NURSING





NURS 4413-RN-MSN Transitions.......6.00 Credits

This online course examines nursing history, trends, and conceptual framework, including Albany State University's nursing framework. Students examine teaching and learning concepts. The evolving role of the advanced practice nurse is analyzed and evaluated. The course examines the leadership, management, and organizational theories, including nursing theories that utilize leadership and management concepts. Students plan assignments and leadership/management actions through simulated clinical learning activities.


NURS 4346-RN-MSN Seminar.........2.00 Credits

This course is designed to strengthen the student's ability to successfully meet requirements including the Departmental Exit Examination prior to graduation by providing an in-depth critique and assessment of basic nursing content and ensuring an appropriate laboratory support environment for the student's practice and role acquisition.


NURS 5100-Advanced Health

Assessment.........................................3.00 Credits

This course includes the processes, techniques and skills of advanced health assessment which builds on basic and experiential knowledge of assessment. Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or approval of Coordinator of Graduate Nursing Program.


NURS 5111-Nursing Theory

Development..............................................3.00 Credits

This course explores conceptual and theoretical models and areas of advanced specialization as a basis for role development and nursing practice. Theoretical assumptions and conceptual models are related to nursing practice, nursing research and nursing education.

Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or approval of Coordinator of Graduate Nursing Program.


NURS 5120-Advanced Nursing

Research.....................................................3.00 Credits

This course emphasizes quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and the application of technology in data analysis. Students formulate a beginning approach to proposal development. Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or approval of Coordinator of Graduate Nursing Program.



NURS 5210-Advanced

Pathophysiology ........................................3.00 Credits

This course emphasizes the complexity of normal physiological and psychological functions and the disruption of homeostasis in understanding the disease process and/or illness. The involvement of multisystem in the clinical manifestation of the disease process and diagnoses will be delineated.

Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program.


NURS 5220-Family Diversity in Vulnerable

Communities..............................................2.00 Credits

The students apply concepts, theories and methodology of transcultural nursing to clients of diverse populations. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program.


NURS 5310-Family and Community

Health.........................................................3.00 Credits

This course presents the theoretical and clinical basis of family and community health. The focus is on primary prevention, health promotion and health risk reduction.

Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program.


NURS 5410-Introduction to Family Primary

Care..............................................................4.00 Credits This course introduces the concept of primary health care of children, adults and families. The focus is on health promotion and disease prevention with medically underserved populations.

Prerequisites: NURS 5100 and 5110 and admission to Family Nurse Practitioner track.


NURS 5421-Primary Care of

Children......................................................5.00 Credits

This course presents the theoretical and clinical basis for health promotion and disease prevention for children, adolescents and their families. Content includes health maintenance, health teaching and behavioral/developmental issues, counseling and nursing management of well child health and selected illnesses common to childhood.

Prerequisites: NURS5210, 5410, and5910.


NURS 5422-Primary Care of Children

Clinical........................................................2.00 Credits

A clinical elective in child health care designed to enhance advanced nursing practice by providing additional opportunities for analysis, synthesis and application of child health care theory with underserved rural and low-income children and their families. Prerequisite: NURS 5410; Co requisite: NURS 5421.


NURS 5510-Family Primary Care

Clinical........................................................2.00 Credits

A clinical elective in family primary care designed to enhance advanced nursing practice by providing additional opportunities for analysis, synthesis and application of family health care theory with families. Co requisite: NURS 5410.


NURS 5621-Advanced-Practice

Nursing I....................................................5.00 Credits

The first of a two-clinical-course sequence in application of theories and concepts related to the clinical nurse specialist's role in Community Health, Parent-Child Health and Psych-Mental Health. Prerequisites: NURS 5210, 5310.


NURS 5910-Pharmacology in Advanced Nursing

Practice.......................................................3.00 Credits

This course provides the advanced-practice health care provider with knowledge of pharmacological agents used in treatment of adults, adolescents and young children. Emphasis is on indications, mechanisms of action, prescriptive drugs, protocols, techniques and dosages.

Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or approval of Coordinator, Graduate Nursing Program.

NURS 5950-Curriculum Development in

Nursing...................................................3.00 credits

This course is designed to prepare the nurse educator for a role in curriculum development with emphasis on the general nursing curriculum and those of its specialties. It explores all the factors for consideration in putting together a nursing educational curriculum from planning to the stage of evaluation. Special consideration will be given to philosophies, nursing theories, health needs and problems; needed human and material resources; legal and administrative considerations; student affairs and services; curriculum implementation and curriculum evaluation.


NURS 6000-Directed Study...........................Variable

Independent exploration of a topic from a nursing practice, education or administration perspective. Prerequisite: Approval of Coordinator, Graduate Nursing Program.


NURS 6001 - Instructional Strategies and

Evaluation..................................................3.00 Credits

This course focuses on the implementation of various teaching strategies and the measurement of learning outcomes.

Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or approval of Graduate Nursing Coordinator.


NURS 6101- Primary Care of Women.........4.00 Credits

This course presents the theoretical and clinical basis for advanced nursing management of women. Content includes health maintenance, health teaching, behavioral/developmental issues, counseling and nursing management of pregnancy and health problems of women.

Pre- requisite: NURS 5421.


NURS 6102 - Primary Care of Women

Clinical........................................................2.00 Credits

A clinical elective in women's health to provide additional opportunities for analysis and synthesis of theory of care with underserved and rural women.

Co requisite: NURS 6101.


NURS 6211-Primary Care of Adults...5.00 Credits

This course presents the theoretical and clinical basis for health promotion and disease prevention of adults/older adults and their families. Content includes health maintenance, health teaching, developmental issues, counseling and nursing diagnosis and management of common minor, acute and chronic health problems found in adults.

Prerequisite: NURS 6101.


NURS 6212-Primary Care of Adults

Clinical......................................................2.00 Credits

Clinical elective in adult health care to enhance advanced-nursing practice.

Co requisite: NURS6211.


NURS 6310 - Primary Care Issues In Health

Promotion of Communities......................2.00 Credits

This seminar focuses on care needed to meet the needs of clients with sensitivity to community and cultural differences.

Prerequisite: NURS 6101.


NURS 6620-Advanced Teaching

Practicum...................................................3.00 Credits

This practicum is designed to foster the student's development and competency as an educator. The focus of the experience is the application of curricula and learning theories to instructional design for nursing education. The practicum consists of experiences in both classroom and clinical teaching under the supervision of a senior faculty. The experiences are designed to provide an opportunity for the student to experience a career in the academic world of higher education.


NURS 6622-Advanced Practice Nursing

II..................................................................5.00 Credits

This is the second of the two-clinical-course sequence in application of theories and concepts related to the clinical nurse specialist role development in Community Health, Parent-Child Health and Psych-Mental Health.

Prerequisites: NURS5621 and satisfactory completion of Preliminary Comprehensive exam.


NURS 6820-Family Nurse Practitioner

Practicum...................................................4.00 Credits

An integrated clinical practicum focused on development and implementation of the advanced-practitioner role. Students are involved in a preceptorship in rural/urban family practice settings under the supervision of a clinical preceptor and graduate faculty.

Prerequisite: Completion of all course work and satisfactory completion of preliminary comprehensive examination.


NURS 6920-Thesis/Scholarly Project......3.00 Credits

Research methodologies are used to investigate a nursing problem.

Prerequisite: NURS 5120