2010 - 2012 Graduate Bulletin

XI. Course Descriptions

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Kinesiology (KEHP)

KEHP 6350 Current Trends and Issues in Sport and Physical Education
Examination of current research concerning teaching physical education and coaching athletic teams. Topics addressed may include ethical and legal issues involving the curriculum, student assessment, program assessment, technology, role conflict, national and state standards and laws. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

KEHP 6377/7377 Instructional Development in Physical Education
Development of curriculum design and instructional methods to meet the developmental needs of learners from preschool through high school. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

KEHP 6378 Biomechanics in Human Performance
An overview of the laws and principles of human motion. Emphasis on analysis of sport movement with an application to the teaching and learning of motor skills. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

KEHP 6379/7379 Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
Physical education, motor and fitness development, and athletics for atypical individuals. Particular attention to the home, school, sports center, and organized sports and athletics. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

KEHP 6381 Topics in Exercise Physiology and Fitness
Current issues concerning exercise physiology, fitness and overall wellness. Attention to student assessment, motivation, and prescription. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

KEHP 63CS Capstone in Physical Education
A capstone course that brings together the several experiences mastered by the graduate student. The course examines contemporary issues of leadership, ethics, and issues of professionalism facing the educators of tomorrow. Prerequisite: must be taken in last six hours of graduate program and requires permission of Program Advisor.

Nursing Core Courses (NURS)

NURS 6311 Research I: Analysis and Interpretation of Research
Overview of qualitative and quantitative research processes and designs. Prepares nurses to read, interpret and synthesize current knowledge on a topic relevant to evidence-based nursing practice with an emphasis on aggregate focused care and to critique methodology, research design, instrumentation and statistical techniques of research studies.

NURS 6342 Research II: Proposal Development
Prepares students to design a research study addressing health care needs of an identified population. Research design, measurement and sampling techniques, data collection and data analysis methodologies incorporated into selection of research strategies appropriate to specific problems and the development of a research proposal.

NURS 6361 Nursing Leadership & Health Policy
This course focuses on development of skills in the formation and implementation of health policy including strategies to design programs which reduce health disparities. Using a values framework, students assess leadership roles and strategies in political activism and policy development in professional organizations, communities, worksites and government.

NURS 6321 Nursing Theory for Advanced Practice
Introduction to nursing theorists. Analysis and comparison of selected theories from nursing and other disciplines, and evaluation of the theories for use in nursing education, administration, and practice. Theories discussed within the contexts of the research process, the development of nursing knowledge and the advancement of scientific practice. Focus is on theories that have specific application in health disparities.

NURS 6315 Resource Management for Nurse Leaders
Emphasis is on the management and fiscal resources in the context of planning, delivering, and evaluating health care. Leadership skills for working with interdisciplinary teams within complex systems are addressed.

NURS 6358/7358 Curriculum Development in Nursing
This course is designed for graduate nursing students who plan to teach in nursing education programs whether it be in schools of nursing or institutions in which they work. Students will learn about the principles and processes involved in building curricula. The course includes examination of factors influencing the curricular components of planning, instructing, and evaluating. This course is a prerequisite to the course Teaching in Schools of Nursing/Institutions.

NURS 6368/7368 Teaching in Schools of Nursing/Institutions
This course follows the Curriculum Development course. It is a study of methods of instruction and the roles of the teacher as well as the application of these in practice settings. This course includes a practicum.

NURS 63CS Capstone
This capstone course provides opportunities to integrate and apply concepts specific to the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader in addressing nursing practice issues.

NURS 6290 Informatics in Health Care
Introduction to the study of informatics focuses on the management of information in the modern healthcare system. Students will be introduced to the breadth of informatics, information management and the history and future of informatics in healthcare. Prerequisites: Demonstrated competency in basic computer skills including file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, web browsing, and use of presentation software.

Clinical Major, Clinical Nurse Leader (NURS)

NURS 6331 Aggregate Health I
Focuses on the development of health assessment skills for advanced nursing practice with aggregates of all ages who have been categorized with health disparities. Includes in-depth study of epidemiology and nursing science with an emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives.

NURS 6452 Aggregate Health II
This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to apply theoretical frameworks to the organization of assessment information in order to plan nursing care that addresses health disparities among vulnerable populations. Through clinical experiences with an aggregate of the student’s choice, students diagnose and prioritize health care needs and design culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services to meet those needs.

NURS 6371 Aggregate Health III
This is the final clinical course in the three-sequence courses. Emphasis is on implementing and evaluating the health program developed in Aggregates I & II. The student will continue to apply theoretical frameworks to implement and evaluate their selected program in either acute care or community settings. The emphasis is on the role of the clinical nurse leader in providing care for a defined aggregate in relation to the health disparity and the affected population identified in Aggregate I & II.

