College of Nursing and Health

LIM 702 Invitation to the Catechism
1.00 crs.

This course introduces students to the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a resource for faith and prayer. It examines the history, including catechisms in other denominations. It also studies its structure, artwork, spirituality, and relation to other catechetical documents, such as the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults.

LIM 703 Introducción a la Teología Práctica
3.00 crs.

Curso de la base teolóciga

Este curso inicial de educación para el ministerio encamina a los estudiantes hacia un proceso de “praxis pastoral”, por medio de un método que mantiene un constante diálogo entre la reflexión teológica y la acción. Los estudiantes exploran la interrelación, entre la tradición cristiana y las dinámicas de vivir esa tradición en la práctica, a través de los contextos socio-culturales, personales e institucionales de sus ministerios. 

LIM 703 Introduction to Practical Theology
3.00 crs.

Theological Core Course

This initial course in ministry education introduces students to a process of “pastoral praxis,” through a method of keeping theological reflection in constant dialogue with action. Students explore the interplay of the Christian tradition and the dynamics of living out that tradition through the sociocultural, personal, and institutional contexts of their ministries. The method of theological reflection is based upon the work of the Rev. Bernard Lonergan, S.J., and David Tracy.

LIM 704 Espiritualidad, Moralidad y Ética
3.00 crs.

Curso de la base teolóciga

Este curso examina la Ėtica Católica Tradicional  a la luz del Vaticano II. Los estudiantes reflexionan acerca de la naturaleza de la persona humana y del significado de la libertad y el pecado. También exploran el papel que desempeñan las Escrituras, la razón y la ley natural, las normas, la conciencia, y la autoridad de la Iglesia en la toma de decisiones morales. Durante el curso, el vivir cristiano es puesto en el contexto de la espiritualidad personal y del llamado al discipulado. La ética sexual y la doctrina social católica se discuten con detenimiento en el curso.

LIM 704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics
3.00 crs.

Theological Core Course

Traditional Catholic ethics are examined in the light of Vatican II. Students study the nature of the human person and the meaning of freedom and sin. They also explore the role of Scripture, reason and the natural law, norms, conscience, and Church authority in making moral decisions. Throughout the course, Christian living is placed in the context of personal spirituality and the call to discipleship. Sexual ethics and Catholic social teaching are discussed at length in the course.

LIM 711 Jewish Roots of Christian Faith: Intro to Old Testament
3.00 crs.

Theological Core Course

This course introduces students to the literature, history, and theology of ancient Israel as embodied in the ancient Hebrew scriptures commonly known as the Old Testament. It examines the major themes of Exodus, promise-fulfillment, and covenant in Israel’s history from the time of the patriarchs to the period of late Second Temple Judaism, which was the context of Jesus’ life and teachings. In particular those texts, events, and beliefs of ancient Israel which form an indispensable background for understanding the New Testament are highlighted.

LIM 711 Raíces Judías de la Fe Cristiana (Antiguo Testamento)
3.00 crs.

Curso de la base teolóciga

Este curso es una introducción a la literatura, historia y teología del antiguo Israel, como  las encontramos encarnadas en las antiguas escrituras hebreas, comúnmente conocidas como el Antiguo Testamento. En este curso se examinan los temas sobresalientes del Ėxodo, el cumplimiento de la promesa, y la alianza en la historia de Israel, partiendo de la época de los patriarcas hasta el judaísmo del Período del Segundo Templo, que fue el contexto de la vida y enseñanzas de Jesús. Se subrayan, en particular, aquellos textos, eventos y creencias del antiguo Israel, que constituyen un escenario indispensable para entender el Nuevo Testamento.

LIM 712 Christian Origins: Intro to New Testament
3.00 crs.

Theological Core Course

This course introduces students to the literature, history, and theology of the early Christian scriptures commonly known as the New Testament. It examines the historical context of Jesus’ teachings, his parables and preaching of the “reign of God,” and the theology of Paul and the Gospels. Particular attention is given to the experience of faith that was engendered by Jesus among his first disciples and the lived faith of the earliest Christians.

LIM 712 Orígenes del Cristianismo (Nuevo Testamento)
3.00 crs.

Curso de la base teolóciga

Este curso presenta, para su estudio, la literatura, historia y teología de las primitivas escrituras cristianas, comúnmente conocidas como el Nuevo Testamento. Examina el contexto histórico de las enseñanzas de Jesús, sus parábolas y la predicación del “reino de Dios”, y la teología de Pablo y de los Evangelios. Se presta atención particular a la experiencia de fe que Jesús engendró en sus primeros discípulos, y a la fe viviente de los primeros cristianos.

LIM 714 Grace, Christ, and Spirit
3.00 crs.

Theological Core Course

This course introduces students to the rich Christian tradition of theological reflection and teaching on the person of Jesus Christ, the Trinity, and grace, as well as the role of the Holy Spirit in Christian life. In the context of this tradition, students are invited to a deeper understanding of the meaning of salvation in their lives and in their ministry. Contemporary theologies of Christ and salvation are also explored, using Karl Rahner’s writings as an example of a modern theology of grace.

LIM 714 Gracia, Cristo y Espíritu
3.00 crs.

Curso de la base teolóciga

Este curso pone a los estudiantes en contacto con la rica tradición cristiana de reflexión teológica y de la enseñanza acerca de la persona de Jesucristo, de la Trinidad y de la gracia; y también de la función del Espíritu Santo en la vida cristiana. En el contexto de esta tradición, se invita a los estudiantes a una comprensión más profunda del significado de la salvación en sus vidas y en su ministerio. También se exploran las teologías contemporáneas de Cristo y la salvación, usando los escritos de Karl Rahner como ejemplo de una moderna teología de la gracia.

LIM 722 Church, Sacraments, and Liturgy
3.00 crs.

Theological Core Course

This course presents the experience and theology of church, sacraments, and liturgy as they have unfolded throughout Christian history. A major part of the course is dedicated to a deeper understanding of the meaning of sacramentality and the theology of the individual sacraments in the Catholic tradition. Special emphasis is given to Vatican II and post-conciliar developments in the church’s self-understanding and in the theology and practice of ministry, sacraments, and liturgy.

LIM 722 Iglesia, Sacramentos y Liturgia
3.00 crs.

