clearance for clinical placement.
  6. Three letters of reference and a personal written statement of purpose.
  7. An interview as required.
  8. Applicants who have completed previous coursework may petition the department for potential waiver of units up to the established university limits.

For those interested in the Nurse Anesthetist concentration, additional requirements include:

  1. Minimum of one year of nursing experience in critical care, emergency, or post-anesthesia care.
  2. Completion of ACLS and PALS.

For those interested in the Women’s Health Care concentration, additional requirements include:

  1. Nurse-midwifery specialty - Minimum of 6 months recent clinical nursing experience within labor and delivery or equivalent experience the past 5 years; 1 year experience preferred.
  2. Nurse Practitioner specialty - Minimum of 1 year recent clinical nursing experience preferably in OB/Gyn nursing.

Applicants for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration have additional requirements as follows:

  1. Minimum of three years of clinical nursing experience within the past five years
  2. Applicants for School Nursing must have a preliminary school nurse services credential or be in the process of obtaining this credential.

Admission Procedures
Each of the MSN concentrations has an information packet describing prerequisites and admissions procedures in detail. These can be accessed via the Nursing website at http://nursing.fullerton.edu. Additional questions may be forwarded to the graduate student advisor at (714) 278-7610 or via nursingadvising@fullerton.edu.

Supplemental information relating to the nurse anesthetist concentration may be accessed at http://www.kpsan.org.

Program Regulations
For graduate-level courses, a grade of "B" (3.0) or better is required to progress in the program. This applies to ALL courses in the graduate curriculum, core, specialty and sub-specialty.

Students will be placed on academic probation if they receive a grade less than a "B" (3.0) for graduate courses. Graduate courses are defined as either a semester-long course or as a 'module' within a semester-long course that has stand alone criteria and evaluation processes. The module courses are represented throughout the nurse anesthesia curriculum. Once a student is placed on academic probation there are two possibilities within the Department of Nursing graduate concentrations:

  1. In the nurse anesthesia concentration, students are full time and the curriculum is 'lock-step.' Students are advised when they are accepted into the program that they must complete courses on the time line with their cohort. There is no opportunity for repeating a course within the curriculum. Consequently, if a student who is on academic probation earns a grade that is less than a "B" (3.0), then the student would be dismissed from the concentration and the CSUF nursing program.
  2. In the concentrations that are not 'lock-step,' e.g., administration, family and women's health, students have the option of remediation. A course with a grade of "B-minus" (2.7) or less may be repeated once. Students will be advised that their progression of study may be interrupted if the course where the unacceptable grade is received is prerequisite to others that follow. In other words, if 505A is not passed with an acceptable grade, then the student would not be able to proceed to 505B until the 505A course is remediated. Students will need to remediate the next time the course is taught, which may cause a delay, as courses are only taught once each year. This option can only be used once. A student who receives a second unacceptable grade in another course while in the program will be dismissed from the concentration and the CSUF nursing program.

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NURSE ANESTHETIST CONCENTRATION

In the Nurse Anesthetist concentration, Cal State Fullerton's Department of Nursing has a strong partnership with the Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia. All nurse anesthetist specialty
seminars, lectures and lab courses are held at Kaiser Permanente and affiliated clinical sites utilizing state-of-the-art facilities.

The Nurse Anesthetist concentration requires 71 units of full-time study including a project or thesis. Students who may have completed prior equivalent graduate coursework may complete the degree with a minimum of 52 units. Clinical hours are based on competency
guidelines from the Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia.

Core Requirements (15 units)

Nursing 501 Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing Practice (3)
Nursing 505A Nursing Research & Evaluation for Practice (3)
Nursing 505B Seminar in Nursing Research (3)
Nursing 507 Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Seminar (3)
Nursing 507L Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Lab (3)

Concentration Requirements (52 units)
Nursing 580 Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (3)
Nursing 581 Clinical Studies in Nurse Anesthesia (3)
Nursing 582 Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II (4)
Nursing 584 Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I (3)
Nursing 585L Nurse Anesthesia Practicum I (2)
Nursing 586 Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II (3)
Nursing 587L Nurse Anesthesia Practicum II (5)
Nursing 588 Principles of Nurse Anesthesia III (4)
Nursing 589L Nurse Anesthesia Practicum III (7)
Nursing 590 Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV (4)
Nursing 591L Nurse Anesthesia Practicum IV (7)
Nursing 593L Nurse Anesthesia Practicum V (7)

Thesis/Project/Comp Option (4 units)

Nursing 595A,B Thesis/Project/Comp Seminar (1,1)
   AND Nursing 596A,B Comprehensive Exam (1,1)
    OR 597A,B Project (1,1)
    OR Nursing 598A,B Thesis (1,1)


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NURSING LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION

The Nursing Leadership concentration is held on campus, with community-based mentors contracted to work with students in practicum’s. In consultation with an advisor, mentors and practicum sites are matched to students’ individual interests and goals.

The Nursing Leadership concentration requires 42 units including a project or thesis. This concentration is offered on a part-time or full-time schedule basis.

