MN NP CALENDAR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


Nurs 6018 Nursing Leadership, Ethics and Health Policy - 3 credit hour

Proposed Calendar Description pending approval from UNB School of Graduate Studies

In this course students will examine leadership, ethics and health policy, exploring their intersections in the context of advanced nursing practice. Students will analyze models of leadership and their influence in the ecology of health care environments at multiple levels. Concepts related to professional advocacy and health policy as they influence advanced nursing practice and client outcomes in Primary Health Care will be explored. This is a core course common in all streams.

Nurs 6012  Health Research Statistics - 3 credit hour

Provides students with a foundation for planning, conducting, reporting and critiquing the analysis of quantitative data. An understanding of statistical procedures is fostered through the discussion of underlying concepts and principles, rather than mathematical equations. Assumptions underlying various parametric and non-parametric statistical tests are discussed, as well as strategies for testing and dealing with any violations of these assumptions. This is a core course in all streams.

Nurs 6013 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing - 3 credit hour

Builds on foundational knowledge of nursing theories and critically reflects on the utility of theories in guiding advanced practice.  Explores the interplay between nursing theories and those from other disciplines and encourages development of a clear understanding of the philosophical, scientific and contextual underpinnings of the nursing profession. Students are prepared to articulate an advanced nursing perspective for engaging in leadership, clinical, consultative, and collaborative and research roles.  This is a core course in all streams.

Nurs 6016 Research and Evidence Informed Nursing I - 3 credit hour

Proposed Calendar Description pending approval from UNB School of Graduate Studies

Explores the link between research paradigms, methodologies, methods, and principles of inquiry toward the advancement of nursing knowledge and practice. This is a core course common in all streams.

Nurs 6017 Research and Evidence Informed Nursing II - 3 credit hour

Proposed Calendar Description pending approval from UNB School of Graduate Studies

Builds on foundations of Research and Evidence Informed Nursing Part 1 by emphasizing the evaluation, interpretation, and application of evidence. Students develop the ability to identify, critique, and use best evidence to inform decisions in nursing practice, scholarship, and research. Pre-requisite: Research and Evidence Informed Nursing Part 1. This is a core course common in all streams.

Nurs 6202 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics - 3 credit hour


This course's theoretical content focuses on the knowledge, judgement, skills and abilities necessary to apply the core nurse practitioner (NP) competency of management of the treatment of clients' health conditions by utilizing advanced pharmocotherapeutic methods.

Prerequisited or co-requisited Nurs 6203

Nurs 6203 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 credit hour

This course will explore pathophysiology mechanisms of altered health states. This course will provide the Nurse Practitioner student with theoretical perspectives on the mechanisms of altered functioning of human cells, organ systems, and the organism as a whole. Theoretical content will be presented in a manner that fosters synthesis of evidence by students and provides a strong conceptual foundation for the integration of health and physical assessment and diagnostic reasoning processes in relation to patient care. Differentiating pathophysiologic findings from the normal will be emphasized; relevant treatment modalities will be discussed and appraised critically. Provides essential knowledge base in pathophysiology across the life span for Nurse Practitioners.

Prerequisited or co-requisited Nurs 6202

Nurs 6204 Roles and Issues - 3 credit hour

This course will allow the Nurse Practitioner student to discuss and investigate the role of the Nurse Practitioner. The course will also focus on the issues inherent in implementing the Nurse Practitioner role.

Nurs 6211 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 credit hour

This course's theoretical content focuses on the knowledge, judgement, skills and abilities necessary to apply the core nurse practitioner (NP) competencies of health assessment; health promotion and disease prevention; and professional roles and responsibilities to practice. The knowledge gained from this course will be applied to the provision of primary health care to individuals, families and communities across
the lifespan.