Curso de la base teolóciga

Este curso presenta la experiencia y teología de iglesia, los sacramentos y la liturgia, según se fueron desenvolviendo a través de la historia cristiana. La mayor parte del curso se dedica a una mayor comprensión del significado de sacramentalidad, y a la teología de cada sacramento en la tradición católica. Se insiste especialmente en el Concilio Vaticano II y en los desarrollos posconciliares con relación al conocimiento propio de la iglesia,  y en la teología y práctica del ministerio, los sacramentos y la liturgia. 

LIM 746 Catholic Social Teaching
3.00 crs.

Elective Course

This course introduces learners to the subject of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and its key principles and shows learners ways in which CST can be used to inform their their ministry.

LIM 800 Topics in Religious Education
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Elective Course

This course explores specific issues and concerns in religious education. Topics may include history of faith sharing, experiential education, development of educational theory, educational programming, art of teaching, developing a community of educators, and religious education in Latin America.

LIM 809 Inner Life of Small Christian Communities
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Small Christian Community Formation

A true Christian community is both gathered (faith’s internal life) and sent (faith’s public life). This course examines the internal life of small Christian communities: their leadership, communications, worship, and decision making. It includes historical and theological perspectives of the functioning of Christian communities inside their own boundaries.

LIM 810 Public Life of Small Christian Communities
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Small Christian Community Formation

The course focuses on how small Christian communities can together engage in ministry and social justice. The course includes historical and theological perspectives on the relationship between Christian communities and their surrounding cultures and society.

LIM 812 New Testament Topics
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Elective Course

This course explores specific books and themes in the New Testament literature. The focus may vary from the Pauline writings to the Gospel of John, from an inquiry into the teachings of the historical Jesus to the vision of the Church in the Pauline mission.

LIM 813 The Universe as Divine Manifestation
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Religion and Ecology

This course engages students in a process of discernment, interpretation, and response to the natural world as revelatory, as a primary mediation and distinctive focus of divine presence and activity. Our exploration begins with searching out this revelation in the cosmological order through scientific insights into the structure and functioning of the universe. From this macrophase perspective, the course shifts to the more proximate witness to the divine as this finds expression in and through the planet Earth. Out of this experience and insight we will articulate the meaning of this revelation for ourselves and for people of faith in our times.

LIM 814 The Emergent Universe: Our Sacred Story
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Religion and Ecology 

This course asks participants to immerse themselves in contemporary discoveries and understandings of the emergent universe and to reflect on its spiritual dimensions and significance. As we become familiar with this new story, this sacred story, we will also attend to the data which describes the urgency of the ecological issue with an eye to discerning its implications for the physical, psychic, and spiritual dimensions of our lives.

LIM 819 Spirituality and the Theology of Work
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Marketplace Ministry 

Oriented to those students who understand their ministry as primarily taking place outside of parish or other explicit ecclesial communities, this course investigates work and profession from the standpoints of vocation and community. Vocation is considered as a transformation of toil into creative work, and profession is viewed as an expression of the way one professes commitment to a particular community. Creativity, redemption, and collaboration are explored in light of workplace systems and the difference that Christians can make in the world.

LIM 820 Ministry in the Marketplace
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Marketplace Ministry

This course helps students discern practical approaches to working toward mutually respectful, caring, and just communities in diverse and pluralistic work and community settings. The course will explore how images of collective life rooted in the biblical image of the reign of God can be translated into contemporary societies and community life with respect for persons of varying backgrounds and tradition.

LIM 826 Digital Media and Ministry
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Digital Culture and Ministry

This course explores the question of communicating faith online. Using the social communication tradition of the Roman Catholic Church as well as current ecumenical scholarship, this course offers critical theory for engaging in social communication for ministry, as well as exploring the practical, pastoral implications of this for our digital culture and context.

LIM 827 Spirituality for Ministers
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Christian Spirituality for Pastoral Ministry 

This course discusses the theological foundation of Christian life and explores how ministry is rooted in and gives expression to the minister’s relationship with God. Students are invited to reflect on prayer, discernment, and spiritual growth in the context of finding God in the midst of ministry.

LIM 828 History of Christian Spirituality
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Christian Spirituality for Pastoral Ministry 

This course is an introduction to the variety of experiences and expressions of Christian spirituality from the roots of the Hebrew Scriptures to contemporary spiritual writing. The course focuses on monasticism, mysticism, and modern apostolic spirituality as a way of exploring the recurring questions and challenges that shape the human search for God.

LIM 837 Foundations of Religious Education
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Religious Education 

An exploration of the contextual roots of the field that includes the Christian theological tradition, family, church, and socio-cultural influences and responses, as well as creation itself. Through this model of contextual reflection, participants will trace the evolution of the theory and practice of religious education in its Christian expression with special attention to its contemporary Roman Catholic character and responsibilities in ecclesial and academic settings.

LIM 838 Curriculum Development
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Religious Education 

This course enables participants to distinguish three models of teaching and learning that are practiced in various educational contexts and to consider their strengths and weaknesses as well as their value, relevance, and appropriateness in the practice of religious education in church and school. Special attention will be given to contemporary guidelines, curricula, and concerns in Catholic religious education.

LIM 839 Religious Education across the Curriculum
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Religious Education 

This course envisions a school in which religious education is set at the center of the academic curriculum. Within such a school, religious education would obviously take the traditional form of a discrete subject that is concerned with passing on to students the distinctive teachings of the Catholic faith. This explicit focus of necessity remains but a part of the whole curriculum. What is needed and taken up in the course is a more comprehensive and integrated understanding and practice of religious education in which the religious educator partners with teachers to illumine the presence and activity of God, of the sacred, that ultimately and intimately pervades every subject and discipline as well as to affirm and support these teachers’ more implicit practice of religious education.

LIM 840 Faith and Culture
3.00 crs.

Elective Course

This course explores the mystery of faith operating within the context of contemporary culture. Students are introduced to a broad array of social science perspectives and analytical skills. Powerful cultural forces, such as the news and entertainment media, generational differences, ritual, and technology are analyzed for insights in improving ministerial praxis and personal spiritual understanding.

LIM 841 Religion, Crime, and Justice
3.00 crs.

Elective Course

This course explores crime and justice issues through the perspective of religion.

LIM 844 Parish Life and Ministry
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Pastoral Life and Administration 

The aim of this course is to help participants reflect on today’s experience of the parish in its many shapes and forms. Pastoral practice and canon law are used during the course as reference points for discussion of the pastoral and canonical issues raised by the student and the course content.

