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Community Health Nursing Courses (Graduate)

NU 910 Professional Role Development
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.
3 credits.

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 nursing actions.
3 credits.

NU 925 Nursing Research in Advanced Practice
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 emphasized.
3 credits.

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 nursing care.
3 credits.

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.
3 credits.

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 and communities.
3 credits.

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.
3 credits.

NU 951 Administration
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.
3 credits.

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 semesters.
Total of 9 credits required.

NU 966 Nursing Science II
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.

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