Prerequisites Nurs 6202 or 6203

Nurs 6212 Health Assessment Practicum - 3 credit hour

In this course students begin to apply their knowledge of the theoretical content required to provide primary health care (PHC) to individuals, families and communities across the lifespan. The focus is on the development of students' knowledge, judgement and skills related to the application of core nurse practitioner (NP) competencies of health assessment, health promotion and disease prevention and professional roles and responsibilities. This practicum includes 100 hours of supervised clinical practice.

Prerequisites: Nurs 6202, Nurs 6203 Co-requisite Nurs 6211

Nurs 6213 Primary Health Care Management: Adult I - 3 credit hour

This course emphasizes primary care management of common acute and chronic health care problems of culturally diverse young to middle aged adult clients. Focus is place on selected concepts, theories, and research applied to health promotion, health maintenance, and prevention of illness for the individual, family, and community.

Prerequisites: Nurs 6202, Nurs 6203, Nurs 6211, Nurs 6212

Nurs 6214 Adult I Clinical Practicum - 3 credit hour

This clinical practicum accompanies the theory course NURS 6213: Primary Health Care Management: Adult I. This clinical practicum course provides the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skill, and judgement from the theory course, managing care for young to middle aged adult clients. This practicum includes 100 hours of supervised clinical practice in the role of the Nurse Practitioner.

Prerequisites: Nurs 6211, Nurs 6212, Nurs 6202, Nurs 6203, and Co-requisite Nurs 6213

Nurs 6215 Primary Health Care Management: Pediatrics - 3 credit hour

This course emphasizes primary care management of common acute and chronic health care problems of culturally diverse pediatric clients. Focus is place on selected concepts, theories, and research applied to health promotion, health maintenance, and prevention of illness for the individual, family, and community.

Prerequisites: Nurs 6202, Nurs 6203, Nurs 6211, Nurs 6212

Nurs 6216 Pediatric Clinical Practicum - 3 credit hour

This clinical practicum accompanies the theory course NURS 6215: Primary Health Care Management: Pediatrics. This clinical practicum course provides the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skill, and judgement from the theory course, managing care for pediatric clients. This practicum includes 100 hours of supervised clinical practice in the role of the Nurse Practitioner.

Prerequisites: Nurs 6202, Nurs 6203, Nurs 6211, Nurs 6212 and Co-requisite Nurs 6215

Nurs 6217 Primary Health Care Management: Adult II - 3 credit hour

This course emphasizes primary care management of common acute and chronic health care problems of culturally diverse older adult clients. Focus is place on selected concepts, theories, and research applied to health promotion, health maintenance, and prevention of illness for the individual, family, and community. Focus is placed on functional ability of the older adult: normal biological changes, developmental tasks, cultural and spiritual dimensions.

Prerequisites:Nurs 6202, Nurs 6203, Nurs 6211, Nurs 6212, Nurs 6213, Nurs 6214

Nurs 6218 Adult II Clinical Practicum - 3 credit hour

This clinical practicum accompanies the theory course NURS 6217: Primary Health Care Management: Adult II. This clinical practicum course provides the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skill, and judgement from the theory course, managing care for older adult clients. This practicum includes 100 hours of supervised clinical practice in the role of the Nurse Practitioner.

Prerequisites: Nurs 6202, Nurs 6203, Nurs 6211, Nurs 6212, Nurs 6213, Nurs 6214 and Co-requisite Nurs 6217

Nurs 6219 Final Clinical Practicum - 9 credit hour

This concentrated practicum course provides an opportunity for synthesis of the specialized knowledge, skill, and judgement inherent in the role of the Nurse Practitioner within a collaborative, interdisciplinary team setting.  Facilitated by a faculty advisor and clinical preceptor the student assumes responsibility for providing primary care to culturally diverse clients across the life span.  In addition to the clinical hours of the practicum the course includes a seminar component that addresses professional, philosophical and ethical issues related to the role of the Nurse Practitioner.  This practicum includes 300 hours of supervised clinical practice in the role of the Nurse Practitioner.

Prerequisites: All required NP courses
 

Nurs 6995 Synthesis Paper