NURS 546 Financial Mgt in Healthcare Orgs
Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations: This course examines the principles of fiscal management in terms of financial and managerial accounting to provide an understanding of generating accounting reports, as well using these reports in decision making for managers in not-for-profit settings. Financial accounting concepts include financial statements, valuing assets/equity, costs
of providing services and revenue sources. Managerial accounting concepts include operating and capital budgets, behavior of costs and use of accounting data to plan/implement/control activities of not-for-profit organizations. 3 hrs.
NURS 612 Theoretical Foundations
Theoretical Foundation: This course focuses on the development and analysis of knowledge within nursing Theory as a foundation for nursing practice and nursing research will be examined. 3 hrs.
NURS 615 Issues & Trends for Nurs Educator
Issues and Trends for Nurse Educators: This course examines components of the nurse educator role in academic and practice settings and personal qualities of effective teachers. 3 hrs.
NURS 616 Health Care Administration
Healthcare Administration: This course examines fundamentals of healthcare administration including
concepts of accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Emphasis centers on integration of these topics into an expansive model to provide an underlying foundation for managers in
healthcare settings. Prerequisites: NURS 546, BUSN 615. 3 hrs.
NURS 620 Curriculum Bldg & Evaluation
Curriculum Building and Evaluation: This course examines the process of curriculum development in
academic and practice settings including methods of program evaluation. 3 hrs.
NURS 624 Health Policy
Health Policy: This course will focus on developing a comprehensive knowledge of how health policy is
formulated, and how it impacts clinical practice and healthcare delivery. The use of the negotiation to influence the policy process will be discussed. 3 hrs.
NURS 628 Informatics in Health Care
Informatics in Healthcare: This course focuses on developing an understanding of the concepts relevant to health care informatics and the use of information technology in healthcare organizations. A main focus is the use of computer applications to support clinical and administrative decision making. Access to the World Wide Web, and an e-mail account are required. 3 hrs.
NURS 630 Data Interpretations
Data Interpretations: This course focuses on developing an understanding of the concepts relevant to health care informatics and the use of information technology in healthcare organizations. A main focus is the use of computer applications to support clinical and administrative decision making. Access to the World Wide Web, and an e-mail account are required. 3 hrs.
NURS 632 Research Methods
Research Methods: This course focuses on critical analyses of research reports, research methods, and the relationship between theory, research, and evidencebased practice. 3 hrs.
NURS 634 Health Care Practicum
Healthcare Practicum: This capstone course includes a 4 credit hour precepted practicum and a 2 credit hour seminar. In the practicum, students participate in the leadership of a health care organization and conduct a scholarly project to demonstrate synthesis of theory, research methods, and innovative nursing management skills. In the seminar, students examine the ways standards of practice and professional performance for nurse administrators are implemented across a variety of health care organizations. Clinical fee. Prerequisite: All other MSN required courses. 6 hrs.
NURS 635 Tchg Methods & Outcome Assessment
Teaching Methods and Outcome Assessment: This course examines the theoretical and research
underpinnings of assorted teaching strategies and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching on student learning. Prerequisite: NURS 632 Research Methods. 3 hrs.
NURS 644 Nurse Educator Practicum
Nurse Educator Practicum: In this capstone course, students are precepted by experienced faculty members. Students demonstrate synthesis of knowledge learned throughout the program by participating in all phases of the teaching role including classroom and clinical instruction in either an academic or practice setting. Clinical fee. Prerequisite: All other required MSN courses. 6 hrs.
NURS 650 Advanced Health Assessment
Advanced Health Assessment of Person, Family, Community: This course provides the theoretical and
clinical foundation for advanced comprehensive `assessment of individuals, families and communities. Lab fee. (2 didactic, 1 clinical; 75 hours clinical practice) 3 hrs.
NURS 651 Professionalism & Ethics
Professionalism and Ethics in Clinical Leadership: This course offers the student an opportunity to grow
professionally as a leader and to strengthen ethical leadership in clinical settings. Content includes theories of leadership, values clarification, ethical decision-making frameworks and processes, professional development, pluralistic leadership, self-assessment, self-reflection, and presentation of self. Using techniques and tools of personality inventory, 360-degree assessment, coaching, and mentoring, the student will develop and implement a professional development plan. Pluralistic and ethical leadership will be explored through case studies. 3 hrs.
NURS 652 Management of Clinical Outcomes
Management of Clinical Outcomes: This course focuses on the theory and application of advanced nursing therapeutics and evaluation of their effectiveness in improving client health outcomes. Content includes pharmacotherapeutics, teaching and learning theory, risk anticipation analysis, evidence supporting both traditional and complementary therapies. (3 didactic, 1 clinical; 75 hours clinical practice) 4 hrs.
NURS 653 Management of the Care Environment
Management of the Care Environment: This course focuses on the management of processes and resources within the clinical care environment with the goal of achieving optimal clinical and business outcomes. The clinical component is designed to provide students with an opportunity to participate in clinical microsystems management as part of a management team. (2 didactic, 1 clinical; 75 hours clinical practice) 4 hrs.
NURS 654 Clinical Nurse Leader Residency
Clinical Nurse Leader Residency: This course is an immersion experience during which students practice implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader role. Working with preceptors, students will demonstrate leadership in managing the clinical outcomes of patients, and in managing the quality outcomes of the care environment. Clinical fee. (300 hours clinical practice). 6 hrs.
NURS 680 Independent Study
Independent Study: This course is designed to meet individual learning needs that build on current courses in the curriculum. May be repeated for credit. 1-3 hrs.