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Administration
Dean: Margaret Faut-Callahan, C.R.N.A., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs: Maureen E. O'Brien, Ph.D., R.N., P.C.N.S.-B.C.
Director of the Ph.D. Program: Margaret J. Bull, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
marquette.edu/nursing/academicprograms-graduate.shtml

Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Nursing, students are admitted under Plan B (non-thesis option) but Plan A (thesis option) is also offered; Post-master’s Certificate; Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy

Specializations

M.S.N.:
Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult-Older Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult-Older Adult Primary Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Advanced Practice Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery
Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Leader
Systems Leadership and Healthcare Quality

Post-master’s Certificate:
Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Older Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult-Older Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse-Midwifery
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Systems Leadership and Healthcare Quality

D.N.P.:
Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult-Older Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery
Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Systems Leadership and Healthcare Quality

Ph.D.: No specializations offered

Program Descriptions

Master of Science in Nursing

The master of science in nursing program prepares nurses for roles in advanced nursing practice. Graduates are academically eligible to seek formal professional certification in such areas as: nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse-midwife, nurse administrator or clinical nurse leader.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

This specialization prepares the student to apply advanced clinical assessment skills to complex health problems commonly encountered by acutely ill adults across the health care continuum. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult-Older Adult - Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist

This specialization prepares the student for the care of adults, including knowledge of human responses, health promotion and disease prevention, advanced physical assessment, diagnosis and management of health problems. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification exam for either Clinical Nurse Specialist or Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery

This specialization prepares the student for independent management of essentially normal newborns and women during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods and for gynecologic care throughout the life-span. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board, Inc.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatrics

This specialization prepares the student for independent management of children and families seeking health care for simple to complex health problems (primary care) and acute to critically ill problems (acute care pediatric nurse practitioner). Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist or Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Clinical Nurse Leader

This specialization prepares the student to have competence in clinical outcomes management and health care environment management. Students complete core M.S.N. courses and a combination of illness management and health care systems leadership courses. These graduates remain at the point of care and assure patients receive health care in a safe, cost effective, timely manner by implementing lateral integration of care services. Graduates are academically eligible to take the AACN CNL® Certification Examination.

Systems Leadership and Healthcare Quality

This specialization prepares the student for the administration of nursing services in a variety of health care organizations. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for Nursing Administration.

Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate

This program prepares the nurse who already has a master of science in nursing to become academically eligible for certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The doctor of nursing practice will emphasize development of nursing practice expertise at the highest level. The curriculum includes translational research, epidemiology, informatics, statistics, advanced clinical practice, health policy and professional issues. Specializations include: systems leadership and healthcare quality and advanced practice in acute care adult-older adult, primary care adult-older adult, nurse-midwifery or pediatrics (primary care or acute care). B.S.N. to D.N.P. and post-M.S.N. to D.N.P. options are available. Marquette University M.S.N. Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-Nurses students may apply after successful completion of NCLEX and submission of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License.

Doctor of Philosophy

The doctor of philosophy program in nursing prepares teacher-scholars. The curriculum focuses on vulnerable populations, which include persons at high risk for adverse health outcomes. Persons who are vulnerable may include such groups as the unborn, chronically ill, frail elders, impoverished children and the marginalized. The graduate of this doctoral program will have the ability to advance health care through teaching, research and health care leadership.

Doctoral education in nursing is built on the master’s level nursing foundation. It is characterized by the acquisition of research skills necessary for the discovery and use of new nursing knowledge and for preparation for teaching roles.

Master of Science in Nursing — Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-Nurses

The master’s program for non-nursing graduates is designed for those individuals who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than nursing and who wish to become nurses. The program builds upon the student’s broad educational preparation and provides an intense, accelerated nursing curriculum to meet the student’s career goals.

Master of Science in Nursing — Second Degree Direct Entry for A.D.N. Nurses

This program facilitates students who have an associate’s degree in nursing and also have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing to complete a master of science in nursing degree.  

Prerequisites for Admission

Applicants to the master of science in nursing (M.S.N.) program or the doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) program should have graduated with, or be about to graduate with, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program with an upper division major in nursing. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale is required.

Prior to or during the first term of study, all master of science in nursing and doctor of nursing practice applicants must have taken undergraduate nursing research and a statistics course which included inferential analysis (must be completed within 5 years of program start date). Applicants that select an advanced practice nursing specialization must have taken an undergraduate course in health assessment. 

Applicants to the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) program in nursing should have graduated with, or be about to graduate with, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program or a master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program. For a bachelor’s applicant, the requirements are: RN licensure, a GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale, a statistics course within the last 5 years, acceptable GRE scores, three letters of reference, a goal statement and a personal interview. Generally, for a master’s applicant, a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.300 on a 4.000 scale is recommended. A graduate level research course is a required prerequisite.

Familiarity with computers and the web (e.g., electronic retrieval of data, word processing) is required for all applicants. Some courses use online, web-enhanced and/or hybrid teaching.

Application Deadlines and Start Terms

Nov. 15    For spring admission: M.S.N., post-master’s certificates, and Ph.D. programs

Dec. 31    For summer admission: direct entry program for non-nurses

Feb. 15    For fall admission: M.S.N., post-master’s certificates, Ph.D., and D.N.P. programs

Ph.D. and D.N.P. applicants who apply after the Feb. 15 deadline will be considered on a space-available basis for fall admission, provided their application is complete by June 1.

M.S.N. and post-master’s certificate applicants are not eligible for summer admission, and D.N.P. applicants must begin their program in fall.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit, directly to the Graduate School:

  1. A completed application form and fee online at marquette.edu/grad/future_apply.shtml.
  2. Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
  3. (For master’s and D.N.P. applicants only) three completed recommendation forms prepared by previous or present employers and teachers familiar with graduate education in nursing.
  4. (For Ph.D. applicants only) three Ph.D. letters of recommendation.
  5. (For master’s and D.N.P. applicants only) GRE scores (General Test only). Waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.200 or above. Waived for applicants who have a master’s degree and the master’s GPA is 3.200 or above.
  6. (For Ph.D. applicants only) GRE scores (General Test only). Waived if applicant is Marquette M.S.N. graduate with GPA of 3.700 or above.
  7. (For post-master's D.N.P. applicants only) evidence of certification in a specialty, if applicable.
  8. A resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study. For Ph.D. applicants, a curriculum vitae and objectives/career intentions, including research interests.
  9. (For Ph.D. applicants only) sample of scholarly writing.
  10. (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

An interview is required for applicants to the advanced practice nursing specializations in acute care nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery and pediatrics.