Core Requirements (13 units)
Nursing 501 Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing Practice (3)
Nursing 505A Nursing Research and Evaluation for Practice (3)
Nursing 505B Research Seminar and Evidence-Based Practice (3)
Nursing 507 Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Seminar (3)
Nursing 507L Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Lab (1)

Concentration Requirements (22 units)
Nursing 508 Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations (3)
Nursing 508L Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations Lab (1)
Nursing 511 Management of Nursing Services (3)
Nursing 513 Nursing Service Economics (3)
Nursing 514 Nursing Service Administration Practicum I (3)
Nursing 515A,B Nursing Service Administration Practicum II A,B (3,3)
Management 524 Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Administration (3)

Elective (3 units)
One course in an area supportive of the student’s area of study is chosen in consultation with the graduate program adviser.

Thesis/Project Option (4 units)
Nursing 595A,B Thesis/Project/Comps Seminar (1,1)
AND Nursing 597A,B Project (1,1)
OR Nursing 598A,B Thesis (1,1)

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FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CONCENTRATION
This 64-unit concentration offers an advanced degree in nursing to baccalaureate nurse graduates interested in a career as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). The program is offered in partnership with University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Office of Nursing and Allied Health. Specialty courses are held at UCI and clinical affiliations throughout the region, allowing students to benefit from the knowledge and practical experience of nurse practitioner/educators, nurse midwives, and clinicians.

Core Requirements (14 units)
Nursing 501 Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing Practice (3)
Nursing 505A Nursing Research & Evaluation for Practice (3)
Nursing 505B Seminar in Nursing Research (3)
Nursing 507 Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Seminar (3)
Nursing 507L Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Lab (2)

Concentration Requirements (46 units)

Nursing 508 Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations (3)
Nursing 508L Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations Lab (2)
Nursing 540 Advanced Pathophysiology: Clinical Implications for Nurses (2)
Nursing 542 Advanced Health Assessment (2)
Nursing 542L Advanced Health Assessment Lab (1)
Nursing 544 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (2)
Nursing 545L Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum I (2)
Nursing 546 Primary Care of Women I: Family Planning/Gynecology (2)
Nursing 548A Primary Care: Acute Problems I (2)
Nursing 548B Primary Care: Acute Problems II (2)
Nursing 548L Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum II (3)
Nursing 552 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
Nursing 554 Primary Care of Women II: Obstetric Health (2)
Nursing 554L Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum III (3)
Nursing 558 Primary Care of Pediatric Patients (2)
Nursing 558L Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum IV (2)
Nursing 560 Primary Care of Adult, Geriatric and Chronic Health Problems (3)
Nursing 560L Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum V (3)
Nursing 564 Common Procedures in Primary Care (2)
Nursing 568L Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum VI (3)

Thesis/Project/Comp Option (4 units)
Nursing 595A,B Thesis/Project/Comps Seminar (1,1)
AND Nursing 596A,B Comprehensive Exam (1,1)
    OR Nursing 597A,B Project (1,1)
    OR Nursing 598A,B Thesis (1,1)

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SCHOOL NURSING CONCENTRATION
The School Nursing Concentration is part of the graduate program as an advanced practice specialty. The framework meets the requirements of the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation guidelines and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Standards of Practice. It incorporates a credential in School Nurse Services (SNS) and the Special Teaching Authorization in Health (STAH). The program requires 29-58 total units, depending upon the student’s prior degree(s) and credential objective.

Core Requirements
Nursing 501 Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing Practice (3)
Nursing 505A Nursing Research and Evaluation for Practice (3)
Nursing 505B Research Seminar and Evidence-Based Practice (3)
Nursing 507 Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Seminar (3)
Nursing 507L Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Lab (1)
Nursing 508 Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations (3)
Nursing 508L Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations Laboratory (1-2)
Nursing 524 Advanced Health Assessment: Ambulatory Pediatrics (4)
Nursing 526 Health Care of the Young Family (3)
Nursing 529L Health Teaching Lab for School Nurses (1)
Nursing 530 School Nurse Specialist I (3)
Nursing 532 School Nurse Specialist II (3)
Nursing 533L School Nurse Specialist Practicum (3)
Nursing 534L Special Teaching Authorization in Health Practicum – STAH (2)

Collateral Courses Required

Secondary Education 550 Instructional Strategies (3)
Counseling 511 Pre-Practicum (3)
Human Communication Studies 461 Audiology and Audiometry (3)
Health Science 455 Designing Health Education Curricula (3)
Special Education 462 Practices and Procedures in Special Education (3)

Thesis/Project Option
Nursing 595A, B Thesis/Project/Comp Seminar (1,1)
AND Nursing 597A, B Project (1,1)
OR Nursing 598A, B Thesis (1,1)

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WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE CONCENTRATION
The Women’s Health Care concentration has two emphases: Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Both emphases require 54 units including a project or comprehensive exam. The Women’s Health Care and the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration share some common advanced practice specialty core courses. In addition, WHC concentration courses are held at CSU, Fullerton and at clinical sites, with nurse midwives and nurse practitioners, throughout the region.

