Nursing Courses (Graduate)
NU 910 Professional
The role of the advanced practice nurse is analyzed
in terms of professional scope of practice, standards of practice and components
of the role. This course provides a framework for advanced nursing practice.
NU 920 Conceptual Foundations in Nursing
This course concentrates on the philosophical basis of theory development and
application. Students are introduced to the levels of theory building, concept
formation and the elements of a model while considering the values and goals of
NU 925 Nursing Research in
Students build upon previous learning of research
design, methods and process. The critical relationship of research to nursing as
a science, as well as its development as a professional discipline is
NU 930 Social Policy and the Economics
of the Health Care Delivery System
This course provides the student
with the knowledge necessary to comprehend the political, economic and social
elements that affect health and health services. The student develops an
understanding of the regulatory environment and its impact on the delivery of
NU 936 Epidemiology
Epidemiology, an environmental science, introduces the student to those
physical, microbial and chemical attributes within and surrounding the community
that influence its health. Essential information about issues that impact on the
health and well being of the community is provided.
NU 941 Program Planning and Evaluation
Program Planning and
Evaluation is an interdisciplinary course to facilitate student learning in the
design, development and monitoring of multi-level strategies that promote
movement toward optimal health and social justice for diverse ethnic populations
NU 946 Biostatistics
This course links statistical methods to epidemiology and ultimately, to
practice issues in diverse cultural populations and communities. Students draw
upon knowledge acquired from the physical science to interpret and summarize
statistical data in meaningful ways.
Provides the community health student with the
necessary skills to integrate appropriate business, economic, financial,
leadership and management concepts into effective strategies to effect change in
community/public health agencies and organizations.
NU 961 Nursing Science I
Concentrates on community/populations as
the community health graduate student focuses on the diagnostic phases of care.
The student synthesizes previous knowledge and theory to assess and monitor the
health status of selected communities in health departments, neighborhoods,
parishes or individual settings. Clinical may be completed over multiple
Total of 9 credits required.
NU 966 Nursing Science
This course provides the community health graduate nursing
student with the opportunity to evaluate the various processes which are
utilized to achieve optimal population and community health. Selected clinical
practices encourage the student to utilize theory, research and information
technology to manage and evaluate program effectiveness. Clinical may be
completed over multiple semesters.
Total of 9 credits required.