LIM 845 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Pastoral Life and Administration 

This course examines a number of challenges facing parishes and pastoral leaders in a variety of ministry settings. Topics include issues related to evangelization, collaborative ministry, parish mergers and transitions, and the spirituality of lay ecclesial ministers, among others. Course participants also examine in more depth the needs and models of ministry related to a particular population (for example, ministry to homebound elderly) in their faith community.

LIM 846 Catechetical Leadership
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Religious Education 

This course begins with the theological and doctrinal foundations of the catechetical ministry, as rooted in evangelization, and as a particular ministry to foster conversion to Jesus Christ. From this foundation, the course moves on to explore a variety of pastoral issues that shape our ministries of catechesis: working with children, youth, adults; the role of the community in the task of catechesis; the relationship between liturgy and catechesis; and finally the formation of and resources available for catechetical leaders.

LIM 849 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Pastoral Care 

This course is a religious and social psychological introduction to the basic stance of pastoral care and counseling. It explores how pastoral counseling is like and not like secular counseling practice and articulates the unique characteristics of forms of counseling calling themselves pastoral.

LIM 856 Topics in Christian Spirituality
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Elective Course

This course explores particular classical spiritualities such as St. Ignatius’ spiritual exercises or the spiritual vision of Meister Eckhart, or more generic themes such as prayer and contemporary spiritual discipline.

LIM 860 Faith Development and Spirituality
3.00 crs.

Elective Course

This course invites students to develop a life-long commitment to faith formation and growth. Adult faith development and integrated spirituality are explored as students reflect on their own growth and the growth of those to whom they minister. Topics of adult development, learning, and faith are presented, including vocation, relationships, prayer, liturgy, and justice.

LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization
3.00 crs.

Required Course for MPS/CPS, MRE/CRE

This course explores the meaning of pastoral leadership in light of the current research in organizational development and ecclesiology. Current literature is surveyed in light of the mission of the church and the ecclesial vision of participants. Special emphasis is placed upon participative strategic planning processes and organizational development. Participants will analyze an organizational system for its strengths and weaknesses and propose interventions that would strengthen its organizational functioning.

LIM 863 Family Systems
3.00 crs.

Elective Course

This course offers an integrational perspective on family systems. The primary purpose of this course is to help participants understand more deeply how the web of family relationships continues to affect all of our interpersonal relationships, including our professional ones. A parallel goal is to sensitize ourselves to the effects of family history on those with whom we interact as professionals in counseling and ministry.

LIM 870 Foundations of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 

The course examines the broad foundations of youth (ages 12-18) and young adult (ages 18-39) ministry and pastoral juvenil hispana. Students will investigate models for comprehensive youth and young adult ministry and pastoral juvenil hispana that incorporate developmentally and culturally sound programming, strengthen the family’s role in the lives of young people, involve youth, young adults, and los jóvenes as integral members of the local church, and reach out to key individuals and organizations in the wider community in the dynamic effort to promote healthy formation. Students will also explore best practices in young adult ministry and pastoral juvenil hispana in order to connect young adults and los jóvenes with their faith, the church, a peer community, and the wider community in which they and their family members live and work.

LIM 874 Special Topics in Ministry
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Elective Course

Students in this course will focus on particular topics critical to their concerns in ministry. Such topics as ministry to the sick and dying, ministry to the aged, and ministry in minority communities will be explored in any given semester.

LIM 876 Youth and Young Adults: Spirituality and Methods of Faith Development
3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 

In this course, students first examine in depth the phenomenon and characteristics of youth, young adult, and los jóvenes spirituality.  They then examine typical stages of religious development during adolescence through the emerging adult years. Finally, students direct their attention to a study of a variety of methodologies to enhance and encourage the faith development of youth, young adults, and los jóvenes and explore ways to help them grow in religious knowledge and religious expression.

LIM 885 Religious Communication
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Focus Course in Digital Culture and Ministry 

This course explores how a variety of communication media can benefit ministers in their particular settings. Both theory and practice of contemporary communication media, especially the use of television, are explored with hands-on experience.

LIM 886 Pastoral and Educational Praxis
3.00 crs.

Capstone Course 

In this capstone course, students employ the method of practical theology to reflect on concerns related to their ministerial and educational praxis. Careful analyses that include the social and cultural circumstances surrounding their identified praxis will be undertaken, as well as an appreciative and critical retrieval of the voice of the faith tradition. Based on that reflection, possible educational and ministerial interventions that meet criteria of pragmatic feasibility and religious faithfulness will be imagined and articulated verbally and in writing for evaluation and feedback.

LIM 890 Special Topics
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Elective Course 

This course number is used to offer courses on an infrequent basis. Typically, the course is offered once using this number with a unique title. For a full description, contact the institute office.

LIM 897 Practicum
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Students wishing to explore the practice of ministry in specific contexts may apply to the director to arrange a practicum of 1-3 hours, which will include a reflective paper and supervised experience.

LIM 899 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Students may apply to the director for independent study based on specific situations or needs. Forms are available in the institute office.

CNSL A702 Research and Statistical Methods in Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course examines research designs and concepts commonly used in the social and behavioral sciences. The course also covers parametric statistics related to univariate and bivariate statistics; students will learn to calculate these statistics both by hand and through SPSS and interpret the results. 

Corequisites:
CNSL A704 Research Writing Lab
1.00 crs.

This one hour lab requirement offers development of graduate level research writing skills including APA format through the production of a manuscript. Students will be provided detailed instruction in APA writing format and writing philosophy.

CNSL A706 Philosophy and Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course provides philosophical inquiry into human relationships and the importance of interpersonal process in the practice of counseling.

CNSL A725 Lifespan Development
3.00 crs.

In this course, instructors offer an advanced study of human development from conception to death. Students will learn about the human experience from a social, emotional, cognitive, learning, neurological, physiological perspective. Topics include developmental theory, unique therapeutic issues across the lifespan, and matching interventions to developmental stage. Relevant cultural and ethical intersections with lifespan development and differential interventions are explored.

CNSL A776 Clinical Assessment and Psychometrics
3.00 crs.

This course covers clinical interviewing skills common to completing a biopsychosocial assessment as well as basic and intermediate psychometric analyse. This course covers proper instrument usage related to administering, scoring, and interpretation procedures.

