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Clinical Nurse Leader
GCNL 5020Principles of Pharmacology (3.00)
Provides a theoretical foundation in pharmacology and its place in nursing practice. Includes general principles of pharmacology, the therapeutic implications of major drug categories, mechanisms of drug action, side effects of drugs, and the implications for nursing management. Prerequisite: Anatomy and physiology.
GCNL 5100Health Assessment and Clinical Interventions (4.00)
Focuses on acquiring, analyzing, and refining of health assessment data to develop an accurate nursing problem list. Considers normal variations and abnormalities of different developmental, cultural, and ethnic groups. Introduces therapeutic communication, psychomotor skills, and interpersonal skills in providing care. The laboratory portion allows the student to practice assessment and clinical intervention skills in a simulated environment. Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Nurse Leader program.
GCNL 5110Clinical Practice & Decision-Making: Nursing Care of Adults & Older Adults (4.00)
This course provides the student with the theoretical knowledge necessary to provide basic safe and effective nursing care to adults and aging individuals. Clinical experiences focus on developing applying fundamental nursing skills. Prerequisite: GCNL 5100.
GCNL 5120Clinical Practice & Decision-Making: Nursing Care of Children & Families (3.00)
This course provides opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the unique biopsychosocial needs of growing children and adolescents, and their families. Clinical experiences in community-based and acute care settings focus on applying the principles of family-centered care and offer opportunities to provide nursing care to children and families that promotes health and prevents illness and injury. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010 and GCNL 5110.
GCNL 5130Clin Prac & Decis-Making: Nursing Care of Adults w/ Common Health Problems (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and clinical skills needed to provide safe and effective nursing care to adults experiencing acute illness. Clinical experiences in acute care settings focus on applying the principles of family-centered care and offer opportunities to provide nursing care focusing on health promotion as well as health protection and recovery from illness. Prereqs: GNUR 6010 & GCNL 5110.
GCNL 5140Clin Prac & Decision-Making: Nursing Care of Women & Childbearing Families (3.00)
This course encompasses the care of women through the lifespan with an emphasis on the childbearing period, spanning preconception planning and care through pregnancy, birth and family integration. The course presents the management of normal and high-risk pregnancy and explores the social, cultural, economic and other factors that impact the changing individual and family dynamics. Prerequisites: NUIP 3020
GCNL 5150Clinical Practice & Decision-Making: Community Health Nursing (3.00)
The course emphasizes application of concepts, theories and competencies that are the foundation for population-focused nursing practice in a community setting. Students have opportunities to engage in direct and/or indirect care to culturally diverse individuals, families, aggregates and communities. Prerequisites: NUIP 3020, GCNL 5120 and GCNL 5130.
GCNL 5160Clin Prac & Decision-Making: Nursing Care of Persons w/ Psychiatric Illness (3.00)
The course provides an opportunity to learn and use bio-psychosocial concepts in the care of mentally ill of all ages and in a variety of hospital and community settings. The focus is on assessment strategies, plans of care, nursing interventions, medication management, and rehabilitative processes for individuals with a variety of acute and chronic mental health problems. Prerequisite: GCNL 5150.
GCNL 5170Clin Prac & Decision-Making: Nursing Care of Ind w/ Complex Health Problems (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The course focuses on the use of the nursing process in the management of complex health problems, with particular emphasis on the collaborative and independent functions of the nurse in an intensive, specialty, and technologically advanced care environment. Prerequisite: GCNL 5130.
GCNL 5180Clinical Practice & Decision-Making: Synthesis Practicum (4.00)
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired from previous courses. Students refine clinical skills in group patient care delivery, priority setting and decision-making, explore the nurse's role in the formal organization, the progression of leadership roles and responsibilities, and to begin the transition to leadership in professional nursing practice. Prerequisites: GNUR 5410,GCNL 5160 & 5170.
GCNL 5210Introduction to Nursing Leadership and the Healthcare System (2.00)
Introduces the theories essential to nursing leadership in the contemporary health care system. Explores theories of change, complexity, horizontal leadership, microsystems, and decision-making and their relationship to nursing and the health care system. The course emphasizes self-assessment of leadership attributes. The course content provides an application of leadership skills to actual and/or simulated problems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GCNL 5220Leading Teams (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course introduces students to the nursing role in leading health care teams, and examines the principles of collaboration, coordination, and change. Students learn principles of delegation, interdisciplinary teams and group processes. Prerequisite: GCNL 5210
GCNL 5240Leadership Seminar (2.00)
Students examine career, leadership, and practice environment issues and situations. Students expand their understanding of the legal context of practice and ability to advocate for needed change. Job acquisition skills including the development of a professional portfolio and formal leadership project proposal are focal points of the course. Prerequisite: GCNL 5220.
GCNL 5250The Clinical Nurse Leader in the Healthcare System (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Applies theories introduced in earlier courses that are essential to nursing leadership in the health care system. Explores the context of nursing in the health care system, ethical nurse leadership, and theories involving lateral integration of care and organizations. Emphasizes leadership attributes and theory in health care. Offers a framework for a analysis of the CNL role with application of leadership to actual and/or simulated problems. Prerequisite: GCNL 5240.
GCNL 5991CNL Role Immersion and Capstone (5.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is an intensive clinical experience in an area selected by the student. The experience allows for full implementation of the clinical nurse leader competencies and includes a strong interdisciplinary practice focus. A capstone project is required and will be presented in a poster session at the end of the course. Prerequisites: GCNL 5180 and GCNL 5240.
Graduate Nursing
GNUR 5000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved (1.00 - 6.00)
Non-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved
GNUR 5002Global Health Issues (3.00)
Focuses on global health and illness from a macroscopic perspective. This course intends to provide an appreciation for the multidimensionality of health problems and potential solutions. World health will be examined with focus on the relationship between environment, demographic, and socioeconomic factors, culture and health beliefs, and the distribution of diseases. Interventions related to disease prevention and control will be explored.
GNUR 5003Complementary and Alternative Practices and Products (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to learn about the theory, practice, and patterns of use of CAPPs practices not associated with conventional health care. The course examines literature on CAPPs from the five CAM domains (alternative medical systems, mind-body interventions, biologically-based treatments, manipulative and body-based methods, and energy therapies). Students will learn strategies to advise persons on the use of CAPPs.
GNUR 5004Herbal Medications & Natural Products (3.00)
This course focuses on the botany, history, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, epidemiology, legal, and regulatory issues, manufacturing practices, and clinical parameters of herbal medicines.
GNUR 5005Sleep Across the Lifespan (3.00)
Focuses on conceptual and methodological issues related to sleep and sleep research. Directions for nursing practice and research will be explored through critical analysis of physiological foundations of sleep and health sequalle of sleep disruptions and critique of relevant research. Healthcare perspectives and issues related to sleep will be examined for the advancement of sleep promotion through nursing practice and research.
Course was offered Spring 2010
GNUR 5006Alternative Practicum Experience (0.00)
The goal of the Alternative Practicum Experience is to provide students with the opportunity to experience a unique health care delivery setting that may not be available at other times of the academic year. Students will participate first hand in planning, delivering, or evaluating nursing care as part of an interdisciplinary team to members of an at-risk and/or underserved community.
GNUR 5007St. Kitts & Nevis: Disaster Preparedness in the West Indies (3.00)
The course provides an opportunity for graduate students to learn the fundamentals of emergency care and disaster preparedness through the exploration and analysis of the existing health care infrastructures and disaster planning in St. Kitts-Nevis. Cultural awareness will be emphasized in the assessment of existing resources, collaboration with in-region providers, and identification of strategies for disaster management.
GNUR 5009Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals (3.00)
This elective course will provide graduate and medical students and practicing health professionals with a foundational understanding of medical yoga in terms of history, theory, and research in relation to health and wellness. This course will explore six areas: 1. The history of yoga; 2. Theories and conceptualizations of medical yoga as a healing modality; 3. Theories of stress and illness; and more.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2015
GNUR 5010Introduction to Telehealth (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to teach basic knowledge of telehealth and telehealth technologies while exploring issues surrounding nursing telehealth practice. This course will provide hands on telehealth and telepresenter experience so that the student can utilize this knowledge to integrate telehealth creatively into nursing practice. Telepresenter certification through the Martinsville STAR center will be awarded upon successful completion.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
GNUR 5022The Science of Lactation and Infant Feeding (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This inter-disciplinary course is designed to prepare health care professionals and selected others to provide lactation care, patient education, and support to breastfeeding families in the community and hospital settings. Participants will develop and improve strategies for incorporating evidence based practice to promote lactation. This course is designed to meet part of the education requirements to sit for the IBCLE exam.
GNUR 5230Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care (2.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This seminar introduces students to the ethical and legal issues undergirding today's major healthcare issues. Students will engage US case law, ethical theories and public policy to grapple with the impact these issues have on current and future provision of health care.
