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Adult Health Nursing

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  • AHN 347
    Adult Health Nursing I
    3 cr

    Provides the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Content includes internal and external environmental factors affecting the health of adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of adults.

    Co-requisite: AHN 348
    Pre-requisite: NU 327 Minimum Grade of C and (NU 211 Minimum Grade of C or NU 300 Minimum Grade of C) and NU 325 Minimum Grade of C and (NU 221 Minimum Grade of C or NU 301 Minimum Grade of C) and HSC 342 Minimum Grade of C and (HSC 243 Minimum Grade of C or HSC 343 Minimum Grade of C)
  • AHN 348
    Adult Health Nsg Clinical I
    3 cr

    Clinical practice course in adult health nursing. The focus is on application of theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse and on the use of the nursing process with adults experiencing basic and commonly occurring health care needs and their families.

    Co-requisite: AHN 347
    Pre-requisite: NU 327 Minimum Grade of C and NU 325 Minimum Grade of C and (NU 211 Minimum Grade of C or NU 300 Minimum Grade of C) and (NU 221 Minimum Grade of C or NU 301 Minimum Grade of C) and HSC 342 Minimum Grade of C and (HSC 243 Minimum Grade of C or HSC 343 Minimum Grade of C)
  • AHN 447
    Adult Gerontological Nursing
    5 cr

    Synthesize theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adult gerontological population with complex multisystem health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of adult gerontological population in a variety of acute and community settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 448
    Pre-requisite: CMN 350 Minimum Grade of C and CMN 351 Minimum Grade of C and MCN 347 Minimum Grade of C and MCN 348 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 448
    Adult Gerontological Nsg Clin
    4 cr

    The focus of this course is the application of theories, concepts, evidence, issues and trends in caring for adult gerontological population experiencing complex multisystem health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse and on the use of the nursing process with adult gerontological population experiencing complex multisystem health care needs and their families.

    Co-requisite: AHN 447
    Pre-requisite: CMN 350 Minimum Grade of C and CMN 351 Minimum Grade of C and MCN 347 Minimum Grade of C and MCN 348 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 516
    CNS Adult Geron Pract I
    3 cr

    The purpose of this precepted practicum course is to provide students an immersion experience in the CNS role with adult and geriatric populations in the promotion of health and wellness across the lifespan from early adult to the frail elderly. The focus of the course is to develop the CNS's ability to assimilate and apply evidence based information in the design, implementation and evaluation of nursing care activities, nursing practice standards and norms, and influencing organizations to support the delivery of nursing care and achievement of optimal health outcomes for a specified population. The emphasis of course is on the patient and nurses and nursing practice spheres. The student should participate in activities that include direct interactions with patients and families to promote health and well-being, consultation and with disciplines, coaching of patient, families and nurses, development of evidenced based policies, guidelines, or protocols; guiding the education of other nursing personnel to improve patient outcomes; and implementing practices that improve quality and promote cost-effective outcomes.

    Co-requisite: NU 515
  • AHN 517
    CNS Adult Geron Pract ll
    3 cr

    The purpose of this precepted practicum course is to provide students an immersion experience in the CNS role in early adult to the frail elderly populations with acute health problems in a selected area of nursing practice. The focus of the course is to develop the CNS's ability to assimilate and apply evidence based information in the design, implementation and evaluation of nursing care activities, nursing practice standards and norms, and influencing organizations to support the delivery of nursing care and achievement of optimal health outcomes for a specified population. The emphasis of the course is on the patient, nurses, and nursing practice spheres. The student should participate in activities that include direct interactions with patients and families to promote health and well-being, consultation and with disciplines, coaching of patient, families and nurses, development of evidenced based policies, guidelines, or protocols; guiding the education of other nursing personnel to improve patient outcomes; and implementing practices that improve quality and promote cost-effective outcomes.

