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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2007-2008

MATERNAL/CHILD NURSING (MCN)

MCN 347 Nursing Care of Child-Bearing/
Child-Rearing Families 4 cr
Analysis of theories, concepts, evidence, and issues and trends in professional nursing care of the childbearing and childrearing family. Emphasis on the use of the nursing process and other systematic approaches to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and maintenance activities, illness care, and rehabilitation with individuals and families in various stages of childbearing and childrearing, as well as the gynecologic care of women in a variety of acute and community settings. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: CMN 350, CMN 351. Pre-requisites: NU 300, NU 301. Co-requisite: MCN 348
MCN 348 Nursing Care of Child-Bearing/
Child-Rearing Families Clinical 4 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to engage in clinical practice with childbearing and childrearing families as well as the gynecologic care of women. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in the application of concepts and theories related to health promotion and maintenance, illness care and rehabilitation with childbearing an childrearing families. Pre-requisites/ Co-requisites: CMN 350, CMN 351. Pre-requisites: NU 300, NU 301. Co-requisite: MCN 347.

MCN 538 Advanced Women's Health Nursing I 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to expand the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording and analyzing a systematic health assessment of women. Emphasis is on the synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: NU 545, NU 607, NU 518. Co-requisites: MCN 539, MCN 541.

MCN 539 Advanced Women's Health Nursing Practicum I 1 cr

The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student will have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining and recording a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of women. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of women. Co-requisite: MCN 538.

MCN 541 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention 2 cr
Women's Health Nursing  

The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student to identify and implement appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies across the lifespan. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of individuals and families in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention with strategic planning at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Various issues are explored pertinent to the advanced practice role. Co-requisite: MCN 538.

MCN 542 Advanced Women's Health Nursing II 3 cr

The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of women. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with women in primary, acute, and chronic health care settings. Emphasis is on wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems. Pre-requisite: MCN 538. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: NU 578. Co-requisite: MCN 543.

MCN 543 Advanced Women's Health Nursing Practicum II 3 cr

The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student to apply concepts from MCN 542 Advanced Women's Health Nursing II in selected clinical settings. Focus is on advanced practice nursing with women and families in primary, acute, and chronic health care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/critical thinking. Co-requisite: MCN 542.

MCN 544 Advanced Women's Health Nursing III 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student an in-depth study of the health care management of women within the framework of advanced nursing. The focus is on selected acute and chronic complex health care problems. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Pre-requisite: MCN 542. Co-requisite: MCN 545.

MCN 545 Advanced Women's Health Nursing Practicum III 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the health care management of women. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Co-requisite: MCN 544.

MCN 546 Advanced Women's Health Nursing Internship 3 cr

The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Pre-requisite: MCN 544. Co-requisite: MCN 547. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: NU 608, NU 610, NU 613.

MCN 547 Advanced Women's Health Nursing IV 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced women's health nursing care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student in an interdisciplinary health care system. Co-requisite: MCN 546.

MCN 548 Advanced Pediatric Nursing I 3 cr

The purpose of this first didactic course is to prepare Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of neonates through one year of life. Emphasis is placed on synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: NU 545, NU 518, NU 607. Co-requisites: MCN 549, MCN 551.

MCN 549 Advanced Pediatric Nursing Practicum I 1 cr

The purpose of this first practicum course is to provide opportunities for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from Advanced Pediatric Nursing I in selected clinical settings. The focus is continued refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of children and to apply diagnostic reasoning. Co-requisite: MCN 548.

MCN 551 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention 2 cr
for Pediatric Nursing  

The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students to identify and implement appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies for children from birth to adolescence. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of children and families in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention with strategic planning at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Various issues are explored pertinent to the advanced practice role. Co-requisite: MCN 548.

MCN 552 Advanced Pediatric Nursing II 3 cr

The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of children from birth to school age. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with children and families in primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is on the wellness, and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems. Pre-requisite: MCN 548. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: NU 578. Co-requisite: MCN 553.

MCN 553 Advanced Pediatric Nursing Practicum II 3 cr

The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for the Pediatric Health Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from MCN 552 Advanced Pediatric Health Nursing II in selected clinical settings. Focus is on advanced practice nursing with children and families in primary settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/critical thinking. Co-requisite: MCN 552.

MCN 554 Advanced Pediatric Nursing III 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students an in-depth study of the health care management of children from school-age to adolescence within the framework of advanced nursing. The focus is on selected acute and chronic complex health problems. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Pre-requisite: MCN 552. Co-requisite: MCN 555.

MCN 555 Advanced Pediatric Nursing Practicum III 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the health care management of children. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Co-requisite: MCN 554.

MCN 556 Advanced Pediatric Nursing Internship 3 cr

The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Pre-requisite: MCN 554. Co-requisite: MCN 557. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: NU 608, NU 610, NU 613.