Course was offered Spring 2017
GNUR 5240Ethics and Clinical Practice (3.00)
Designed to enhance the student's ability to describe & analyze ethical concepts foundational to nursing practice; use a variety of ethical decision-making frameworks to analyze ethical dilemmas in practice; & play a leadership role in promoting ethical health care delivery. Emphasizes the unique ethical perspectives of nursing in the complex healthcare arena. Students will be challenged to examine individual & professional values.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 5260Care Environment Management I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Building on the CNL leadership courses, the course focuses on managing the care environment. Students are introduced to the health care system as a laterally integrated environment, with an organizational theory framework. Emphasis is placed on quality improvement, patient centered care, and evidence based practice to facilitate a culture of quality and safety. Students apply informatics in assessing the environment and improving outcomes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 5270Care Environment Management II (3.00)
The course emphasizes the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader as a leader, educator, and advocate for safe, cost effective, and quality care. It examines active participation and communication strategies of the clinical nurse leader within the interdisciplinary system. Students develop competency in nursing informatics to monitor and improve organizational and clinical performance. Prerequisite: GNUR 5260.
GNUR 5390Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is designed to provide an overview of (1) how health care is financed, organized, and delivered in the U.S., as well as (2) the major policy challenges created by the system's organization, or lack thereof. In drawing from a variety of perspectives-including political science, economics and history-the course surveys the key stakeholders: those who pay for, provide and receive care.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
GNUR 5410Theory and Evidence-Based Practice (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides an overview of nursing and health care related theory, research and evidence based practice. Students develop the basic skills and knowledge to critique individual research studies, conduct systematic literature reviews, and use these abilities to address immediate clinical nursing problems. Students learn to identify health outcomes and important related outcome measures. Prerequisite: Second year standing in CNL program.
GNUR 5500Special Topics (1.00 - 5.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Selected areas of interest are studied under faculty guidance. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 5559New Course in Graduate Nursing (1.00 - 3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Graduate Nursing.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016
GNUR 5670FNP Seminar I (3.00)
This course focuses on the prevention and management of clients' common acute health problems. The role of the nurse practitioner in primary health care is explored. Models of collaboration and referral are critically analyzed. Breakout sessions will be held for specialty groups. Prerequisite: GNUR 6110 and completion of all core and APN courses.
GNUR 5671PNP Seminar I (2.00)
This course focuses on the prevention and management of clients' common acute health problems. The role of the nurse practitioner in primary health care is explored. Models of collaboration and referral are critically analyzed. Breakout sessions will be held for specialty groups.
GNUR 5680Primary Care Praticum I (1.00)
This course provides clinical experiences with women and children that build on basic concepts and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of primary health care including health promotion, risk reduction and management of common acute health problems. Direct guidance and supervision is provided by physicians and nurse practitioners at the clinical sites under the overall direction of the faculty.
GNUR 5690FNP & PNP Practicum II (5.00 - 6.00)
Emphasizes application of didactic content covered in all prerequisite courses. Experiences provided build on basic principles and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of primary care including health promotion and risk reduction, and the identification and management of a range of common acute health problems. Students continue to refine assessment, management, and counseling skills in more situations. Role integration continues. Prerequisite: All Students: GNUR 6020, GNUR 6025, GNUR 6010; GNUR 6110 is required for FNP and PNP students; GNUR 6210 is required for GNP students.
GNUR 5700FNP Seminar III (3.00)
The management of chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Health maintenance and rehabilitation issues are addressed.
GNUR 5701PNP Seminar III (2.00)
The management of chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Health maintenance and rehabilitation issues are addressed.
GNUR 5710FNP & PNP Practicum III (5.00 - 6.00)
The focus of this course is on the synthesis and application of knowledge from preceding courses. Emphasis is on further development of nursing care management and/or evaluation plans at the individual, family, group or community/organizational level. Prerequisite: GNUR 5690.
GNUR 5993Independent Master's Study (0.50 - 3.00)
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Summer 2017
GNUR 6000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved (1.00 - 6.00)
Non-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved
GNUR 6010Advanced Pathophysiology (4.00)
Selected physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms in health and disease. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6020Advanced Pharmacology (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is designed to review, expand, and update the advanced practice nurse student's knowledge of general pharmacology and therapeutics. The action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice settings will be covered. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP or CNS program.
GNUR 6021Pharmacology Discussion - FNP (1.00)
Builds upon and expands the pharmacologic base acquired at the baccalaureate level and covers the action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice in the ambulatory care setting. Discussion only. Prerequisites:GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP program.
GNUR 6022Pharmacology Discussion - PNP (1.00)
Builds upon and expands the pharmacologic base acquired at the baccalaureate level and covers the action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice in the ambulatory care setting. Discussion only. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP program.
Course was offered Spring 2013
GNUR 6023Pharmacology Discussion - ACNP (1.00)
Builds upon and expands the pharmacologic base acquired at the baccalaureate level and covers the action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice in the ambulatory care setting. Discussion only. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP program.
GNUR 6024Pharmacology Discussion - PMHNP (1.00)
Builds upon and expands the pharmacologic base acquired at the baccalaureate level and covers the action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice in the ambulatory care setting. Discussion only. Prerequisites:GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP program.
Course was offered Spring 2016
GNUR 6025Advanced Health Assessment (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to provide the nurse practitioner student with advanced knowledge and health assessment skills in the primary care setting. Focus is on acquiring, analyzing, and refining assessment data as a basis for an accurate nursing and medical problem list. Variations and abnormalities in different developmental, cultural, and ethnic groups are considered. The lab portion of the course allows the student to practice advanced assessment skills. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP or CNS program.
GNUR 6026Advanced Neonatal & Pediatric Assessment and Reasoning (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to the skills of history-taking and advanced neonatal and pediatric physical assessment. A clinical decision-making framework will be applied to help the advance practice student acquire, analyze, and synthesize assessment findings and symptomatology as a basis for the development of differential diagnoses. Prerequisite or corequisite: GNUR 6010.
GNUR 6031Roles for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This APN core course is an introduction to the history, competencies, and roles of advanced practice nursing with an emphasis on role acquisition. Trends and issues which shape advanced practice nursing are also addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.
GNUR 6032Role II: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Role Transition (1.00)
This course is designed to prepare students to assume an advanced nursing practice role after graduation. The course focuses on role development in advanced practice nursing, marketing oneself as an APRN, and regulatory and economic policies that affect advanced nursing practice in today's health care system. GNUR 6032 is designed to be taken during the final semester of study. Prerequisite: GNUR 6031; corequisite: GNUR 5700, 6330, 6331 or 6251.
GNUR 6050Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course focuses on the specialized knowledge in nursing including nursing theory, ethical principles, historical perspectives, and aesthetics. Emphasis is placed on relating these dimensions to the student's professional nursing practice. The role of praxis, empirics, ethics, and aesthetics in theory development is studied. The course goal is to prepare practitioners of nursing to interpret current literature of nursing and its application. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6052Epidemiology and World Health (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Focuses on the distribution and determinants of health-related states or conditions in specified populations at local through global levels, and on the application of this study to control health problems. Students are presented with epidemiologic models and methods in order to assess the health of individuals and populations and to prevent or control health conditions, diseases, and injuries. Content emphasizes a local to global perspective and application of methods to improve health care delivery, health policy, human rights, and ultimately, health. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6054Research and Biostatistical Processes for Health Care (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides an introduction to nursing and health care-related research and bio-statistical analysis. This course provides the basic skills and knowledge to critique research, develop a research plan, and to develop an evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate applied statistics course within the past five years.
GNUR 6056Health Policy: Local to Global (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides an overview of policy decisions related to the organization, financing, and delivery of health care. Social, ethical, and political issues that affect the delivery of health and nursing services are analyzed. Roles and influences of providers and consumers of health care, as well as government and entrepreneurial interests, are examined. Emphasis on the impact of policy decisions on nursing practice and health services. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6058Nursing, Ethics, and the Larger Healthcare Arena (3.00)
This course is designed to enhance the student's ability to: describe and analyze ethical concepts foundational to nursing practice, utilize decision-making frameworks to analyze ethical dilemmas in nursing practice, and play a leadership role in promoting ethical health care. Course emphasizes the ethical perspective of nursing in the health care arena. Students will examine personal values and analyze diverse perspectives on ethical issues. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6060Culture and Health: Implications for Practice (2.00)
The course provides a foundation for seminars; research on cultural issues in health including access and social justice will be explored. Theories and assessment tools related to cultural diversity and competency will be examined. The health care provider as an agent for ensuring sensitivity of differences and equality in health care delivery will be discussed as well as the inclusion of minorities in research and evidence based practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6110FNP & PNP Seminar II (3.00)
This course focuses on 1) disease prevention, health promotion and health maintenance for infants, children, adolescents and their families, 2) nursing and medical management of common childhood illnesses, and 3) women's health, reproductive health, and sexuality. Prerequisite: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6025, 6050, 6051, 6054, 6056, 6420, and 6470.
GNUR 6120Clinical Decision Making in Advanced Practice Nursing (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This purpose of this course is to build on foundational knowledge gained in pathophysiology, pharmacology and advanced health assessment. The learning experiences are intended to foster progression from a focus on gaining theoretical knowledge to the synthesis and application of that knowledge in the advanced clinical practice role. Prerequisite: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6025.