Nurse Midwifery Emphasis

Core Requirements (14 units)
Nursing 501 Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing Practice (3)
Nursing 505A Nursing Research and Evaluation for Practice (3)
Nursing 505B Seminar in Nursing Research (3)
Nursing 507 Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Seminar (3)
Nursing 507L Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Lab (2)

Concentration Requirements (36 units)
Nursing 508 Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations (3)
Nursing 508L Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations Lab (2)
Nursing 540 Advanced Pathophysiology: Clinical Implications for Nurses (2)
Nursing 542 Advanced Health Assessment (2)
Nursing 542L Advance Health Assessment Lab (1)
Nursing 544 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (2)
Nursing 546 Primary Care of Women I: Family Planning/Gynecology (2)
Nursing 548A Primary Care: Acute Problems I (2)
Nursing 548L Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum II (3)
Nursing 552 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
Nursing 570 Basic Women's Health Assessment and Management I (2)
Nursing 572 Basic Women's Health Assessment and Management II (2)
Nursing 573A Internship in Basic Midwifery Practice (2)
Nursing 574 Intermediate Women's Health Assessment and Management I (2)
Nursing 576 Intermediate Women's Health Assessment and Management II (2)
Nursing 577A Internship in Intermediate Nurse Midwifery Practice (2)
Nursing 579A Advanced Women's Midwifery Internship (4)

Thesis/Project/Comp Option (4 units)

Nursing 595A,B Thesis/Project/Comp Seminar (1,1)
AND Nursing 596A,B Comprehensive Exam (1,1)
    OR Nursing 597A,B Project (1,1)
    OR Nursing 598A,B Thesis (1,1)

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Emphasis
Core Requirements (14 units)
Nursing 501 Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing Practice (3)
Nursing 505A Nursing Research and Evaluation for Practice (3)
Nursing 505B Seminar in Nursing Research (3)
Nursing 507 Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Seminar (3)
Nursing 507L Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Lab (2)

Concentration Requirements (36 units)
Nursing 508 Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations (3)
Nursing 508L Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations Lab (2)
Nursing 540 Advanced Pathophysiology: Clinical Implications for Nurses (2)
Nursing 542 Advanced Health Assessment (2)
Nursing 542L Advance Health Assessment Lab (1)
Nursing 544 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (2)
Nursing 546 Primary Care of Women I: Family Planning/Gynecology (2)
Nursing 548A Primary Care: Acute Problems I (2)
Nursing 548L Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum II (3)
Nursing 552 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
Nursing 570 Basic Women’s Health Assessment and Management I (2)
Nursing 573B Basic Women’s Health Care Practicum (4)
Nursing 574 Intermediate Women’s Health Assessment and Management I (2)
Nursing 577B Intermediate Women’s Health Care Practicum (3)
Nursing 579B Advanced Women’s Health Care Practicum (3)

Thesis/Project/Comp Option (4 units)
Nursing 595A,B Thesis/Project/Comp Seminar (1,1)
AND Nursing 596A,B Comprehensive Exam (1,1)
    OR Nursing 597A,B Project (1,1)
    OR Nursing 598A,B Thesis (1,1)

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NURSING COURSES
Courses are designated as NURS in the class schedule.
Note: All clinical nursing courses for the B.S. in Nursing require (1) admission to the university as a nursing major, (2) current California R.N. licensure, (3) junior or senior standing and (4) consent of instructor. The Department of Nursing application, health care information listed under the “Bachelor of Science in Nursing” text above, and references are also required. Nursing 302 must be taken the first semester of enrollment as a nursing major.

NURS 300    Nursing Theories: Basis for Professional Practice

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the B.S. in Nursing. Discussion and comparison of concepts and theories from nursing, humanities, and science with emphasis on their significance to the practice of professional nursing. Includes philosophy and conceptual framework of the nursing program and use of theory in the nursing process.
Units: (3)

NURS 301    Promotion of Optimal Health

Description: Prerequisites: one course from General Education Category III.A.2 and upper-division standing. Advanced health concepts and practices. Common health problems, causative factors, and methods for prevention. Preventive and promotive health concepts and practices explored, integrating physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and environmental factors which inhibit or facilitate optimal health. This is an elective for nursing majors. (Same as Health Science 301)
Units: (3)

NURS 302    Assessment and Planning for Nursing Scholarship

Description: Required as first course in the baccalaureate nursing program. Comprehensive assessment of personal learning style, social support skills, and cognitive and technical nursing skills of first semester BSN students. Initial development program portfolio, including an individualized learning plan that builds on assessment results and personal learning goals. Internet access required. Letter grade or Credit/No Credit.
Units: (2)

NURS 305    Professional Nursing I

Description: Pre/co-requisites: junior standing, Nursing 302 and consent of instructor. Nursing 305L must be taken concurrently. Nursing 300 is a pre/co-requisite. Focuses on professional nursing role, communication and the nursing process. Includes psycho-social concepts relative to health of the individual. Influence of culture, role, social support, and values evaluated. Meets undergraduate writing requirement.
Units: (3)

NURS 305L    Professional Nursing I: Laboratory

Description: Pre/co-requisites: junior standing, Nursing 302 and consent of instructor. Nursing 305 must be taken concurrently. Nursing 300 is a pre/co-requisite. Focuses on interaction and socialization into the professional role. Students utilize the nursing process and explore psycho-social-spiritual-cultural risks to health. Competence in critical thinking, evaluation, and writing is facilitated. Meets undergraduate writing requirement. (6 hours seminar/lab per week)
Units: (2)

