California State University, Fullerton

Nursing

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Cindy Greenberg

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Education Classroom Building 190

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://nursing.fullerton.edu/

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Entry-Level BSN
RN to BSN
Master of Science in Nursing
Entry-Level MSN
Accelerated RN to Master’s Degree
Program (RN to MSN)
Nursing Leadership
Nurse Anesthetist
Women’s Health Care
School Nursing

FACULTY
Sadeeka Al-Majid, Jo-Anne Andre, Cheryl Canary, Barbara Doyer, Quannetta Edwards, Maryanne Garon, Nina Ghazaee, Cynthia Grauvogl, Cindy Greenberg, Barbara Haddad, Judy Hervey, MaryAnn Kelly, Judith Kerns, Laurie Lang, Christine Latham, Vanessa Miller, Marsha Orr, Rebecca Otten, Victoria Randazzo, Karen Ringl, Sue Robertson, Elaine Rutkowski, Dana Rutledge, Nita Slater, B. J. Snell, Katherine Tong, Stephanie Vaughn, Penny Weismuller, Mary Wickman

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

INTRODUCTION
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to provide students 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, 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. 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 RN to 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 Joint Commission or other accredited agencies require cleared status on background checks. All programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The baccalaureate curriculum offers entry-level students and registered nurses 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 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Scholarships, Awards, Financial Aid

Financial aid and community scholarships are available. Maria Dolores Hernandez Scholarship information for nursing students is available on the department website. Outstanding Graduate Student, W. J. Traber Humanism Award, and Vera Robinson Humor Award are given to graduating seniors.

ENTRY-LEVEL BACCALAUREATE PATHWAY
The entry-level baccalaureate (EL-BSN) curriculum offers students who are not registered nurses (RNs) a pathway 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 EL-BSN programis accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Admission Requirements
1. Meet requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Completion of the following prerequistes with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0): Math, English, Critical Thinking, Speech/Communication, Anatomy and Physiology (with laboratory), Microbiology (with laboratory), and Chemistry: Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry (with laboratory). Sciences have a recency requirement of five years.
Admission Procedures
Admission to the EL-BSN pathway is a two-step process. The first step requires application to the University as a “pre-nursing” major. Students are accepted into the nursing program once a year in the fall semester only. The University sets deadlines for new applications. For current deadlines, see the Admissions website at http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions.htm.
1. Attend a mandatory information session (registration information is available at http://nursing.fullerton.edu).
2. Submit a university application (freshmen and upper division transfer applications) available at www.csumentor.edu and an official transcript of all previous college work. Lower division transfer students apply directly to the Department of Nursing only.
3. Submit a nursing application form to the Department of Nursing Office (EC-190) with an official transcript of all previous college work (application available at http://nursing.fullerton.edu).
4. Please note that admission to the University as a pre-nursing student does not guarantee admission to the EL-BSN major. This program has impacted status which means that more applications are received than spaces available.
5. Applications are screened using supplemental admission criteria including pre-requisite course completion, minimum GPA requirement, TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) examination, application/volunteer work experience, and residency. Information about TEAS testing dates and times is available at http://nursing.fullerton.edu.

Program Regulations
1. All required nursing courses must be taken in sequence. Theory and clinical nursing courses must be taken concurrently.
2. 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. Plus/minus designations are not used for final course grades.
3. 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 readmitted to the next nursing course in sequence. Readmission occurs on a space available basis only. A nursing or support course may be repeated only one time and requires departmental consent. No more than three nursing courses may be repeated; only one of these may be a clinical course.
4. For admission into clinical courses, students are required to have professional liability insurance, a clear criminal background check, current health insurance, current American Heart CPR certification for healthcare providers, and must meet the health requirements of the University and assigned clinical agencies. Health clearance requirements include a physical exam, two (2) step Tuberculosis screening or chest x-ray with annual symptom screening, positive titers for measles, mumps, varicella, hepatitis-B, and flu vaccine.
5. Professional standards are to be maintained. An impaired student or 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 the BSN and supplemental EL-BSN Handbook for complete progression and retention policy.

