A Population or Phenomenon Course
N590 Contemporary Practices in Nursing – Various Special Topics (1-3 credits)
N702 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Communities (3 credits): Health promotion and disease prevention interventions are examined for populations, incorporating multidisciplinary approaches. Focuses on developing increased knowledge, appreciation, and skills for health promotion and disease prevention among diverse communities. Addresses epidemiological, individual, socio-economic, and environmental factors related to health status.
N722 Advanced Practice Nursing Theory: Adults and Older Adults (3 credits): This course will examine theoretical perspectives and evidence-based approaches to human responses to health and illness during adulthood and old age. Concepts and research from multiple disciplines will be examined as a framework for reflective practice with adults.
N741 Advanced Practice Nursing Theory: Family Process & Child Development (3 credits): Analyzes selected family and child development theories and research that inform advanced practice nursing. Applies these concepts to assess child and family needs, enhance the parent-child relationship, and develop family-centered, culturally responsive interventions in health and illness.
N751 Advanced Practice Nursing Theory: Psychiatric Mental Health (3 credits): Analysis and integration of selected theories and models in psychotherapy, neuroscience, mental health, psychiatric disorders, and advanced psychiatric mental health nursing in complex care settings with diverse patients, communities, and populations.
N818 Patient-Centered Research (3 credits): This course addresses conceptual and methodological perspectives in how patient-centered research is conducted from the development through the testing and implementation of interventions. Attention is given to various conceptualizations of patient-centeredness, to the behavioral and physiological origins of patient-centered interventions, and to the trajectory of testing such interventions, from descriptive studies to experimental trials.
N819 Clinical Field Practicum (3 credits): Students will engage as participants and observers in clinical or other care settings that correspond to their research problems or populations of interest. The focus will be on deepening knowledge of the health problems faced by patients in the care setting, development of research questions or proposals to improve their health outcomes, and understanding facets of the environment that influence how research is implemented there.
N818 and N819 are required if students select this area of emphasis