GNUR 6251PMHNP Seminar I (3.00)
Explores the biological correlates of psychiatric illnesses and examines neurostructural, neurochemical, psychopharmacologic processes relevant to psychiatric illnesses. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6252Mental Health Theories and Therapies (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Paradigms and models examined include: psychotherapeutic, biopsychosocial, behavioral, stress and coping, health promotion, rehabilitation, self-help theories, and psychiatric mental health nursing theoretical frameworks. Course also includes exploration of selected diagnoses with respect to theoretical perspectives, Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6253Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders and Diagnoses (3.00)
Provides a foundation for advanced psychiatric nursing practice based on a biopsychosocial model of mental health and illness. Emphasizes those who have moderate to severe impairments in emotional and/or behavioral functioning associated with major mental illness. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6301Human Genetics (3.00)
This course will focus on providing students with a basic understanding of human genetics and its role in pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of disease. Students will interpret basic concepts in human genetics that contribute to an understanding of nursing or related health care problems, as well as apply knowledge of inheritance and immunogenetics in predicting the probable effect of genetics on disease processes. This course will also discuss the ethical, social, political and economic impact of selected genetic diseases, DNA-based genetic diagnosis, and gene therapy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6310AG-AC Seminar I (3.00)
Through seminar discussions and lecture, students learn to approach complex clinical situations systematically across the acute and chronic care continuum. Content specific to the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurologic systems guides students of developing skills in diagnosis, planning, and evaluation of patients with system failure problems. Emphasizes the most frequently occurring risk factors that contribute to the development of health problems; the physiologic, pathophysiologic, behavioral and experiential aspects of the problem; therapeutic interventions for patient management; and approaches to evaluating the outcome of the intervention. Three hours of seminar each week. Prerequisite: GNUR 6010, 6025, or instructor permission.
GNUR 6315AG-AC Seminar III (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Through discussions and lectures, students learn to approach complex clinical situations systematically to care for patients with acute and chronic dysfunction of the immune, endocrine, GI, musculoskeletal, and renal systems. Emphasis is given to the most frequently occurring risk factors that contribute to the development of the problem/s; the physiologic, pathophysiologic, behavioral and experiential aspects of the problem; therapeutic interventions to patient management; and approaches to directing and evaluating outcomes. Three hours of seminar each week. Prerequisite: GNUR 6010, 6310, or instructor permission.
GNUR 6320AG-AC Seminar II: Immunology (3.00)
Examines the immune system and phenomena of concern to nurses who work with immunocompromised individuals. Focuses on the critical thinking and clinical decision-making needed to work with individuals whose immune system is compromised (e.g., cancer, AIDS, transplant, and septic patients). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6381Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Specialty Nursing (3.00)
Focuses on the knowledge and skills required for care of clients experiencing actual or potential wound, ostomy and continence problems. Prepares students for the management and rehabilitation of persons with these specific problems. Explores specialized knowledge of assessment, pathophysiology, products, and resources related to wounds, ostomy and continence care. Attention is given to evaluating the impact of selected therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
GNUR 6382Advanced Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (3.00)
Focuses on the knowledge and skill required for care of clients with actual and potential wound, ostomy, and continency problems and the use of human, material, and technological resources involved in managing and rehabilitating these clients. Review and integration of concepts of infection control, human development, continuity of care, nutrition/hydration, education, and counseling that apply to clients and families with WOC care issues. Prerequisite: GNUR 6381.
GNUR 6383Practicum in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (3.00)
Clinical practicum for students specializing in WOC nursing. 168 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6390Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System (3.00)
This course is designed to provide an overview of (1) how health care is financed, organized, and delivered in the U.S., as well as (2) the major policy challenges created by the system's organization, or lack thereof. In drawing from a variety of perspectives-including political science, economics and history-the course surveys the key stakeholders: those who pay for, provide and receive care.
Course was offered Fall 2015
GNUR 6400Community Assessment (3.00)
This course focuses on the health of communities and the process of assessment. Analysis of theoretical frameworks, assessment models, health care delivery systems, and special populations as they relate to current health issues. Two hours of seminar and four clinical hours each week (56 clinical hours). Prerequisite or corequisite: GNUR 6052.
GNUR 6405Health Care Systems Planning and Evaluation (3.00)
This course will focus on management and leadership strategies for improving the health of communities and individuals. The context and content of community, acute care, psychiatric, long-term care, home health care and public health systems are explored. The emphasis is on concepts and theories germane to planning, implementing, and evaluating health care programs and the provision of health care, to improve health and meet health care needs. Two hours of seminar and four clinical hours each week (56 clinical hours). Prerequisite: GNUR 6400.
GNUR 6410Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness (3.00)
Theories will be applied to emergency preparedness and crisis management, focusing on the effects of disasters on populations and disaster response measures. Strategies and skills for effective organizational responses as well as organizational and environmental assessment, hazard identification, and plan development will be addressed. Historical and contemporary examples and public and private sector methods of managing crises will be examined. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Course was offered Spring 2010
GNUR 6450Transformational Leadership and Management (3.00)
The focus of this course is on the knowledge and skills essential for nurse managers and community and public health nurse leaders. An overview of management theories, processes, and their implications for nurse managers and leaders in a variety of public and private settings is provided. Financial management concepts and budgeting applications are introduced. The students are exposed to trends in integrated health systems, managed care, and care management for public and private partnerships. Emphasis will be on models that assure provisions of health care by linking people to needed services. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program.
GNUR 6455Finance & Resource Management (3.00)
Course emphasizes use of quantitative analysis in support of data based management decisions. The context of decision-making will be from the perspective of health care providers, managers, and planners. Data based decision-making is made based on resource allocation at the individual, unit, organizational, and population level analysis. The use of data to influence quality decisions relevant to clinical and administrative managers is the focus. Prerequisite: GNUR 6470 or 8650 and 6450
GNUR 6460Health Care Economics (3.00)
Reviews principles of economics most relevant to analyzing changes in health care provision, and applies those principles to current health care institutions and their performance, trends in health care service delivery, and methods of forecasting future trends. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6465Organization Theory and Behavior (3.00)
This course employs selected theories and research findings from nursing, management, and other disciplines as a basis for understanding administrative practice within a variety of health service organizations. Concepts relevant to organizational theory and behavior are explored. The influence of organizational structures, processes, and cultures on the design and management of service delivery is examined.
GNUR 6559New Course in Graduate Nursing (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Graduate Nursing
Course was offered Fall 2014
GNUR 6620Seminar I: Pediatric Health and Wellness (2.00)
This course focuses on 1) disease prevention, health promotion and health maintenance for infants, children, adolescents and their families, 2) nursing and medical management of select childhood illnesses. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6026.
GNUR 6621NNP Seminar I: Theory and Management of the Transitioning Neonate (3.00)
This course addresses and explores the health, wellness, and disease state of the childbearing woman as it impacts the well-being of the fetus and newborn. The transition of the neonate to extra-uterine life and the implications for assessment, evaluation, and management of common neonatal conditions are discussed. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6026, 6730
GNUR 6622NNP Seminar II: Theory and Management of the High-Risk Neonate (3.00)
This course explores the disease states of the high-risk neonate and further develops the critical thinking and diagnostic skills of the NNP student. Diagnosis, assessment, and medical management of the high-risk neonate are discussed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6621.
GNUR 6623NNP Seminar III: Theory and Management of the High-Risk Neonate (3.00)
This course explores the disease states of the high-risk neonate and further develops the critical thinking and diagnostic skills of the novice practitioner. Diagnosis, assessment, and medical management of the high-risk neonate are discussed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6622.
GNUR 6624NNP Practicum I (1.00)
This is the initial clinical residency for the NNP student. This course emphasizes the application of didactic knowledge for the provision of care to the high-risk neonate and family. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6026; corequisite: GNUR 6621.
GNUR 6625NNP Practicum II (5.00)
This practicum will provide the nurse practitioner student with the opportunity to apply clinical knowledge and skills derived from the prerequisite seminars. Students will focus on the assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation of care for the acutely ill and high-risk neonate, building critical thinking, management, and communication skills. Procedural skills will be acquired and developed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6624.
GNUR 6626NNP Practicum III (5.00)
This course emphasizes the progressive application of didactic knowledge for the provision of care to the high-risk neonate. Students focus their management on infants with progressively more complex and high-risk conditions and continue to develop their assessment, management, and technical skills in order to function effectively as a novice APRN. Prerequisites: GNUR 6625; corequisite: 6622.
GNUR 6627NNP Focused Practicum (1.00)
This is a focused clinical residency for the NNP student offered in conjunction with Practicum III. Students have the opportunity to explore the unique dimensions of the NNP role by focusing in depth on a subpopulation of high-risk neonates including but not limited to the extremely low birth weight infant, the surgical neonate, and the complex care infant. Corequisites: GNUR 6623 and GNUR 6626.
GNUR 6630Women and Children Primary Care Practicum (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides clinical experiences with women and children that build on basic concepts and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of primary health care including health promotion, risk reduction and management of common acute health problems. Direct guidance and supervision is provided by physicians and nurse practitioners at the clinical sites under the overall direction of the faculty. Prerequisites: GNUR 6620 or GNUR 6640
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 6632PNP-AC Seminar II: Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Illness (3.00)
This course addresses the diagnosis and management of illness in children. There is a focus on developing an appropriate differential diagnosis, diagnostic reasoning, and treatment plan formulation. Consideration is also given to the unique aspects of managing acute and chronic disease across the spectrum of childhood development and in the context of the family. Prerequisite: GNUR 6620.