Requirements for Degree
The total number of units required for the entry-level pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is 127. Degree requirements consist of a specific combination of prerequisites, general education, and other nursing courses. The following courses are required for the EL-BSN nursing major: NURS 321, 321L, 322, 323, 324, 400, 400L, 402, 402L, 403, 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L, 406, 406L, 407, 407L, 410, 410L, 411, 411L, 450, 450L and a 4-unit preceptorship.
RN TO BSN PATHWAY

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 Department of Nursing Office (EC-190) 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 of Nursing website 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 American Heart CPR certification for health care providers, documentation of immune status for MMR, varicella, and Hepatitis B, verification of TB testing and annual chest x-ray if PPD is positive, record of flu vaccine 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).

Requirements for the Degree
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN pathway is 123. 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: 44 units. Nine additional units of CSUF upper-division general electives are required to complete upper-division, in-residence units. A 3-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.

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. Current MSN concentrations are: Nursing Leadership, Nurse Anesthetist, 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, 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.

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
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 packet with required checklist items to the Department of Nursing Office (EC-190) with a transcript copy of all previous college work and three letters of reference from current or previous employers or instructors.
The packet can be found on the Department of Nursing website at http://nursing.fullerton.edu.
Women’s Health Care, Nursing Leadership and School Nursing: Applications are accepted for fall and occasionally for spring semester with a deadline of March 1 for fall and October 1 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.

Admission Requirements
Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program must have:
1. An associate degree in nursing from an accredited institution or its equivalent (except EL-MSN).
2. A grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the final 60 units of nursing coursework is required by the Department of Nursing .
3. Undergraduate upper-division courses in statistics (except RN to MSN) and research (except RN to MSN and EL-MSN) with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better are required for admission. Statistics courses with multivariate, inferential, parametric content will be accepted.
4. An upper-division community health nursing course (except RN to MSN and EL-MSN applicants).
5. Current California RN license, professional liability insurance, CPR card (BCLS), medical clearance (PPD or chest X-ray), proof of influenza vaccine or declination; 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.

Applicants for the Nursing Leadership Concentration: EL-MSN Clinical Pathway must fulfill the following additional requirements:
1. Attend a mandatory information session (registration information is available at http://nursing.fullerton.edu).
2. Complete the following pre-requisites with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0): Anatomy and Physiology (with laboratory), Chemistry: Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry (with laboratory), English, Speech/Communication, Microbiology (with laboratory), Psychology, Sociology or Cultural Anthropology, and Statistics. All sciences have a recency requirement of five years.
Applicants for the Accelerated RN to Master’s Degree Pathway must fulfill the following additional requirements:
1. Meet requirements for admission to the university as a transfer student for the BSN completion program.
2. Complete 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.
3. Complete one year of satisfactory work experience as a registered nurse is recommended.
4. Personal written statement of purpose (goals and objectives).
5. Complete writing assessment.
6. Interview with Graduate Program Adviser.
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 six months recent clinical nursing experience within labor and delivery or equivalent experience the past five years; one year experience preferred.
2. Nurse Practitioner specialty - Minimum of one year recent clinical nursing experience preferably in OB/Gyn nursing.
For those interested in the School Nursing concentration, additional requirements include:
1. 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. 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.
In the Nursing Leadership Concentration: EL-MSN Clinical Pathway, students are required to maintain full-time status in foundational coursework. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in all coursework to remain in the EL-MSN program. A grade of “C” (2.0) is required of EL-MSN students in foundational nursing courses and a grade of “B” (3.0) is required in graduate courses. The student who earns less than a grade of “C” (2.0) in foundational nursing courses must repeat that course satisfactorily prior to being readmitted to the next nursing course in sequence. Readmission occurs on a space available basis only. A nursing course may be repeated only one time and requires departmental consent. No more than three nursing courses may be repeated; only one of these may be a clinical course.
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 concentrations that are not “lock-step,” e.g., nursing leadership, school nurse and women’s health, students have the option of remediation. A course with a grade of “B- ” (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.
2. 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.

NURSING LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION
The Nursing Leadership concentration is offered on campus based and in a blended model, utilizing distance methodologies. Community-based mentors are contracted to work with students in practicum settings. 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 Theoretical Basis of Leadership and Organizations in
Nursing (3)
Nursing 513 Nursing Service Economics (3)
Nursing 514 Nursing Service Leadership Practicum I (3)
Nursing 515A,B Nursing Service Leadership Practicum II A,B (3,3)