CNSL A830 Counseling Theories
3.00 crs.

This is a study of selected counseling theories as they relate to personality, symptom development and therapeutic change. This course will examine the application of counseling theories in clinical practice.

CNSL A835 Introduction to Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course is a study of counseling principles, practices, and techniques. In this course, students learn the foundational relationship micro-skills used in counseling. Students are introduced to the basics of ethics, diversity, theory, and philosophy in creating a counseling relationship.

CNSL A836 Individual Counseling Skills Lab
1.00 crs.

In this course, students develop clinical skills by providing a series of weekly 50 minute counseling sessions to trained actors who will serve as clients. The departmental laboratory includes digital video recordings in order to code counseling micro-skills for concrete and specific learner feedback. Students will meet in small groups with the instructor to review videos throughout the semester. Making and analyzing these digital recordings will efficiently improve clinical skills and provide preparation for the challenge of working with “real” clients in practicum and internship. This lab requirement is taken simultaneously with CNSL A835 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling under guidance of the same instructor. 

$100 Lab fee.

CNSL A837 Child Counseling: Play Therapy
3.00 crs.

In this course, the instructor explores the range of clinical and school based approaches used by mental health professionals to help children. This course is an introduction to play therapy, and includes an onsite micro-practicum experience. Topics will include play therapy history, child centered play therapy and introduction to theory, developing a therapeutic relationship with a child, child specific needs, diversity awareness and adaptions, micro-skills, therapeutic limit setting, and fostering involvement with the caregivers(s).

CNSL A840 Group Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course offers an experiential investigation of group process theory as it pertains to counseling practice.

CNSL A840 Group Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course offers an experiential investigation of group process theory as it pertains to counseling practice.

CNSL A841 Career Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course is a study of history, theories, research, and techniques of career counseling.

CNSL A842 Multicultural Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course addresses the similarities and differences among various culturally diverse groups, and informs counselors of the characteristics and processes necessary to become a culturally skilled counselor. Special emphasis will explore the intersection of cultural identity as it relates to systemic forms of oppression.

CNSL A843 Group Counseling Skills Lab
1.00 crs.

This one hour laboratory is required of all students enrolled in CNSL A840 Group Counseling, and develops clinical group skills by providing a series of weekly 45-minute counseling sessions to a group of trained actors who will serve as clients. The departmental laboratory includes digital video recording equipment and software that makes it possible for students to code and catalog each group counseling sessions. This technology allows more precise study of group counseling sessions and accurate charting of progress over time. Making and analyzing these digital recordings will efficiently improve group counseling skills and provides preparation for the challenge of working with “real” groups in practicum and internship. This lab requirement is taken simultaneously with CNSL A840 Group Counseling.

$150 lab fee.

Corequisites:
CNSL A843 Group Counseling Skills Lab
1.00 crs.

This one hour laboratory is required of all students enrolled in CNSL A840 Group Counseling, and develops clinical group skills by providing a series of weekly 45-minute counseling sessions to a group of trained actors who will serve as clients. The departmental laboratory includes digital video recording equipment and software that makes it possible for students to code and catalog each group counseling sessions. This technology allows more precise study of group counseling sessions and accurate charting of progress over time. Making and analyzing these digital recordings will efficiently improve group counseling skills and provides preparation for the challenge of working with “real” groups in practicum and internship. This lab requirement is taken simultaneously with CNSL A840 Group Counseling.

$150 lab fee.

Corequisites:
CNSL A845 Addiction Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the issues associated with counseling clients with issues of substance use and abuse. In this course, we focus on the systemic interventions of individuals with addiction issues, and the importance of treating the whole family. Course content includes historical foundations of addiction, psychological and physiological effects of commonly abused substances, various theoretical etiologies of abuse, and an overview of multiple treatment strategies for individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, families and groups.

CNSL A848 Play Therapy Theories
3.00 crs.

This course is designed as an advanced play therapy course using both didactic and dynamic components of knowledge acquisition of skill competencies in play therapy as a therapeutic intervention for children, adolescents, and families. Students become capable of articulating: theoretical conceptualizations of child clients; stages of therapy according to a variety of theories as applicable to child clients; ethical, cultural, and diversity issues; diagnostic possibilities; and treatment plans. Additionally, an advanced micro-practicum experience is included in this course.

CNSL A849 Activity Group Therapy
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to assist people who work with children, pre-adolescents, and adolescents in obtaining an understanding of the philosophy and rational for group work with child populations, as well as the use of expressive arts with diverse people of all ages across the lifespan, as a therapeutic modality. This course focuses on the goals of group play/ activity therapy, the role of the play therapist, screening and selection of group members, and planning and structuring of sessions. The course is designed to be both experiential and didactic and a micro-practicum experience is usually required. 

CNSL A850 Introduction to Family Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course explores the family systems theory and presents research on the family as an open system that functions in relation to its broader sociocultural context and that evolves over the life cycle. Various techniques of family counseling are covered as well as the ethical considerations of such a model.

CNSL A851 School Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course provides the theoretical and philosophical foundation and structural paradigm that forms the focus of school counseling. Practical information about programs, practices, resources, and research pertinent to the field of school counseling is intertwined with practical experiences. Cognitive learning through reading and research pertains to the history and evolution of school counseling, the role of the school counselor, comprehensive guidance programs, and program evaluation. This course develops the necessary knowledge to work at all levels of school counseling (elementary, middle, and secondary).

CNSL A852 Marriage and Couples Counseling
3.00 crs.

After successful completion of this course students will have: a clinical, theoretical and personal knowledge of basic couples counseling techniques, a personal understanding of the dynamics common to couples, an effective way to assess the overall health of a couple, a set of clinical skills that honor the inherent difficulties of providing counseling services to a couple instead of an individual, experience conducting sample Tandem Couples Counseling therapy, and methods for managing a range of events that can seriously threaten the survival of the relationship.

CNSL A853 Child/Parent Relationship Therapy
3.00 crs.

In this course, students learn about the dynamic of the parent child relationship and how to work with parents and children in therapy. Students will learn how to navigate parent consults in play therapy, how to introduce, utilize and create filial therapy with parents, individuals and in groups, how to intervene in the parent/child relationship in a positive way, how to assess a problem in the parent child relationship, incorporating the family into child parent relationship therapy, and facilitating compassion for parents of diverse backgrounds.  Additionally, the course will help students be familiar with a variety of parenting education interventions. Volunteer parents are brought in to participate in an 8-week parenting education course, taught by the instructor and students, as part of this course. 