With the exception of Second Degree Direct Entry M.S.N. applicants, an applicant must be registered in the United States as a professional nurse. Graduates of nursing schools in foreign countries must successfully complete the examination administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and must be licensed in Wisconsin.

Upon acceptance to the graduate program, students must complete and submit the Graduate Student Health Status Report form. Information on CPR requirements, physical examination and immunization status, including results of a T.B. skin test and proof of Wisconsin R.N. licensure and a criminal background check must be submitted to a program on the website www.certifiedbackground.com/. Results of a T.B. skin test must be provided annually, and a drug screen must be completed three months prior to beginning clinical practicum courses. Students are responsible for the cost of these services. The information is required for progression within the program.

Acute care nurse practitioner students must demonstrate evidence of current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification and have experience working with acutely ill adults. Pediatric acute care nurse practitioner students need to be PALS certified and have experience working with acutely ill children. One year of practice in an acute care setting is required for acute care and pediatric acute care students prior to beginning clinical practicum course work.

Direct Entry Programs

Master of Science in Nursing — Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-Nurses

The master’s program for non-nursing graduates is designed for those individuals who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than nursing and who wish to become nurses. The program builds upon the student’s broad educational preparation and provides an intense, accelerated nursing curriculum to meet the student’s career goals.

The generalist master of science program for non-nursing graduates is designed for individuals who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than nursing. The 75-credit program builds upon previous, broad educational preparation and provides an intense, accelerated and specialized nursing curriculum preparing students to take the NCLEX examination upon completion of 63 credits and to earn an generalist master of science degree in nursing upon completion of the total 75 credits.

The additional leadership competencies achieved during the last semester of the program positions students to seek employment in many health care settings. Students have the competencies necessary to practice at the microsystem level, providing point-of-care delivery with a focus on safety, quality and improved outcomes.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination to be certified as a clinical nurse leader. Graduates are also eligible to apply for a post-master's certificate in one of the many specialties that Marquette offers.

Students must complete:

NURS 2001Foundations I: Health Assessment and Fundamentals I3
NURS 2002Foundations II: Health Assessment and Fundamentals II4
NURS 2500Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health – Theory3
NURS 3110Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice3
NURS 3600Community and Population Health Nursing3
NURS 3700Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I – Theory3
NURS 3800Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health – Theory3
NURS 3900Family Centered Nursing of Children – Theory3
NURS 3984Nursing Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions – Practicum4
NURS 4700Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults II – Theory3
NURS 4964Nursing Care for Patients with Acute Conditions – Practicum4
NURS 6000Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3
NURS 6007Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy3
NURS 6009Organizational and Systems Leadership3
NURS 6010Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing3
NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6035Advanced Health Assessment3
or NURS 6535 Advanced Assessment in Parent/Child Nursing
NURS 6244Health Promotion Across the Life-Span3
NURS 6964Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum6
HEAL 6049Outcomes Management3
HEAL 6825Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care3
HEAL 6835Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues3
Total Credit Hours75

 

Admission Requirements for M.S.N. – Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-Nurses

  1. Baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing with a GPA of 3.000 or above, using a 4.000 system.
  2. GRE scores (General Test only). Waived if applicant already has a master’s degree or if undergraduate GPA is 3.200 or above.
  3. Completion of three recommendation forms.
  4. Maintain an average of B or above each term, and completion of the following prerequisite courses with grade of C or above:
    • Human anatomy and physiology: 5-6 credits (preferably within the last 5 years)
    • Chemistry or biochemistry or biology or microbiology: 5-6 credits total (preferably within the last 5 years)
    • Nutrition: 3 credits
    • Behavioral sciences, e.g., psychology, sociology: 3 credits
    • Statistics (including inferential): 3 credits to be completed within the last 5 years of program start date.
  5. Maintenance of 3.000 GPA each term and every summer session.
  6. Full-time status is required.

Master of Science in Nursing — Second Degree Direct Entry for A.D.N. Nurses

This program facilitates students who have an associate’s degree in nursing and also have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing to complete a master of science in nursing degree. Prior to completing courses in the option of choice, students must complete:

NURS 4500Nursing of Communities -- Theory3
NURS 4501Nursing of Communities -- Practicum3
NURS 6010Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing3
HEAL 6825Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care3
Total Credit Hours12

Admission Requirements for M.S.N. — Second Degree Direct Entry for A.D.N. Nurses

  1. Baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing with a GPA of 3.000 or above, using a 4.000 system.
  2. Associate’s degree in nursing with a GPA of 3.000 or above, using a 4.000 system.
  3. GRE scores (General Test only). Waived if applicant already has a master’s degree or if undergraduate GPA is 3.200 or above.
  4. Completion of three recommendation forms.
  5. Resume and written statement of professional goals.
  6. Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
  7. Completion of the following prerequisite courses with grade of C or above:
    • Anatomy and physiology: 5-6 credits
    • Chemistry or biochemistry or biology or microbiology: 5-6 credits total
    • Behavioral sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology): 3 credits
    • Statistics (including inferential): 3 credits to be completed within 5 years of program start date.
  8. Wisconsin R.N. Licensure.

Joint Program of Study

M.S.N.-M.B.A. Degree

The College of Nursing, in conjunction with the Graduate School of Management, offers a program of joint study leading to a master of science in nursing (M.S.N.) degree with a specialization in systems leadership and healthcare quality and a master of business administration (M.B.A.). Students seeking admission to the joint program apply to the Graduate School and must meet the admission requirements for both the M.S.N. and M.B.A. programs. However, official test scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may substitute for the GRE admission requirement in the College of Nursing. Because students are officially admitted into only one Marquette University graduate program at a time, applicants must indicate which program they intend to pursue and complete first, although once accepted for admission to both programs, students may take courses from both departments. Upon completion of the first program, the student will be officially admitted to the second program for completion of the remainder of the joint program.