Electives (6 units)
Two courses in areas supportive of the student’s focus of study are chosen in consultation with the graduate program adviser.
Thesis/Project Option (4 units)
Nursing 595A,B Thesis/Project/Comprehensive Examination
Seminar (1,1)
Nursing 597A,B Project (1,1)
OR Nursing 598A,B Thesis (1,1)
Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology
Students in the MSN Nursing Leadership blended model, utilizing distance methodologies concentration, may elect three additional courses (9 units) and gain a certificate in Instructional Design and Technology. This certificate will be offered in collaboration with the Department of Education, requires a separate application and is tailored to prepare nursing leaders with basics in instructional design and technology, instructional approaches, and computer-based design principles.
IDT 520 Instructional Design Issues for Technology-Based Instruction (3)
IDT 525 Instructional Approaches in Learning and Cognition (3)
IDT 530 Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Technology-based Instruction (3)

ACCELERATED RN TO MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM (RN 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 RN to Master of Science in Nursing (RN 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 coursework in the other concentrations extends the course of study.
The RN 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 Degree in Nursing: Nursing Leadership concentration, and including eligibility for certification in public health nursing in the State of California. Five of the undergraduate nursing courses (nine 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. Course offerings allow for full-time or part-time study.
Admission Procedures
Applications for admission to the RN to MSN Program are accepted only for the fall semester. Admission to the program is contingent upon Nursing Department approval.
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: Nursing 505B, 508, 508L, 511, 513, 514, 515A,B, 595A,B, and 597A,B or 598A,B and six elective units approved by the graduate adviser.
NURSING LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION: EL-MSN CLINICAL PATHWAY
A pathway to the Master of Science Degree in Nursing, called the entry-level (EL-MSN) pathway, is available for students who are not registered nurses (RNs). Students progress through foundational nursing coursework, graduate coursework for the EL-MSN pathway, and then are awarded a Master of Science degree in Nursing. Once accepted to the EL-MSN pathway, students enroll in foundational nursing courses in the areas of Medical-Surgical, Maternal/Child, Mental Health/Psychiatric, Geriatric, and Community-based nursing. These courses provide the theoretical and clinical experiences necessary to qualify students for RN licensure and include the following: NURS 321, 321L, 322, 323, 324, 402, 402L, 403, 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L, 406, 406L, 407, 407L, 410, 410L, 411, and 411L . Following completion of nursing courses (54 units) students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of the NCLEX provides students with the license required to practice professional nursing as a RN. Additional graduate courses (46 units) in the major complete the requirements for the MSN degree. Graduates are eligible for certification as public health nurses in the State of California.

Core Requirements (15 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 (3)
Concentration Requirements (27 units)
Nursing 402 Community Health Nursing (3)
Nursing 402L Community Health Nursing Lab (3)
Nursing 508 Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations (3)
Nursing 508L Vulnerable Populations Lab (1)
Nursing 511 Theoretical Basis of Leadership Organization (3)
Nursing 513 Nursing Service Economics (3)
Nursing 514 Nursing Services Administration Practicum I
Nursing 540 Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses (2)
Nursing 542 Advanced Health Assessment (2)
Nursing 542L Advanced Health Assessment Lab (1)
Nursing 552 Advanced Pharmacology (3)

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

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 comprehensive exam. 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 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 (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/Comprehensive Examination
Seminar (1,1)
AND Nursing 596A,B Comprehensive Exam (1,1)
OR 597A,B Project (1,1)
OR Nursing 598A,B Thesis (1,1)

SCHOOL NURSING CONCENTRATION
The School Nursing Concentration is part of the graduate program that prepares nurses to work in schools (pre-K through grade 12). The framework meets the requirements of the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation guidelines and incorporates the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Standards of Practice. It includes a credential in School Nurse Services (SNS) and the Special Teaching Authorization in Health (STAH) (both accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing). The program requires 24-58 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)

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, thesis 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 Research Seminar and Evidence-Based Practice (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 (2)
Thesis/Project/Comp Option (4 units)
Nursing 595A, B Thesis/Project/Comprehensive Examination
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)

NURSING COURSES
Courses are designated as NURS in the class schedule.
Note: All clinical nursing courses for the B.S. in Nursing require admission to the university and to the Depart of Nursing as a nursing major. The Department of Nursing application, health care information listed under the “Bachelor of Science in Nursing” text above, and references are also required.