NURS 6394 Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion
This course provides an intensive clinical experience in which the graduate student practices in the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader over an extended period of time. Students are eligible to take this course after having completed all CNL course work, including the Capstone course. The clinical immersion is a percepted experience consisting of a minimum of 300 clinical hours on a selected clinical unit. The graduate student nurse will function in the role of clinician, advocate, team manager, information manager, systems analyst risk anticipator, outcomes manager, educator, and member of the nursing profession. This course is a prerequisite for the Clinical Nurse Leader certification exam.

Clinical Major: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Specialty Core (NURS)

NURS 6323 Advanced Health Assessment
The course is required for CNS students in the master’s program and for postgraduate MSN students in the CNS program. This course provides the student with knowledge and skills for comprehensive health assessment across the adult lifespan. The course includes laboratory skills lab and a practicum experience.

NURS 6325 Pathophysiology
An advanced study of pathophysiologic problems of the major body systems. Examples of alterations in physiological function are related to commonly encountered clinical situations. Includes study of the major organ systems with particular emphasis on the physical, biological, and integrating mechanisms.

NURS 6341 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice in Nursing
Application of pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, pharmacologic and pharmacotherapeutic principles in drug therapy management as required of nurses in advanced practice.

Clinical Courses (NURS)

NURS 6537 CNS I
This course addresses the unique and autonomous roles of the Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 1 is designed to begin the transition of the graduate nursing student into the Clinical Nurse Specialist role as a practitioner and provider of care. The adult health specialty focus is acute and chronic illnesses across the continuum of care with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. In this course, students have the opportunity to develop, apply and evaluate in-depth knowledge of pathophysiological processes and evidenced-based interventions for disease management. The focus of the theoretical and clinical components of the course is on nursing and medical diagnosis and management, including pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments. Practice is within the context of an interdisciplinary approach to adults of different cultures experiencing acute and chronic diseases. Clinical experiences include the implementation and evaluation of Adult Health Nursing — Clinical Nurse Specialist roles in a variety of health care settings and includes a minimum of 180 clinical hours in selected clinical sites.

NURS 6447 CNS II
This course is a synthesizing experience in the development and implementation of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role in a collaborative, interdisciplinary model. The focus of this course is ongoing clinical experiences and practice that integrate the theoretical and practical knowledge for the diagnosis and management of acutely or chronically ill adult patients. Emphasis is on clinical decision making which incorporates nursing and medical diagnosis, disease management, and treatment to include prescriptive practices and culturally competent care. The preceptored clinical practicum will include a variety of health care settings with emphasis on appropriate primary and secondary prevention, health promotion, and coordination of care across community systems of care. This course requires a minimum of 128 clinical hours in selected clinical sites.

NURS 6457 CNS III (Preceptorship)
This course is a synthesizing experience in the development and implementation of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role in a collaborative, interdisciplinary model. The focus of this course is ongoing clinical experiences and practice that integrate the theoretical and practical knowledge for the diagnosis and management of acutely or chronically ill adult patients. Emphasis is on clinical decision making which incorporates nursing and medical diagnosis, disease management, and treatment to include prescriptive practices and culturally competent care. The preceptored clinical practicum will include a minimum of 192 clinical hours in a variety of health care settings with emphasis on appropriate primary and secondary prevention, health promotion, and coordination of care across community systems of care.

Sport Management (SMGT)

SMGT 6375 Sport Governance and Legal Issues in a Global Environment
This course examines how governance issues and laws in local, national, and international/global environments impact the development, structures, and functions of sport related organizations.

SMGT 6370 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport Activity
A course designed to help the student understand the psychological and sociological aspects of sport and exercise with particular attention being paid to participants’ rationale. The content will integrate theory and practice in order to prepare the student to understand the customer base of physical activity participants.

SMGT 6380/7380 Sport Management, Administration, and Finance
Introduction to management is a unifying theme in all aspects of sport. General topics include management styles, management of facilities, management in educational institutions, sports promotion organizations and professional sports. Individual topics include strategic planning and the social sciences, marketing and public relations, multicultural issues, and research. Research project required.

SMGT 6382/7382 Human Resources in Sport Management
Selected topics include management of personal involved in sports organizations, including leadership, management style, personal skills, hiring and interviewing practices, conflict resolution, contracts, managing athletes during training, time management, and personnel problems. Research project required.

SMGT 6384/7384 Leadership and Organization in Sports Management
Selected topics include management and logistics of sports organizations, facilities, large groups of people, problems in sports organizations, community relationships, multicultural aspects of the sports business, fund raising and distribution, organizational development, strategic planning and sports law. Research project required.

SMGT 6386 Internship
Supervised work for 200 clock hours in a sport related area of the student’s choosing in a school, college or university, business or industry. The course requires a report. Prerequisite is completion of 9 hours in Sport Management and permission/approval of the instructor.

SMGT 6390/7390 Research and Decision Analysis in Sport Management
This course is an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research for Sports Management and other physical activity sciences. Qualitative methods for (including Historical and Philosophic) using grand tour and sub questions, data gathering, results verification using triangulation, and reporting of findings. Quantitative methods include experimental, quasi-experimental, survey and descriptive research design, sampling, and hypothesis testing. Students will gain competency in using computer software for statistical analysis and presentation.


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