GNUR 6633PNP-AC Seminar III: Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Illness (3.00)
This course builds on foundational knowledge from previous courses to foster synthesis and application by addressing the diagnosis and management of illness in children. Developing differential diagnoses, diagnostic reasoning, and treatment plan formulation is emphasized. Unique aspects of managing acute and chronic disease across the spectrum of childhood development and in the context of the family is discussed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6632.
GNUR 6634PNP-AC Practicum I (1.00)
This course emphasizes the application of didactic content covered in all prerequisite courses. Experiences build on basic concepts, principles and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of care including health promotion and risk reduction, and the identification and management of a broader range of common acute health problems. Role integration continues. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010 and 6020 and 6026 and 6120; corequisite: 6620.
GNUR 6635PNP-AC Practicum II (5.00)
Experiences are provided to build on basic concepts, principles and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of acute/chronic health care including health promotion and risk reduction, and the identification and management of a broader range of pediatric illnesses and conditions. Students continue to refine their assessment, management and counseling skills in more complex situations. Prerequisites: GNUR 6620 and 6634.
GNUR 6636PNP-AC Practicum III (6.00)
This is a culminating experience in which NP students refine the knowledge & expertise to provide care for children and families with episodic, acute, and/or chronic illness. Students will continue to increase their levels of responsibility for independent management. Role integration and issues affecting practice continue to be explored with emphasis on legal/ethical issues and establishing practice arrangements. Prerequisites: GNUR 6632 and 6635.
GNUR 6640Women's Health Seminar (2.00)
This course focuses on health promotion and the management of illnesses affecting women from adolescence through older adulthood. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, GNUR 6020, GNUR 6025, GNUR 6120
GNUR 6641FNP Seminar I (3.00)
This course focuses on the prevention and management of clients' common acute health problems. The role of the nurse practitioner in primary health care is explored. Models of collaboration and referral are critically analyzed. Breakout sessions will be held for specialty groups. Prerequisites: GNUR 6620 and GNUR 6640.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 6642FNP Seminar II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The management of chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Health maintenance and rehabilitation issues are addressed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6641.
GNUR 6651PNP-PC Seminar I (3.00)
This course focuses on the prevention and management of clients' common acute health problems. The role of the nurse practitioner in primary health care is explored. Models of collaboration and referral are critically analyzed. Breakout sessions will be held for specialty groups. Prerequisite: GNUR 6620.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 6652PNP-PC Seminar II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The management of chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Health maintenance and rehabilitation issues are addressed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6651.
GNUR 6653FNP and PNP-PC Practicum I (5.00)
This course provides clinical experiences with women and children that build on basic concepts and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of primary health care including health promotion, risk reduction and management of common acute health problems. Direct guidance and supervision is provided by physicians and nurse practitioners at the clinical sites under the overall direction of the faculty. Prerequisite: GNUR 6620 or GNUR 6640.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 6654FNP and PNP-PC Practicum II (5.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Emphasizes application of didactic content covered in all prerequisite courses. Experiences provided build on basic principles & skills used by NP's in the delivery of primary care including health promotion & risk reduction, & the identification & management of a range of common acute health problems. Students continue to refine assessment, management, & counseling skills in more situations. Role integration continues. Prerequisite: GNUR 6653.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 6730Genetics, Embryology and Developmental Physiology (2.00)
This course will address the clinically relevant aspects of genetics and human genomics, embryology and developmental physiology. Course will explore clinical correlates for the purpose of patient management. Pre- or co-requisite: GNUR 6010.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 6993Independent Master's Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 7000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved (1.00 - 6.00)
Non-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved
GNUR 7251PMHNP Practicum I (5.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides the opportunity for students to develop basic understanding and skills in psychiatric nursing interventions with patients in inpatient and community care system. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a large repertoire of advanced nursing care strategies and application of these skills to certain patient groups and the patient care environment.
GNUR 7254PMHNP Practicum II (5.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Students will further develop and refine clinical skills of the advanced psychiatric nurse and represents the final clinical experience area of psychiatric mental health nursing in the Master's of Nursing graduate program. The purpose is to focus on specific populations such as the elderly, chronically mentally ill, rural populations, and substance abusers, and to explore nursing strategies and methods of practice specific to the population.
GNUR 7311AG ACCNS Practicum I (5.00)
The first APN preceptorship, for ACNP and CNS students, focuses on the acquisition of expert clinical knowledge in a specialty and the diagnostic and decision-making skills necessary to function in an acute care environment. The focus is on the student's specialty and on the cardiac and pulmonary systems and management of medical patients. (280 clinical hours) Prerequisite: All core and APN courses of the MSN Program, GNUR 6020, 6025, 6310, 6315
GNUR 7312AG ACNP Practicum I (5.00)
The first APN preceptorship, for ACNP and CNS students, focuses on the acquisition of expert clinical knowledge in a specialty and the diagnostic and decision-making skills necessary to function in an acute care environment. The focus is on the student's specialty and on the cardiac and pulmonary systems and management of medical patients. (280 clinical hours) Prerequisite: All core and APN courses of the MSN Program, GNUR 6310 and 6315.
GNUR 7313AG ACCNS Practicum II (5.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A culminating clinical experience in the role of ACNP or CNS, emphasizing clinical decision making in an interprofessional environment specific to the student's career goals and specialty interest. 280 clinical hours. Prerequisite: GNUR 7311.
GNUR 7314AG ACNP Practicum II (5.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A culminating clinical experience in the role of ACNP or CNS, emphasizing clinical decision making in an interprofessional environment specific to the student's career goals and specialty interest. 280 clinical hours. Prerequisite: GNUR 7312.
GNUR 7411Public Health Nursing Practicum I (3.00)
Focuses on the application of specialized knowledge and the development of skills inherent in advanced community and public health nursing practice. Stresses assessment and interventions targeted at the individual, family, group and community/organizational levels. Community and Public Health Leadership interventions are designed in partnership to be consistent with the beliefs and values of the individual, family, group and community. Prerequisite: GNUR 6052, 6400, and 6450.
GNUR 7412Public Health Nursing Practicum II (4.00)
Focuses on the continuing synthesis and application of knowledge from preceding courses. Emphasizes further development of nursing care management and/or evaluation plans at the individual, family, group, or community/organizational level. Prerequisite: GNUR 7411.
GNUR 7481Administrative Practicum I (3.00)
Students will integrate and apply administrative and management theory and will participate in the planning, operation, and evaluation of a component of the health care system while working closely with a health care leader who serves as their preceptor. Field experiences will be analyzed with input from and consultation with peers, health care leaders, and faculty. Prerequisites: GNUR 6450, 6405
GNUR 7482Administrative Practicum II (4.00)
In this second practicum course, the student synthesizes and applies administrative and management theory to the resolution of complex health care delivery system problems. The student participates in the evaluation of these problems and proposes short and long term solutions. Working closely with a health care leader who serves as their preceptor, the student will determine leadership and management roles, characteristics, traits, and behaviors necessary in today's competitive health care system. Field experiences will be analyzed with input from and consultation with peers, health care leaders, and faculty.
GNUR 7993Independent Practicum (1.00 - 3.00)
Independent practicum to be established in selected areas. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 8000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved (1.00 - 6.00)
Non-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved
GNUR 8001Rural Health and Health Care Systems (3.00)
This course will build on student's existing research and clinical skills and provide didactic, experiential, and guided research experiences that will enable them to gain an in-depth understanding of the exigencies of rural health care delivery and to develop strategies to improve rural health outcomes.
GNUR 8005An Introduction to Classroom & Clinical Teaching in Nursing (2.00)
This elective course introduces graduate students to the role of nurse educator in the classroom and clinical teaching setting. The course reviews applicable teaching learning principles and presents a variety of classic and contemporary teaching methods and strategies for instruction and student evaluation. Challenges for nurse educators related to student diversity, active learning, use of technology, and student evaluation are explored. The focus is on the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills to begin teaching students in a college of nursing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
GNUR 8110Quantitative Research Methods (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course offers advanced understanding of methods of testing effectiveness of nursing interventions. Research ethics are integrated in the course. Students examine research designs in terms of validity for assessing effectiveness of nursing interventions. The concept of statistical power is introduced, as students learn how to estimate and increase it via research design, sampling and sample size, measurement, and construct validity.
GNUR 8120Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Intro to the principles & methods of qualitative research. The philosophical underpinnings that underlie qualitative approaches from naturalistic, interpretive & critical paradigms will be presented, as well as strategies for sampling, data collection, data analysis, & ensuring rigor and ethics in the process of qualitative research. Students will explore qualitative research questions of interest & appropriate study designs to answer them.
GNUR 8130Statistical Methods for Health Care Research I (3.00)
Introduces data analysis for nursing research. Descriptive and inferential statistics are treated with attention to the application and choice of particular statistical tests. Emphasizes statistical problems and issues relevant to nursing research. Prerequisite: Master's-level nursing research course.
GNUR 8140Statistical Methods for Health Care Research II (3.00)
Applies statistical analysis models and procedures to nursing and health research. Focuses on simple and multiple regression, statistical power analysis, analysis of variance models, and quantitative research synthesis, stressing the application and choice of particular statistical models and procedures. Emphasizes statistical problems and issues relevant to nursing research. Prerequisite: GNUR 8130 or instructor permission.