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;, integrating physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and environmental factors that inhibit or facilitate optimal health. 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 ADN to BSN 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- or corequisites: junior standing, Nursing 300, 302 and consent of instructor. Nursing 305L must be taken concurrently. Professional nursing role, communication and the nursing process. 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- or corequisites: junior standing, Nursing 300, 302 and consent of instructor. Nursing 305 must be taken concurrently. 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 include genetic counseling, parent-child bonding, sexuality, adaptation patterns from conception through adolescence and cultural determinants.
Units: (3)

NURS 320    The Process of Teaching in Nursing

Description: Prerequisites: 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 321    Health Assessment for Professional Practice

Description: Prerequisites: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 321L. Health assessment across the lifespan. Basic knowledge and skills necessary to perform assessments, including interviewing, history taking and foundational physical assessment skills are acquired. Developmental and culturally competent assessment skills and ability to recognize deviations from normal.
Units: (3)

NURS 321L    Health Assessment for Professional Practice Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 321. Practice history taking, physical examination techniques and risk identification on peers during supervised campus laboratory sessions. Application of skills and techniques acquired to intervene and reduce risks and/or promote health with individual clients during clinical laboratory.
Units: (1)

NURS 322    Concepts of Professional Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing. Overview of professional nursing role within the health care environment, including nursing theory and interpersonal communication. Theory and evidence-based nursing practice. Influence of culture and professional value on the role of the professional nurse.
Units: (2)

NURS 323    Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing. Normal physiology and anatomy, altered physiologic states and nursing management of selected pathophysiologic disorders and diseases. Core drug knowledge, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Drug classifications by categories affecting various body systems and disease states.
Units: (4)

NURS 324    Cultural Concepts Across the Lifespan

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing. Developmental approach to providing culturally appropriate nursing care. Growth and development and sociocultural factors that influence the health of various cultural groups, and factors that impact the use of health care resources across the lifespan.
Units: (3)

NURS 350    Nutrition

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

NURS 353    Alterations in Health Status: Applications in Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the B.S. in Nursing. Alterations in health status and their applications to nursing practice. Alterations at the cell and system levels, and potential resulting functional changes. Epidemiological approaches and clinical case studies are presented to support nursing assessments and interventions. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (4)

NURS 355    Professional Nursing II

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 305, 305L. Corequisite: Nursing 355L. Pre- or corequisite: Nursing 353. Adult health assessment, including common variations found in children and older adults. 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. Corequisite: Nursing 355. Pre- or corequisite: Nursing. 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: Nursing 300, or 305 and 305L, or declared Gerontology minor. Developmental theories of adulthood and the aging process 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. Corequisite: Nursing 400L. Socioeconomic trends and issues affecting nursing and health care. Bioethics, health care legislation and roles of professional organizations. Nursing leadership tasks 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. Corequisite: Nursing 400. Understanding group dynamics theory by assuming leader and member roles. Explores actual and potential stressors and analyzes communication patterns. Pending legislation, health planning, professional organizations and community health advocacy groups. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (1)

NURS 402    Community Health Nursing

Description: Prerequisites: all 300-level nursing courses. Corequisite: Nursing 402L. Community health nursing roles in prevention and health promotion with culturally diverse families and populations in a variety of community settings. Identifying risk and using the nursing process with populations at risk. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

NURS 402L    Community Health Nursing: Clinical

Description: Prerequisites: 300-level nursing courses. Corequisite: Nursing 402. Students apply community health theory in supervised clinical experiences with individuals, families and communities. Clinical experiences in public health settings, including official agencies and other community agencies. (9 hours practicum per week)
Units: (3)

NURS 403    Foundations of Nursing Practice

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 403L. Concepts of physiological integrity; psychosocial integrity, safe, effective care environments and health promotion/maintenance. Focus on beginning competencies required for care of adult and older adult clients with acute and chronic health problems across a variety of practice settings.
Units: (3)

NURS 403L    Foundations of Nursing Practice Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 403. Provides opportunities to acquire basic nursing skills in simulated and actual clinical settings. Interpersonal communication, safety documentation and selected basic nursing interventions required for clients with acute and chronic health problems.
Units: (3)

NURS 404    Mental Health Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing. Successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 404L. Integrates theory from nursing, related fields, communication and critical thinking in providing nursing care for multicultural individuals, families, groups and specific populations with mental illness. Providing professional nursing care that promotes mental health and adaptation to mental illness.
Units: (3)

NURS 404L    Mental Health Nursing Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 404. Develop interpersonal communication skills and therapeutic use of self. Developing the role of nurse as provider, designer and coordinator of care for individuals, families and community groups with mental health care needs.
Units: (3)

