The following section provides course descriptions for courses offered and required in the Research College of Nursing Graduate Program. The number in parentheses following the course number and title indicates the semester credit hours for that course.

COURSES ARE OFFERED IN DIFFERENT FORMATS. When registering for the course in the student portal, the course delivery format of each course is provided. Course formats are defined below:

Classroom-based Course (CBC) – A face-to-face course with use of the campus Learning Management System for functions that may include document/resource repository, posting of student grades, or activities that complement class sessions without reducing the number and length of required class meetings.

Classroom Hybrid Course (CHC) – A course in which the majority of instructional time occurs face-to-face. Online learning activities, which reduce the number and length of required face-to-face meetings, may occur asynchronously or synchronously during the assigned course meeting time.

Online Hybrid Course (OHC) – A course in the majority of instructional time occurs through online learning activities that may occur asynchronously or synchronously during the assigned course meeting time. Face-to-face learning activities will occur during the assigned course meeting time.

Online Synchronous Course (OSC) – All course activity is completed online, with specific dates and times assigned during the semester for students to complete assignments and to engage in online course sessions with the instructor and other students. The online elements include essential interactions with course content, the faculty member, and other students. There are no required physical face-to-face meetings at the college or a college-affiliated location.

Online Asynchronous Course (OAC) – All course activity is completed online, and there are no scheduled real-time (synchronous) online sessions required. The online elements include essential interactions with course content, the faculty member, and other students, with specific deadlines for students to complete assignments. There are no required physical face-to-face meetings at the college or a college-affiliated location.

NU 6200. Clinical Prevention and Population Health (3)

This course focuses on the common core knowledge necessary for integrating clinical prevention and population health into nursing practice. Building on previously-learned concepts, the issues of epidemiology and biostatistics, health disparities, health systems, health promotion efforts, and dissemination of relevant information to the public are explored.

NU 6300. Informatics and Data Management (2)

This course provides an overview of nursing informatics and data management for advanced nursing roles. Technology-based health applications which support decision-making in all roles and settings will be emphasized. Examination of the technological, utility, and leadership competencies in nursing informatics will be included. Students will incorporate applicable theories and examine current trends and issues in using, designing, and managing health care information systems. Students will apply knowledge to analyze the design and implementation of health care information systems.

NU 6400. Leadership and Quality in Healthcare Systems (3)

This course is designed to facilitate the development of leadership skills for advanced nursing practice to improve quality outcomes, interprofessional collaboration, and accountability in health care systems. Patient centered leadership roles are analyzed as they relate to quality health care delivery. Theories related to leadership and systems are discussed. Principles of patient safety and quality are examined. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse collaborating to improve outcomes.