    Co-requisite: NU 516
  • AHN 518
    CNS Adult Geron Pract III
    3 cr

    The purpose of this precepted capstone course is to provide students an immersion experience in the CNS role with adult and geriatric populations experiencing chronic health problems and exacerbations of chronic health problems in a selected area of nursing practice. The focus of the course is to develop the CNS' s ability to assimilate and apply evidence based information in the design, implementation and evaluation of nursing care activities, nursing practice standards and norms, and influencing organizations to support the delivery of nursing care and achievement of optimal health outcomes for a specified population. The emphasis of course is on patients, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system sphere. The student should participate in activities that include the direct care of patients, development of evidenced based policies, guidelines, or protocols; guiding the education of other nursing personnel to improve patient outcomes; and implementing practices that improve quality and promote cost-effective outcomes.

    Co-requisite: NU 517
    Pre-requisite: NU 516 Minimum Grade of C and AHN 517 Minimum Grade of C and NU 607 Minimum Grade of C and NU 613 Minimum Grade of C and NU 610 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 530
    Found Palliative Care/Adv Role
    2 cr

    This didactic course prepares the Adult-Gerontological with Palliative Care Specialty student a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered by the DNP in palliative care. Students learn to coordinate and develop primary and palliative health care programs for individuals and populations across the adult lifespan. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the DNP in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system.

  • AHN 531
    Adv Palliative Cr/End of Life
    2 cr

    This course provides students an in-depth study of the health care management for patients seeking palliative and end of life care. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers and psychological/spiritual care of the patient and family.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 530 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 532
    Adv Chronic Illness Care
    2 cr

    This course provides a study of the illness trajectories of chronic diseases that are among the leading causes of death in our society. Assessment and management of the illnesses as well as associated pain and symptoms will be examined. The focus is assisting patients, families, and other health professionals anticipate/prevent/reduce adverse symptoms from life threatening illnesses to maximize quality of life.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 531 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 533
    Adv Palliative Care Practicum
    1 TO 9 cr

    This course provides preceptor and faculty a facilitated experience in which students have the opportunity to become proficient at providing comprehensive care to patients with life threatening, progressive illness by engaging in holistic assessment of pain and quality of life in a variety of settings. Advanced knowledge of palliative/end of life care will be integrated into assessing and managing the complex psychological, ethical, social, spiritual issues, and grief reactions while working as a member of a palliative care team.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 532 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 538
    HPDP Dual Role (FNP/AGACNP)
    2 cr

    This didactic course prepares the Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) student to identify and implement appropriate and culturally sensitive health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention strategies across the lifespan for clients in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. Emphasis is on health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention with strategic planning at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Effective strategies for life-style behavioral changes will also be evaluated.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 550 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 548
    Family Prim Care NP I
    4 cr

    The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Dual Role) students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of women and childbirth, infants, children, and families in a caring, competent manner. Emphasis is placed on (1) synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management; (2) wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems; and (3) collaboration and communication among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of individuals and families in primary healthcare settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 549
    Pre-requisite: NU 518 Minimum Grade of C and NU 545 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 549
    Family Prim Care NP Prac I
    4 cr

    The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Dual Role) students to apply concepts from AHN 548 in selected clinical settings. The emphasis is on culturally competent delivery of health care, diagnostic reasoning, and decision making/critical thinking through communication and collaboration. The focus is continued refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments, diagnoses, and management of selected health care needs of women and childbirth, infants, children, and families in primary healthcare settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 548
  • AHN 550
    Family Prim Care NP II
    4 cr

    This didactic course prepares the Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Dual Role) student to identify and implement appropriate and culturally sensitive health promotion and disease prevention strategies across the lifespan for clients in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and disease prevention with strategic planning at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Prevention, early diagnosis, prompt treatment, and in-depth patient education will be emphasized. Effective strategies for life-style behavioral changes will also be evaluated.