NURS 405    Management of Medical Surgical Adult and Older Adult Clients

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 405L. Nursing theory for care of adult and older adult clients with medical-surgical health alterations. Diagnostic and therapeutic nursing interventions relevant to medical-surgical health alterations. Nursing process and critical thinking to manage acute and chronic medical-surgical problems.
Units: (3)

NURS 405L    Management of Medical-Surgical Adult and Older Adult Clients Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, and 403L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 405. Clinical experiences provide opportunities to practice advanced nursing skills in simulated and actual clinical settings. Emphasizes further development of the nursing role in providing and coordinating care for adult and older adult clients with acute and chronic medical-surgical health alterations.
Units: (4)

NURS 406    Reproductive Health Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing. Successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 406L. Nursing theory for the care of diverse and multicultural women, newborns and families. Integrating and applying theory from nursing and related fields, standards of clinical practice, evidence-based practice, communication and critical thinking with the nursing process.
Units: (2)

NURS 406L    Reproductive Health Nursing Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 406. Integrating and applying the nursing process in providing care for multicultural women, neonates and their families. Developing the role of nurse as provider, designer and coordinator of care for women across the lifespan.
Units: (2)

NURS 407    Child Health Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L,404, 404L, 405, 405L, concurrent enrollment in Nursing 407L. Integrating and applying nursing process in providing age-appropriate care and advocating for infants, children and adolescents. Collaboration with the child, family and other members of the health care team to promote and adapt to illness.
Units: (2)

NURS 407L    Child Health Nursing Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 407. Applies the dimensions of health, health care and nursing in addressing the health care needs of infants, children and adolescents, with a focus on health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention. Clinical experience occurs in pediatric and community health settings.
Units: (3)

NURS 408L    Nursing Externship

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L. Provides opportunities to gain additional clinical experience while employed in a clinical setting. Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse preceptor, the extern provides direct care to selected patients, consistent with the student’s level of clinical experience.(1 hour seminar, 9 hours clinical externship)
Units: (4)

NURS 410    Leadership/Management in Professional Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L, 406, 406L, 407, 407L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 410L. Integrating the leadership role with professional nursing. Analyzes theories of leadership, management and organizations; their application to health care agencies is explored. Importance of collaboration, accountability and advocacy in the leadership role.
Units: (3)

NURS 410L    Leadership/Management in Professional Nursing Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L, 406, 406L, 407, 407L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 410. Theories and principles of leadership and management are synthesized in a selected clinical area within the health care system. Decision making, critical thinking, client advocacy, collaboration, leadership and functioning as a team member within the health care setting,
Units: (3)

NURS 411    Management of the Adult With Complex Health Alterations

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403, 403L, 404, 404L, 405, 405L, 406, 406L, 407, 407L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 411L. Nursing theory for the care of adult and older adult clients with complex health alterations. Diagnostic and therapeutic nursing interventions relevant to advanced medical-surgical health alterations. Emphasizes nursing process and critical thinking to manage and coordinate care.
Units: (2)

NURS 411L    Management of the Adult with Complex Health Alterations Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: admission to prelicensure pathway to the bachelor’s or master’s program in Nursing; successful completion of Nursing 321, 321L, 403,403L,404, 404L,405, 405L, 406, 406L, 407, 407L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing 411. Provides opportunities to design and coordinate advanced medical-surgical nursing care for adult and older adult clients with complex health alterations. Applies concepts of advanced medical-surgical and critical care nursing. Emphasizes critical thinking, organization, leadership and time management skills.
Units: (3)

NURS 450    Nursing Research

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

NURS 452    Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing

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

NURS 452L    Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing: Clinical

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 400, 400L, 402, 402L. Corequisite: Nursing 452. Pre- or corequisites: Nursing 450 and 450L. Application of leadership/management theories and skills in student-selected and faculty approved clinical settings. (2 hours seminar and 4 hours field work per week)
Units: (2)

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. 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. Developing and refining the directed project/research proposal. 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. Corequisite: Nursing 507L. 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. Students apply content to their specialty area in the lab (NURS 507L). One or more sections may be offered online.
Units: (3)

NURS 507L    Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Lab

Description: Corequisite: Nursing 507. 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. Students apply content to their specialty area in the lab (NURS 507L). One or more sections may be offered online.
Units: (1-3)

NURS 508    Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 501 and 505A. Corequisite: Nursing 508L. Applies 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. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

NURS 508L    Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations Laboratory