NURS 307    Health Promotion: Parent-Child Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the B.S. in Nursing. Theories and issues important in parent-child nursing. Specific nursing interventions useful in promoting health relative to developmental change. Topics explored: genetic counseling, parent-child bonding, sexuality, adaptation patterns from conception through adolescence, cultural determinants.
Units: (3)

NURS 320    The Process of Teaching in Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 300, 305, 305L. Nursing knowledge and skills in clinical teaching situations with individuals, families, and groups. Content includes theories and principles of learning, teaching strategies and methodologies, teaching resources, and evaluation of instruction.
Units: (2)

NURS 350    Nutrition

Description: (Same as Health Science 350)
Units: (3)

NURS 353    Alterations in Health Status: Applications in Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the B.S. in Nursing. Discusses alterations in health status and their applications to nursing practice. Addresses alterations at the cell and system levels, and potential resulting functional changes. Epidemiological approaches and clinical case studies will be presented to support nursing assessments and interventions.
Units: (4)

NURS 355    Professional Nursing II

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 305, 305L. Co-requisite: Nursing 355L. Nursing 353 is to be taken prior to or concurrent with Nursing 355. Adult health assessment including common variations found in the child and older adult. Analysis of health data and identification of health risks of specific groups emphasized. Research findings used to support nursing interventions to reduce risk and promote health.
Units: (3)

NURS 355L    Professional Nursing II: Laboratory/Clinical

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 305, 305L. Nursing 353 is to be taken prior to or concurrent with Nursing 355L. Co-requisite: Nursing 355. Students practice history taking, physical examination techniques and risk identification on peers in supervised on-campus setting. Students apply these skills and intervene to reduce risk and/or promote health with individual clients. (6 hours practicum per week)
Units: (2)

NURS 357    Health Promotion: Adult-Aged Nursing

Description: Prerequisites: admission to the B.S. in Nursing or Gerontology minor and Nursing 300 or 305 and 305L. Developmental theories of adulthood and the aging process are discussed with emphasis on analysis of health behavior of adults. Normative transitions, conflicts of adult life and the nurse’s role in health promotion throughout the adult life cycle are included.
Units: (3)

NURS 400    Professional Dimensions of Nursing

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 300, 305, 305L. Co-requisite: Nursing 400L. Analysis of socioeconomic trends and issues affecting nursing and health care. Bioethics, health care legislation, and roles of professional organizations are examined. Nursing leadership tasks are explored in relation to group dynamics, values clarification, and ethical decision-making. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (2)

NURS 400L    Professional Dimensions of Nursing: Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 300, 305, 305L. Co-requisite: Nursing 400. Understanding of group dynamics theory by assuming leader and member roles. Actual and potential stressors are explored and communication patterns analyzed. Includes examination of pending legislation, health planning, professional organizations, and community health advocacy groups. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (1)

NURS 401    Epidemiology

Description: May be taken as an elective for nursing majors. (Same as Health Science 401)
Units: (3)

NURS 402    Community Health Nursing

Description: Prerequisites: all 300-level nursing courses. Co-requisite: Nursing 402L. Theories of community health and nursing synthesized to help students facilitate the adaptation process of clients, families, and communities to attain and maintain optimal health. Emphasis on family health care, assessment of community health needs, advocacy, and collaborative role.
Units: (3)

NURS 402L    Community Health Nursing: Clinical

Description: Prerequisites: 300-level nursing courses. Co-requisite: Nursing 402. Application of community health nursing concepts to family health care in the community milieu. Students collaborate with families and others and use community resources to promote optimal family health and improve health status. (9 hours practicum per week)
Units: (3)

NURS 450    Nursing Research

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 300, statistics course that includes inferential, parametric statistics. Co-requisite: Nursing 450L. Historical, philosophical, and ethical aspects of nursing research. Relationship between nursing research and professional accountability. Principles and methods of research process with emphasis on evaluating research for use in leadership and professional role.
Units: (2)

NURS 450L    Nursing Research: Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 300, statistics course that includes inferential, parametric statistics. Co-requisite: Nursing 450. Evaluation of specific nursing studies to determine significance and applicability to nursing practice.
Units: (1)

NURS 452    Leadership/Management in Professional Nursing

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 400, 400L, 402, 402L, and successful completion of the English Writing Proficiency (EWP) Exam. Co-requisite: Nursing 452L. Nursing 450 and 450L must be taken prior to or concurrently. Theories of leadership/management; concepts of power, motivation, decision-making, change, and management skills related to the professional nursing role in the health care system.
Units: (3)

NURS 452L    Leadership/Management in Professional Nursing: Clinical

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 400, 400L, 402, 402L. Co-requisite: Nursing 452. Nursing 450 and 450L must be taken prior to or concurrently. Application of leadership/management theories and skills in student-selected and faculty approved clinical settings.
Units: (3)

NURS 499    Independent Study in Nursing

Description: Prerequisites: senior standing in nursing and/or consent of instructor. Individually supervised studies and/or projects.
Units: (1-3)

NURS 501    Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing Practice

Description: Prerequisite: graduate status or consent of instructor. Study and critique of the organization and development of nursing knowledge. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