GNUR 8150Statistical Methods for Health Care Research III (3.00)
Focuses on advanced procedures for data analysis and statistical inference in nursing and health research. Studies major multivariate procedures and their applicability to nursing and health research, and special issues in measurement and statistics often encountered in, and specific to, nursing and health research. Emphasizes using the computer as a facilitative research instrument. Prereqs: GNUR 8130, 8140 or equivalent.
GNUR 8160Advanced Historical Methodology (3.00)
This course is designed to give students more in-depth knowledge and further training in the practice of historical research methods. Philosophical and theoretical approaches to the gathering and analysis of data will be covered, and practice in archival work, interpretation, and analysis of sources will be provided. The course is designed to further develop expertise in students who have a basic understanding of historical research.
Course was offered Summer 2017
GNUR 8190Advanced Qualitative and Historical Research Methods (3.00)
This course is an elective for students who are planning to do qualitative or historical research for their dissertations or want to have advanced training in these areas for use later in their careers. It is designed to give students more in-depth knowledge and further training in the practice of qualitative and historical research methods in areas of concern to nursing science. Philosophical and theoretical approaches to the gathering and analysis of data will be covered, and practice in specific techniques will be provided. The course is designed to further develop expertise in students who have a basic understanding of qualitative and/or historical research. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing
GNUR 8210Scientific Progress in Nursing (3.00)
Through directed readings and seminars in selected areas, students develop an appreciation for, and understanding of, the evolution of nursing's substantive research knowledge and the current state of the science in selected areas. These topical areas are broadly defined as Individual Responses to Health and Illness, Family Responses to Health and Illness, Environmental Influences on Health, and Therapeutic Interventions. Students also become acquainted with exemplary research programs, analyze and synthesize relevant literature, and develop a plan of studies to prepare them for a research career in the selected area. Prerequisite: Master's-level nursing research course.
GNUR 8220Philosophy of Science and Development of Nursing Knowledge (3.00)
This course explores the philosophical issues underpinning scientific knowledge in nursing. Ontological and epistemological implications for the development of nursing knowledge will be explored. In the processes of analyzing and synthesizing, students will move through nursing's meta-paradigm to the major conceptual models and theories in nursing.
GNUR 8230Historical Inquiry in Nursing (3.00)
Broadens, and then refines through historical analysis, the student's view and understanding of the current health care system. Explores the role that historical inquiry and analysis play in understanding the evolution and status of the health care system; the development of health professions (nursing and medicine) and institutions (hospitals and public health services); and the interplay of intellectual, social, economic, and political events that shaped the current health system. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 8240DNP Seminar (2.00)
This course introduces students to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree by addressing the history and evolution of the nursing practice doctorate. Students will review the scholarly inquiry process and begin to formulate ideas and develop plans for their Scholarly Practice Project and professional growth.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
GNUR 8250Applied Statistics for Clinical Practice (3.00)
This course extends basic biostatistics competencies with a goal to provide a working knowledge of common descriptive and inferential statistics used in evidence-based practice. An applied approach is taken utilizing a statistical software. Accurate interpretation and reporting and critical evaluation of statistical evidence in relation to the study design are emphasized. Prerequisite: Master's-level nursing research course.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 8410Proposal Writing Seminar I (3.00)
The focus of this course is on the mechanics of proposal writing and to give the student a feel for the art and science of grant seeking. Faculty will offer a hands-on practical approach to proposal writing, including the development of a proposal and the peer review process.
GNUR 8420Proposal Writing Seminar II (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Continues to develop and refine the research proposal begun in GNUR 8410. Includes incorporating feedback from peers and a professional editorial consultant. The final product is a submitted grant proposal. Prerequisite: GNUR 8410.
GNUR 8430DNP Capstone Proposal Seminar (1.00)
The purpose of this course is to teach the mechanics of proposal writing, and give the student an understanding of the process. The course will provide a "hands-on" practical approach to proposal writing including the development of a proposal and perr review of a proposal.
GNUR 8435Scholarship in Research Ethics (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course focuses on ethical issues arising in research with human and vertebrate non-human research subjects, in the laboratory, community, and clinical environment. It examines basic policies governing research, with a special emphasis on moral issues such as informed consent, the inclusion of vulnerable and complex populations, and community research. It also includes the responsible conduct of research.
GNUR 8440Preparing an Institutional Review Board Protocol (1.00)
This course will provide students with the opportunity to design and gain Institutional Review Board approval for a research protocol for a qualitative pilot study. Prereq: GNUR 8120 or instructor consent.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GNUR 8460Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Students will conduct an Institutional Review Board-approved qualitative pilot study to gain experience in data collection, analysis & interpretation. The analytic approaches of contemporary forms of qualitative description, ethnography & grounded theory will be compared & contrasted in practical application. Issues of trustworthiness, credibility & rigor will be examined using students' research. Prereqs: GNUR 8120 & 8440 or instructor consent.
GNUR 8559New Course in Graduate Nursing (1.00 - 3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Graduate Nursing.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Summer 2015
GNUR 8610Health Promotion and Population Health (3.00)
This course focuses on developing theory-based and evidence-based knowledge for health promotion and population health. Through critique of theory and research, applications for health promotion and health behavior interventions that empower populations will be explored. Interprofessional perspectives and issues related to population health and health behavior will be examined for the advancement of health promotion through nursing practice.
GNUR 8620Quality and Safety in Healthcare Systems (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Builds on knowledge essential to conducting health services research, including social, economic, ethical, and political uses that influence health policy. Develops conceptual and methodological competencies related to research on health services organization, financing, and delivery. Uses evaluation research methods to examine the effects of interventions on outcomes, such as quality and cost. Discusses the role of databases and health informatics in service research. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing, a master's-level health policy course and GNUR 6470 or 8650 (to be taken previously or concurrently) is recommended.
GNUR 8630Culture and Health: Implications for Health Systems and Research (2.00 - 6.00)
The course explores common health care problems related to ethinic and minority populations. Issues related to access to care and social justice will be explored. Theories and assessment insturments related to cultural diversity and cultural competency will also be examined. Historical challenges of conducting research in minority populations will be covered. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 8640Nursing Ethics for Advanced Practice (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This doctoral-level seminar course is designed to enhance the student's ability to describe and analyze ethical concepts foundational to nursing practice and utilize a variety of ethical decision-making frameworks to address ethical dilemmas arising from increasingly complex care, use of technology, consequences of policy interventions, and global health issues. Students will be challenged to examine individual and professional values, as well as critically analyze diverse perspectives on various ethical issues. The course emphasizes the DNP's leadership role in promoting ethical care delivery at all levels of care, from individual to system. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 8650Managing Information Technology (3.00)
Introduces the use of information technology for management of patient care and systems of care. Explores the nature and functions of health informatics, the current state of the science, and its applications. Emphasis on use of information technology as a methodology for analysis of evidence in clinical decision-making and research. Students will research the development and implementation of information technology to evaluate outcomes.
GNUR 8660Evidence-Based Practice (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This doctoral-level course will introduce students to principles and processes of evidence-based practice. The course will review processes for identifying current best evidence, including formulation of a clinical question, systematic review of the literature, critical evaluation of individual studies, data extraction, and synthesis of pooled data to determine the level of evidence associated with specific clinical interventions.
GNUR 8710Independent Study in Teaching (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 8720Teaching Practicum (1.00 - 3.00)
This elective course provides students with the opportunity to obtain practical experience in classroom and clinical teaching settings under the guidance of an experienced nurse educator. Students will apply selected teaching strategies and methods and become involved in all aspects of course planning, organization and delivery. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
GNUR 8993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Independent Study in Nursing
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
GNUR 8998Masters Research (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Credit taken concurrentlyw ith master's coursework as approved by the faculty.
GNUR 9000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved (1.00 - 6.00)
Non-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved
GNUR 9005Teaching Practicum (1.00 - 3.00)
This elective course provides students with the opportunity to obtain practical experience in classroom and clinical teaching settings under the guidance of an experienced nurse educator. Students will apply selected teaching strategies and methods and become involved in all aspects of course planning, organization and delivery. Prereqs: GNUR 8005 or current employment as a novice educator.
GNUR 9010Mentored Study (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
PhD students register for 1-4 credits of mentored study with a faculty member. The mentored study develops a topic through in-depth literature review. The final project is a manuscript ready to be submitted for publication in a professional journal. If agreeable with the dissertation committee, this publication could be included as one of the dissertation manuscripts for students selecting the manuscript option.
GNUR 9020Selected Topics (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Advanced level individual study of self-selected topics under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 9025Advanced Quantitative Methods for Measurement and Analysis (3.00)
Building on the first quantitative methods course (GNUR 8110), this course focuses on an additional concept of interest when building a program of research to provide more practice with steps in the assessment process of instruments. Revisiting the state of the science & authoritative bodies to support the concept for the chosen population, will provide a more compelling argument for a program of research that will contribute to nursing science.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
GNUR 9030Essentials of Scholarly Writing at the Doctoral Level (1.00)
The purpose of this course is to teach the mechanics of essentials of scholarly writing and give the student an understanding of the process. The course will provide a 'hands on' practical approach to scholarly writing at the doctoral level.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
GNUR 9035Introduction to Health Science Scholarship (1.00)
This introductory seminar facilitates the student's mastery of their learning trajectory as a successful PhD research scholar and nurse scientist. It provides an introduction to the life of a new academic through exploration of academic and career stages, performance expectations and professional productivity.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
GNUR 9110Research Practicum I (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides the student with opportunity to develop and refine research skills by participating in an ongoing research study. Students should plan on devoting 8 hours a week for each 9110 credit enrolled each semester. Students must register for GNUR 9110 for a total of 4 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and advisor.
