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BU1110 Introduction to Business | 4.5 credit hours
This course explores fundamental processes of management, teamwork, motivation, customer satisfaction, and the production of goods and services. Students will examine ethical and social responsibilities for businesses, and compare business operations in U.S. companies to business operations in foreign countries.
EN3220 Written Analysis | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course
This course introduces theories and principles of critical and creative thinking with the goal of analysis and production of comprehensive written documents. Focus is on critically evaluating ideas and arguments. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent
HU4640 Ethics | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course
This course introduces fundamentals of, and differences in, the morals and rules of conduct among individuals. Focus is on the identification and analysis of a variety of theoretical moral constructs and their application to individual and personal behavior. Prerequisite: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent
MA3110 Statistics | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course
This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Prerequisites: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent
NU3110 Dimensions of Professional Nursing | 4.5 credit hours
This course examines the role of the professional nurse with a focus on nursing theory, core values and ethics, and issues related to current professional nursing practice. Course assignments provide experienced nurses with an opportunity to strengthen critical thinking skills and develop a philosophical framework for effective, quality-focused nursing practice in the continuum of health care environments.
NU3120 Health Assessment | 4.5 credit hours
This course uses a holistic approach for health assessment across the lifespan to promote optimal health, risk reduction and disease management. The importance of growth and development, aging, psychological and social phenomena, cultural context and communication strategies are integrated into systematic techniques for subjective and objective data gathering and interpretation. Assessment and application through critical thinking for quality outcomes is emphasized within the role of the professional nurse.
NU3250 Nursing Research for Quality Outcomes | 4.5 credit hours
This course examines the role of the professional nurse in the generation and utilization of research. Students will explore quantitative and qualitative research as it relates to health care and evidence-based clinical nursing practice. Topics include the basic research process, validation of source information, linkages between nursing actions and outcomes indicators, ethical and legal precepts to guide research and patient rights, and forces driving research agendas. Prerequisites: MA3110 Statistics or equivalent, NU3110 Dimensions of Professional Nursing or euqivalent, NU3120 Health Assessment or equivalent
NU3260 Economics of Health and Health Care | 4.5 credit hours
This course examines the application of economic theory to the health care industry. Microeconomic principles of price, supply and demand are presented and used to analyze health care system performance. Roles of consumers, providers, payors/purchasers, vendors and government are also examined. Emphasis is on the production of health, health care financing and management, insurance, cost/benefit, economic incentives, competition, regulation, equity and efficiency. Prerequisites: MA3110 Statistics or equivalent, NU3110 Dimensions of Professional Nursing or equivalent
NU3340 Community Health and Epidemiology | 4.5 credit hours
This course focuses on the professional nurse roles in health promotion and disease prevention for select populations, and explores the influence of culture on health care practices. Students are presented with epidemiologic models and methods to assess the health of individuals and communities and to study, prevent or control health conditions, diseases and injuries. Emphasis is on application of theory, methods and cultural competence to optimize health care delivery, promote advocacy for vulnerable populations and health disparities and influence health policy. Prerequisite: NU3250 Nursing Research for Quality Outcomes or equivalent
NU3360 Essentials of Accounting and Budgeting in Health Care Organizations | 4.5 credit hours
This course explores theories of management, organization and administration of accounting, budgeting, finance and health care economics. Case studies, exercises and problem sets, accounting and finance theories and tools are applied in common decision-making situations experienced by nurse managers in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisite: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent
NU3450 Nursing Leadership and Management | 4.5 credit hours
Theories and concepts related to leadership and management skills are applied to the role of the professional nurse in a continuously changing health care environment. This course focuses on contemporary professional, organizational and societal issues that influence nursing practice. Within the context of organizational mission and structure, students will analyze strategies that impact quality and efficiency, including communication and collaboration, decision making, conflict resolution, delegation, change, teambuilding, power and financial management. Prerequisites: NU3250 Nursing Research for Quality Outcomes or equivalent, NU3260 Economics of Health and Health Care or equivalent, BU1110 Introduction to Business or equivalent
NU3456 Organizational Behavior in Health Care | 4.5 credit hours
This course provides students with an overview of theories and concepts of organizational behavior in the health care industry Topics include history of organizational behavior, train and behavioral theories of leadership, theories of motivation, decision-making and manging organizational change. Emphasis is on principles of workplace communicatin, motivation, power and influence, stress in the workplace, conflict management and negotiation strategies, change management and skill development for effective teams. Prerequisites: NU3110 Dimensions of Professional Nursing or equivalent, EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent
NU4540 Introduction to Case Management Theory | 4.5 credit hours
This course introduces theory, structure and practical applications of case management. Focus is on case management as a multidisciplinary care delivery system with outcomes-focused management. Students will review the theory, process and practice of case management. The utilization review process, reimbursement systems, managed care and commercial carriers will be discussed as they relate to the practice of case management. Prerequisite: NU3260 Economics of Health and Health Care or equivalent
NU4545 Managed Health Care | 4.5 credit hours
This course focuses on managed care and provides students with an in-depth study of the history, development and implementation of managed health care systems. Students will study facets of managed care, including structure, functions and implications of overall health care delivery, and will analyze models of managed care, legal and regulatory issues, quality outcomes, evaluation of models and systems, the insurance industry and reimbursement systems, and the role of the health care professional. Prerequisite: NU3340 Community Health and Epidemiology or equivalent
NU4640 Transcultural Nursing | 2.0 credit hours
This course is designed to assist students in expanding their capacity to engage in culturally competent care. Emphasis is on concepts of professional and personal values, cultural belief systems, health, family and community diversity and caring, and how these concepts affect the nursing care delivery system.
NU4698 Nursing Capstone | 6.5 credit hours
This course provides an opportunity for application and integration of general education, nursing, case management, and organizational behavior into an experience promoting professional devlopment and leadership. Prerequisites: All other courses in the program of study except NU4640 Transcultural Nursing and HU4640 Ethics; Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU4640 Transcultural Nursing or equivalent, HU4640 Ethics or equivalent
SP3450 Social Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course
This course is a survey of theories and research concerned with how individuals behave in social constructs, and how they influence and are influenced by other people. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent
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