Joint program students complete a total of 60 credits:

ACCO 6000Accounting Foundations2
ECON 6000Economics Foundations2
MANA 6000Mathematics Foundations2
NURS 6000Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3
NURS 6007Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy3
NURS 6009Organizational and Systems Leadership3
NURS 6010Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing3
ACCO 6100Managerial Accounting3
ECON 6100Managerial Economics3
FINA 6100Financial Management3
MANA 6100Organizational Behavior3
MANA 6240Strategic Management in a Global Economy3
MARK 6100Marketing Management3
OSCM 6100Operations and Supply Chain Management3
Quantitative methods course (see M.B.A. elective core options)3
HEAL 6820Health Care Program Development3
HEAL 6841Health Care Finance3
HEAL 6848Health Care Policy3
HEAL 6835Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues3
NURS 6852Health Care Systems Leadership 23
NURS 6853Health Care Systems Leadership-Practicum3
Total Credit Hours60


A comprehensive examination in the nursing content area is required. serves as the final integrating experience for the business content area. MANA 6240 Strategic Management in a Global Economy may be taken only after completing all other core course requirements.

General Information

Clinical courses in the College of Nursing are restricted to students in the degree program. Various clinical facilities in the greater Milwaukee area, throughout Wisconsin and in northern Illinois are utilized for practica.

While Marquette University is concerned about the professional advancement of its students, facilitates the process of certification, and provides excellent educational opportunities, it cautions that professional success in a chosen field requires, above all else, constant development of individual abilities, personal initiative, and a professional sense of commitment to fulfill all appropriate legal and technical responsibilities. Hence, the university assumes no responsibility for the success of the students in obtaining educational certification or other types of professional licensure.

Licensure in Wisconsin is mandatory for employment with compensation.

Progression Policy

The College of Nursing Academic Progression Policy for Graduate Students applies to all course work taken during the academic year and summer sessions. The policies of the Graduate School on academic performance, professional integrity, professional performance, academic dishonesty, and student conduct are all followed by the College of Nursing. A variety of responses to problems in any of these areas may be implemented, depending on the nature of the problems encountered. Warnings, remediation plans, probation, immediate withdrawal from clinical or laboratory activities, suspension and dismissal are all possible actions under these policies. The College of Nursing considers any of the following as possible grounds for dismissal:

  • Lack of satisfactory academic progress as evidenced by a failure to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 while on academic probation.
  • Serious or repeated problems with academic, laboratory or clinical performance.
  • Serious or repeated problems with professional integrity and professionalism.
  • Serious or repeated problems with academic honesty.
  • A lack of substantial and visible progress toward completion of program requirements, including failure to complete the comprehensive or qualifying examination, thesis or dissertation or capstone project.

Special Fees

  1. $50 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (approximate fee). (This certification must be maintained throughout the student’s program through biannual recertification.)
  2. $117 – Health requirements and criminal background check initial fee (approximate fee) and drug test. No further charges will be incurred unless additional background checks or drug tests are required. Visit www.certifiedbackground.com/ for more information.
  3. $350 – Assessment Tests, predictor examination, and NCLEX review course for the M.S.N. program for Non-Nursing Graduates. (Approximate fee. Exact amount based upon vendor costs in effect at time of registration.)
  4. $300 – Uniforms for the M.S.N. program for Non-Nursing Graduates. (Approx. fee. Must be purchased through a private vendor. Vendor list available from the College of Nursing.)
  5. $175 – Assessment Equipment for the M.S.N. program for Non-Nursing Graduates. (Stethoscope $70. Sphygmomanometer $60. Approx. fee. Exact amt. based upon vendor costs in effect at time of registration. Must be purchased through a private vendor.)

Accreditation

Marquette University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120; (202) 877-6791, and the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; (240) 485-1800. 

Nursing Master's Requirements

The following requirements are in effect for academic year 2013-2014. Requirements may change due to changes in national standards.

Nursing students are admitted to the Graduate School under Plan B (non-thesis option). Plan B students are not required to write a thesis but must take a comprehensive written or oral examination. Students may change to the Plan A (thesis) option if an official Change of Plan Form is submitted to the Office for Graduate Nursing Programs and is approved by the Graduate School. A comprehensive exam is not required under the Plan A option.

The number of credits required to complete a degree is based on the area of specialization. Students completing a thesis must enroll for six additional thesis credits.

Specializations and Credits Required

Area Credit Hours
Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner42
Adult-Older Adult - PCNP or CNS42
Nurse-Midwifery49
Pediatrics42
Clinical Nurse Leader33
Health Care Systems Leadership39

All students in the master of science in nursing program will take the four core courses (12 credits) and all courses listed for their specific program option. Clinical practicum experiences include a minimum of five hours per credit.

Core Courses for All Specializations

NURS 6000Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3
NURS 6007Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy3
NURS 6009Organizational and Systems Leadership3
NURS 6010Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing3
Total Credit Hours12

Specialization Course Requirements

APN: Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6035Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 6037Management of Episodic Health Problems3
NURS 6240Complex Health Problems3
NURS 6335Differential Diagnosis and Advanced Skills for the Acutely Ill Adult3
NURS 6340Complex Acute Care Problems3
NURS 6351Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 1-Practicum3
NURS 6352Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 2-Practicum3
NURS 6353Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 3-Practicum3
Total Credit Hours30

APN: Adult-Older Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6035Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 6037Management of Episodic Health Problems3
NURS 6240Complex Health Problems3
NURS 6257Advanced Nursing of Adults-Older Adults 3-Practicum3
NURS 6242Concepts and Interventions for Health Problems Across the Life-Span3
NURS 6251Advanced Nursing of Adults-Older Adults 1-Practicum3
NURS 6252Advanced Nursing of Adults-Older Adults 2-Practicum3
NURS 6244Health Promotion Across the Life-Span3
Total Credit Hours30

APN: Adults-Older Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6035Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 6242Concepts and Interventions for Health Problems Across the Life-Span3
NURS 6244Health Promotion Across the Life-Span3
NURS 6258Adult-Older Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum 13
NURS 6259Adult-Older Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum 23
6 credits of HEAL or NURS electives6
Elective3
Total Credit Hours30

APN: Nurse-Midwifery

NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6035Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 6037Management of Episodic Health Problems3
NURS 6740Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care Management Across the Life-Span3
NURS 6742Advanced Concepts in Antepartum Management3
NURS 6744Advanced Concepts in Postpartum and Newborn Management3
NURS 6746Professional Issues in APN/D.N.P. Practice3
NURS 6752Nurse-Midwifery Care During Labor and Birth5
NURS 6753Advanced Practicum in Nurse-Midwifery8
Total Credit Hours37