    Co-requisite: AHN 551
    Pre-requisite: NU 578 Minimum Grade of C and AHN 548 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 551
    Family Prim Care NP Pract II
    5 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience for Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner in the health care management of children, adults, and families in primary health care settings with the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired from AHN 550 and previous courses. Emphasis is on leadership, professionalism, and collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment.

    Co-requisite: AHN 550
  • AHN 552
    Adult-Geron Acute Care NP I
    4 cr

    The purpose of this course is to prepare Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gerontological Acute Nurse Practitioner Care Dual Role) students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of young and older adults across the wellness-illness continuum in a caring, competent manner. Emphasis is placed on (1) synthesis of theoretical, scientific, and contemporary clinical knowledge used to develop differential diagnoses as a basis for health promotion, disease prevention, and management; (2) wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying complex acute, critical, and chronic illness, disability, and/or injury; and (3) collaboration using appropriate processes for patient-centered, quality care in a culturally diverse system. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with the entire adult-older adult age spectrum and families in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 553
    Pre-requisite: AHN 538 Minimum Grade of C and AHN 549 Minimum Grade of C and AHN 551 Minimum Grade of C and NU 607 Minimum Grade of C and NU 608 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 553
    Adult-Ger Acute Care NP Prac I
    4 cr

    The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to apply concepts from AHN 552 in selected clinical settings. Emphasis is on critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, differential diagnosis, communication, and collaboration in a culturally diverse system. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide competent patient-centered care to young adults, adults, and older adults across the wellness-illness continuum with acute, critical and chronic illness, disability, and/or injury in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory care settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 552
  • AHN 554
    Adult-Geron Acute Care NP II
    4 cr

    The purpose of this didactic course is to (1) provide the Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) student with an in-depth study of the health care management of young adults, adults, and older adults across the wellness-illness continuum and to (2) provide a forum for the critical analysis and evaluation of issues and trends encountered by the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Emphasis is on leadership and professionalism in a culturally diverse system. The focus is on ensuring quality, patient-centered care of the adult-older adult population with selected complex acute, critical and chronic illness, disability, and/or injury to improve health outcomes in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 555
    Pre-requisite: AHN 552 Minimum Grade of C and NU 610 Minimum Grade of C and NU 613 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 555
    Adlt-Ger Acute Care NP Prac II
    5 cr

    The purpose of this practicum course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience for Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to practice within an advanced nursing framework by synthesizing and applying the knowledge and skills required in AHN 554 and previous courses. Emphasis is on leadership, professionalism, and collaboration in a culturally diverse system. The focus is on implementing the role of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the health care management of young adults, adults, and older adults across the wellness-illness continuum with acute, critical and chronic illness, disability, and/or injury in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory health care settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 554
  • AHN 568
    Intro to Adult-Geron Acute NP
    3 cr

    The purpose of this first didactic course is to prepare the Adult Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of adults and children. Emphasis is placed on synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management.

    Co-requisite: AHN 571
    Pre-requisite: NU 545 Minimum Grade of C and NU 518 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 571
    HPDP Adult-Geron Acute Care NP
    2 cr

    The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Adult Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student to identify and implement appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies across the lifespan. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of individuals and families in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention with strategic planning at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Various issues are explored pertinent to the advanced practice role.

    Co-requisite: AHN 568
  • AHN 572
    Adult-Geron Acute NP I
    3 cr

    The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Adult Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of adults. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with adults and families in primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on the wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems.

    Co-requisite: AHN 573
    Pre-requisite: AHN 568 Minimum Grade of C and NU 578 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 573
    Adult-Gerone Acute NP Prac I
    4 cr

    The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for students to apply concepts in select clinical settings. Focus is on adults and families in primary and acute care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/critical thinking.

    Co-requisite: AHN 572
  • AHN 574
    Adult-Geron Acute NP II
    3 cr

    The purpose of this course is provide an in-depth study of the health care management of the Adult Geron Acute Care patient. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment.

