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NUR 6000 | NUR 6010 | NUR 6020 | NUR 6030 | NUR 6040 | NUR 6101 | NUR 6103 | NUR 6110 | NUR 6209 | NUR 6211 | NUR 6212 | NUR 6260 | NUR 6301 | NUR 6310 | NUR 6320 | NUR 6510 | NUR 6700 | NUR 6710 | NUR 6898 | NUR 6899 | NUR 6900 | NUR 6910 | NUR 6911 | NUR 6912 | NUR 6921 | NUR 6922 | NUR 6923 | NUR 6940 | NUR 6941 | NUR 6951 | NUR 6955 | NUR 6958 | NUR 6959 | NUR 6961 | NUR 6964 | NUR 6970 | NUR 6972 | NUR 6999 | VIEW ALL

NUR 6000: Nursing and Society (3) Offerings
Social trends such as an aging population, diverse family and community structures, and increasing global interdependence, as well as economic and political changes influence healthcare and professional nursing. This course blends historical perspectives with contemporary sociocultural influences as context for nursing and healthcare.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6010: Prof Nursng Concpts&Leadership (3) Offerings
Designed specifically for Registered Nurses who are beginning a program of study for the Masters of Science in Nursing. It is the first required course in the curriculum and is pre-requisite to all other required nursing coursework in the major. Course encourages self-directed study based on Adult Learner concepts. Facilitates adjustment to the education experience in general, to the teaching/learning role at SPU in particular, and to masters professional nursing education. Professional nursing is the focus of the course, extending from historical and philosophical concepts to contemporary trends, and future possibilities for the professional nursing role.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6020: Healthcare Coordination (3) Offerings
As members and leaders of interprofessional teams, the master's-prepared nurse will actively communicate, collaborate, and consult with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care across systems. This course provides a foundation for understanding and leveraging the strengths and competencies of nurses and other health care professionals to improve patient care and outcomes. Strategies to develop and optimize team dynamics that influence healthcare coordination, including communication and collaboration, will provide a central focus for the course.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6030: Nursing and the Arts (3) Offerings
The study of fine arts, languages, and literature offer rich and diverse perspectives and knowledge that inform and frame professional nursing practice. The arts and humanities are important building blocks to understand the human experience and serve as a cornerstone to developing cultural competence and clinical reasoning. This course will equip students with skills of inquiry, analysis, critical thinking and expression through the arts as a foundation for intellectual and practical abilities for nursing practice and engagement with the larger community.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6040: Population Health (3) Offerings
Analysis, application, and evaluation of community health nursing processes at the levels of family, small groups, community, and at-risk populations. Identification of community health diagnosis as the basis for interventions to maintain and/or promote health, prevent disease, and enable self-care within and by a community.
NUR 6101: Leadership & Finan Mgmt in HC (3) Offerings
This course is designed to analyze theories and models of leadership and organizational behavior to apply in nursing practice. This course explores fiscal stewardship, management of resources, and strategic planning, including organizational change and conflict resolution. Critical analysis of personal and organizational communication and traits of effective leadership are applied to current healthcare delivery systems and practice issues.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6103: Profsnl Leadrshp:Health Policy (3) Offerings
This course builds upon leadership theories and critiques nursing leadership responsibilities in health policy, planning and implementation of health policy, and the role of professional nursing in building health care systems of the future. Advocacy and role of nursing in shaping public policy are explored. The role of government, lobbyist, and the inter-relatedness of policy, legislation, and regulation are critiqued regarding current health and nursing practice issues.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6110: Writng for Health Professional (3) Offerings
This course is designed to promote excellence in scholarly writing. Students will be required to use information technology to access scholarly literature and complete a variety of assignments aimed at improving scholarly writing using APA standards.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6209: Adv Health Promotn&Holstc Hlth (3) Offerings
Analyzes primary prevention (health promotion and protection), secondary prevention, and community measures for assessing, monitoring, and implementing change for the health of communities. Examines epidemiological and selected evidenced based methods of assessing health outcomes for global populations. Considers health promotion factors that influence change at the individual and community level for application to clinical practice. Assesses current issues influencing health and health care systems.
