Nursing program

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NUR 310: Health Policy (3)

Examination of health policy and its significance to practice. Overview of policy analysis, legislative and regulatory processes and issues such as health care reform, health care costs, Medicare and Medicaid, and health insurance. Principles of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in health care delivery. Students participate in legislative, regulatory and political processes.

NUR 320: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Evidence-Based Practices (3)

Introduction to traditional Chinese medicine and the evidence base for its effectiveness. Comparison of US and Chinese health systems. Offered in collaboration with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

NUR 330: Practicum at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (3)

Study of health care and traditional Chinese medicine at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. NUR 320 is highly recommended prior to taking NUR 330.

NUR 340: Global Health (1-6)

International courses, practica or service-learning projects that promote an understanding of global responses to health problems. May be repeated for credit.

NUR 350: Translating Research into Evidence-Based Practice (3)

Integration of the research process and methods with elements of evidence-based practice to promote client-centered, safe and effective care. Incorporation of informatics into the research process and the delivery of patient care.

NUR 370: Ethical Issues in Health Care (3)

Analysis of ethical theories and their application to problems confronted in health care practice. Philosophical considerations are applied in resolving ethical dilemmas and promoting the values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.

NUR 410: Promoting Population Health in the Community (3)

Examination of public health nursing and community health concepts to promote health and prevent disease for individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. Partnerships with community members, agencies and health systems are emphasized. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 411.

NUR 411: Promoting Population Health in the Community Practicum (1)

Application of public health nursing and community health concepts for the promotion of individual, family, group, community and population health through group work and a field experience. Inter-professional collaboration is encouraged. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 410.

NUR 430: Leadership for Advancing Health (3)

Application of leadership theories to develop skills, competencies and a personal leadership style required to advance health and the nursing profession. Strategies for collaboration with healthcare professionals to redesign healthcare systems and diffuse change.

NUR 450: Care Coordination and Inter-professional Collaboration (3)

Analysis of the role of nurses as care coordinators to promote safe, quality, cost effective care and resources and of factors that affect the ability of nurses to provide care coordination. Exploration of strategies for inter-professional collaboration to promote team-based, patient-centered care.

NUR 490: Capstone (3)

An integrative experience that synthesizes learning in the core nursing curriculum. Students select a practice or policy problem, design a project to study or remedy the problem, and, when possible, implement the project. Involves collaboration with a mentor. Prerequisites: NUR 310, 350, 410, 411, 430, and 450.

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