NURS 505A    Nursing Research and Evaluation for Practice

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. An overview of research methodology, research problems, interpretation and utilization of research results, with emphasis on critique of qualitative and quantitative nursing research.
Units: (3)

NURS 505B    Seminar in Nursing Research

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examination of concepts and issues related to evidence-based practice. The course focus is the development and refinement of the directed project/research proposal. The proposal includes problem/purpose statements, literature review, measurement tools, work plan, timeline, method, and evaluation (analysis/synthesis) plan.
Units: (3)

NURS 507    Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Seminar

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Co-requisite: Nursing 507L. This advanced course applies critical thinking and decision making theory to professional issues within the context of ethical/legal and public policy considerations and with multidisciplinary health teams.
Units: (3)

NURS 507L    Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Lab

Description: Co-requisite: Nursing 507. This advanced course applies critical thinking and decision making theory to professional issues within the context of ethical/legal and public policy considerations and with multidisciplinary health teams.
Units: (1-3)

NURS 508    Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 501 and 505A. Co-requisite: Nursing 508L. This course applies the epidemiological model to analyze the health risk factors that place populations at risk for health conditions and plan nursing interventions to promote health and prevent disease.
Units: (3)

NURS 508L    Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations Laboratory

Description: Co-requisite: Nursing 508. This course applies content from Nursing 508 to a specific specialty concentration. The course focuses on using appropriate models and theories to analyze the health risk factors that place populations at risk for a variety of health conditions and to plan nursing interventions to promote health and prevent disease. It includes collaborative skills in working with a multi-disciplinary health team.
Units: (1-2)

NURS 511    Management of Nursing Services

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the Nursing Leadership concentration or consent of the instructor. Focuses on theoretical bases for organizational context, structure, and function. Includes models for strategic management of services in a health care industry that deals with diverse client populations.
Units: (3)

NURS 513    Nursing Service Economics

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the Nursing Leadership concentration. Economics of nursing services applied within the organizational context of health care systems.
Units: (3)

NURS 514    Nursing Service Administration Practicum I

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 513. Co-requisite: Nursing 511. Supervised learning experiences in administration of nursing services. Focuses on application of organizational and nursing theories and identification of researchable problems in nursing service administration. (1 hour seminar and 8 hours practicum per week.)
Units: (3)

NURS 515A     Nursing Service Administration Practicum IIA

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 514. Synthesis of theory and practice to develop and utilize techniques for strategic management in nursing service administration. Includes issues relevant to advanced clinical practice in nursing. (1 hour seminar and 8 hours practicum per week, each semester)
Units: (3)

NURS 515B    Nursing Service Administration Practicum IIB

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 514. Synthesis of theory and practice to develop and utilize techniques for strategic management in nursing service administration. Includes issues relevant to advanced clinical practice in nursing. (1 hour seminar and 8 hours practicum per week, each semester)
Units: (3)

NURS 521    Issues in Health Care of the Aged

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 501, graduate status, or consent of instructor. Exploration of the interrelationships of various issues, trends, and theories related to the aging and the delivery and utilization of health care. Focus upon case studies of the older adult to explore selected ethical theories and dilemmas in health care.
Units: (3)

NURS 522    Implications for Nursing the Aged: Physiological Interventions

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 501 and 505A (or co-requisite) or consent of instructor. Study of normal aspects of aging with emphasis upon common health deviations. Application of selected theories and research relevant to nursing care of the aged. Identification and management of alterations in health status of the aged.
Units: (3)

NURS 523    Implications for Nursing the Aged: Psychosocial Interventions

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 521 or consent of instructor.  Common psychosocial problems of older adults and nursing intervention strategies to promote and maintain optimal psychosocial functioning. Differentiation between healthy cognitive, affective and interpersonal functioning, and behavior that indicates actual or potential health deviation is the focus of fieldwork.
Units: (3)

NURS 524    Advanced Health Assessment: Ambulatory Pediatrics

Description: Prerequisite: an undergraduate course in Health Assessment and admission to the school nursing program. Course focuses on the knowledge/skills required to conduct a pediatric assessment appropriate to the age of the child/adolescent and the nature of the visit. Emphasis includes collection, analysis, and application of health/physical assessment data on children within the school environment.
Units: (4)

NURS 525    Advanced Gerontological Nursing

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 522 and Nursing 523. Synthesis of theory and research in the application to clinical problems of the well, frail, and ill elderly. Course focuses upon nursing interventions that advocate for the health care of the elderly. Fieldwork offers opportunity of innovative and diverse practice options.
Units: (6)

NURS 526    Health Care for the Young Family

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 505A. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and provide health promotion/disease prevention information to school staff, parents, and their children. Focus is on review of developmental/behavioral theories and assessment techniques and strategies for health lifestyles.
Units: (3)

NURS 529L    Health Teaching Lab for School Nurses

Description: Prerequisite: Co-requisite EDSC 550. Field-based course which meets requirements for observation of health teaching in the classroom as stated in the Special Teaching Authorization in Health (STAH) standards.
Units: (1)

NURS 530    School Nurse Specialist I

Description: Advanced theory and practice of school nursing with emphasis on the health care provider role of the school nurse with children of varying ages, including those with special needs and learning disabilities.
Units: (3)