APN: Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist

NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6244Health Promotion Across the Life-Span3
NURS 6535Advanced Assessment in Parent/Child Nursing3
NURS 6536Complex/Chronic Pediatric Health Conditions3
NURS 6540Seminar in Child and Family Health3
NURS 6542Nursing Therapeutics for Acute/Episodic Illnesses in Children and Adolescents3
NURS 6551Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families 1-Practicum3
NURS 6552Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families 2-Practicum3
NURS 6553Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families 3-Practicum3
Total Credit Hours30

APN: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6242Concepts and Interventions for Health Problems Across the Life-Span3
NURS 6535Advanced Assessment in Parent/Child Nursing3
NURS 6536Complex/Chronic Pediatric Health Conditions3
NURS 6540Seminar in Child and Family Health3
NURS 6640Nursing Therapeutics for Acute/Critical Illnesses in Children and Adolescents3
NURS 6651Acutely Ill Children Practicum3
NURS 6652Acutely/Chronically Ill Children Practicum3
NURS 6653Critically Ill Children Practicum3
Total Credit Hours30

Clinical Nurse Leader

HEAL 6049Outcomes Management3
HEAL 6825Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care 3,
HEAL 6835Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues3
NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6244Health Promotion Across the Life-Span3
NURS 6964Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum (variable credits per term)6
One of the following:3
Advanced Health Assessment
Advanced Assessment in Parent/Child Nursing
Total Credit Hours27-24

Systems Leadership and Healthcare Quality

HEAL 6820Health Care Program Development3
HEAL 6825Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care 3
HEAL 6830Quality Improvement Science in Health Care3
HEAL 6835Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues3
HEAL 6841Health Care Finance3
HEAL 6848Health Care Policy3
NURS 6851Health Care Systems Leadership 13
NURS 6852Health Care Systems Leadership 23
NURS 6853Health Care Systems Leadership-Practicum3
Total Credit Hours27

Post-Master's Requirements for Certification

This program prepares the nurse who already has a master of science in nursing to become academically eligible for certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Programs are offered in the following specialties: adult-older adult acute care nurse practitioner, adult-older adult primary care nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist, nurse-midwifery, pediatric primary care nurse practitioner, pediatric acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and systems leadership and healthcare quality.

Specific information regarding application and course requirements may be obtained from the College of Nursing, Clark Hall, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, (414) 288-3810.

 


 

Nursing Doctor of Philosophy

The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) program in nursing is designed to prepare teachers of nursing and scholars who will contribute to the body of knowledge related to vulnerable populations. Graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  1. Teach students to be nurses and advanced practitioners to be able to improve the health status of vulnerable populations.
  2. Design and conduct independent research that will impact the health of vulnerable populations.
  3. Develop, test and refine theories as a basis for nursing science.
  4. Analyze patterns of health and illness among vulnerable populations.
  5. Synthesize research findings to provide leadership in health care.

Curriculum

The doctoral program is a 51 credit post-master of science in nursing program with course work in the following five categories:

Nursing Science (12 credits)
NURS 8000Nursing Knowledge Development3
NURS 8010Vulnerable Populations3
PHIL 6430Philosophy of Knowledge3
NURS 8980Nursing Research Seminar and Practicum3
Total Credit Hours12
Research and Statistics (15 credits)
HEAL 8002Qualitative Research3
HEAL 8003Quantitative Research3
HEAL 8015Applied Statistics for Health Sciences3
HEAL 8016Advanced Applied Statistics3
HEAL 8018Advanced Measurement in Health Care3
Total Credit Hours15
Teaching/Research (6 credits)
NURS 8020Nursing Education Research, Policy, and Leadership3
And Preparing Future Faculty Program Certificate
NURS 8981Residency in Nursing Education3
or NURS 8982 Nursing Research and Practicum II
Total Credit Hours6
Cognates (6 credits)

Six credits supportive of dissertation.

Dissertation (12 credits)

A doctoral student will follow a program of study defined, in conjunction with an adviser, on an approved Doctoral Program Planning Form. The student must complete all requirements listed on the Doctoral Program Planning Form, pass a qualifying examination and successfully defend a dissertation to complete the program. The doctoral dissertation must represent an original research contribution and show high attainment and clear ability to do independent research.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses and nurse administrators at the highest level. Graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  1. Provide evidence-based advanced nursing care to individuals, families, communities and/or clinical populations.
  2. Apply analytical methodologies to evaluate and monitor patient, population and care system outcomes.
  3. Analyze and apply models, theories, and scientific evidence to improve health care of diverse populations.
  4. Demonstrate advanced levels of scholarship, clinical judgment, systems thinking and accountability in nursing practice.
  5. Employ consultative and leadership skills within nursing and interdisciplinary health care teams to transform health care and complex health care delivery systems to improve health.

Curriculum

The doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) is a post baccalaureate degree requiring 69 credits for the advanced practice options and 63 credits for the Systems Leadership and Health Care Quality option to be completed in three years by full-time students. In addition, a post-MSN/DNP program was created for nurses already holding a master’s degree or equivalent who want to pursue the D.N.P. The 33-credit post-M.S.N./D.N.P. builds on the Marquette’s existing master’s program. Transcripts of students whose master’s degrees are from nursing master’s programs other than Marquette University are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to assure attainment of prerequisite knowledge and clinical experience; additional course work beyond the 33 credit requirement may be necessary to meet all of the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.    

Courses required in addition to the 12 core credits and 27-30 APN specialty credits required for the master’s program requirements:

B.S.N./D.N.P.

HEAL 6825Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care 3
HEAL 6835Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues3
HEAL 7010Translational Research3
HEAL 7012Epidemiology3
HEAL 8015Applied Statistics for Health Sciences3
NURS 6746Professional Issues in APN/D.N.P. Practice3
Residency Requirement3
Residency for D.N.P. with Adults
Residency for D.N.P. with Acutely Ill Adults
Residency for D.N.P. with Older Adults
Residency for D.N.P. with Children and Families
Residency for D.N.P. with Ill Children/Adolescents
Residency for D.N.P. in Nurse-Midwifery
Residency for D.N.P. in Health Care Systems Leadership
NURS 7996Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 13
NURS 7997Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 23
Total Credit Hours27

M.S.N./D.N.P.

