Course Offerings

NURSING (NURS)

Upper Division

500. Advanced Topics in Nursing
Selected advanced nursing topics with specific focus within relatively narrow content areas. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor. (4 units)
502. Advanced Physical/Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Seminar presents techniques related to physical and health assessment, in the school or community setting, including vision, scoliosis, and dental screenings. Emphasis is on the common morbidities and mortalities of these age groups and the interrelationship of the physical, emotional, and socioeconomic causes of health problems and illnesses. Two hours lecture and six hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
503. Principles of School Nursing Practice
Role of the school nurse in relation to current accepted practice in school health programs as pertaining to the health needs of school children and their communities. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
504. School Nursing Internship
Supervised practice in public school nursing working with credentialed school nurses at the elementary and secondary level. Course taken at the completion of the program. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
595. Independent Study
Research conducted under the direction of a faculty member. A total of six units in NURS 595 may be applied toward graduation. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor and departmental approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (1-6 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.
600. Population Health Assessment
Examines the health of communities and the process of assessment, including environmental health. Analysis of theoretical frameworks, assessment models, health care delivery systems, and special populations as they relate to current health issues. Three hours seminar and nine hours laboratory (90 clinical hours). Materials fee required. Prerequisite: classified graduate standing in MSN program and current RN licensure and consent of the department. (6 units)
601. Preparation for MSN Learning with Technology
Introduces returning students to methods of effective learning. Methods will include learning skills in a traditional classroom, and virtual instructional methods. Lecture, computer and web based activities. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: consent of department. (1 unit)
610. Program Planning and Evaluation
Program planning, implementation and evaluation for effective advanced public/community health nursing to improve health and meet health care needs of populations. Includes fiscal management and grant writing. Three hours seminar and nine hours laboratory (90 clinical hours). Materials fee required. Prerequisites: NURS 600, current RN licensure and consent of department. (6 units)
620. Health Policy Leadership
Social, ethical, political, economic, and ideological forces that shape health policy and law. Informed participation in interdisciplinary policy-making processes and the impact of health policy on professional practice. Develops leadership skills to champion solutions for health. Three hours seminar and nine hours laboratory (90 clinical hours). Materials fee required. Prerequisites: NURS 610, current RN licensure and consent of department. (6 units)
630. Advanced Nursing Roles
Considers the advanced nursing component roles of: expert clinical nursing practice, education, research, consultation and clinical leadership to study the health of populations within diverse settings. Disease prevention/health promotion topics include nutrition, addictive substances/behaviors, and strategies such as cultural competence and health education. Three hours seminar. Prerequisites: current RN licensure and consent of department. (3 units)
635. Biostatistics for Public/Community Health Nursing
Statistical knowledge and tools including the basic concepts of biostatistics, quantitative methodology in epidemiology, clinical applications for evidence based practice, and statistical utility for decision making. Introduction to statistical analysis software; the process of instrument development, validity and reliability assessment, and pilot testing; decision theory; the analysis and evaluation of the methods, results and discussion sections of a research report. Formerly a topic under NURS 500. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
645. Advanced Nursing Research
Overview of the research process, the composition of the literature review, ethical issues, research design, proposal development and data evaluation. Meta-analysis, odds ratio, and risk ratio methods are applied to practice with populations. Formerly NURS 625. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
646. Epidemiology
Examination of the distribution and determinants of health and illness; factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention; and factors influencing the use of health services. Examination of the terms and methods used to describe the health status of populations and investigate disease. Emphasizes a local to global perspective including implications for health care delivery, evaluation, and health policy. Prerequisite: consent of the department. (4 units)
654. Transcultural HealthCare
Overview of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation strategies for disease prevention and health promotion in cultural communities considering the specific behaviors and views unique to cultural populations which directly impact health. Formerly a topic under NURS 500. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
655. Advanced Nursing Theory
Examines nursing knowledge in the context of the history, philosophical perspectives, major influences, and current controversies. Theoretical foundations of nursing as applied to select community issues emphasizing intervention development and outcomes evaluation. Formerly NURS 615. Prerequisite: classified standing in the MSN program or consent of department. (4 units)
656. Management Skills for Advanced Public/ Community Health Nursing
Overview of management concepts and skills necessary for advanced public/community health nursing. Focus is on effective management of health care systems, programs and resources in the community. Formerly a topic under NURS 500. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
657. Nursing Case Management
Foundations of case management. Health care delivery system, managed care, case management concepts, and the case management process are discussed with emphasis on legal and ethical issues, leadership skills, and case management tools and technology. Formerly NURS 640. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
658. Nursing Education: Curriculum and Instruction
Teaching-learning theory as a basis for curricular development. Advanced practice nursing education in academic and community settings focusing on program and curriculum development and instructional methodology. Formerly NURS 650. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
659. Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education
Teaching-learning theory as a basis for assessment and evaluation of learner outcomes. Accreditation standards discussed and analyzed. Participants develop an evaluation plan and strategies in preparation for the role of educator in an educational institution or health care setting. Focus is on higher education or K-12 depending on concentration. Four hours seminar. Prerequisites: NURS 658 and consent of department. (4 units)
660. Instructional Technology in Nursing Education
Computer and other instructional technologies supporting the teaching learning process. Includes principles of distance learning, use of the internet, and how to integrate computer technologies into the teaching-learning process. Focus is on higher education or K-12 depending on concentration. Seminar, computer and web based activities. Four hour seminar. Prerequisites: NURS 658 and consent of department. (4 units)
681. Advanced Public/Community Health Internship I
Clinical application of advanced community/public health nursing in diverse settings allowing for a population-focused practice. Formerly NURS 680. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: NURS 600, 610, and 630, consent of the department, and current RN licensure. (3 units)
682. Advanced Public/Community Health Internship II
Clinical application of advanced community/public health nursing in diverse settings allowing for a population-focused practice. Formerly NURS 680. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: NURS 600, 610 and 630, consent of department and current RN licensure. Formerly NURS 680. (3 units)
688. Advanced Role Practicum
Application of advanced nursing concepts in the core and concentration, and identification of researchable problems. Activities will demonstrate mastery of the advanced nursing component areas: expert clinical nursing practice, education, research, consultation, and clinical leadership. Participants must have access to a clinical site and a preceptor in their concentration. 60 hours clinical practicum. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: NURS 600, 610, and 630 and consent of department. May be taken concurrently with NURS 620. (2 units)
690. Preparation for Comprehensive Examination
Independent study conducted under the direction of a faculty member to prepare for comprehensive examinations in the Master of Science in Nursing. Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy. Corequisite: NURS 999. (2 units)
697. Clinical Project in Nursing
Independent clinical project conducted under the direction of a major program faculty advisor. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and NURS 645. (6 units)
698. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Page 370, Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 698 is a variable unit course, see Page 43 for fee schedule. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid. (0-6 units)
699. Thesis Research in Nursing
Independent graduate research conducted under the direction of a major program faculty advisor. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and NURS 625. (6 units)
999. Comprehensive Examination
An integrative, written examination covering course work required for the major. The comprehensive exam committee for each candidate will consist of the student's advisor and one other faculty member teaching in the program. Candidates failing must retake the exam within one year, and must consult with their advisor to discuss actions necessary for remediation of shortcomings. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: consent of department. (0 units)

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