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ADULT HEALTH NURSING (AHN)
 
AHN 347 Adult Health Nursing I 3 cr
Provides the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Content includes internal and external environmental factors affecting the health of adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of adults. Prerequisites: NU 325, NU 300, NU 301, HSC 342, HSC 343. Prerequisite with Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: AHN 348.
 
AHN 348 Adult Health Nursing Clinical I 3 cr
Clinical practice course in adult health nursing. The focus is on application of theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse and on the use of the nursing process with adults experiencing basic and commonly occurring health care needs and their families. Prerequisites: NU 325, NU 300, NU 301, HSC 342, HSC 343. Prerequisite with Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: AHN 347.
 
AHN 447 Adult Health Nursing II 3 cr
Provides students the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with complex multisystem health care needs. Content includes internal and external environmental factors affecting the health of adults with complex multisystem health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of adults. Prerequisites: AHN 347, AHN 348, HSC 332. Prerequisites/ Corequisites: CMN 350, CMN 351, MCN 340, MCN 341, MCN 345, MCN 346. Corequisite: AHN 448.
 
AHN 448 Adult Health Nursing Clinical II 3 cr
Clinical practice course in adult health nursing. Focus is on application of theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with complex multisystem health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse and on the use of the nursing process with adults experiencing complex multisystem health care needs and their families. Prerequisites: AHN 347, AHN 348, HSC 332. Prerequisites/ Corequisites: CMN 350, CMN 351, MCN 340, MCN 341, MCN 345, MCN 346. Corequisite: AHN 447.
 
AHN 514 Evidence-Based Practice in AHN Nursing & 1 cr
  Healthcare  
The focus of this course is the analysis of best nursing and health care practices with a selected clinical, educative or administrative problem. Students develop a project using an EBP approach to accept or reject recommendations made from the evidence. Prerequisites that can be taken concurrently are NU 513 and one of the following combinations of courses: (AHN 548, AHN 549, AHN 551) or (AHN 568, AHN 569, AHN 571) or (NU 524, AHN 525) or (NU 566, NU 571).
 
AHN 525 Clinical Practicum in 4 cr
  Advanced Adult Health Nursing  
Application of advanced clinical concepts in Adult Health Nursing theory and other concepts are evaluated within evidenced based practice models. Prerequisites: NU 545, NU 578, NU 518, NU 519. Corequisite: NU 524 or special permission of instructor.
 
AHN 529 Advanced Geropsychiatric Assessment of
Older Adults Practicum
2 cr
The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which Gerontological Nurse Practitioner/Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner students have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of older adults. Geropsychiatric nurse practitioner students will also assess and diagnose various mental health needs of older adults. The focus of the course is twofold: refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of older adults; and mental health assessment as well as the application of DSM-IV terminology to accurately assess a range of mental disorders. The multi-axial assessment of psychiatric disorders as well as the application of useful screening tools to measure cognitive, mood, and anxiety disorders will be emphasized in culturally diverse environments. Corequisites: AHN 578 and AHN 581.
 
AHN 536 Advanced Nursing Assessment Across the
Lifespan for the ENP
3 cr
Expands the ENP student's knowledge and skills for obtaining and recording a systematic health assessment across the life span with attention to emergency and urgent-care aspects of health assessment of clients from culturally diverse and minority groups. Emphasis is placed on synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge in the he development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and illness management across the lifespan, especially in the emergency, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NU 545 and NU 578. Corequisites: AHN 537 and AHN 538.
 
AHN 537 Advanced Nursing Assessment Across
the Lifespan for the ENP Practicum
1 cr
This clinical course provides an environment for the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining and recording a systematic health history and advanced physical examination across the lifespan for clients from culturally diverse backgrounds in the emergency/urgent care setting. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of individuals across the lifespan with a special emphasis on emergency, urgent, and ambulatory care. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NU 545 and NU 578. Corequisites: AHN 536 and AHN 538.
 
