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Required Courses and Descriptions

Required Courses and Descriptions

NRSOL510 Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)-This course examines the theoretical foundation of nursing practice, research, and evidence based-practice. The course explores the philosophies, theories and history of the science of nursing. Significance is placed on examination of a variety of theories and frameworks, including nursing and ethical theories, as a basis for advanced nursing practice. Pre-Requisite: Admission to the MSN program, Credit: 3 hours

NRSOL520 Issues in Advanced Practice (3 credit hours)-In this course Family Nurse Practitioner students will evaluate professional issues as related to the profession of nursing. Students will learn about how policy, government, industry, and economics shape the advanced practice nurse role. Pre-Requisite: Admission to the MSN program, Credit: 3 hours

NRSOL530 Epidemiology (3 credit hours)-In this course students will study the distribution/determinants of disease and injury, disease surveillance, and research methodologies for human research. Pre-Requisite: Admission to the MSN program, Credit: 3 hours

NRSOL532 Healthcare Technologies and Informatics in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)-This graduate level course introduces healthcare professionals to the use of information technology, data, and systems in health care delivery. The objective of the course is to give healthcare professionals a practical understanding of informatics in the evolving discipline of health informatics. The student should gain a solid understanding of health informatics so as to maximize the use of information and systems in the delivery of efficient, high quality healthcare outcomes.

NRSOL550 Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 credit hours)-The course focuses on the research process and the analysis and evaluation of research. Critical appraisal and evidence synthesis provide the basis for research utilization and evidence based practice. Emphasis is on the identification of clinical issues/questions, synthesis of evidence, and translation of current evidence into practice. Pre-Requisite: Admission to the MSN program, Credit: 3 hours

NRSOL590 Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours)- In this course Family Nurse Practitioner students will learn appropriate application of pharmacologic and therapeutic principles and skills to the treatment and management of various health conditions across the patient lifespan. Pre-Requisite: Admission to the MSN program, Credit: 3 hours

NRSOL592 Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours)-In this course the student will master knowledge and clinical skills in health history and physical examination of infants, children, adolescents, adults, pregnant females and geriatric clients. It is a comprehensive course teaching how to obtain subjective data (client's health history), and perform objective data (physical examination skills, health promotion techniques, and clinical assessment tools). It enables students to practice and refine interdisciplinary and therapeutic communication as well as assessment and psychomotor skills. Activities foster critical thinking, prioritization, delegation, and teamwork and include health and physical assessment of diverse individuals and health promotion; disease and injury prevention, and evidence-based teaching/learning in a multicultural environment. Pre-Requisite: Admission to the MSN program, Credit: 3 hours

NRSOL594 Advanced Pathophysiology-In this course students will study the advanced concepts of pathophysiology and their application to the identification and treatment of illness and disease across the lifespan within the scope of practice of an advanced practice registered nurse. Pre-Requisite: Admission to the MSN program, Credit: 3 hours

NRSOL670 FNP Advanced Practice I (6 credit hours)-Provides the theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to confront problems relevant to the health care of individuals across the life span. Emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and management of common health problems. Allows students the opportunity to gain FNP clinical experience working alongside an experienced provider and allows for the supervised practice of the integration of theoretical and diagnostic knowledge. Emphasis is on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health problems in both the individual and family across the life span. Pre-Requisites: NRSOL510, NRSOL520, NRSOL530, NRSOL532, NRSOL550, NRSOL590, NRSOL592, NRSOL 594

NRSOL672 FNP Advanced Practice II (6 credit hours)-Provides theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to encounter problems relevant to the health care of individuals across the life span. Emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health problems. Allows students the opportunity to gain FNP clinical experience working alongside an experienced provider and allows for the supervised practice of the integration of theoretical and diagnostic knowledge. Emphasis is on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health problems in both the individual and family across the life span. Builds on NRSOL 670. Prerequisites: NRSOL 670, with a minimum grade of B.

NRSOL674 FNP Advanced Practice III (6 credit hours)-Provides theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to confront problems relevant to the health care of individuals across the life span. Emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health problems. Allows students the opportunity to gain FNP clinical experience working alongside an experienced provider and allows for the supervised practice of the integration of theoretical and diagnostic knowledge. Emphasis is on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health problems in both the individual and family across the life span. Builds on NRSOL 672. Prerequisites: NRSOL 672, with a minimum grade of B.

NRSOL690 FNP Advanced Practice Internship (6 hours)-Allows synthesis of theoretical and diagnostic knowledge in a concentrated primary care Practicum. Emphasis is on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health problems in individuals and families across the life span. Pre-Requisites: NRSOL670, NRSOL672, NRSOL674

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