Description: Corequisite: Nursing 508. Applies content from Nursing 508 to a specific specialty concentration. Using appropriate models and theories to analyze 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. Collaborative skills in working with a multi-disciplinary health team. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (1-2)

NURS 511    Theoretical Basis of Leadership and Organizations in Nursing

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the Nursing Leadership concentration or consent of the instructor. Theoretical bases for organizational context, structure and function. Models for leadership within a health care industry that deals with diverse client populations. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

NURS 513    Nursing Service Economics

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the Nursing Leadership concentration. Application of critical thinking and decision making theory to economic control techniques within the organizational context of complex health care systems. Reviews budgeting terminology and concepts in detail, as well as current trends and regulatory requirements for operations.
Units: (3)

NURS 514    Nursing Service Leadership Practicum I

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 513. Corequisite: Nursing 511. Supervised learning experiences in leadership in nursing. Application of organizational and nursing theories and identification of researchable problems in nursing leadership. One or more sections offered online. (1 hour seminar and 8 hours practicum per week.)
Units: (3)

NURS 515A    Nursing Service Leadership Practicum II A

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 514. Synthesis of theory and practice to develop and utilize techniques for strategic management in nursing service administration. 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 Leadership Practicum II B

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 514. Synthesis of theory and practice to develop and utilize techniques for strategic management in nursing service administration. 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. Interrelationships of various issues, trends and theories related to the aging and delivery and utilization of health care. Case studies of 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 corequisite) or consent of instructor. Normal aspects of aging with emphasis on common health deviations. Apply 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. Differentiate 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: undergraduate course in Health Assessment and admission to the school nursing program. Knowledge/skills required to conduct a pediatric assessment appropriate to age of child/adolescent and nature of the visit. 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 523. Synthesis of theory and research in the application to clinical problems of the well, frail and ill elderly. Nursing interventions that advocate for health care of the elderly. Fieldwork offers opportunity for innovative and diverse practice options.
Units: (6)

NURS 526    Health Care for the Young Family

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 505A. Provides knowledge and skills needed to identify and provide health promotion/disease prevention information to school staff, parents and their children. Reviewing developmental/behavioral theories and assessment techniques and strategies for health lifestyles.
Units: (3)

NURS 529L    Health Teaching Lab for School Nurses

Description: Prerequisite: Corequisite EDSC 550. Field-based course that meets requirements for observation of health teaching in the classroom as stated in the Special Teaching Authorization in Health (STAH) standards. Students observe and assess health teaching strategies in a variety of classroom settings (preK-12). (3 hours lab per week)
Units: (1)

NURS 530    School Nurse Specialist I

Description: Advanced theory and practice of school nursing with emphasis on 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. 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 multifaceted role of the professional school nurse. Planning, coordinating and providing health care in school/community settings. Assessing and managing children’s health care needs.
Units: (3)

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

Description: Pre/corequisites: HESC 455; EDSC 550; NURS 529L. Apply and evaluate theories and strategies of instruction, curriculum and learning while practicing in 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. 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. Analyzing, synthesizing and applying 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: Corequisite: 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. 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, 544. 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, 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, 542L. Nursing 548A is prerequisite to 548B. 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.
Units: (2)

NURS 548B    Primary Care: Acute Problems II

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 540, 542, 542L. Nursing 548A is prerequisite to 548B. 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.
Units: (2)

NURS 548L    Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum II

Description: Corequisite: 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 pharmacotherapeutic content and application relevant to the Advanced Practice Nurse.
Units: (3)

NURS 554    Primary Care of Women II: Obstetric Health

Description: Corequisite: Nursing 554L. Theory and research related to the obstetrical health care needs of women. Assessment, management and education/counseling needs of women during pregnancy. Social, physiological, legal and ethical issues associated with pre and postnatal care.
Units: (2)

NURS 554L    Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Practicum III

Description: Corequisite: Nursing 554. Clinical application of theory and research through clinical experiences in selected primary care settings 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: Corequisite: 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: Corequisite: Nursing 558. Clinical field study applying theory, research and developing clinical skills in selected populations within primary care settings. 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: Corequisite: 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. Corequisite: 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. 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. Introduces nurse practitioner students to the theoretical basis for common procedures performed in primary care clinical practice. Includes EKG interpretation, x-ray interpretation, minor surgery and orthopedic procedures. Faculty-supervised simulated practice sessions 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. 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. Reviews 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.
Units: (2)