AHN 538 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and
Issues for the ENP
3 cr
This didactic course prepares the ENP student to identify and implement appropriate and culturally sensitive health promotion and disease prevention strategies across the lifespan for clients in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention with strategic planning at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Prevention, early diagnosis, prompt treatment, and in-dept patient education will be emphasized. Effective strategies for life-style behavioral changes will also be evaluated. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NU 545 and NU 578. Corequisites: AHN 536 and AHN 537.
 
AHN 539 Advance Emergency Nursing Practicum I 2 cr
This practicum course provides opportunities for the ENP to apply concepts from AHN 572 ENP I in select clinical settings. Focus is on women's health, childbirth, and families in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. The emphasis is on culturally competent health care delivery, diagnostic reasoning and decision making, critical thinking and critical action. Prerequisites: AHN 541 and AHN 542. Corequisite: AHN 540.
 
AHN 540 Advanced Emergency Nursing I 4 cr
This didactic course prepares the ENP to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of culturally diverse populations. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of women and families in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on women's health and the physio-pathology and epidemiology underlying pregnancy/childbirth, acute, and chronic health problems. Prerequisites: AHN 541 and AHN 542. Corequisite: AHN 539.
 
AHN 541 Advanced Emergency Nursing Practicum II 3 cr
This practicum course provides an opportunity for the ENP 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 clients across the life span in the emergency, urgent, and ambulatory settings with the primary focus on infants, children, and families. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in treating the emergent and urgent health care needs in a culturally diverse society. Prerequisites: AHN 536, AHN 537, and AHN 538. Prerequisite/Corequisite: NU 578. Corequisite: AHN 542.
 
AHN 542 Advanced Emergency Nursing II 4 cr
This course provides an in-depth study of the emergency, urgent, and ambulatory healthcare management of infants, children, and families within the framework of advanced nursing. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. The focus is on selected acute and chronic complex health problems of infants, children, and families in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory health care settings. Various issues and theories of approach will be discussed and implemented to assist the child to develop quality self care. Depression identification and treatment modalities and common emergency, urgent, and ambulatory psychiatric problems encountered in children will be addressed. Prerequisites: AHN 536, AHN 537, and AHN 538. Prerequisite/Corequisite: NU 578. Corequisite: AHN 541.
 
AHN 543 Advanced Emergency Nursing Practicum III 3 cr
The purpose of this clinical course is to integrate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines into ENP roles with adults and families in the emergency, urgent, and ambulatory healthcare settings. Prerequisites: AHN 539 and AHN 540. Corequisite: AHN 544.
 
AHN 544 Advanced Emergency Nursing III 4 cr
This didactic course prepares the ENP to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of culturally diverse populations across adulthood. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of adults and families in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on wellness, and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisite: AHN 540 and AHN 539. Corequisite: AHN 543.
 
AHN 545 Advanced Emergency Nursing Internship 4 cr
This culminating clinical course provides a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the ENP role. The focus is on the synthesis of knowledge and skills from al previous courses. Prerequisites: AHN 543, AHN 544 and NU 506. Corequisites: AHN 546 and AHN 514. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NU 507, NU 508, NU 513, NU 545 and NU 578.
 
AHN 546 Advanced Emergency Nursing Seminar 1 cr
This course provides a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in emergency, urgent and ambulatory healthcare settings with an emphasis on management of clients across the lifespan. Prerequisites, AHN 543, AHN 544 and NU 506. Corequisites: AHN 545 and AHN 514. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578 and NU 507.
 
AHN 568 Advanced Nursing Assessment of Adults 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health assessment of the adult. 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. Corequisite: AHN 569.
 
AHN 569 Advanced Nursing 1 cr
  Assessment of Adults Practicum  
The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student will have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of adults. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments for adults. Corequisite: AHN 568.
 
AHN 571 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & 3 cr
  Issues for Adult Acute Care Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Adult Acute Care 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. Corequisites: AHN 568 and AHN 569.
 