Restrictions:Health Sciences Majors only. Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6211: Advanced Health Assessment I (3) Offerings
Comprehensive assessment skills (physical, mental and spiritual exam (with assessment of diagnostics, comprehensive history, differential diagnoses, evidence with practice guidelines to develop specialty competencies. Includes practice labs and guided clinical practice for demonstration of required competencies. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6212: Advanced Health Assessment II (3) Offerings
Continues application of concepts begun in NUR 6211 to expand clinical decision making, evidence based judgment, and use of differential diagnoses to plan treatment common to specialty area of practice. Demonstration of clinical documentation, in depth history and physical examination, diagnostic tools, and treatment plan is required. Advancing skills in the interpretation and use of common diagnostic tests/screenings needed to plan and implement care within specialty pathway. Includes practice labs and guided clinical practice for demonstration of required competencies. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6260: Legal & Entrepreneurial Issues (3) Offerings
Explores nursing practice roles and responsibilities in health care delivery and in shaping health policy. Examines trends in expanded roles and entrepreneurship pertinent to specialty practice. Identifies fiscal management, sociopolitical influences on health care, and analyzes potential risks and legal issues as they relate to personal and professional roles and health care delivery systems.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6301: Values, Faith and Ethics (3) Offerings
This course examines ethical and bio-ethical theories and decision making in the context of nursing practice, nursing leadership, and the current health care environment. Students explore the relationship between moral faith, values development, and spirituality for their own professional practice. Integration of a Biblical understanding of ethics and values are discussed and contrasted with ethical theories and practice dilemmas. The ANA Code of Ethics and evaluation of respect for human dignity in professional practice and leadership is analyzed. This course provides opportunity for personal and professional synthesis.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6310: Qualty Imprvmnt&Patient Safety (3) Offerings
Many strategies are utilized within healthcare systems to improve quality and safety. This course will focus on understanding the impact of systems of benchmarks, outcomes and quality indicators to improve care and develop sustainable methods. In order to analyze quality students will focus on the components of attributes of settings, the process of practices and the impact of care on health status. Management practices will be discussed as these lead to improvement in healthcare quality and safety. Students will be expected to review different system models and develop a plan within their specialty area.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6320: Holstc Assess Patho,Pharm Nrs (3) Offerings
This course integrates advanced concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology to encompass pathogenesis and pathophysiological mechanisms of disease with the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics concepts of physical assessment and disease treatment. Cellular, genetic, pathogenesis, biochemical, socioeconomic, and clinical reasoning are explored to refine critical thinking and appraisal of evidence to assess and manage disease processes. The focus is on pathogenesis, physical assessment, pharmacotherapeutics, including adverse drug reactions/interactions, drugs in special populations and investigating pathophysiologic human responses to disease by analyzing and contrasting clinical case findings, current evidence, and synthesis of relevant diagnostic methods to develop sound clinical judgment.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6510: Healthcare & Patient Care Tech (3) Offerings
With the proliferation of computer use and information management systems, all nurses must interface with computer technologies. Healthcare delivery involves complex processes that require interdisciplinary teamwork and frequent communication among health care providers using constant changing technology. This course focuses on understanding the theoretical underpinning of technology systems, the impact on patient care and analysis of interface of computer technologies within the health care system. Data base utilization to augment enhanced performance outcomes will be addressed as well as legal, ethical and social issues surrounding technology.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6700: Issues in Global Health (3) Offerings
This seminar course provides in-depth study of current issues in global health care as well as methods for addressing global inequities in health. Specific topics include: the inter-relationships between health, poverty, and violence; development and foreign aid; forces of health disparities, and ethics, human rights and Christianity. Graduate students will be required to develop a Program Evaluation Plan that evaluates an existing program to address health inequities in a developing country.
NUR 6710: Adv Prac Nurs in Ped Pri Care (3) Offerings
Prepares the family nurse practitioner student to provide primary care for the pediatric population, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the integration of advanced practice nursing process and theory, research findings, and differential diagnosis with techniques of clinical health assessment and management of infants, children, and adolescents. Didactic content addresses comprehensive diagnosis and management of common health problems, including appropriate pharmacology, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, and follow-up care for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. Using a family-centered and developmental perspective, related advanced pathophysiology, research, psychosocial factors, and ethical considerations are explored. The course has a strong focus on health promotion, disease prevention, the care of underserved populations, and culturally competent care.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6898: Clinical Leadership Capstone I (3) Offerings
The capstone experience is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to integrate key concepts related to quality improvement, global healthcare, patient safety, economics of health care, health policy, informatics, organizations and systems, communication and interprofessional practice. This course is the first of two courses. The focus of the first course is the planning and design of the clinical capstone project. (Requires 160 hours of clinical internship).
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6899: Clinical Leadershp Capstone II (3) Offerings
This course is the second in the series and is a continuation of the first capstone course. The capstone experience is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to integrate key concepts from the curriculum into professional practice. The focus of this second course is the implementation and evaluation of the clinical capstone project. (Requires 160 hours of clinical internship).
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Emphasizes individual study of nursing, health care or issues related to these major concepts planned within the scope and expertise of nursing faculty advisors. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6910: Adv Prac Seminar I (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: NUR 6209, 6211, 6212, 6958, and 6951. Provides for study and case analysis of selected health conditions across the lifespan within professional role. Includes analysis of data for diagnosis, therapeutics, and evaluation of acute and chronic problems with integration of previous knowledge. Focuses on advanced assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Competency is gained in accurate and skillful presentation and ability to determine therapeutic options; focus varies depending on students' specialty pathway. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Graduate only.