NURS 572    Basic Women’s Health Assessment and Management II

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing with Nurse Midwifery Specialty. Corequisite: 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 corequisite: Nursing 570, 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. Includes clinical management of women needing gynecologic and primary care.
Units: (2)

NURS 573B    Basic Women’s Health Care Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing with Nurse Practitioner specialty. Pre- or corequisite: 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. Includes clinical management of women needing gynecologic and primary care. (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. Reviews domestic violence. Evaluation of research findings.
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. Co-management and collaborative management strategies.
Units: (2)

NURS 577A    Internship in Intermediate Nurse Midwifery Practice

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

NURS 577B    Intermediate Women’s Health Care Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 573B. Corequisite: Nursing 574. Clinical application of knowledge in Advanced Practice Nursing for care of women with moderate to high risk conditions in pregnancy. Co-management and collaborative management. Clinical management of women needing gynecologic and primary care. (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. Scientific foundations of anesthesia practice. Integration of neuroanatomical, 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 understanding of basic anesthesia theories and applications prior to entry into clinical practice. Perioperative patient assessment, airway management, anesthesia monitoring and treatment modalities.
Units: (3)

NURS 582    Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 580. Corequisite: Nursing 584. Pre- or corequisite: Nursing 505A. Second in a sequence that provides 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. Corequisite: Nursing 585L. Pre- or corequisite: Nursing 505A. 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. Corequisite: Nursing 584. Preceptored clinical experience designed to provide 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. Corequisite: Nursing 587L. Advanced theory of anesthesia management for specialized patient populations, emphasizing 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. Corequisite: Nursing 586. Preceptored clinical experience provides clinical application of increasingly complex clinical situations. (15 hours practicum per week)
Units: (5)

NURS 588    Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice III

Description: Incorporates pathophysiologic basis for anesthesia case management, including pulmonary and cardiothoracic care. Principles of regional anesthesia. Application of current scientific literature is reviewed and emphasized.
Units: (4)

NURS 589L    Nurse Anesthesia Practicum III

Description: Continuing preceptored clinical experience provides 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. Corequisite: Nursing 591L. Pathophysiologic basis for anesthesia management, including neurologic, endocrine and gastro-intestinal care. Integrates concepts of pharmacology related to anesthesia and application of current scientific research findings in these populations.
Units: (4)

NURS 591L    Nurse Anesthesia Practicum IV

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 589L. Corequisite: Nursing 590. Preceptored clinical experience provides clinical application of increasingly complex clinical situations. (21 hours practicum per week)
Units: (7)

NURS 593L    Nurse Anesthesia Practicum V

Description: Prerequisite: Nursing 591L. Corequisite: Nursing 592. Culminating preceptored clinical experience provides clinical practice in all areas of anesthesia management. (21 hours practicum per week)
Units: (7)

NURS 595A    Thesis/Project/Comprehensive Examination Seminar

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505A,B. Corequisites for 595A: Nursing 596A, 597A or 598A as appropriate. Prerequisite for 595B is 595A; corequisites, for 595B: Nursing 596B, 597B or 598B as appropriate. Facilitates completion of thesis research, projects and comprehensive examinations leading to master’s degree, with an emphasis on assisting students with logistical and technical requirements at various phases of a research investigation, the conduct of a project or preparation for comprehensive examination. (Minimum 3 hours per week per semester)
Units: (1)

NURS 595B    Thesis/Project/Comprehensive Examination Seminar

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505A,B. Corequisites for 595A: Nursing 596A, 597A or 598A as appropriate. Prerequisite for 595B is 595A; corequisites, for 595B: Nursing 596B, 597B or 598B as appropriate. Facilitates completion of thesis research, projects and comprehensive examinations leading to master’s degree, with an emphasis on assisting students with logistical and technical requirements at various phases of a research investigation, the conduct of a project or preparation for comprehensive examination. (Minimum 3 hours per week per semester)
Units: (1)

NURS 596A    Comprehensive Clinical Practicum

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505A,B; corequisite, Nursing 595A,B, 596A,B. 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. A full-year course over two semesters. (Minimum 3 hours per week per semester)
Units: (1)

NURS 596B    Comprehensive Clinical Practicum

Description: Prerequisites: Nursing 505A,B; corequisite, Nursing 595A,B, 596A,B. 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. 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; Corequisites: Nursing 595A,B. 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; Corequisites: Nursing 595A,B. 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; Corequisites: Nursing 595 A,. 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; Corequisites: Nursing 595 A,. 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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