NURS 532    School Nurse Specialist II

Description: Prerequisite: admission to graduate program. Advanced practice role of school nurses focusing on program level issues. Emphasis is on management, coordination, resource utilization, advocacy, health care policy, and communication with school staff, educators, administrators, clients, and families within school districts.
Units: (3)

NURS 533L    School Nurse Specialist Practicum

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 530 and 532. Field study applying theory, research, and clinical skills related to the multifaceted role of the professional school nurse. Emphasizing planning, coordinating, and providing health care in school/community settings. Focuses on the assessment and management of children’s health care needs.
Units: (3)

NURS 534L    Special Teaching Authorization in Health (STAH) Practicum

Description: Pre/co-requisites: HESC 455; EDSC 550; NURS 529L. Students apply and evaluate theories and strategies of instruction, curriculum, and learning while practicing in the role of a health educator in a school/classroom setting with a master teacher. Meets the student teaching requirement for the STAH Credential.
Units: (2)

NURS 540    Advanced Pathophysiology: Clinical Implications for Nurses

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing. Course covers principles of normal body functioning, pathophysiologic and psychological changes occurring with altered health across life span. Clinical case studies utilized to demonstrate the pathophysiologic basis for assessment and management of common health problems.
Units: (2)

NURS 542    Advanced Health Assessment

Description: Prerequisite: graduate nursing standing. Application of theoretical concepts related to comprehensive health assessment of patients across the lifespan. Emphasis on analysis, synthesis, and application of comprehensive health assessment data including the bio-psychosocial, development, and environmental needs of patients and families.
Units: (2)

NURS 542L    Advanced Health Assessment Laboratory

Description: C-requisite: Nursing 542. Comprehensive clinical application of advanced health assessment skills and strategies necessary for advanced practice nursing role in a particular area of specialization. (3 hours practicum per week)
Units: (1)

NURS 544    Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

Description: Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Emphasis on national clinical preventive services guidelines for health promotion, disease prevention, health assessment and screening pertinent to various age groups.
Units: (2)

NURS 545L    Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum I

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 542, 542L, and 544.  This clinical experience is designed to provide clinical application of theory and research related to the advanced health assessment and health promotion across the lifespan. (6 hours practicum per week)
Units: (2)

NURS 546    Primary Care of Women I: Family Planning/Gynecology

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 540, 542, and 542L. Primary health care of women by advanced practice nurses from adolescence through adulthood including assessment, diagnosis prevention, current research, management and education of common gynecologic and family planning health care needs.
Units: (2)

NURS 548A     Primary Care: Acute Problems I

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 540, 542 and 542L. Nursing 548A is prerequisite to 548B. Focuses on theory and research related to the most basic and common acute or episodic problems affecting patients and families across the lifespan. Discussion includes health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, differential diagnosis, management, and patient/family education and counseling related to these conditions. Concepts of quality health care, resource management, and shared-decision making are emphasized.
Units: (2)

NURS 548B    Primary Care: Acute Problems II

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 540, 542 and 542L. Nursing 548A is prerequisite to 548B. Focuses on theory and research related to the most basic and common acute or episodic problems affecting patients and families across the lifespan. Discussion includes health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, differential diagnosis, management, and patient/family education and counseling related to these conditions. Concepts of quality health care, resource management, and shared-decision making are emphasized.
Units: (2)

NURS 548L    Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum II

Description: Co-requisite: Nursing 548. Continued clinical field study applying theory, research, and developing clinical skills related to the provision of care to pediatric and adult patients and their families, including gynecology and family planning, in increasingly complex clinical situations. (9 hours practicum per week)
Units: (3)

NURS 552    Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Advanced course of pharmacology and pharmacotheurapeutic content and application relevant to the Advanced Practice Nurse.
Units: (3)

NURS 554    Primary Care of Women II: Obstetric Health

Description: Co-requisite: Nursing 554L. This course focuses on theory and research related to the obstetrical health care needs of women. Assessment, management, and education/counseling needs of women during pregnancy are emphasized. Social, physiological, legal and ethical issues associated with pre and postnatal care are included.
Units: (2)

NURS 554L    Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum III

Description: Co-requisite: Nursing 554. Clinical application of theory and research through clinical experiences in selected primary care settings designed to provide students with competencies in assessment, diagnosis, management, and education/counseling in selected populations. (9 hours practicum per week)
Units: (3)

NURS 558    Primary Care of Pediatric Patients

Description: Co-requisite: Nursing 558L. Prerequisite: Second year graduate standing. Theory and research-based management of common pediatric health problems encountered in primary care setting focusing on socioeconomic, political, cultural and ethical influences. Population based disease management models are covered.
Units: (2)

NURS 558L    Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum IV

Description: Co-requisite: Nursing 558.  Clinical field study applying theory, research, and developing clinical skills in selected populations within primary care settings. Emphasis includes developmental needs of clients in relation to family, social and cultural structure. (6 hours practicum per week)
Units: (2)

NURS 560    Primary Care of Adult, Geriatric and Chronic Health Problems

Description: Co-requisite: Nursing 560L. Common health problems affecting adult and geriatric patients and their families. Theory and research related to comprehensive assessment, clinical decision-making and differential diagnosis, management and patient/family education of health problems in primary care settings.
Units: (3)