CNSL A855 Diagnostics in Counseling
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of all psychological disorders as contained in the DSM-5.

CNSL A855 Diagnostics in Counseling
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of all psychological disorders as contained in the DSM-5.

CNSL A855 Diagnostics in Counseling
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of all psychological disorders as contained in the DSM-5.

CNSL A855 Diagnostics in Counseling
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of all psychological disorders as contained in the DSM-5.

CNSL A855 Diagnostics in Counseling
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of all psychological disorders as contained in the DSM-5.

CNSL A856 Clinical Thanatology: Death and Dying
3.00 crs.

Students will review the latest theoretical and empirical literature related to death and dying, grief and loss, and grief counseling strategies. This experiential run seminar-style course will use a holistic perspective to understand how people experience grief, loss, and the dying process. Students will learn about their own grieving process and learn counseling strategies they can use in the respective fields. 

CNSL A857 Psychopathology in Counseling
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to synthesize the content of neurology, trauma theory, and psychopharmacology as etiological and treatment factors as they relate to psychological disorders in the DSM-5. 

CNSL A858 Scholarship in Counseling
3.00 crs.

Students will engage in a scholarship project based on a topic of interest to them that will result in a publishable manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal and also construct a presentation proposal(s) (based upon the manuscript) for a professional conference(s).

CNSL A862 Family Systems
3.00 crs.

In this course students immerse themselves in Family Systems theory by learning the basic concepts and then understanding them as they relate to their own family and life experiences. Students will see that their efforts will be rewarded with a richer and more complete understanding of themselves, those with whom they relate, and clinically useful patterns of interaction will flow from their understanding of the concepts that Family Systems Theory is based upon.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A863 Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to begin their clinical experience. In other courses students review Theory, Practice, Diagnosis, Ethics, Group Counseling and Research and practice translating what they’ve learned in previous classed into practice. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how to handle day to day activities in their Practicum and Internship setting such as documentation, Client Fees, Agency Policies, Supervision, etc. as they work with client actors in an agency-like setting.

CNSL A864 Ethics in Individual, Marriage, and Family Counseling
3.00 crs.

This course examines ethical standards of practice as outlined by the American Counseling Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Students are introduced to the process of ethical decision-making and common ethical dilemmas facing mental health practitioners.

CNSL A866 Counseling Internship
3.00 crs.

This course offers a supervised field experience in counseling for 20 hours a week in an off campus service learning site. Students will complete six credit hours of internship over multiple semesters until they complete the 600 hours of field experience. 

CNSL A895 Special Project
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Arranged in consultation with advisor. 

CNSL A896 Seminar/Workshop
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Arranged in consultation with advisor. 

CNSL A898 Research Project
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Arranged in consultation with advisor.

NURS G364 Health Assessment
3.00 crs.

This emphasis of this course is on providing the student with tools of assessment to appraise the health of individuals. Knowledge of biological sciences is used within the context of the nursing process to develop skill in systematic assessment of clients in all phases of the life cycle.

NURS G379 Leadership: Quality & Patient Safety
3.00 crs.

This course emphasizes the role of nurse leaders in professional nursing practice and provides an introduction to the theory and practice of nursing leadership and management. The emphasis is on understanding the key components of the leadership/management process which include critical thinking, communicating effectively, handling conflict, delegating successfully, controlling resources, improving quality and safety and leading change. The focus is on the nursing role of leader/manager in practice settings and improving the quality and safety of patient populations.

NURS G384 Spirituality in Health and Illness
3.00 crs.

The Jesuit Catholic tradition emphasizes the role of spirituality and faith in shaping the person. This course explores the relationship between spirituality and nursing and focuses on spiritual assessment of a diverse client population across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse in providing spiritual and nursing care. Key concepts explored in the course include; spiritual well-being, end-of-life issues, hospice, palliative care and bereavement.

NURS G452 Research and Evidence-based Practice
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to nursing research. Emphasis is placed on understanding how to search for research information, analyze and utilize research findings in the practice setting. The outcome of the course is for the student to become an informed consumer of research. Key concepts discussed in the course include the research process, evidenced-based practice and research utilization.

NURS G454 Introduction to Statistics
3.00 crs.

This course introduces basic statistical analysis, including related concepts and theory. The full range of descriptive to inferential statistics will be introduced, but the primary focus is developing a sufficient understanding of statistics to be an informed consumer of research. Analytic software may be used for exercises.

NURS G468 Advanced Topics
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on selected nursing topics (e.g. Spanish for Health-Care; Genetics)

NURS G482 Issues in Professional Practice
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to assist in the transition of the student to the role of the B.S.N. prepared professional nurse in a health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professional communication and current professional and health care issues that impact the professional nurse practicing in a contemporary healthcare environment.

NURS G483 Population Health
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the delivery of population-focused nursing care to aggregates, communities, or population groups. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and disease prevention of population groups and the nurse’s role in improving the population health of specified groups.

NURS G485 Information Management & Patient Care Technology
3.00 crs.

This course provides an overview of nursing informatics and the role of the nurse in managing health care information in a heath care setting.  Emphasis is placed on the application of technology and information management to support clinical decision-making that improves patient care outcomes.  Key concepts explored in the course include history of healthcare informatics, basic informatics concepts, current issues, and health information management applications.

NURS G486 Introduction to Health Care Delivery
3.00 crs.

This course provides the student with an introduction to health care delivery systems, health policy and policy formation, finances, and health care outcomes in the U.S. system.  Emphasis is placed on improving delivery of care to population and vulnerable groups.  Current trends and issues in the health care delivery system and nursing will be discussed.

NURS G703 Theories in Health Care Systems
3.00 crs.

This course provides an introduction to theories underlying the practice of nursing leadership and management in health care systems. The role of theory is explored related to the development of nursing knowledge and nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on developing skills to critically examine theories of leadership and health care management.