    Co-requisite: AHN 575
    Pre-requisite: AHN 572 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 575
    Adult-Geron Acute NP Prac II
    2 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the health care management of adults. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment.

    Co-requisite: AHN 574
  • AHN 576
    Adv Adlt-Ger Act Cr NP Prac IV
    3 cr

    The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Adult Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses.

    Co-requisite: AHN 577
    Pre-requisite: NU 607 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 577
    Adv Adlt/Geron Act Cr Nsg IV
    3 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced adult gerontological acute care nursing. Emphasis is on a critical analysis and management of issues by the Adult Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system.

    Co-requisite: AHN 576
    Pre-requisite: NU 607 Minimum Grade of C and NU 608 Minimum Grade of C and NU 610 Minimum Grade of C and NU 613 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 581
    HP/DP Adlt-Geron Prim Care NP
    2 cr

    The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner nursing student with a knowledge base for identifying and implementing appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies with older adults. The focus is on advanced practice nursing of adults and older adults in multiple health care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention and related health issues with strategic planning at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. Various issues are explored which are pertinent to the advanced practice role.

    Co-requisite: AHN 588
  • AHN 588
    Intro to Adult-Geron Prim NP
    2 cr

    The purpose of this course is to expand the Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systemic health assessment of the adult and older adult. Emphasis is placed on synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management.

    Co-requisite: AHN 581
    Pre-requisite: NU 545 Minimum Grade of C and NU 518 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 591
    Adult-Geron Prim NP I
    2 cr

    This didactic course prepares the Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of culturally diverse adult and well and frail geriatric populations. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of adults and their families in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is placed on wellness, the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems with a focus on the unique health care needs of elders.

    Co-requisite: AHN 592
    Pre-requisite: AHN 588 Minimum Grade of C and NU 578 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 592
    Adlt-Geron Primary NP Pract I
    4 cr

    The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from AHN 591 in primary and acute care settings with adults and families experiencing health concerns. This clinical course will offer clinical hours for targeting adult health and gerontological health issues. Students will divide clinical hours between young adults, middle aged adults, and elders.

    Co-requisite: AHN 591
  • AHN 593
    Adult-Gero Prim NP II
    3 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide the Advanced Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student an in-depth study of health care management of adults, well and frail elders, and their families within the framework of advanced nursing. The focus is on selected acute and chronic complex health care problems. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment.

    Co-requisite: AHN 594
    Pre-requisite: AHN 591 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 594
    Adult-Geron Prim NP Prac II
    2 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Adv Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the health care management of adult and geriatric patients with physical and psychiatric-mental health concerns. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. This clinical course will offer experience with diverse populations including young and middle aged adults and elders in a variety of settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 593
  • AHN 595
    Adv Adult-Gero Prim Care NP IV
    2 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in adult and gerontological nursing care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Advanced Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system.

    Co-requisite: AHN 596
    Pre-requisite: AHN 593 Minimum Grade of C and NU 607 Minimum Grade of C and NU 608 Minimum Grade of C and NU 610 Minimum Grade of C and NU 613 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 596
    Adv Adl-Ger Prim Cr NP Prac IV
    3 cr

    The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor- and faculty facilitated experience in the Advanced Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Students will have clinical experiences with all ages of adults and elders in a variety of settings.

    Co-requisite: AHN 595
    Pre-requisite: NU 607 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 604
    Adult-Geron Acute Care NP PP&D
    3 cr

    This course assists the Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP student to learn the processes embedded in developing a doctoral synthesis project. The course will address all aspects of project planning and development as a preliminary step to the Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students' selection of a topic or phenomenon of interest for the project and will incorporate well-built questions, search strategies and outcomes, identification of resources needed, plan for evaluation and dissemination.