NUR 6911: Adv Prac Seminar II (3) Offerings
Continues to provide for study and case analysis of selected health conditions across the lifespan. Focuses on professional role and the ability to critically analyze situations in which several conditions are present, prioritize diagnosis and problems and select appropriate therapeutic interventions; moving from more simple to more complex health conditions. Focus varies depending on students' specialty pathway. Emphasizes the clinical context and systems of care for quality, reimbursement mechanisms, and supportive environments for care. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6912: Adv Prac Seminar III (3) Offerings
Provides for study and case analysis of selected health conditions. Focuses on history taking, physical assessment, problem identification, therapeutics, and evaluation of complex acute and chronic multi-system conditions. Integration of specialty practice and professional role-related to selected complex conditions are analyzed. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6921: Theortcl Fndtn/Evidnc Nrs Prac (3) Offerings
Integrates nursing theory and leadership principles to develop professional role within selected specialty pathway. Guided clinical practice is initiated with emphasis on quality improvement, resource and team management. Incorporates in-depth holistic approach to client centered care delivery. Lecture 40 hours, with additional internship hours required.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6922: Applic Concepts in Nursng Prac (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: NUR 6921. Continued development of nursing theory and leadership principles initiated in NUR 6921 to facilitate professional role development within selected specialty pathway. Guided clinical practice is continued with emphasis on expanding competencies to function in the specialty pathway. Incorporates in-depth holistic approach to client centered care delivery. Lecture 40 hours, with additional internship hours required.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6923: Synthesis of Care in Nur Pract (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: NUR 6922. Progressive development of nursing theory and leadership principles initiated in NUR 6921 and NUR 6922 to establish professional role development within selected specialty pathway. CNS students must also enroll in NUR 6941. Guided clinical practice is continued with emphasis on expanding competencies to function in the specialty pathway. Incorporates in-depth holistic approach to client centered care delivery and includes a personal plan for lifelong professional development. Lecture 40 hours, with additional internship hours required.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6940: Prim Care Modl Adv Prac Intern (1-4) Offerings
Clinical theory and judgment skills begun in NUR 6910, 6911, and 6912 are expected to be demonstrated in the practice settings. Internship practice provides an opportunity for patient, care, peer review of patient care, and integration of evidenced based practice under supervision of an established advanced practitioner. A minimum of 167 hours distributed evenly across the quarter are required. More hours that are clinical may be assigned a student in order to attain skill competence. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6941: Internship Practicum (1-3) Offerings
Clinical theory, EBP, and leadership skills are implemented within a clinical focus; guided internship setting. Opportunity to advance skills and clinical judgment within selected patient care delivery systems are provided. Competency and professional role within specialty pathway and under supervision of an advanced clinical preceptor are assessed. A minimum set of practicum hours for specialty standards are required. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.
NUR 6951: Advnc Clinical Pathophysiology (3) Offerings
Investigates pathogenesis and physiology of human responses to stress and disease with analysis of selected clinical cases. Compares evidence with accepted health states, applying research based diagnostic methods, and remibursement coding of pathology are implemented in practice. Extends basic A/P principles to analyze disease symptomology.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6955: Special Topics (1-5) Offerings
Students will work on specialized areas of interest with faculty in advanced nursing coursework. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6958: Advanced Pharmacology I (3) Offerings
Prepares students with a foundation in pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics for specialty nursing practice. Focuses on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, drugs in special populations, prescription-writing and the pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics of selected drug groups.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6959: Advanced Pharmacology II (3) Offerings
Advances core primary care pharmacotherapeutics for APRN nursing practice, including advanced pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics for more complex disease management.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6961: Nurse Educatr Certfct Intrnshp (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: NUR 6962 or instructor permission. Provides nurse educators in both academic and clinical settings with practice teaching experience in classroom and clinical settings under supervision of a faculty preceptor/mentor. Includes application of content to case study analysis and evaluation methods.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6964: Crs Devl & Prof Role for N Ed (3) Offerings
Includes philosophy of nursing education pedagogy, curriculum design, research, publishing, interpersonal dynamics and team-work in academic and practice settings, functioning within institutional expectations, developing a teaching portfolio, legal issues, and future directions in nursing education. Strategies of adult learning, teaching and evaluation are analyzed.
NUR 6970: Research in Nurs:Methods & App (3) Offerings
This course provides a foundation of research concepts to generate research and utilize data to improve practice and care decision-making. Various methodologies and mechanisms of interpreting data in both the qualitative and quantitative research trajectories are analyzed. This course integrates theoretical and practice guidelines to examine evidence-based practice. Students generate and differentiate between answerable research questions, systematic review of research evidence, critique strategies, and appraisal of reliability, validity, and applicability to a specific nursing or health problem or specific patient population. This course provides the required foundation for student work on a clinical scholarly project (capstone).
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6972: Professional Role Coalescence (1) Offerings
Prerequisite: NUR 6971. This course provides the student with theoretical principles and skills to develop her/his professional leadership role within complex health care systems. Transition into advanced nursing practice roles is facilitated. The nursing profession, advanced nursing practice roles, leadership responsibilities of nurses in advanced practice roles, the requirements for, and regulation of these roles are discussed. The importance of working effectively with interprofessional teams to deliver health care is emphasized. The professional expectation that the master's prepared nurse exert leadership not only within the profession but also in the health care delivery system is critical to professional role development.
Restrictions:Health Sciences only. Graduate only.
NUR 6999: Thesis: NUR (1-6) Offerings
Requires a research thesis designed to study nursing, health care practices or the arena that fosters interactions between these components. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Restrictions:Graduate only.



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