GNUR 9559New Course in Graduate Nursing (1.00 - 3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Graduate Nursing.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2014
GNUR 9610DNP Practicum I: Development of the Scholary Practice Project Proposal (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is the first of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. Students finalize the scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9620DNP Practicum II: Implementation of the Scholarly Practice Project (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is the second of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum II students implement the scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9630DNP Practicum III: Evaluation and Dissemination of the Scholarly Pratice (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is the third of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 56 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum III, students evaluate and disseminate their scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9991Capstone (6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The DNP program culminates in the successful completion of a scholarly project, which is designed by the student in collaboration with a 3-member committee that includes a chair, a faculty member and a clinical expert . Prerequisite: DNP standing
GNUR 9997DNP Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Students register for GNUR 9997 until DNP Scholarly Practice Project is complete.
GNUR 9998Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Students register for GNUR 9998 concurrently with course work until the dissertation proposal is successfully defended. Credits from non-topical research are not counted in the total program hours of credit. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty advisor.
GNUR 9999Dissertation Research (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A culminating experience that requires the student to plan and implement a research study of significance. Prerequisite: Permission of dissertation chair.
Nursing Core
NUCO 2120Clinical and Interactive Skills II (2.00)
A continuation of NUCO 2110, this course expands skill acquisition and synthesis of learned concepts through simulations of realistic patient care situations. Prerequisite: NUCO 2110.
NUCO 2130Therapeutic Principles of Nursing Care (4.00)
Therapeutic Principles provides the theoretical principles and psychomotor skills associated with nursing interventions across health care delivery settings and populations. The course includes a classroom portion to enhance student comprehension of essential therapeutic principles and simulated learning opportunities to synthesize, apply, and refine clinical skills with the ultimate goal of providing quality and safe care to patients.
NUCO 2210Foundations of Nursing CARE (3.00)
CARE includes a focus on Compassion, Awareness of self and cultural variance, Resilience, and Effective communication for interprofessional teams. This learner-centered seminar course facilitates student exploration of professional concepts foundational to safe, high quality, patient- & family-centered nursing care across all settings and populations and to enhance student awareness of self within the nurse-patient clinical encounter.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
NUCO 2220Cells to Society for Nursing Practice (2.00)
Using a common chronic disease, this seminar connects the patient to critical elements in the BSN Essentials and IOM Competencies. Real life, interactive opportunities connect the values and core professional concepts to patient experiences across the continuum of health care delivery. Students learn how care of the patient raises questions across multiple domains, such as basic science, culture & society, public policy, and healthcare costs.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
NUCO 2330Health Assessment (3.00)
Patient Centered Health Assessment focuses on obtaining a holistic health history and physical examination of the individual patient. The patient's developmental level and cultural, spiritual, and social dimensions provide the basis for developing a patient centered health assessment. Best practices are emphasized through the correct demonstration of physical examination techniques and the use of appropriate screening tools for clinical risks.
NUCO 2440Principles and Application of Case-Based Learning for Nursing Practice (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Using patient cases, this learner-centered seminar facilitates student exploration of patient- & family-centered care across the continuum of health care delivery and provides clinical experiences to apply critical elements of the BSN Essentials and IOM Competencies. Thinking critically, students synthesize prior and concurrent knowledge in their clinical reasoning and incorporate evidence-based practice across the lifespan.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
NUCO 3100Nursing Care of the Chronically Ill Adult (5.00)
Explores the nature and challenge of chronic illness. Focuses on concepts underlying the care of chronically ill adults and the use of the nursing process to assist patients and families in managing common chronic illnesses. Clinical placement occurs in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NUCO 2110/2130, 2120, 2310, NUIP 2240.
NUCO 3110Patient-Family Centered Care: Adult-Gero Nursing in Acute Care (4.00)
This required course covers the nursing care of adult patients with common illnesses and conditions requiring medical and/or surgical treatment in acute health care settings.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
NUCO 3300Nursing Care of Children and Families (4.00)
Utilizes the concept of family-centered nursing care to teach basic nursing strategies that enable children and their families to prevent illness and disability and to promote, protect, and restore health. Addresses the unique biopsychosocial and health educational needs of the growing child from infancy to adolescence. Also studies the family in community, ambulatory care, and hospital settings. Clinical placement occurs in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NUCO 21101/2130, 2120, 2310, NUIP 2240.
NUCO 3310Patient-Family Centered Care: Pediatric Nursing (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course addresses nursing care of pediatric patients, up to 21 years old. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients requiring medical and/or surgical treatment, with particular focus on the impact of developmental level on the patient's adaptation to medical illness, surgical events and psychological influences. The child as an integral member of the family is emphasized throughout all content areas.
NUCO 3600Nursing Care of Women and Childbearing Families (4.00)
Explores issues of health and wellness for women and the childbearing family, major health challenges affecting women, and the recognition and management of complications and risk factors occurring during the reproductive period. Clinical placement includes hospital and community settings. Prerequisite: NUCO 2110, 2120, 2310, NUIP 2240.
NUCO 3610Patient-Family Centered Care: Maternal/Child Nursing (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course introduces students to the nursing process as it applies to the care of obstetric, gynecologic, and newborn clients. Health and wellness strategies are emphasized along with disease states specific to the reproductive period as students care for women and families in the hospital and the community.
NUCO 4009Summer Practicum in Clinical Nursing (2.00)
Learning experiences in the practicum include observational experiences & seminars but the focus of the course is on clinical practice. Experiences will take place on a variety of acute & chronic care units within the UVA Health Sciences Ctr. Students function under the guidance and supervision of experienced staff nurse preceptors & will have the opportunity to explore the potential & constraints inherent in nursing practice in tertiary care.
NUCO 4100Nursing Management of Common Health Problems (5.00)
Focuses on the use of the nursing process in managing commonly-occurring acute and chronic health problems affecting adults. Emphasizes the collaborative and independent functions of the nurse, and includes clinical practice in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: All third-year courses.
NUCO 4110Patient-Family Centered Care: Complex and Transitional Care (4.00)
This course builds on previous Adult Health courses and prepares students to plan and deliver care in a wider variety of settings and on a more complex level. Half the semester will be spent studying critical care nursing concepts while gaining clinical experience in intensive care. The other half will be devoted to nursing care in transitional care settings, with a goal of facilitating patient transition from one setting to the next.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
NUCO 4210Patient-Family Centered Care: Public Health Nursing and Population Health (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course emphasizes the application of public health and population health theories. Students are introduced to a range of public health nursing roles and are able to integrate knowledge from previous clinical courses into this course. Students apply new skills and knowledge in a variety of community based and public health settings.
NUCO 4220Nursing Management of Complex Health Problems (2.00)
Focuses on the use of the nursing process in managing complex acute and chronic health problems affecting clients of all ages. Emphasizes the collaborative and independent functions of the nurse. Prerequisite: NUCO 4100.
NUCO 4300Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (4.00)
Provides the opportunity to learn and utilize biopsychosocial concepts in the care of mentally ill and substance abusing individuals. Focuses on assessment strategies, nursing interventions, plans of care, and the rehabilitative processes for a variety of acute and chronic problems. Includes clinical practice in a variety of hospital and community settings. Prerequisite: All third-year courses.
NUCO 4310Patient-Family Centered Care: Mental Health Nursing (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course builds on acquired health assessment skills and introduces psychosocial research and theory needed to provide holistic care to clients across the lifespan. The course will explore mental health disorders and addictions experienced globally, evaluate research evidence to determine optimal interventions, master mental health nursing competencies, and learn resiliency principles needed to provide compassionate care for self and others.
NUCO 4400Nursing Care of the Older Adult (2.00)
Nursing Care of the Older Adult
NUCO 4420Foundations of Professional Nursing (4.00)
First course for RN to BSN students. Validates prior learning & fosters growth in professionalism. Content includes standardized taxonomies, interprofessional collaboration, career exploration, & development of skills in information technology, professional writing & presentation. Emphasis is on identifying & analyzing scholarly literature, critical thinking & analysis, & refining communication skills through written & oral presentations.
NUCO 4440Trends and Issues in Clinical Nursing Practice (3.00)
This course expands the student's understanding of baccalaureate generalist practice, societal and health care trends, and emerging clinical nursing practice issues. Students propose solutions within the scope of nursing practice to address these issues. Students complete experiential learning projects focused on current trends and issues in health care, building upon their own nursing practice and previous learning experiences.
NUCO 4450Population and Public Health Nursing (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course enhances the student's application of concepts used in population-focused nursing practice to promote and protect health in communities and populations and respond to public health threats. Students analyze relationships between determinants of health as they relate to the health of populations local to global, especially vulnerable populations. Students complete an experiential learning project focused on one community/population.