  • AHN 617
    Adult-Geron Acute Cr NP Res I
    3 cr

    Theories of leadership, motivation, power, and change are used to influence change in health care organizations. This course will implement evidence-based clinical models and evaluate their effectiveness in health outcomes. The Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student will synthesize, critique, and apply evidence to support quality clinical or organizational practices. In this mentored and supervised experience, the Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student will work with the primary faculty advisor to complete projects and advance their selected practice area. The Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student will have access to and authority for expanded scope of practice to master the DNP competences. Residency sites will depend upon the Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student's career trajectory and approval by collaborating faculty. During the residency semester, students must participate in scheduled scholarly seminars online. Direct practice/management is required.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 604 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 618
    Adult-Geron Acute Cr NP Res II
    3 cr

    Provides Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student, guided by the faculty facilitator, will implement the scholarly doctoral system's change project.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 617 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 619
    Adlt-Geron Acute Cr NP Res III
    3 cr

    Final course in residency series as Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student continues to implement and evaluate project plan. Provides Adult-Geron Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student, guided by the core faculty and advisor, completes quality improvement evidence-based system's change project.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 618 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 621
    Foundations of Cancer Biology
    2 cr

    Focuses on specific cancers and treatment modalities. Emphasis is on understanding biomarkers, diagnostic evaluations, and staging, as well as chemotherapy, biotherapy, radiotherapy, surgical interventions, combination approaches to treatment of specific cancers.

  • AHN 622
    Cancer Genetics
    2 cr

    Focuses on the advanced practice nurse being able to provide assessment, education, and care to patients and families with genetic risk factors for cancer.

  • AHN 623
    Comp/Alt Ther Supp Car Oncol
    1 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide the advanced oncology specialization student with an intensive clinical immersion with complementary and alternative therapies in the care of cancer patients. The focus is on the development of knowledge about multiple CAM therapies, their benefits and interactions with traditional cancer treatments. The clinical course will offer an intensive experience in a large comprehensive cancer center integrative medicine department.

  • AHN 624
    Adv Care Oncology Pat/Fam/Comm
    2 cr

    Focuses on providing direct care to oncology patients as well as family support and community prevention strategies. Emphasis will be on working within all spheres of the advanced practice nursing role with the oncology population and in the community served.

  • AHN 625
    Pharm for Adv Oncology Nur
    1 cr

    The purpose of this course is to expand the pharmacological knowledge of the advanced oncology nurse. The focus is on the use of chemotherapeutic agents in the adult oncology population. Emphasis is on pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics of major chemotherapy classifications.

  • AHN 626
    Adv Science in Oncology Nur
    2 cr

    Focuses on the NP or CNS as an agent for research utilization as well as implementation. Emphasis will be on the use of research as a tool for the advanced practice nurse to improve patient care and prevention strategies, while addressing diverse cultural and disparity issues.

  • AHN 630
    Dysrhythmias and the Heart
    2 cr

    In this first of four specialization courses, the student focuses on approaches to the diagnosis, prevention of common rhythm disorders and management of patients with cardiac dysrhythmias. Emphasis is on developing a step-by-step method for diagnosing dysrhythmias, making clinical correlations and employing evidence-based treatment decisions.

  • AHN 631
    Foundations of Cardiac Care
    2 cr

    This second of four cardiovascular specialization courses, focuses on approaches to the diagnosis, prevention of common rhythm disorders and management of patients with cardiac dysrhythmias. This course provides a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered by the AACNPCVs. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the AACNPCVs in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 630 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 632
    Diag & Mgmnt of Acute CVD
    2 cr

    The third of four cardiovascular specialization courses provides an in-depth study of the health care management of the acute cardiac patient. Emphasis is on patient diagnosis and management to include assessment, diagnostic procedures, treatment and pharmacological management to individuals with acute cardiovascular disorders. Particular attention will be given to the impact of cultural diversity and population based healthcare on cardiovascular health disparities in a culturally diverse environment.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 631 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 633
    Dig/Mgmt Complex CV Disorders
    2 cr