HEAL 6825Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care 3
or HEAL 6830 Quality Improvement Science in Health Care
HEAL 6835Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues3
HEAL 7010Translational Research3
HEAL 7012Epidemiology3
HEAL 7049Outcomes Management3
HEAL 8015Applied Statistics for Health Sciences3
NURS 6009Organizational and Systems Leadership3
NURS 6852Health Care Systems Leadership 23
or HEAL 6848 Health Care Policy
NURS 7986Residency for D.N.P. in Health Care Systems Leadership3
NURS 7996Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 13
NURS 7997Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 23
Total Credit Hours33

Contact the College of Nursing for more information.

Health Courses

HEAL 5152. Death and Dying. 3 cr. hrs.

Multidisciplinary perspective on death and dying. Includes historical, sociocultural, legal, and ethical dimensions, the dying process, grief and bereavement, and communities of care.

HEAL 5200. Natural Family Planning. 3 cr. hrs.

Physiological, behavioral, and spiritual aspects important to teaching and using natural family planning.

HEAL 5201. Natural Family Planning Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Practical application of theory and skills for teaching natural family planning.

HEAL 5901. Interdisciplinary Palliative Care. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides an understanding of the breadth and depth of palliative care practices and services available to caregivers, patients and their families.

HEAL 5931. Topics in Health. 3 cr. hrs.

Selected topics in Health. The topics will be designated in the Schedule of Classes.

HEAL 6010. Translational Research. 3 cr. hrs.

Evaluation, translation, and integration of published research for clinical practice. Prereq: NURS 6010, HEAL 8015 or equiv.

HEAL 6012. Epidemiology. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of patterns of health/illness in specific populations and analysis of risk. Application of epidemiology methods, including biostatistics.

HEAL 6049. Outcomes Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Evolution of outcomes management. Exploration of methodologies, assessment instruments and issues that guide outcomes research. Prereq: NURS 6010 or cons. of instr.

HEAL 6152. Death and Dying. 3 cr. hrs.

Multidisciplinary perspective on death and dying. Includes historical, sociocultural, legal, and ethical dimensions, the dying process, grief and bereavement, and communities of care.

HEAL 6814. Seminar in Moral and Legal Implications of Health Care. 3 cr. hrs.

The field of moral decision-making in health care and the legal implications. Open to all graduate students.

HEAL 6820. Health Care Program Development. 3 cr. hrs.

Principles of population assessment, critical analysis of data, program development, implementation and evaluation. Includes one credit of practicum. Prereq: NURS 6009; or cons. of instr.

HEAL 6822. Health Care Quality Improvement. 3 cr. hrs.

Explores health care applications of quality improvement, including government and regulatory influences, standards and guidelines, quality programs and methods, and process redesign.

HEAL 6825. Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care. 3 cr. hrs.

Theories and principles of leadership and organizational change applied to quality and patient safety in health care. Strategies for developing the culture and infrastructure needed to support patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.

HEAL 6830. Quality Improvement Science in Health Care. 3 cr. hrs.

Explores improvement science including quality and patient safety theories, models, methods and tools. Application of measurement, data management and analysis to quality improvement and patient safety challenges.

HEAL 6835. Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues. 3 cr. hrs.

Examines current health care realities, with an emphasis on the use of technology for policy, regulation, collaboration and interdisciplinary practice issues. Includes information technology applications in healthcare administration, clinical practice and education.

HEAL 6840. The Environment of Health Care Delivery. 2-3 cr. hrs.

Overview of U.S. health care system, environmental influences, and current models for health care delivery (e.g., fee for service, modified fee for service, managed care, capitated care, IPOs, HMOs), and the ascendancy/descendency of various models in different geographic regions and in response to economic incentives. Prereq: Enrolled in Graduate School.

HEAL 6841. Health Care Finance. 3 cr. hrs.

Examination of financial principles, budgeting and reimbursement issues in health care. Prereq: NURS 6009; or cons. of instr.

HEAL 6845. Case Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Care services coordination of individuals and families to maximize resources for optimal health outcomes. Emphasis on integration of clinical and management processes. Includes one credit of practicum. Prereq: Health profession experience or cons. of instr.

HEAL 6846. Health Care Informatics. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of informatics in health care with emphasis in information systems and use of communication technology. Includes evaluation of actual and potential applications of informatics in health care administration, clinical practice, research and education.

HEAL 6848. Health Care Policy. 3 cr. hrs.

Concepts of public policy including the political process. Analysis of health care issues using a variety of policy models.

HEAL 6931. Topics in Health Care. 1-4 cr. hrs.

In-depth study of current issues in health care. Course content will be announced each term.

HEAL 6963. Individual Study and Practice. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Individual study and development of in-depth knowledge and skill in a selected area of health care. Experience and activities planned in an area for specialization, based on aptitude and interests of the student. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Cons. of instr.

HEAL 6995. Independent Study in Health Care. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Cons. of instr.

HEAL 7010. Translational Research. 3 cr. hrs.

Evaluation, translation, and integration of published research for clinical practice. Prereq: NURS 6010, HEAL 8015 or equiv.

HEAL 7012. Epidemiology. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of patterns of health/illness in specific populations and analysis of risk. Application of epidemiology methods, including biostatistics.

HEAL 7049. Outcomes Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Evolution of outcomes management. Exploration of methodologies, assessment instruments and issues that guide outcomes research. Prereq: NURS 6010 or cons. of instr.

HEAL 7825. Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care. 3 cr. hrs.

Theories and principles of leadership and organizational change applied to quality and patient safety in health care. Strategies for developing the culture and infrastructure needed to support patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.

HEAL 7830. Quality Improvement Science in Health Care. 3 cr. hrs.

Explores improvement science including quality and patient safety theories, models, methods and tools. Application of measurement, data management and analysis to quality improvement and patient safety challenges.

HEAL 7835. Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues. 3 cr. hrs.

Examines current health care realities, with an emphasis on the use of technology for policy, regulation, collaboration and interdisciplinary practice issues. Includes information technology applications in health care administration, clinical practice and education.

HEAL 8002. Qualitative Research. 3 cr. hrs.

Analysis of key qualitative research methods, issues related to these approaches, and the nature of knowledge generated.

HEAL 8003. Quantitative Research. 3 cr. hrs.

Explores and analyzes advanced quantitative methodologies and issues related to these approaches. Prereq: HEAL 8015, which may be taken concurrently and HEAL 8016, which may be taken concurrently.

HEAL 8015. Applied Statistics for Health Sciences. 3 cr. hrs.