NURS 560L    Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum V

Description: Prerequisite: second-year graduate student. Co-requisite: Nursing 560. Clinical practicum applying theory, research and developing clinical skills related to the care of the family with special emphasis on acute and chronic illnesses with complex presentations in primary care settings. Emphasis includes assessment, diagnosis, management, patient/family education, lifestyle modification and counseling strategies. (9 hours practicum per week)
Units: (3)

NURS 564    Common Procedures in Primary Care

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor. This course introduces nurse practitioner students to the theoretical basis for common procedures performed in primary care clinical practice. Focus includes EKG interpretation, x-ray interpretation, minor surgery and orthopedic procedures. Faculty-supervised simulated practice sessions are included. Course may be repeated once.
Units: (2)

NURS 568L    Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum VI

Description: Prerequisite: completion of all other FNP courses and consent of instructor. This is the culminating clinical experience for family nurse practitioner students and serves as a transition from the student role to the advanced practice nurse. (9 hours practicum per week.)
Units: (3)

NURS 570    Basic Women’s Health Assessment and Management I

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing with Women’s Health Concentration. Review theory, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of ambulatory care for women during childbearing and postpartum/family planning periods in culturally diverse populations. Research findings within the framework of the normalcy of childbearing will be emphasized.
Units: (2)

NURS 572    Basic Women’s Health Assessment and Management II

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing with Nurse Midwifery Specialty. Co-requisite: Nursing 570. Theory, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of women during labor, birth and the immediate postpartum/newborn.
Units: (2)

NURS 573A    Internship in Basic Midwifery Practice

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing with Nurse Midwifery specialty. Pre- or co-requisite: Nursing 570 and 572. Application of basic midwifery knowledge in the clinical setting. Clinical internship of health promotion, diagnosis, and management of low risk childbearing women and newborns emphasized. Clinical management of women needing gynecologic and primary care included.
Units: (2)

NURS 573B    Basic Women’s Health Care Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: Graduate standing with Nurse Practitioner specialty. Pre- or co-requisite: Nursing 570. Application of basic Advanced Practice Nursing knowledge in the clinical setting. Clinical practicum of health promotion, diagnosis, and management of low risk childbearing women emphasized. Clinical management of women needing gynecologic and primary care included. (minimum 12 hours practicum per week)
Units: (4)

NURS 574    Intermediate Women’s Health Assessment and Management I

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 570. Theory, research, assessment, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of complications related to ambulatory health care of women are reviewed. Emphasis on domestic violence reviewed. Evaluation of research findings will be emphasized.
Units: (2)

NURS 576    Intermediate Women’s Health Assessment and Management II

Description: Prerequisite: Graduate standing with Nurse Midwifery Specialty; Nursing 572. Analysis of theory, research, assessment, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of complications related to health care of women and newborns through labor, birth and the newborn period. Emphasis placed on co-management and collaborative management strategies.
Units: (2)

NURS 577A    Internship in Intermediate Nurse Midwifery Practice

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 570, 572 and 573A. Co-requisite: Nursing 574 and 576. Clinical application of knowledge in midwifery practice for childbearing women and newborns with moderate to high risk factors. Emphasis placed on co-management and collaborative management. Clinical management of women needing gynecologic and primary care included.
Units: (2)

NURS 577B    Intermediate Women’s Health Care Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 573B. Co-requisite: Nursing 574. Clinical application of knowledge in Advanced Practice Nursing for care of women with moderate to high risk conditions in pregnancy. Emphasis placed on co-management and collaborative management. Clinical management of women needing gynecologic and primary care included. (Minimum 9 hours practicum per week)
Units: (3)

NURS 579A    Advanced Nurse Midwifery Internship

Description: Prerequisite: successful completion of all didactic and clinical courses related to the Nurse Midwifery specialty. This capstone course is the synthesis of clinical knowledge and skill for advanced practice in women’s health. Residency incorporates full scope practice and primary care to prepare for independent practice as a nurse-midwife.
Units: (2)

NURS 579B    Advanced Women’s Health Care Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: successful completion of all courses related to specialty. This capstone course is the synthesis of clinical knowledge and skill for advanced practice in women’s health. Residency incorporates full scope practice and primary care to prepare for independent practice as a women’s health care nurse practitioner. (Minimum 9 hours practicum per week)
Units: (3)

NURS 580    Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the nurse anesthetist concentration. This course will provide the anesthesia student with the scientific foundations of anesthesia practice. Integration of neuro-anatomical, biological, physical, and pharmacological principles will serve as a basis for the assessment and management of the patient undergoing anesthesia.
Units: (3)

NURS 581    Clinical Studies in Nurse Anesthesia

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the nurse anesthetist concentration. Provides students with an understanding of basic anesthesia theories and applications prior to entry into clinical practice. Emphasis includes perioperative patient assessment, airway management, anesthesia monitoring and treatment modalities.
Units: (3)

NURS 582    Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 580. Co-requisite: Nursing 584. Pre or co-requisite: Nursing 505A. This course is second in a sequence that will provide the anesthesia student with selected scientific foundations of anesthesia practice, focusing on cardiopulmonary and renal systems.
Units: (4)