NUCO 4600Community Health Nursing (4.00)
Provides a foundation for nursing practice in community health by emphasizing the application of concepts and theories. Through a focus on family- and community-oriented nursing practice, students expand their roles from caring for an individual within a family to assessing and intervening to solve family and community health problems. Examines the influence of political, socioeconomic, and ecological issues on the health of populations. Includes clinical practice in selected community agencies. Prerequisite: All third-year courses.
NUCO 4620Current Issues in Nursing (3.00)
Focuses on the socialization of the nurse into the profession, emphasizing nursing's body of knowledge, the legal and ethical responsibilities of nurses, and issues they face. Prepares beginning practitioners of nursing to intelligently interpret the literature on professional responsibilities. Equips new graduates with basic strategies for utilizing specialized nursing knowledge and provides a basis for responsible decision-making related to ethical and legal issues. Prerequisite: All third-year courses.
NUCO 4700Synthesis Practicum (3.00)
This final clinical course provides an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired from previous courses during an intensive 168-hour precepted practicum. Students work directly with clinical preceptors under the direction of faculty members to refine their skills in group patient care delivery, priority setting, and decision making. Clinical placements include a wide range of inpatient and outpatient settings. Prerequisite: Completion of all other required nursing courses.
NUCO 4710Team-Based Care Synthesis (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Using case studies and/or simulation activities, students synthesize knowledge and problem-solving strategies from all previous course work to cultivate critical and reflective thinking, clinical reasoning, decision-making, and a greater understanding of health promotion, specific disease-based processes and/or population health challenges. Students interact with experts as they complete each problem-based team learning activity.
Course was offered Spring 2017
NUCO 4720Transition to Practice: Synthesis Practicum (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Synthesis Practicum provides students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills acquired from all previous courses. Students work directly with clinical preceptors in an intensive 224-hour clinical, refining their skills and exploring the professional nurse's role. They assume leadership roles and begin to transition to independent professional practice.
Course was offered Spring 2017
NUCO 4730Professional Nursing Practice Synthesis (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Analyze & synthesize content & experience from previous nursing courses. Students will prepare for professional nursing practice through comprehensive national pre-licensure examination testing as well as engage in the initial process for RN licensure. As a culminant experience, students will complete their professional portfolio & undertake a clinical initiative that will deepen their understanding of a patient-centered clinical issue.
Course was offered Spring 2017
Nursing Interprofessional
NUIP 2060Human Physiology and Anatomy I (4.00)
Includes basic information regarding the chemistry and organization of living matter needed to understand cellular, tissue, and organ function. The morphology and physiological functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and neurosensory organ systems will also be covered. Designed as a basic course for students in the allied health sciences.
NUIP 2070Human Physiology and Anatomy II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Covers the morphology and physiology for the cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, excretory and reproductive organ systems. Designed as a basic course for students in the allied health sciences.
NUIP 2080Microbiology for Health Sciences (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The course is designed to convey general concepts, methods, and applications of microbiology for health sciences.
NUIP 2090Chemistry for Health Sciences (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Emphasizes the practical aspects of general, organic, and biological chemistry with numerous applications to clinical and health-related cases and issue. Provides health professionals with the chemical background necessary to understand the diagnostic tests and procedures needed for healthcare delivery. Relationships between inorganic chemistry and the life processes that occur during normal and abnormal metabolism.
NUIP 2210Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course introduces mindfulness practices to facilitate coping with stress and greater engagement with life. Mindfulness involves bringing intentional non-judgmental awareness to what is happening in the present moment. This course is highly experiential, using a lab/seminar format designed for college students to explore applications of mindfulness in mind-body awareness, mindful eating, communication skills and stress management.
NUIP 2240Growth and Development Across the Lifespan (3.00)
This course is designed to provide a holistic approach to the study of growth and development and to explore the typical progression of growth and development from pre-conception to older adulthood. Students will be introduced to developmental theories and the developmental tasks and challenges unique to each stage of development.
NUIP 2250Principles of Nutrition (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Covers basic nutrition, nutrition for clients of various age groups and therapeutic diets, and nutrition of the critically ill, hospitalized patient. Prerequisite: Must have completed or currently taking one of the following: BIOL 1210, 2060, 2070, NUIP 2060, 2070
NUIP 2310REAL I (Research, Ethics, Advocacy, & Leadership) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
REAL I seminar provides foundational and theoretical principles of research/scholarship, ethics, advocacy/roles, and leadership. Students use historical inquiry, primary source materials, literature search, critical thinking and reflective writing to meet SWR; explore ethics, morals, religion and law and the complex interplay of the nursing caregiver/advocate roles. Students develop self-awareness to support ownership of learning trajectory.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
NUIP 2420Pathophysiology and Clinical Management I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The focus of the course is presentation of information necessary for an understanding of the mechanisms of disease and the body's ability to respond to such challenges throughout the life span. The course is intended to provide basic pathologic mechanisms and present a general survey of disease in conjunction with Pathophysiology and Clinical Management II.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
NUIP 2430Pharmacology and Clinical Management I (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Principles of Pharmacology I provides the student with foundational concepts of pharmacology with emphasis on application to nursing practice. General principles of pharmacology, interprofessional practice, and therapeutic implications of major drug categories are presented and applied across the lifespan and with cultural/global context.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
NUIP 3001HIV/AIDS: A Personal and Social Perspective (3.00)
An overview of the medical, psychosocial, legal, and ethical issues generated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Introduces topics encountered throughout the spectrum of HIV infection. Explores physiological and psychological responses of, and societal responses to, HIV infected or affected persons.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
NUIP 3004Introduction to Resilience and Self Care (2.00)
This elective in Nursing Resilience provides graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to experience known supportive and stress management modalities that might allow them the opportunity to recognize the need for self-care and reduce the work stress associated with the novice role and throughout their career.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
NUIP 3010Mindfulness 2.0: Deepening Your Practice (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides students who have an established mindfulness practice an opportunity to explore mindfulness in greater depth. The course is experiential and uses a lab format. Fundamental mindfulness practices will be strengthened, and new practices will be introduced. Class discussions and weekly assignments will facilitate deeper understanding of the relationship between mindfulness and thinking, and the role of mindfulness in daily life.
NUIP 3020Principles of Pharmacology (3.00)
Provides a theoretical foundation in pharmacology and its place in nursing practice. Includes general principles of pharmacology, the therapeutic implications of major drug categories, mechanisms of drug action, side effects of drugs, and the implications for nursing management. Prerequisite: Anatomy and physiology.
NUIP 3030Mindfulness and Compassion: Living Fully Personally and Professionally (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides an in-depth experience in contemplative practices to prepare students to live more fully, be more engaged & compassionate citizens & professionals, & navigate life's stressors with greater clarity, peace of mind, & healthy behaviors. Besides mindfulness training, this course will also foster the cultivation of compassion and prosocial qualities. For more info: http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Mindfulness__Compassion/.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
NUIP 3210Pathology and Clinical Management I (3.00)
Focuses on the mechanisms of disease and the body's ability to respond to such challenges throughout the life span. Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology.
NUIP 3220Pathology and Clinical Management II (4.00)
Focuses on psychopathological and pathophysiological conditions throughout the life span. Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology.
NUIP 3230Spanish for Health Care Providers (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This introductory seminar facilitates the student's mastery of their Spanish language ability as applied to health care settings and encounters. It provides an introduction to the vocabulary and cultural relevancy of terms that are relevant to students planning to work in the healthcare professions to better serve Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Prereqs: SPAN 1010 & 1020 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2017
NUIP 3320REAL II (Health Policy and Regulation; SBON, Delegation, Informatics (2.00)
REAL II seminar provides foundational & theoretical principles of research/scholarship, ethics, advocacy/roles, and leadership. Nursing students use processes of improvement, standardization and change to promote safe high quality care while demonstrating ethical conduct, delegation, monitoring, supervision, change management and just culture principles within simulated high performing teams.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
NUIP 3330REAL III (Evidence-Based Practice, Research Utilization) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
REAL III seminar provides foundational & theoretical principles of research/scholarship, ethics, advocacy/roles, and leadership. Nursing students use evidence-based practice (EBP) to inform practice change, support an ethical climate and healthy work and optimal care environment (HWE), and foster a culture of innovation, high performing care delivery and continuous learning environment.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
NUIP 3410Foundations of Nursing Research (3.00)
Surveys the spectrum of research methodologies. Students gain an understanding of an evidence-based approach that is applicable to nursing practice and begin to explore ways to incorporate research findings into professional nursing practice. Basic human rights and ethical issues in the conduct of evidence-based research will be emphasized.
NUIP 3420Pathophysiology and Clinical Management II (3.00)
Pathophysiology and Clinical Management II is the second of two interprofessional courses that focus on information necessary for an understanding of the mechanisms of disease and the body's ability to respond to such challenges throughout the life span. The course provides basic pathologic mechanisms and presents a general survey of disease in conjunction with Pathophysiology and Clinical Management I.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
NUIP 3430Pharmacology and Clinical Management II (2.00)
Pharmacology and Clinical Management II builds upon the foundational concepts presented in Pharmacology and Clinical Management I with emphasis on mechanisms of action and application to nursing practice. General principles of pharmacology, interprofessional practice, and therapeutic implications of major drug categories are presented and applied across the lifespan and with cultural/global context.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
NUIP 3559New Course: Undergraduate Nursing (1.00 - 3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Undergraduate Nursing.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
NUIP 4003Exploring Culture and Health Care Access Issues (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course will explore the various aspects of culture and the impact of culture on health, access and delivery. The course will also help students apply knowledge of culture to healthcare situations.