Overview of applied statistics, including descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, power calculations, bivariate parametric and non-parametric analysis, and introduction to multivariate analysis. Emphasis on appropriate statistics for study design, level of measurement, and interpretation of results.

HEAL 8016. Advanced Applied Statistics. 3 cr. hrs.

An overview of advanced applied statistics focusing on multivariate analysis, including multivariate normal distribution, principle components analysis, factor analysis and cluster analysis. Emphasizes appropriate statistics for study design, level of measurement and interpretation of results. Prereq: HEAL 8015 or equiv., or cons. of instr.

HEAL 8018. Advanced Measurement in Health Care. 3 cr. hrs.

Theory and science of measurement commonly used in health care. Analytic procedures for addressing measurement issues. Prereq: HEAL 8015 or PSYC 8101; HEAL 8016 or PSYC 8102, which may be taken concurrently; or cons. of instr.

Nursing Courses

NURS 5930. Special Topics in Nursing:. 1-3 cr. hrs.

In consultation with the Office of the Registrar, may be offered as an experimental course to students, in order to evaluate and determine if a course should be incorporated into the regular curriculum of a program, or can also be used for courses that are in the curriculum approval process pipeline; however, are not yet officially approved; therefore cannot appear in the Bulletin. Once the same course has been offered twice as a Special Topic, it cannot be offered again until it moves through the curriculum approval process and is approved with a regular curriculum course number or one of the standard numbers below. This course number may not be used for a single student studying a particular subject matter.

NURS 5931. Topics in Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Selected topics in Nursing. The topics will be designated in the Schedule of Classes.

NURS 6000. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Exploration of the theoretical basis of nursing practice. Includes nursing, teaching-learning, cultural, organizational/leadership, developmental and communication theories. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6007. Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy. 3 cr. hrs.

Impact of ethics and policy on nursing practice, advocacy and social justice in healthcare.

NURS 6009. Organizational and Systems Leadership. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of organizations and systems to impact patient outcomes. Concepts of nursing leadership, quality and safety, and health care technology will be examined. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6010. Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Develop knowledge of research and evidence-based practice processes. Analyze and translate evidence for practice to improve individual, family, and community health outcomes. Prereq: Statistics.

NURS 6012. Advanced Clinical Nursing Research. 3 cr. hrs.

Development of research designs and statistical evaluation appropriate for advanced clinical nursing. Includes instrumentation, measurement issues, multivariate designs, evaluation research, and qualitative methods. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6010.

NURS 6020. Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides knowledge base in curriculum development, including philosophical foundations and educational theories. Examines teaching/learning strategies specific to implementation of the instructional process; design and use of evaluation tools for classroom and clinical education. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6021. Curriculum and Instruction in Associate Degree Nursing. 2 cr. hrs.

Designed for faculty in associate degree nursing program. Exploration of associate degree curriculum development including conceptual framework and competencies; related concepts of instruction including organization of learning opportunities, teaching strategies and performance evaluation. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6030. Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice. 3 cr. hrs.

Investigation of normal physiologic and pathologic mechanisms of disease as a foundation for clinical assessment, decision-making and management. Establishment of knowledge base necessary for the provision of health care in an advanced nursing specialty. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6032. Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice. 3 cr. hrs.

Pharmacodynamics, major drug categories, and prescribing responsibilities. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6035. Advanced Health Assessment. 3 cr. hrs.

Develop advanced assessment skills to systematically collect, analyze, and interpret data to make sound clinical judgments related to a client's health status. Includes appropriate diagnostics and their interpretation. Includes 1 lab credit. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6037. Management of Episodic Health Problems. 3 cr. hrs.

Assessment, differential diagnoses, interventions and evaluation of adults and older adults with acute, episodic, self-limiting conditions. Prereq: NURS 6032 and 6035 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6240. Complex Health Problems. 3 cr. hrs.

Analysis of patterns of common health problems and select treatment modalities common to adults and older adults. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6032.

NURS 6242. Concepts and Interventions for Health Problems Across the Life-Span. 3 cr. hrs.

Theories, models, and management of health related problems across the life-span. Evaluation of therapeutic nursing interventions. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6244. Health Promotion Across the Life-Span. 3 cr. hrs.

Theories and models of health promotion, wellness, and risk reduction. Designing therapeutic interventions to promote the health of individuals and aggregates across the life-span.

NURS 6251. Advanced Nursing of Adults-Older Adults 1-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Application of the clinical judgment process to advanced nursing of adults-older adults. Emphasis on systematic data gathering, documentation, health promotion, and risk assessment of adults-older adults across the life cycle. Prereq: NURS 6037; NURS 6240 and NURS 6244 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6252. Advanced Nursing of Adults-Older Adults 2-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Illness management in adults-older adults in the context of the family and environment. Emphasis on diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. Prereq: NURS 6251; NURS 6242 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6257. Advanced Nursing of Adults-Older Adults 3-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Care of select populations of adults-older adults with emphasis on management of complex illness processes. Focuses on care coordination and aggregate interventions. Prereq: NURS 6252.

NURS 6258. Adult-Older Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Development of the clinical nurse specialist role through integration of nursing science to improve health care outcomes of adults and older adults. Focus on the direct care competencies of the role such as advanced assessment of individuals, families and groups and application of evidence based interventions, as ell as consultation and education roles. Prereq: NURS 6032 and NURS 6035; NURS 6244 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6259. Adult-Older Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Development of the Clinical nurse specialist role competencies of systems leadership, coaching, participation in research and evaluation of clinical practice. Continues development of direct care competency skills. Prereq: NURS 6258 and NURS 6242 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6335. Differential Diagnosis and Advanced Skills for the Acutely Ill Adult. 3 cr. hrs.

Advanced nursing knowledge and skills for assessment of acutely ill adults using technology. Differential diagnoses, selection and interpretation of appropriate diagnostic tests. Includes 40 hours of clinical practice. Prereq: NURS 6032 NURS 6035, NURS 6037, all of which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6340. Complex Acute Care Problems. 3 cr. hrs.