    The fourth cardiovascular specialization course provides an in-depth study of the health care management of the patient with complex cardiovascular disorders. Emphasis is patient diagnosis and management to include assessment, diagnostic procedures, treatment and pharmacological management to individuals with complex cardiovascular disorders. Particular attention will be given to the impact of cultural diversity and population based healthcare on cardiovascular health disparities in a culturally diverse environment.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 632 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 634
    Adult-Geron CNS Proj Plan/Dev
    3 cr

    This course assists the Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP student to learn the processes embedded in developing a doctoral synthesis project. The course will address all aspects of project planning development as a preliminary step to the Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist students' selection of a topic or phenomenon of interest for the project and will incorporate well-built questions, search strategies and outcomes, identification of resources needed, plan for evaluation and dissemination.

  • AHN 635
    Adult-Geron CNS Residency I
    3 cr

    Theories of leadership, motivation, power, and change are used to influence change in health care organizations. This course will implement evidence-based clinical models and evaluate their effectiveness in health outcomes. The Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist student will synthesize, critique, and apply evidence to support quality clinical or organizational practices. In this mentored and supervised experience, the Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist student will work with the primary faculty advisor to complete projects and advance their selected practice area. The Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist student will have access to and authority for expanded scope of practice to master the DNP competences. Residency sites will depend upon the Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist student's career trajectory and approval by collaborating faculty. During the residency semester, student must participate in scheduled scholarly seminars online. A total of 180 clinical hours of direct practice/management is required.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 634 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 636
    Adult-Geron CNS Residency II
    3 cr

    Provides Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist students the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist student, guided by the faculty facilitator, will implement the scholarly doctoral system's change project.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 635 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 637
    Adult-Geron CNS Residency III
    3 cr

    Final course in residency series as Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist student continues to implement and evaluate project plan. Provides Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist student the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist student, guided by the core faculty and advisor completes quality improvement evidence-based system's change project.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 636 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 692
    AHN DNP Project Progression
    3 cr

    Students will register for this course to complete residency course work under supervision of faculty. Students must remain continuously enrolled until all residency requirements are completed.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 618 Minimum Grade of C or AHN 695 Minimum Grade of C or NU 618 Minimum Grade of C or AHN 636 Minimum Grade of C or AHN 663 Minimum Grade of C or AHN 658 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 693
    Adult-Geron Primary Cr NP PP&D
    3 cr

    This course assists the Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student to learn the processes embedded in developing a doctoral synthesis project. The course will address all aspects of project planning and development as a preliminary step to the Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students' selection of a topic or phenomenon of interest for the project and will incorporate well-built questions, search strategies and outcomes, identification of resources needed, plan for evaluation and dissemination.

  • AHN 694
    Adult-Gero Primary Cr NP Res I
    3 cr

    Theories of leadership, motivation, power, and change are used to influence change in health care organizations. This course will implement evidence-based clinical models and evaluate their effectiveness in health outcomes. The Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student will synthesize, critique, and apply evidence to support quality clinical or organizational practices. In this mentored and supervised experience, the Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student will work with the primary faculty advisor to complete projects and advance their selected practice area. The Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student will have access to and authority for expanded scope of practice to master the DNP competences. Residency sites will depend upon the Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student's career trajectory and approval by collaborating faculty. During the residency semester, student must participate in scheduled scholarly seminars online. Clinical hours of direct practice/management is required.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 693 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 695
    Adlt-Gero Primary Cr NP Res II
    3 cr

    Provides Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student, guided by the faculty facilitator, will implement the scholarly doctoral system's change project.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 694 Minimum Grade of C
  • AHN 696
    Adlt-Gero Prim Care NP Res III
    3 cr

    Final course in residency series as Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student continues to implement and evaluate project plan. Provides Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Adult-Geron Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student, guided by the core faculty and advisor completes quality improvement evidence-based system's change project.

    Pre-requisite: AHN 695 Minimum Grade of C