AHN 572 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of adults. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with adults and families in primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on the wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisites: AHN 568, AHN 569, AHN 571, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: AHN 573.
 
AHN 573 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing Practicum I 3 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student to apply concepts from Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing I in select clinical settings. Focus is on adults and families in primary and acute care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/ critical thinking. Prerequisites: AHN 568, AHN 569, AHN 571, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: AHN 572.
 
AHN 574 Advanced Acute Care Nursing of Adults II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth study of the health care management of the Adult Acute Care patient. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: AHN 572, AHN 573. Corequisite: AHN 575.
 
AHN 575 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing Practicum II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for the Adult Acute Care 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 adults. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: AHN 572, AHN 573. Corequisite: AHN 574.
 
AHN 576 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing Internship 4 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Prerequisites: AHN 574, AHN 575, NU 506. Corequisite: AHN 577. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, AHN 514, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507.
 
AHN 577 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing III 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced adult acute care nursing. Emphasis is on a critical analysis and management of issues by the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Prerequisites: AHN 574, AHN 575, NU 506. Corequisite: AHN 576. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, AHN 514, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507.
 
AHN 578 Advanced Assessment of Older Adults 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the GNP/APNP student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health assessment of the older adult. 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: AHN 529 and AHN 581.
 
AHN 581 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues
for Geropsychiatric Nurses
3 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Gerontological NP/Adult Psychiatric NP (GNP/APNP) students with a knowledge basis for identifying and implementing appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies with older adults. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of older adults, in multiple health care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention and related health issues with strategic planning at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Various issues are explored which are pertinent to the advanced practice role. Corequisites: AHN 578 and AHN 529.
 
AHN 582 Advanced Geropsychiatric Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Advanced Geropsychiatric students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of older adults, especially those with mental health problems. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with older adults and families in primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is on wellness and the pathophysiology/epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems, and on clinical management for older adults. Prerequisites: AHN 578, AHN 529, AHN 581 and NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545 and NU 578. Corequisite: AHN 583.
 
AHN 583 Advanced Geropsychiatric Nursing 3 cr
  Practicum I  
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Advanced Gero Adult Psychiatric students to apply concepts from Advanced Gerontological-Nursing I in selected clinical settings. The focus is on older adults and families in primary acute care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/ critical thinking especially with older adults who have mental health issues and live in rural/impoverished/ underserved areas. Prerequisites: AHN 578, AHN 529, AHN 581 and NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545 and NU 578. Corequisites: AHN 582 and AHN 514.
 
AHN 584 Advanced Geropsychiatric 3 cr
  Nursing II  
The purpose of this course is to provide the Geropsychiatric NP student an in-depth study of the health care management of older adults within the framework of nursing. The focus is on selected acute and chronic complex health care problems of gerontological and adult psychiatric patients. Prerequisites: AHN 582 and AHN 583. Corequisite: AHN 585.
 
AHN 585 Advanced Geropsychiatric 3 cr
  Nursing Practicum II  
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Advanced Gerontological/Adult Psychiatric nursing students to apply concepts from Advanced Gerontological Nursing II in selected clinical settings. The focus is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/critical thinking in clinical settings with older adults, who have physical problems and mental health issues. Prerequisites: AHN 583, AHN 514, and AHN 582. Corequisite: AHN 584.
 
AHN 586 Advanced Gerontological Nursing Internship 5 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor guided and faculty facilitated experience in the gerontological nursing practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: AHN 584, AHN 585, and NU 506. Corequisite: AHN 587. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, AHN 514, NU 545, NU 578, and NU 507.
 
AHN 587 Advanced Gerontological Nursing III 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the gero nurse practitioner student an in-depth study of health care management of older adults and their families within the framework of advanced nursing. The focus is on selected acute and chronic complex health care problems of gerontological patients. Emphasis is on the role of Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: AHN 584, AHN 585, and NU 506. Corequisite: AHN 586. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, AHN 514, NU 545, NU 578, and NU 507.
 
 

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