Analysis of complex pathophysiological conditions commonly encountered among acutely ill adults with selection of appropriate treatment modalities. Emphasis on recognizing patterns of acute illness and on developing clinical reasoning. Prereq: NURS 6030, NURS 6032, NURS 6037, NURS 6240 all of which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6351. Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 1-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Development of the clinical judgment process and advanced skills for collaborative care of adult-older adults experiencing acute illness in the hospital-based/tertiary care environment. Emphasis on systematic data gathering, documentation, health promotion, and primary, secondary, and tertiary risk reduction strategies. Prereq: NURS 6030, NURS 6032, NURS 6037, NURS 6240, NURS 6335, NURS 6340 all of which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6352. Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 2-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Application of clinical judgment to advanced nursing care of complex adult-older adults and families experiencing acute illness in the hospital-based/tertiary care environment. Focuses on diagnosis and treatment of complex health problems. Prereq: NURS 6351 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6353. Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 3-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Implementation of the acute care advanced practice role in providing nursing care to complex acutely ill adults-older adults. Emphasis on case management and coordination within and between systems. Prereq: NURS 6352.

NURS 6440. Theoretical Constructs: Dimensions of Aging. 3 cr. hrs.

Theory development in advanced gerontological nursing with emphasis on age-related changes, cultural dimensions, socioeconomic stressors, vulnerability, maturational crises and care at the end of life.

NURS 6442. Illness Management and Nursing Therapeutics of Older Adults-Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Advanced study of hardy and frail elders experiencing health deviations with emphasis on prevention, restoration, palliation, and related interventions. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6032 and NURS 6037 and NURS 6240 which may be taken concurrently and NURS 6440 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6444. Issues in Long Term Care Administration. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on long term care quality outcome management, rules and regulations, and reimbursement issues in a changing health care environment.

NURS 6451. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention of Older Adults-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Analysis of factors to promote optimal functioning in the elderly and research based health promotion strategies. Advanced assessment and differential diagnosis. Implementation of nursing strategies for salutogenesis. Prereq: NURS 6037; NURS 6240 and NURS 6244 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6452. Illness Management and Nursing Therapeutics of Older Adults-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Analysis of health problems and research-based interventions for hardy and frail elders. Continued skill development in advanced assessment and differential diagnosis. Implementation of advanced nursing strategies. Prereq: NURS 6451; NURS 6242 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6453. Advanced Practicum: Care of Older Adults. 3 cr. hrs.

Case management of aggregates of older adults with complex needs. Implementation of specialized knowledge and skills. Prereq: NURS 6452.

NURS 6535. Advanced Assessment in Parent/Child Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Comprehensive health assessment of infants, children, and adolescents. Includes 1 credit practicum. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6536. Complex/Chronic Pediatric Health Conditions. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of the theoretical and empirical bases for management of children and adolescents with complex and chronic health conditions across the health care continuum. Prereq: Admitted to the NURS program; NURS 6542; NURS 6030, which may be taken concurrently; or cons. of instr.

NURS 6540. Seminar in Child and Family Health. 3 cr. hrs.

Exploration of advanced concepts related to the physical, psychosocial and developmental dimensions of child and adolescent health. Analysis of family theories and models relevant to advanced practice nursing of children. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6542. Nursing Therapeutics for Acute/Episodic Illnesses in Children and Adolescents. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of the theoretical basis for the diagnosis and case management of children and adolescents with common age-related acute or episodic illness. Focuses on differential diagnosis and nursing therapeutics. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6551. Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families 1-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Assessment and intervention for children and families regarding common health concerns, with an emphasis on well child care. Prereq: NURS 6030 which may be taken concurrently and NURS 6032 and NURS 6540 which may be taken concurrently and NURS 6535.

NURS 6552. Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families 2-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Assessment and intervention for children and families with common to complex health concerns. Beginning development of indirect care skills. Prereq: NURS 6551.

NURS 6553. Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families 3-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Assessment and intervention for children and families with common to complex health concerns. Refinement of direct and indirect care skills. Prereq: NURS 6009 and NURS 6552.

NURS 6640. Nursing Therapeutics for Acute/Critical Illnesses in Children and Adolescents. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on differential diagnosis, clinical management, and nursing therapeutics for hospitalized children and adolescents with acute or critical illness. Prereq: NURS 6032 and NURS 6535 and NURS 6030.

NURS 6651. Acutely Ill Children Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Assessment and intervention for children and families regarding common acute health concerns. Includes clinical hours that focus on the health care needs of the well child/child with illness not requiring hospitalization, as well as clinical practice with acutely ill hospitalized children. Prereq: NURS 6032, NURS 6535; NURS 6030 and NURS 6540 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6652. Acutely/Chronically Ill Children Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Assessment, intervention, and clinical management of acute/chronic illness in children. Collaboration with physicians and other health care providers and agencies to provide and coordinate services. Prereq: NURS 6651.

NURS 6653. Critically Ill Children Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Assessment, intervention, and clinical management of critical illness in children. Clinical experience in developing APN competencies with selected patient populations of children with complex, critical health needs and their families. Prereq: NURS 6652.

NURS 6740. Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care Management Across the Life-Span. 2-3 cr. hrs.

Strategies to promote health and wellness across the life-span in the provision of primary care for women, emphasizing nurse-midwifery management. Examines sociocultural implications in the environment impacting upon clients and providers. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6032 which may be taken concurrently; or cons. of instr. Non-nurse-midwifery students take theory-only portion for 2 credits; student nurse-midwives must enroll for 3 credits, including practicum.

NURS 6742. Advanced Concepts in Antepartum Management. 2-3 cr. hrs.

Study and application of nurse-midwifery process strategies to promote biopsychosocial and spiritual health in women and families experiencing pregnancy. Includes families with potential health deviations. Prereq: NURS 6740; or cons. of instr. Non-nurse-midwifery students take theory-only portion for 2 credits; student nurse-midwives must enroll for 3 credits including practicum.

NURS 6744. Advanced Concepts in Postpartum and Newborn Management. 2-3 cr. hrs.

Postpartum nurse-midwifery management of mothers, neonates, and families, including those with potential health deviations. Prereq: NURS 6740; or cons. of instr. Non-nurse-midwifery students take theory-only portion for 2 credits; student nurse-midwives must enroll for 3 credits, including practicum.

NURS 6746. Professional Issues in APN/D.N.P. Practice. 3 cr. hrs.

Overview of history, trends and dynamic social forces affecting education, regulation, growth and development of APN/D.N.P. professional practice. Examination of legislation, policy, practice issues and leadership in providing quality care for diverse populations. Prereq: NURS 7997 which may be taken concurrently, or admitted to master's nurse-midwifery program.