NURS G709 Legal & Ethical Issues in Health Care
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to legal and ethical issues affecting health care and nursing management responsibilities in an ever-changing health care industry. The influence of economic and sociopolitical factors on health care laws will be explored from the perspective of health care providers. The extent to which health care laws attempt to order relationships between providers, payers, and consumers will be examined. There is a focus on principles and theories of ethics as they relate to health care delivery, as well as health care administration. Emphasis will be placed on ethical/legal issues encountered in professional nursing practice. This course prepares graduates to appreciate the concepts and principles of ethical legal dilemmas and their application in practice.

NURS G711 Informatics
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the implementation and use of nursing informatics in healthcare, the collection and use of information in decision support systems designed to support evidence-based practice, and the use of informatics in health care management. Regulatory standards and ethical and legal issues related to informatics are also examined.

NURS G712 Nursing Financial Resources I
3.00 crs.

This course explores the principles and practices of finance and the impact of reimbursement models and regulation in health care. Within this framework, content regarding finance and economics, analysis of financial statements, strategic financial planning and cost/benefit analysis are examined. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to decision making in the complex relationships among provider, payer, employer and client are addressed.

NURS G716 Health Care Quality & Safety
3.00 crs.

This course explores the quality of care and safety of patients in today's health care environment. Tools, processes and methods required to effectively manage quality and safety in health care are analyzed. National standards are reviewed and suggestions for improving quality care and safety of patient care are presented. 

NURS G724 Outcomes Measurement & Data Management
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the analysis and application of theory and skills needed to assess, plan, and evaluate the care of populations within health systems. The evaluation of current outcome measures as well as the acquisition and management of outcome data will be studied. Program design is discussed as it relates to effective outcomes of care. Clinical outcomes, functional outcomes, financial outcomes, and satisfaction indicators will be emphasized.

NURS G732 Population Health Management
3.00 crs.

This course provides the student with knowledge of evidence-based approaches to achieving sustainable mitigation through population health management. Planning and preparedness practices that proactively affect the health of individuals, families, and communities are examined. Emphasis is placed on accessing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating available health options and services that promote optimum health and functional balance.

NURS G735 Advanced Research Methods
3.00 crs.

This course is an in-depth study of nursing research methodologies.  The focus will be on the interrelationships among theory, advanced nursing practice, and research.  Emphasis will be placed on developing skills used in critical analysis of nursing research for the purpose of determining applicability of the research to nursing practice.

NURS G740 Health Care Systems
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to enable the learner to understand the health care delivery system in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the nursing role related to formulating health care policy and political processes that have the greatest impact on health care. The course focuses on the business of health care including the internal and external environments, financing of health care, and resource management and utilization. The legislative and regulatory processes as they are related to changes in the health care system.

NURS G744 Nursing Financial Resources II
3.00 crs.

This course explores the principles and practices of finance in health care. Emphasis is on the development of a comprehensive business plan for a health care organization.

Prerequisite listed may also be taken as a corequisite
NURS G748 Human Resource Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the knowledge and skills required for effective human resource management. Managerial behaviors that promote and maintain a professional health care practice environment are emphasized. Human resources management links human resources practices with organizational mission strategies, and goals. Global mobility continues to increase in the United States and employee rights, discipline and equal employment opportunities are expanding. Recruitment, retention, and turnover of nursing employees is a continuing challenge for nurses working in the field of Nursing Management and Human Resources Management

NURS G752 Health Care Systems Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course consists of 180 clock hours of practicum experience. Students engage in practicum activities pertinent to a nursing and a health care management role. A preceptor-mentorship model is used, in which leaders in health care organizations play a substantial role in facilitating the practicum. Students develop a Practicum Plan in conjunction with their faculty and preceptor, including a practicum project approved by practicum faculty, preceptor, and organization. The practicum occurs over one semester, in the last semester of the student's program of study. $500 Practicum fee

NURS G800 Theoretical Perspectives and the Advanced Nursing Role
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the exploration of the nature of theory development in nursing, analysis of selected nursing and related theories, and the relevance of theory to research and practice in nursing. It is also designed to help the baccalaureate nurse transition to the role of advance nursing practice.

NURS G802 Advanced Statistics and Data Management
3.00 crs.

This course includes an introduction to measurement concepts and theory, data management, and statistical analysis ranging from descriptive to inferential statistics. The emphasis is on practical application, through understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics, and data management overall. Commonly used data management and analytic software will be utilized. 
[Optional elective course.]

NURS G805 Advanced Pathophysiology
3.00 crs.

This course is an in-depth study of the pathophysiologic basis of disease as it affects individuals across the life cycle. Emphasis will be placed upon endogenous and exogenous factors which contribute to altered functional balance at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels. The course emphasizes mechanisms of disease, including cell injury, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, acid-base imbalances, and genetic defects that cause aberrations resulting in inflammation and dysfunction of the immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems. Disease states commonly encountered in advanced practice will be emphasized.

NURS G810 Advanced Health Assessment
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the integration of the health history, physical examination, and diagnostic evaluation to develop a model for advanced practice assessment.  Emphasis is placed on a holistic view of the person focusing on the uniqueness of the individual across the life cycle, the development of assessment skills.

NURS G812 Advanced Health Assessment Practicum
3.00 crs.

This is a clinical course that focuses on the development of advanced health assessment of skills. This course requires 180 hours of practicum. $850 Practicum fee required. 

NURS G817 Scientific Writing
3.00 crs.

This course includes an introduction to writing philosophy, review of basic and advanced grammar, development of rhythm, voice, and purpose in writing, and understanding of appropriate attribution and structure of referencing. Development and use of figures and tables are included.

NURS G820 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this courses is to assist the nurse in an advanced role to develop high-level clinical decision-making skills required to function in an advanced practice role. This course addresses theoretical and practical issues associated with pharmacotherapeutics. Topics discussed include mechanisms of drug action, physiologic effects, clinical pharmacokinetics and therapeutic use of selected classes of drugs used in primary care.

NURS G825 Primary Care of Pediatrics
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for infants, children, and adolescents with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G825 Primary Care of Pediatrics
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for infants, children, and adolescents with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G825 Primary Care of Pediatrics
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for infants, children, and adolescents with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G825 Primary Care of Pediatrics
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for infants, children, and adolescents with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G830 Primary Care of Pediatrics Practicum
3.00 crs.

This clinical course focuses on clinical experiences managing infants, children, and adolescents in a primary care setting.

NURS G830 Primary Care of Pediatrics Practicum
3.00 crs.

This clinical course focuses on clinical experiences managing infants, children, and adolescents in a primary care setting.

