Each core nursing course is offered at least once a year. Pre-requisite or co-requisite course requirements may be waived if, in the judgment of the program director, it will significantly enhance the learning experience of the student.

Course schedules

  • Fall 2018

    Classes meet Wednesday evenings, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    NUR 350 Translating Research into Evidence-Based Practice

    NUR 370 Ethical Issues in Health Care

  • Spring 2019

    Classes meet Wednesday evenings, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    NUR 310 Health Policy

    NUR 410 Promoting Population Health in the Community

    NUR 411 Promoting Population Health in the Community Practicum (to be arranged). This course does not meet on Wednesdays.

    NUR 320 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Evidence-Based Practice (ELECTIVE)

  • Summer 2019

    Classes meet Wednesday evenings, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    NUR 430 Leadership

    NUR 450 Care Coordination

    NUR 490 Capstone

Nursing course descriptions

  • 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 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 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.

  • NU 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.