MCN 557 Advanced Pediatric Nursing IV 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced child health nursing care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Co-requisite: MCN 556.
MCN 558 Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording and analyzing a systematic health assessment of the infant, child and adolescent in a primary care setting. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of nursing in application and related theories and scientific knowledge for the development of differential/nursing diagnosis as a basis for health promotion and management. Pre-requisites/ Co-requisites: NU 518, NU 607, NU 545, NU 578. Co-requisites: MCN 559, MCN 571.
MCN 559 Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing
Practicum I 1 cr
This course provides an environment in which the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner student will have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining, recording and analyzing a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of infants, children and adolescents. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments for infants and children. Co-requisite: MCN 558.
MSN 562 Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing II 3 cr
This course prepares Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of children. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with children and families in acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems. Pre-requisite: MCN 558. Co-requisite: MCN 563.
MCN 563 Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing
Practicum II 3 cr
This course provides an opportunity for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner student to apply concepts from Acute Care Pediatric Nursing II in select clinical settings. Focus is on children and families in acute care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/critical thinking. Practicum experiences will include rotations with a primary preceptor. Co-requisite: MCN 562.
MCN 564 Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing III 3 cr
This course provides an in-depth study of the health care management of the Acute Care Pediatric patient. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Co-requisite: MCN 565. Pre-requisites: NU 545, NU 578, MCN 562, MCN 563.
MCN 565 Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing
Practicum III 3 cr
This course provides an opportunity for the Acute Care Pediatric nurse practitioner student to apply concepts from Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing II in select clinical settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision-making/critical thinking. Co-requisite: MCN 564. Pre-requisites: NU 545, NU 578, MCN 562, MCN 563.
MCN 566 Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing
Practicum IV 3 cr
This course provides a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced Acute Care Pediatric nursing. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Co-requisite: MCN 567. Pre-requisites: MCN 564, MCN 565.
MCN 567 Advanced Acute Care Pediatric Nursing Seminar 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Co-requisite: MCN 566. Pre-requisites: MCN 564, MCN 565.

MCN 568 Advanced Neonatal Nursing I 3 cr

The purpose of this first didactic course is to prepare Neonatal Nurse Practitioner student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of neonates through one year of life. Emphasis is placed on synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: NU 518, NU 545, NU 607. Co-requisites: MCN 569, MCN 571.

MCN 569 Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum I 1 cr

The purpose of this first practicum course is to provide opportunities for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from Advanced Neonatal Nursing I in selected clinical settings. The focus is continue refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of adults and children and to apply diagnostic reasoning. Co-requisite: MCN 568.

MCN 571 Health Promotion Disease Prevention 2 cr
Neonatal AC Pediatric Nursing  

The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Neonatal and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students to identify and implement appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies neonate to age 21 years. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of individuals and families in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention with strategic planning at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Various issues are explored pertinent to the advanced practice role. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: MCN 558 or MCN 568.

MCN 572 Advanced Neonatal Nursing II 3 cr

The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of neonates and their families from birth through one year of life. The focus is on neonates and families in primary, acute, and chronic health care settings. Emphasis is placed on wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems. Pre-requisite: MCN 568. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: NU 578. Co-requisite: MCN 573.

MCN 573 Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum II 3 cr

The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from MCN 572 Advanced Neonatal Nursing II in selected clinical settings. Focus is on advanced nursing practice with neonates and their families through one year of life in primary, acute, and chronic health care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/critical thinking. Co-requisite: MCN 572.

MCN 574 Advanced Neonatal Nursing III 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner student an in-depth study of the infant/neonate within the framework of nursing. The focus is on selected acute, and chronic complex health problems of neonates in the primary, acute, and chronic health care settings. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Pre-requisite: MCN 572. Co-requisite: MCN 575.

MCN 575 Advanced Neonatal Practicum III 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner student to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the management of the neonate through one year of life. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Co-requisite: MCN 574.

MCN 576 Advanced Neonatal Nursing Internship 3 cr

The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor-faculty facilitated experience in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Pre-requisite: MCN 574. Co-requisite: MCN 577. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: NU 608, NU 610, NU 613..

MCN 577 Advanced Neonatal Nursing IV 3 cr

The purpose of this course is to provide a forum of the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced neonatal nursing care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care system. Co-requisite: MCN 576. Pre-requisites: MCN 574, MCN 575, NU 506. Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 514, NU 545, NU 578, HSC 568.
MCN 604 MCN Project Planning and Development 3 cr
This course assists the student to learn the processes embedded in developing a doctoral synthesis project. The course will address all aspects of project planning and development as a preliminary step to the students' selection of a topic or phenomenon of interest for the project and will incorporate well-built questions, search strategies and outcomes, identification of resources needed, plan for evaluation and dissemination.
MCN 617 MCN Residency I 3 cr
Theories of leadership, motivation, power, and change are used to influence change in health care organizations. This course will implement evidence-based clinical models and evaluate their effectiveness in health outcomes. The student will synthesize, critique, and apply evidence to support quality clinical or organizational practices.
In this mentored and supervised experience, the student will work with the primary faculty advisor to complete projects and advance their selected practice area. The student will have access to an authority for expanded scope of practice to master the DNP competencies. Residency sites will depend upon the student's career trajectory and approval by collaborating faculty. During the residency semester, student must participate in scheduled scholarly seminars online. A total of 60 clinical hours of direct practice/management is required. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite MCN 604, NU 608
MCN 618 MCN Residency II 3 cr
Provides students the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The student, guided by the faculty facilitator, will implement the scholarly doctoral system's change project.
MCN 619 MCN Residency III 3 cr
Final course in residency series as student continues to implement and evaluate project plan. Provide student the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The student, guided by the core faculty and advisor completes quality improvement evidence-based system's change project.
MCN 692 MCN-DNP Residency Progression 3 cr
Students will register for this course to complete residency course work under supervision of faculty. Students must remain continuously enrolled until all residency requirements are completed. Co-requisite: MCN 619 Pre-requisite: MCN 618
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