NURS G830 Primary Care of Pediatrics Practicum
3.00 crs.

This clinical course focuses on clinical experiences managing infants, children, and adolescents in a primary care setting.

NURS G830 Primary Care of Pediatrics Practicum
3.00 crs.

This clinical course focuses on clinical experiences managing infants, children, and adolescents in a primary care setting.

NURS G835 Advanced Research Methods
3.00 crs.

This course is an in-depth study of research designs and methods related to quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. The focus is on the interrelationship among research, theory, and advanced nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis of research to determine its application to advanced nursing practice. Research which focuses on nursing interventions, evidence-based practice guidelines, cost effectiveness, and health outcomes will be examined.

NURS G840 Primary Care of Adults
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the young adult through the older adult client with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G840 Primary Care of Adults
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the young adult through the older adult client with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G840 Primary Care of Adults
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the young adult through the older adult client with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G840 Primary Care of Adults
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the young adult through the older adult client with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G845 Primary Care of Adults Practicum
3.00 crs.

Clinical experience managing adults of all ages in a variety of primary care settings. This course requires 180 hours of practicum. $850 practicum fee required.

NURS G845 Primary Care of Adults Practicum
3.00 crs.

Clinical experience managing adults of all ages in a variety of primary care settings. This course requires 180 hours of practicum. $850 practicum fee required.

NURS G845 Primary Care of Adults Practicum
3.00 crs.

Clinical experience managing adults of all ages in a variety of primary care settings. This course requires 180 hours of practicum. $850 practicum fee required.

NURS G845 Primary Care of Adults Practicum
3.00 crs.

Clinical experience managing adults of all ages in a variety of primary care settings. This course requires 180 hours of practicum. $850 practicum fee required.

NURS G850 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G850 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G850 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G850 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G850 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G850 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems.

NURS G855 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems. $850 Practicum fee required.

NURS G855 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems. $850 Practicum fee required.

NURS G855 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems. $850 Practicum fee required.

NURS G855 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems. $850 Practicum fee required.

NURS G855 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems. $850 Practicum fee required.

NURS G855 Primary Care of Adults & Women’s Health Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on promoting optimum health and functional balance for the adult client and expectant women with common, acute, and chronic health problems. $850 Practicum fee required.

NURS G860 Gerontology in Primary Care
3.00 crs.

The intent of this course is to provide Nurse Practitioner (NP) students with the requisite knowledge and skills to integrate holistic, high-quality, safe, and developmentally appropriate principles into the primary care of older adults, including the frail elderly.  The course is designed to enhance the NP student’s ability to implement the best evidence-based practice requirements inherent in meeting the primary care needs of an aging and older population.

NURS G860 Gerontology in Primary Care
3.00 crs.

The intent of this course is to provide Nurse Practitioner (NP) students with the requisite knowledge and skills to integrate holistic, high-quality, safe, and developmentally appropriate principles into the primary care of older adults, including the frail elderly.  The course is designed to enhance the NP student’s ability to implement the best evidence-based practice requirements inherent in meeting the primary care needs of an aging and older population.

NURS G864 FNP Skill Enhancement Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course enhances the student’s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation within the context of primary care disease management of the patient across the lifespan. The student will learn the role and responsibilities of the primary care nurse practitioner in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care. Using an evidence-based practice framework, the student will assess and manage acute and chronic illnesses, including demonstration of knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care for the patient across the lifespan in the primary care setting. $850 Practicum fee required.

NURS G900 Scientific Inquiry and Translational Research
3.00 crs.

The course is designed to explore the relationships between science based theories, research, and practice. Emphasis is placed on the translation of scientific evidence to improve practice through an identified phenomenon of interest.

Prerequisite listed is for BSN-DNP students
NURS G905 Ethics & Social Justice
3.00 crs.

This course examines the nature and practice of biomedical, administrative/organizational, and population ethics with an emphasis on the application of ethical and social justice frameworks for analysis and decision making by providers, patients, systems and populations experiencing ethical conundrums. A conceptual analysis of social justice in health care allows the student to seek ethically defensible solutions at these levels to health care dilemmas.

NURS G800 is for PB students, NURS G900 is for PM students
NURS G905 Ethics & Social Justice
3.00 crs.

This course examines the nature and practice of biomedical, administrative/organizational, and population ethics with an emphasis on the application of ethical and social justice frameworks for analysis and decision making by providers, patients, systems and populations experiencing ethical conundrums. A conceptual analysis of social justice in health care allows the student to seek ethically defensible solutions at these levels to health care dilemmas.

NURS G800 is for PB students, NURS G900 is for PM students
NURS G910 Epidemiology
3.00 crs.

In this course the concepts, language and principles of epidemiology will be explored. Emphasis is on description, and interpretation of modes of transmission of diseases. Students will gain knowledge critical to understanding the natural history of diseases, the evaluation of preventive interventions, and relevance of epidemiological methods in advanced nursing practice.

NURS G800 is for PB students
NURS G915 Evidence-Based Practice, Research Translation & Implementation Science
3.00 crs.

This course explores the science of research translation. Emphasis is on analysis, evaluation and use of evidence-based practice models. Exploration will include examining the methods and to promote the systematic uptake of science into routine practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care by providers and organizations.

In addition to other pre-requisites, Post-Baccalaureate students must have completed at least two sets of the 800-level primary care courses, G825/G830, G840/G845, G850/G855, to enroll in this course., NURS G805 is for PB students, NURS G835 is for PB students
Corequisites:
NURS G915 Evidence-Based Practice, Research Translation & Implementation Science
3.00 crs.

This course explores the science of research translation. Emphasis is on analysis, evaluation and use of evidence-based practice models. Exploration will include examining the methods and to promote the systematic uptake of science into routine practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care by providers and organizations.

In addition to other pre-requisites, Post-Baccalaureate students must have completed at least two sets of the 800-level primary care courses, G825/G830, G840/G845, G850/G855, to enroll in this course., NURS G805 is for PB students, NURS G835 is for PB students
Corequisites:
NURS G915 Evidence-Based Practice, Research Translation & Implementation Science
3.00 crs.

This course explores the science of research translation. Emphasis is on analysis, evaluation and use of evidence-based practice models. Exploration will include examining the methods and to promote the systematic uptake of science into routine practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care by providers and organizations.