NURS 6752. Nurse-Midwifery Care During Labor and Birth. 5 cr. hrs.

Nurse-midwifery management of women during the intrapartal period. Assessment of maternal-fetal status, with appropriate interventions and non-technologic approaches, in the context of family-centered care. Includes theory and practicum. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6037 and NURS 6740 and NURS 6744; or cons. of instr.

NURS 6753. Advanced Practicum in Nurse-Midwifery. 8 cr. hrs.

Development of nurse-midwifery practice role through intensive clinical experience. Strengthening clinical practice and leadership for professional challenges in nurse-midwifery. Practicum hours to be determined by individual student's progression through program experience requirements. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6752.

NURS 6851. Health Care Systems Leadership 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Evolution and application of concepts and systems related to organizations, management and nursing. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6009.

NURS 6852. Health Care Systems Leadership 2. 2-3 cr. hrs.

Human resource management and development. Focuses on system interactions and interrelationships. Includes legal and ethical dimensions, quality improvement, and risk management. Includes 1 credit of practicum. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6851.

NURS 6853. Health Care Systems Leadership-Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Advanced practicum in a selected administrative role and setting. Includes one credit of seminar, two credits practicum. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and NURS 6852 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6931. Topics in Nursing. 1-4 cr. hrs.

In-depth study of current trends in nursing. Subject to be announced each term. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program.

NURS 6963. Individual Study and Practice. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Individual study and development of in-depth knowledge and skill in a selected area of nursing. Experience and activities planned in an area for specialization, based on aptitude and interests of the student. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and cons. of instr.

NURS 6964. Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum. 3-6 cr. hrs.

Clinical immersion to implement the role components of the clinical nurse leader including clinical outcomes and care environment management. Prereq: NURS 6000, NURS 6007, NURS 6009, NURS 6010, NURS 6030, NURS 6032, NURS 6035 or NURS 6535, HEAL 6825, HEAL 6835, and HEAL 6049, which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 6975. Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum. 3 cr. hrs.

Assessment and intervention in primary care for clients across the lifespan with emphasis on management of common and complex health concerns. Refinement of direct and indirect care skills. Prereq: Admitted to Post-master's FNP program and cons. of dept. ch.

NURS 6995. Independent Study in Nursing. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and cons. of instr.

NURS 6999. Master's Thesis. 1-6 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; approved thesis proposal; cons. of associate dean.

NURS 7980. Residency for D.N.P. with Adults. 3 cr. hrs.

Clinical immersion in the care of adults. Emphasis on advanced, evidence-based care management in the context of family, community, and culture. Prereq: NURS 6257.

NURS 7981. Residency for D.N.P. with Acutely Ill Adults. 3 cr. hrs.

Clinical immersion in a specialty practice/service with complex acutely ill adults. Emphasis on advanced, evidence-based care management within and between systems. Prereq: NURS 6353.

NURS 7982. Residency for D.N.P. with Older Adults. 3 cr. hrs.

Clinical immersion in the care of older adults. Emphasis on advanced, evidence-based care management in the context of family, community, and culture. Prereq: NURS 6453.

NURS 7983. Residency for D.N.P. with Children and Families. 3 cr. hrs.

Clinical immersion in primary care/specialty practice with children and/or adolescents. Emphasis on advanced, evidence-based care management in the context of family, community, and culture. Prereq: NURS 6553.

NURS 7984. Residency for D.N.P. with Ill Children/Adolescents. 3 cr. hrs.

Clinical immersion in practice with children and/or adolescents with acute/chronic illness. Emphasis on advanced, evidence-based care management in the context of family, community, and culture. Prereq: NURS 6653.

NURS 7985. Residency for D.N.P. in Nurse-Midwifery. 3-8 cr. hrs.

Clinical immersion in nurse-midwifery practice. Emphasis on advanced evidence-based nurse-midwifery care. Prereq: Cons. of instr.

NURS 7986. Residency for D.N.P. in Health Care Systems Leadership. 3 cr. hrs.

Clinical immersion in health care systems leadership. Emphasis on advanced, evidence-based care management in the context of organizations, community, and culture. Prereq: NURS 6853.

NURS 7996. Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Identification and development of an evidence-based capstone project that focuses on the scholarship of practice. Integration of knowledge obtained in prior D.N.P. course work. Prereq: HEAL 7010 or concurrent; final year of program.

NURS 7997. Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an evidence-based capstone project that focuses on the scholarship of practice. Prereq: NURS 7996.

NURS 8000. Nursing Knowledge Development. 3 cr. hrs.

Examination of paradigmatic, theoretical, and conceptual dimensions of the nursing discipline with an emphasis on strategies for knowledge generation. Prereq: PHIL 6430 which may be taken concurrently.

NURS 8010. Vulnerable Populations. 3 cr. hrs.

Concepts, theories, and research relevant to vulnerable populations, with emphasis on the multiple contextual influences on health and illness.

NURS 8020. Nursing Education Research, Policy, and Leadership. 3 cr. hrs.

Philosophical foundations, theories, nursing education research and policy. Strategies to improve nursing education for the care of vulnerable populations.

NURS 8980. Nursing Research Seminar and Practicum. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Guided individual research experience. Develops skills related to grant writing, dissertation, and the conduct of research projects. Prereq: HEAL 8002 or HEAL 8003 or concurrent.

NURS 8981. Residency in Nursing Education. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Application of knowledge, theories, and skills to academic teaching in nursing. Prereq: Cons. of associate dean for graduate programs and research.

NURS 8982. Nursing Research and Practicum II. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Advanced work in guided individual research experience. Students develop advanced skills related to grant writing, dissertation and conduct of research projects. Prereq: NURS 8980.

NURS 8995. Independent Study in Nursing. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Investigations in selected areas of Nursing. Prereq: Cons. of instr. and cons. of dept. ch.

NURS 8999. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Admitted to NURS program; and cons. of dept. ch.

NURS 9970. Graduate Standing Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9974. Graduate Fellowship: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9975. Graduate Assistant Teaching: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9976. Graduate Assistant Research: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9977. Field Placement Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9978. Field Placement Continuation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9979. Field Placement Continuation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9984. Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9985. Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9986. Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9987. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9988. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9989. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9994. Master's Thesis Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9995. Master's Thesis Continuation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9996. Master's Thesis Continuation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9997. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9998. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

NURS 9999. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; and admitted to NURS program.

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