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MATERNAL/CHILD NURSING (MCN)
 
MCN 340 Maternal/Gynecologic Health Nursing 3 cr
Provides students the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, and issues and trends in nursing of the childbearing family. Content includes internal and external environmental factors affecting the health of the childbearing family. Emphasis on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance and wellness-illness care of the childbearing family. Prerequisites: NU 325, HSC 343, HSC 342, NU 300, NU 301. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: MCN 341.
 
MCN 341 Maternal/Gynecologic Health Nursing Clinical 3 cr
Clinical practice course in nursing of the childbearing family. Focus is on the application of theories, concepts, research, and issues and trends in nursing of the childbearing family. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in nursing care of the childbearing family and on the use of the nursing process with the childbearing family. Prerequisites: NU 325 HSC 343, HSC 342, NU 300, NU 301. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: MCN 340.
 
MCN 345 Child Health Nursing 3 cr
Provides students the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, and issues and trends in child health nursing. Content includes internal and external environmental factors affecting the health of children. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of children. Prerequisites: NU 325, HSC 343, HSC 342, NU 300, NU 301. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: MCN 346.
 
MCN 346 Child Health Nursing Clinical 3 cr
Clinical practice course in child health nursing. Focus is on the application of theories, concepts, research, and issues and trends in child health nursing. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in child health nursing and on the use of the nursing process with children and their families. Prerequisites: NU 325, HSC 343, HSC 342, NU 300, NU 301. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: MCN 345.
 
MCN 525 Clinical Practicum in Advanced Maternal/Child 3 cr
  Health Nursing  
Application of advanced clinical concepts in Maternal/Child Nursing theory and other concepts are evaluated within evidence based practice models. Prerequisites: NU 523, NU 545, NU 578, NU 518, NU 519. Corequisite: NU 524 or special permission of instructor.
 
MCN 538 Advanced Women's Health Assessment 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist 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. Corequisites: MCN 539, MCN 541.
 
MCN 539 Advanced Women's Health Assessment Practicum 1 cr
The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist 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. Corequisites: MCN 538, MCN 541.
 
MCN 541 Health Promotion/DiseasePrevention and 3 cr
  Issues for Women's Health Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Women's Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist 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. Corequisites: MCN 538 and 539.
 
MCN 542 Advanced Women's Health Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist 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. Prerequisites: MCN 538, 539, 541 and NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: MCN 543.
 
MCN 543 Advanced Women's Health Nursing Practicum I 3 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student to apply concepts from MCN 542 Advanced Women's Health Nursing I in select 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. Prerequisites: MCN 538, 539, 541 and NU 506. Corequisite: MCN 542.
 
MCN 544 Advanced Women's Health Nursing II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist 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. Prerequisites: MCN 542 and 543. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: MCN 545.
 
MCN 545 Advanced Women's Health Nursing Practicum II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist 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. Prerequisites: MCN 542 and 543. Corequisite: MCN 544.
 
MCN 546 Advanced Women's Health Nursing Internship 4 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Prerequisites: MCN 544, 545. Corequisite: MCN 547. Prerequisites or Corequisites: All core and research courses.
 
MCN 547 Advanced Women's Health Nursing III 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/Clinical Nurse Specialist student in an interdisciplinary health care system. Prerequisites: MCN 544, 545. Corequisite: MCN 546. Prerequisites or Corequisites: All core and research courses.
 
MCN 548 Advanced Child Health Assessment 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the child Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording and analyzing a systematic health assessment of children. Emphasis is placed on synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management. Corequisites: MCN 549, MCN 551.
 
MCN 549 Advanced Child Health Assessment Practicum 1 cr
The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which the Child Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student will have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of children. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of children. Corequisites: MCN 548, MCN 551.
 
MCN 551 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and 3 cr
  Issues for Child Health Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Child Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student 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. Corequisites: MCN 548 and 549.
 
MCN 552 Advanced Child Health Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Child Health Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist student 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. Prerequisites: MCN 548 and 549, 551 and NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: MCN 553.
 
MCN 553 Advanced Child Health Nursing Practicum I 3 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for the Child Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student to apply concepts from MCN 552 Advanced Child Health Nursing I in select clinical settings. Focus is on advanced practice nursing with children and families in primary and acute care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/ critical thinking. Prerequisites: MCN 548 and 549, 551 and NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: MCN 552.
 
MCN 554 Advanced Child Health Nursing II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the Child Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student 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. Prerequisites: MCN 552 and 553. Corequisite: MCN 555.
 
MCN 555 Advanced Child Health Nursing Practicum II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Child Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist 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 children. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: MCN 552 and 553. Corequisite: MCN 554.
 
MCN 556 Advanced Child Health Nursing Internship 4 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Child Health Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Prerequisites: MCN 554, 555. Corequisite: MCN 557. Prerequisites or Corequisites: All core and research courses.
 
MCN 557 Advanced Child Health Nursing III 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 Child Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Prerequisites: MCN 554, 555. Corequisite: MCN 556. Prerequisites or Corequisites: All core and research courses.
 
MCN 568 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Assessment 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the Infant/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student's knowledge and skills for obtaining and recording a systematic health assessment of infants/neonates through one year of life. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge of the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management. Corequisites: MCN 569, MCN 571.
 
MCN 569 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Assessment Practicum 1 cr
The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which the Infant/ Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student will have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining and recording a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of infants/neonates through one year of life. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of infants/ neonates through one year of life. Corequisites MCN 568, MCN 571.
 
MCN 571 Health Promotion Disease Prevention and 3 cr
  Issues for Infant/Neonatal Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Infant/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist student to identify and implement appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies for the neonate/ infant to one year of life and their family. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of neonates/infants to one year of life and their 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. Corequisites: MCN 568 and 569.
 
MCN 572 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Infant/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of infants/neonates and their families from birth through one year of life. The focus is on infants/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. Prerequisites: MCN 568 and 569, 571 and NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: MCN 573.
 
MCN 573 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Nursing Practicum I 3 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for the Infant/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student to apply concepts from MCN 572 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Nursing I in select clinical settings. Focus is on advanced nursing practice with infants/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. Prerequisites: MCN 568 and 569, 571 and NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: MCN 572.
 
MCN 574 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Nursing II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the Infant/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist 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 infants and neonates in the primary, acute, and chronic health care settings. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: MCN 572 and 573. Corequisites: MCN 575.
 
MCN 575 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Practicum II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Infant/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist 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 and infant through one year of life. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: MCN 572 and 573. Corequisite: MCN 574.
 
MCN 576 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Nursing Internship 4 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor-faculty facilitated experience in the Infant/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Prerequisites: MCN 574, 575. Corequisite: MCN 577. Prerequisites or Corequisites: All core and research courses.
 
MCN 577 Advanced Infant/Neonatal Nursing III 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum of the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced infant/neonatal nursing care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Infant/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist in an interdisciplinary health care system. Prerequisites: MCN 574, 575. Corequisite: MCN 576. Prerequisites or Corequisites: All core and research courses.
 
 

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