In addition to other pre-requisites, Post-Baccalaureate students must have completed at least two sets of the 800-level primary care courses, G825/G830, G840/G845, G850/G855, to enroll in this course., NURS G805 is for PB students, NURS G835 is for PB students
Corequisites:
NURS G920 Biostatistics
3.00 crs.

This course provides the basics of statistical analysis, measurement theory and data management. Focus includes the application of statistics to healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on creation of data collection spreadsheets in Excel, selection of appropriate tests, data analysis using SPSS, and appropriate dissemination of results.

NURS G835 is for PB students
NURS G925 Program Planning, Evaluation, & Quality Management
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the tools to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based clinical and administrative programs in nursing and health care delivery systems. Emphasis is on the synthesis of evidence for evaluating program planning frameworks, strategic implementation, and program evaluation to improve healthcare outcomes. 

NURS G930 DNP Advanced Practicum I
3.00 crs.

This course integrates the use of evidence-based practice in the continuing development of the DNP Scholarly Project that includes evaluation of nursing phenomenon in an existing system. Students will complete 180 practicum hours. $500 practicum fee is required.

NURS G930 DNP Advanced Practicum I
3.00 crs.

This course integrates the use of evidence-based practice in the continuing development of the DNP Scholarly Project that includes evaluation of nursing phenomenon in an existing system. Students will complete 180 practicum hours. $500 practicum fee is required.

NURS G935 Leadership of Systems Change & Innovation
3.00 crs.

This course analyzes theory and research on intrapersonal, interpersonal and organizational leadership for application in leading change and innovation in a global health care market. Systems leadership and organizational behavior concepts are also reviewed as they relate to leadership. Implications for inter-professional team leadership, sustainability, legacy development, and renewal are emphasized.

NURS G940 Healthy Policy & Economics
3.00 crs.

This course analyzes the economic and organizational foundations of health care. Social, economic, ethical, political and global health factors affecting health policy will be analyzed as well as the role of health practitioners to influence policy relative to health institutions, governmental agencies, and patients.

Prerequisite listed is for BSN-DNP students
NURS G945 DNP Advanced Practicum II
3.00 crs.

In this course, the student fully implements the DNP Scholarly Project that was developed in prior DNP courses. The student will complete 180 practicum hours. $500 practicum fee is required.

NURS G950 Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care
3.00 crs.

This course is designed for the exploration of systems of care related to behavioral health and the acquisition of primary care behavioral health competencies and characteristics necessary for reengineering the integration of behavioral health in primary care systems.

NURS G950 Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care
3.00 crs.

This course is designed for the exploration of systems of care related to behavioral health and the acquisition of primary care behavioral health competencies and characteristics necessary for reengineering the integration of behavioral health in primary care systems.

NURS G954 Organizational Behavior
3.00 crs.

This course is designed for the investigation and analysis of theories related to healthy, efficient, and productive organizational behavior in the health care setting; and to evaluate and integrate evidence based practice to effect improvements in the dynamics of the work environment to improve the delivery of health care. Emphasis is placed on using research to analyze the environment and to improve systems at the micro, meso, and macro systems levels. 

NURS G955 Informatics & Finance
3.00 crs.

This course examines the essential knowledge needed to understand information systems and technologies that are transforming health care. The student gains the ability to improve information literacy acquisition skills, critique informatics program proposals, understand the role of the informatics specialist in managing health care information for decision-making and program planning, and analyze the utility and functionality of technology. Students will explore financial and business principles, as sources of information, which are used to make health care decisions.

NURS G800 is for PB students
NURS G960 DNP Scholarly Project Practicum
3.00 crs.

In this course the student will complete the remaining evaluation and final work for the DNP Scholarly Project that was implemented in Advanced Practicum II. Completed synthesis of the Project is required, and assurance of the competencies required for the program will be accomplished. The student will complete 180 practicum hours. $500 practicum fee is required.

NURS G965 DNP Practicum
1.00 crs., 4.00 crs.

This course consists of 180 clock hours of practicum experience. Students engage in practicum activities pertinent to a nursing or health care management role. A preceptor-mentorship model is used in which managers in health care organizations play a substantial role in facilitating the practicum. This course is designed for Doctor of Nursing practice students in the Executive Leadership track to fulfill their practicum hour requirements. $500 practicum fee is required.

NURS G967 Directed Leadership Practicum
1.00 crs.

This course is a leadership directed practicum and consists of 60 clock hours of practicum experience. Students develop a practicum plan and engage in practicum activities as approved by faculty. This course is designed for Doctor of Nursing Practice students in the Executive Leadership track to fulfill their practicum requirements.

NURS G970 Philosophy, Theory & Role
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the role of the nurse educator. Students will explore and evaluate educational philosophies, learning theories and nursing education models applicable to nursing education.

NURS G975 Teaching Methods
3.00 crs.

This course provides an introduction to a variety of teaching and learning strategies that assists the nurse educator in developing theoretically-sound lessons in the classroom and clinical settings. Instructional objectives and content outlines will be developed that guide the student to develop a teaching plan. Students will integrate technology into the classroom and apply nursing and educational theory while developing teaching and learning strategies.

NURS G977 Assessment of Learning Outcomes
3.00 crs.

This course will focus on the principles  of assessment and evaluating nursing students in the traditional classroom, online environment, skills and simulation labs, and clinical setting. The concepts of evaluation will also be applied to the systematic evaluation of nursing courses, programs, and the accreditation process.

NURS G979 Curriculum Design & Evaluation
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to information and content related to curriculum development, design, implementation, and evaluation in nursing education. Current trends in nursing and higher education and accreditation are discussed. The role of the nurse educator and the dynamic relationship between the practice setting, education and nursing theory, educational pedagogy, research, and curriculum development is examined. Best practices and guidelines for the integration of quality improvement and safety education are analyzed and applied to curriculum development.

NURS G980 Nurse Educator Practicum
3.00 crs.

This course includes 180 hours of practicum experience and online class discussion in nursing education. A preceptor-mentorship model is used in which nurse educators in health care organizations or educational institutions play a substantial role in facilitating the practicum. Under the guidance of a nurse faculty preceptor, the student will develop and implement teaching plans for the classroom and clinical practice settings. Online class discussions provide an opportunity for further exploration of best teaching practices for classroom, clinical practice, self-evaluation, and nursing student evaluation.