NUIP 4004Strategies for Prehospital Emergency Care I (0.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The content of the course will focus on prehospital emergency care. Students will learn to assess the sick or injured individual as well as develop & implement a plan of care to stabilize & transport the individual to an emergency facility. Upon successful completion of NUIP 4004, 4006, & state req., the student will be eligible to test for cert. as an EMT by the Commonwealth of VA, Dept of Health, Office of EMS. Part I of a two-part-course. Prerequisite: Current CPR Certification
NUIP 4005Conscious Social Change (3.00)
Course integrates personal leadership, global citizenship, social entrepreneurship, and contemplation. It provides future leaders with the skills to invest in their own self-understanding and initiate social change or engage in community service mindfully, sustainably and with impact. The program incorporates four components: conscious leadership practices, social entrepreneurship tools, conscious social change methodologies, and contemplatio
Course was offered January 2015, January 2014
NUIP 4006Strategies for Prehospital Emergency Care II (5.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The content of the course will focus on pre-hospital emergency care. Students will learn to assess the sick or injured individual as well as develop & implement a plan of care to stabilize & transport the individual to an emergency facility. Upon successful completion of NUIP 4004, 4006, & state req., the student will be eligible to test for cert. as an EMT by the Commonwealth of VA, Dept of Health, Office of EMS. Part II of a two-part-course. Prerequisite: Current CPR Certification & NUIP 4004
NUIP 4008Strategies for Prehospital Emergency Care for RNs (3.00)
The content of the course will focus on prehospital emergency care. Students will learn to assess the sick or injured individual as well as develop & implement a plan of care to stabilize & transport the individual to an emergency facility. Upon successful completion of this course & state requirements, the student will be eligible to test for cert. as an EMT by the Commonwealth of VA, Department of Health, Office of EMS. Prerequisite: Current CPR Certification
NUIP 4200Pathophysiology (4.00)
Pathophysiology is a four credit interprofessional course which provides a foundation of basic knowledge of common pathophysiologic conditions affecting adults and children and their clinical management.
NUIP 4340REAL IV (2.00)
REAL IV seminar is the fourth of a series of four core courses that provides foundational & theoretical principles of research/scholarship, ethics, advocacy/roles, & leadership. Nursing students will use research & scholarship skills to evaluate & disseminate knowledge & integrate social sensibilities into policy. Through self-awareness, students will develop a philosophy of professionalism, a plan for educational progression, & career planning.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
NUIP 4420Basic Research Concepts in the Health Disciplines (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The emphasis of this course is to understand the EBP process and its application to professional practice and research. Students will critique current literature specific to design, methodology and ethical standards; frame a research question relevant to their area of practice, search for evidence, and appraise the evidence using a defined template; and explore a variety of methods to disseminate evidence-based practice in their practice setting.
NUIP 4430Introduction to Statistics in Health Care Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is an introduction to data analysis for nursing and healthcare-related research. Course emphasis is on practical application and understanding how the research question drives the choice of particular statistical procedures. Descriptive and univariate inferential statistics will be covered. Students will learn how to create and manage simple databases in SPSS, interpret SPSS outputs, and draw statistical conclusions.
NUIP 4559New Course: NUIP (1.00 - 3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Undergraduate Nursing
NUIP 4610Leadership and Management in Health Care Systems (3.00)
This course integrates management knowledge, concepts, and theory with practical experience within health care situations to prepare students for beginning leadership roles in existing/emerging delivery systems. This class explores the professional nurse's role in creating the envisioned patient centered, effective health care delivery organization of the future. Students complete an experiential learning project focused on quality improvement.
NUIP 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Independent Study in Interprofessional Nursing
Course was offered Spring 2015
Nursing
NURS 3003Nursing Leadership in Action (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides nursing students opportunities to develop leadership and management skills through participation in a variety of programs and activities. Students learn how to work in cooperative relationships with peers, faculty, students in other disciplines, community service organizations, and the public in a service learning environment. Membership in National Student Nurses Association and Student Nurses Association of Virginia is a requirement.
NURS 3005Perioperative Nursing (1.00 - 2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course serves to introduce students to the role of the professional nurse in the perioperative specialty area. The course begins with an overview of the history of perioperative nursing and the role of the professional nurse on the interdisciplinary team. The course explores the challenges of perioperative nursing, including safety issues, advocacy, and legal and ethical issues. The importance of continuity of care throughout the perioperative experience is a major theme in both the classroom and clinical content. The clinical focus is on understanding basic principles of asepsis, safety, and applying pathophysiology and pharmacology to specific patient care experiences. Prerequisite: Completion of Pharmacology and pathophysiology courses.
NURS 3006Oncology Nursing and End-of-Life Care (1.00 - 2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This elective in Oncology Nursing gives undergraduate students an opportunity to experience the related specialties of oncology nursing, palliative care, and hospice care. They will be able to apply basic knowledge about cancer pathophysiology and nursing management and develop basic nursing skills as they visit selected clinical settings. The course will emphasize current concepts and practices in oncology nursing and issues related to palliative and hospice care. Prerequisite: Third-year and fourth-year traditional students or RN to BSN and MSN-CNL students; permission of instructor.
NURS 4005Sleep Across the Lifespan (3.00)
Focuses on conceptual and methodological issues related to sleep and sleep research. Directions for nursing practice and research will be explored through critical analysis of physiological foundations of sleep and health sequalle of sleep disruptions and critique of relevant research. Healthcare perspectives and issues related to sleep will be examined for the advancement of sleep promotion through nursing practice and research.
Course was offered Spring 2010
NURS 4006Practicum in Leadership Development (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The Independent Practicum in Clinical Leadership Development gives an opportunity to apply leadership theory and practices in the clinical setting through mentoring and coaching third year traditional and first-year second degree students during their assigned clinical rotations. Specific emphasis is given to developing basic teaching and precepting skills, serving as a clinical resource, demonstrating performance of basic skills, and providing others with peer review and performance feedback.
NURS 4007Ethics in Nursing Practice (3.00)
This undergraduate ethics seminar focuses on strengthening the nurse's role as a moral agent in clinical practice. Exploration of ethical issues in practice, ethical decision-making skills, and features of the wider moral environment will be emphasized. Barriers to ethical practice will be identified and strategies to effectively overcome the barriers will be identified. Prerequisite: Completion of third-year courses or clinical practice experience as a RN.
NURS 4009Summer Practicum in Clinical Nursing (2.00)
Learning experiences in the practicum include observational experiences & seminars but the focus of the course is on clinical practice. Experiences will take place on a variety of acute & chronic care units within the UVA Health Sciences Ctr. Students function under the guidance and supervision of experienced staff nurse preceptors & will have the opportunity to explore the potential & constraints inherent in nursing practice in tertiary care.
NURS 4010Nurse Residency Program - Part I (0.00)
This course is designed to assist new graduate nurses successfully transition from academic status into professional nursing practice in areas of leadership, professional role, and patient outcomes. Integration and application of topics related to clinical decision making, prioritization of tasks, problem recognition, and clinical implementation will serve to enhance observational and critical thinking skills.
NURS 4011Nurse Residency Program - Part II (0.00)
This course is designed to assist new graduate nurses successfully transition from academic status into professional nursing practice in areas of leadership, professional role, and patient outcomes. Integration and application of topics related to clinical decision making, prioritization of tasks, problem recognition, and clinical implementation will serve to enhance observational and critical thinking skills. Part II of a three-part course.
NURS 4012Nurse Residency Program - Part III (3.00)
This course is designed to assist new graduate nurses successfully transition from academic status into professional nursing practice in areas of leadership, professional role, and patient outcomes. Integration and application of topics related to clinical decision making, prioritization of tasks, problem recognition, and clinical implementation will serve to enhance observational and critical thinking skills. Part III of a three-part course.
NURS 4501Building Health in the Caribbean (3.00)
This course will introduce learners to concepts of health and healthcare and to strategies for measuring these both quantitatively and qualitatively. Following that introduction and training, we will explore, using a biosocial analysis, the diseases and conditions addressed by the MDGs.
NURS 4559New Course: Undergraduate Nursing (1.00 - 3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Undergraduate Nursing
Course was offered Fall 2014
NURS 4950Distinguished Majors Seminar I (3.00)
Designed to provide information and guidance about the process of initiating a research project, to explore issues related to the research process, and encourage communication among Distinguished Majors Program participants. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing DMP.
NURS 4951Distinguished Majors Seminar II (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to assist students in the process of preparing their thesis to present to their peers and the faculty. Also assists in preparing the thesis for publication. Prerequisite: NURS 4950.
NURS 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Independent study in Nursing
NURS 4994Practicum in Nursing (0.50 - 3.00)
Learning experiences in the practicum include observational experiences and seminars but the focus of the course is on clinical practice. Experiences will take place on a variety of acute and chronic care units within the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Students function under the guidance and supervision of experienced staff nurse preceptors and will have the opportunity to explore the potential and constraints inherent in nursing.