NURS 584    Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 581. Co-requisite: Nursing 585L. Pre or co-requisite: Nursing 505A. Provides students with the pathophysiological basis for anesthesia as related to high risk, special needs populations and specific clinical situations. Case study discussions incorporate anesthesia theory and principles.
Units: (3)

NURS 585L    Nurse Anesthesia Practicum I

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 581. Co-requisite: Nursing 584. Preceptored clinical experience designed to provide the nurse anesthetist student with clinical application of the foundational principles of anesthesia. (6 hours practicum per week)
Units: (2)

NURS 586    Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 584. Co-requisite: Nursing 587L. This course focuses on advanced theory of anesthesia management for specialized patient populations, focusing on obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and obesity, including principles which underlie competent operative planning, decision making, and case management.
Units: (3)

NURS 587L    Nurse Anesthesia Practicum II

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 585L. Co-requisite: Nursing 586. Preceptored clinical experience designed to provide the nurse anesthetist student with clinical application of increasingly complex clinical situations. (15 hours practicum per week)
Units: (5)

NURS 588    Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice III

Description: Course incorporates the pathophsychologic basis for anesthesia case management including pulmonary and cardiothoracic care. Principles of regional anesthesia will also be studied. Application of current scientific literature will be reviewed and emphasized.
Units: (4)

NURS 589L    Nurse Anesthesia Practicum III

Description: Continuing preceptored clinical experience designed to provide the nurse anesthetist student with clinical application of increasingly complex clinical situations and clinical decision-making in the practice of anesthesia. (21 hours practicum per week)
Units: (7)

NURS 590    Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 588. Co-requisite: Nursing 591L. Course incorporates the pathophysiologic basis for anesthesia management including neurologic, endocrine, and gastro-intestinal care. The course integrates concepts of pharmacology related to anesthesia and the application of current scientific research findings in these populations.
Units: (4)

NURS 591L    Nurse Anesthesia Practicum IV

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 589L. Co-requisite: Nursing 590. Preceptored clinical experience designed to provide the nurse anesthetist student with clinical application of increasingly complex clinical situations. (21 hours practicum per week)
Units: (7)

NURS 593L    Nurse Anesthesia Practicum V

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 591L. Co-requisite: Nursing 592. Culminating preceptored clinical experience designed to provide the nurse anesthetist student with clinical practice in all areas of anesthesia management. (21 hours practicum per week)
Units: (7)

NURS 595A     Thesis/Project/Comprehensive Exam Seminar

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505A,B. Nursing 597A,B or 598A,B are co-requisites as appropriate. These seminar courses facilitate completion of projects and thesis research leading to the master’s degree with an emphasis on assisting students with logistical and technical requirements at various phases of a research investigation or the conduct of a project. (Minimum 3 hours per week per semester)
Units: (1)

NURS 595B    Thesis/Project/Comprehensive Exam Seminar

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505A,B. Nursing 597A,B or 598A,B are co-requisites as appropriate. These seminar courses facilitate completion of projects and thesis research leading to the master’s degree with an emphasis on assisting students with logistical and technical requirements at various phases of a research investigation or the conduct of a project. (Minimum 3 hours per week per semester)
Units: (1)

NURS 596A    Comprehensive Clinical Practicum

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505B; co-requisite, Nursing 595A,B. Covers low- to high-risk patient assessment and management through case study and skills lab competency. Outcome includes simulated patient evaluation/management and comprehensive examination demonstrating student’s application of knowledge and skills. This is a full-year course over two semesters. (Minimum 3 hours per week per semester)
Units: (1)

NURS 596B    Comprehensive Clinical Practicum

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505B; co-requisite, Nursing 595A,B. Covers low- to high-risk patient assessment and management through case study and skills lab competency. Outcome includes simulated patient evaluation/management and comprehensive examination demonstrating student’s application of knowledge and skills. This is a full-year course over two semesters. (Minimum 3 hours per week per semester)
Units: (1)

NURS 597A    Project

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505B and consent of the instructor; Nursing 595A,B are co-requisite courses. Nursing 597A is prerequisite to 597B. Identification of specific issues/problems in degree concentration and development and completion of project.
Units: (1)

NURS 597B    Project

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505B and consent of the instructor; Nursing 595A,B are co-requisite courses. Nursing 597A is prerequisite to 597B. Identification of specific issues/problems in degree concentration and development and completion of project.
Units: (1)

NURS 598A    Thesis

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505B and consent of the instructor for Nursing 598A; Nursing 598A is a prerequisite to Nursing 598B; Nursing 595 A,B are co-requisite courses. Individual research with conferences with instructor, culminating in a thesis.
Units: (1)

NURS 598B    Thesis

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505B and consent of the instructor for Nursing 598A; Nursing 598A is a prerequisite to Nursing 598B; Nursing 595 A,B are co-requisite courses. Individual research with conferences with instructor, culminating in a thesis.
Units: (1)

NURS 599    Independent Graduate Study

Description: Prerequisite: graduate student status and consent of instructor. Independent inquiry resulting in oral or written report. May be repeated with different content for additional credit.
Units: (1-3)

 

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