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COMMUNITY/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (CMN)
 
CMN 350 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 3 cr
Provides students the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, and issues and trends in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Focus is on internal and external factors affecting the mental health of children, adolescents, adults, and families. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing psychiatric-mental health concerns. Prerequisites: NU 300, NU 301, NU 325, HSC 342, HSC 343. Prerequisite with Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: CMN 351.
 
CMN 351 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical 3 cr
Clinical practice course in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Focus is on the application of theories, concepts, research, and issues and trends in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in psychiatric-mental health nursing and on the use of the nursing process with children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing psychiatric-mental health concerns. Prerequisites: NU 300, NU 301, NU 325, HSC 342, HSC 343. Prerequisite with Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: CMN 350.
 
CMN 411 Nursing in Community Systems 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide students an in-depth exploration of community health nursing concepts and principles from a population health care perspective. The course focuses on the prevention of disease and promotion of health. Resources which support disease prevention and health promotion are investigated and evaluated. The changing needs of an increasingly culturally diverse population within the social context of community systems are examined along with the environmental, economical, political, and legal constraints to the health of community systems. Course content includes concepts from nursing and the public health sciences. The course will emphasize the use of nursing process and public health concepts to assess the complex factors in the community that affect the health of populations. Prerequisites: NU 325, NU 410.
 
CMN 420 Community Health Nursing Care 3 cr
Provides students an in-depth exploration of community health nursing concepts and principles from an aggregate health care perspective. Focus is on the prevention of disease and the promotion of health. The changing needs of an increasingly culturally diverse population within the social context of the community are examined. Course content includes environmental, economical, political, and legal constraints to the health of aggregates. Emphasizes the use of the nursing process to assess the complex factors in the community that affect the health of aggregates. Students are guided in the study of interventions that prevent disease and promote health. Prerequisites/Corequisites: AHN 447, AHN 448. Corequisite: NU 413, NU 412, NU 460.
 
CMN 543 Public Health Nursing Administration Concepts: 3 cr
  Assessing, Planning and Financing  
The purpose of this course is to examine concepts and methods of assessing populations and communities for developing and planning public health programs that promote health and support access to health care. Models for financing and promoting cost effective care will be examined. The focus is on the role of the public health nursing administrator as a leader within the interdisciplinary health care system. The emphasis is on the integration of theories and concepts from public health science and nursing to formulate policy and design programs that will promote and preserve the health of vulnerable populations in a culturally diverse society. Prerequisites: NU 506, HSC 540, HSC 541, HSC 542. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NU 508. Corequisite: CMN 544.
 
CMN 544 Public Health Nursing Administration Practicum 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for implementing public health nursing administration roles. The focus is on the application of selected theoretical frameworks with vulnerable populations in culturally diverse communities. The emphasis is on critical analysis of community data, program planning, and development. Prerequisites: NU 506, HSC 540, HSC 541, HSC 542. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NU 508. Corequisite: CMN 543.
 
CMN 545 Public Health Nursing Administration Internship 4 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in public health nursing administration with a focus on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Emphasis will be on the implementation and evaluation of specific public health programs designed to meet the health concerns of populations and communities and influence the achievement of the goals set forth in Healthy People 2010. Prerequisites: CMN 543 and CMN 544. Corequisite: CMN 546. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 562, NU 508, NU 513, NU 507.
 
CMN 546 Public Health Nursing Administration Seminar 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in public health nursing administration. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of these issues by public health nursing administrators within the context of an interdisciplinary team. Prerequisites: CMN 543, CMN 544, NU 562, NU 506. Corequisite: CMN 545. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, and NU 507.
 
CMN 548 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this first didactic course is to prepare Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of adults and 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.
 
CMN 549 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Practicum I
1 cr
The purpose of this first practicum course is to provide opportunities for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from Advanced Family Nursing I in selected clinical settings. The focus is continued refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of adults and children and to apply diagnostic reasoning.
 
CMN 551 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and 2 cr
  Issues for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing  
This didactic course prepares the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student to identify and implement appropriate and culturally sensitive health promotion and disease prevention strategies across the lifespan 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. Corequisites: CMN 548, CMN 549.
 
CMN 552 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II 3 cr
This didactic course prepares the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of culturally diverse populations across the life span. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with individuals and families in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is placed on wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic psychiatric/ mental health problems. Prerequisites: CMN 548, CMN 549, CMN 551, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: CMN 553
 
CMN 553 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental 3 cr
  Health Nursing Practicum II  
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students who apply concepts from Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II in primary and acute care setting with adults and families experiencing psychiatric/mental health concerns. The emphasis is on mental health nursing across the lifespan. Prerequisites: CMN 548, CMN 549, CMN 551, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: CMN 552
 
CMN 554 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental/Health Nursing III 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student an in depth study of psychiatric/mental health care management of adults and their families within the framework of advanced nursing. The focus is on selected acute and chronic complex psychiatric/ mental health care problems. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: CMN 552, CMN 553. Corequisite: CMN 555
 
CMN 555 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental 3 cr
  Health Nursing Practicum III  
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Psychiatric-Mental 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 adults with psychiatric/mental health concerns. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: CMN 552, CMN 553. Corequisite: CMN 554
 
CMN 556 Advanced Psychiatric/ 3 cr
  Mental Health Nursing Internship  
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Prerequisites: CMN 554, CMN 555, NU 506. Corequisite: CMN 557. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, and NU 518.
 
CMN 557 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental 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 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Prerequisites: CMN 554, CMN 555, NU 506. Corequisite: CMN 556. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518.
 
CMN 568 Advanced Family Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this first didactic course is to prepare Family Nurse Practitioner students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of adults and 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. Corequisite: CMN 569.
 
CMN 569 Advanced Family Nursing Practicum I 1 cr
The purpose of this first practicum course is to provide opportunities for Family Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from Advanced Family 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. Corequisite: CMN 568.
 
CMN 571 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and 2 cr
  Issues for Family Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Family Nurse Practitioner student to identify and implement appropriate and culturally competent 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. Prevention, early diagnosis, prompts treatment, and in-depth patient education with dysmetabolic syndrome and diabetes will be emphasized. Effective strategies for life-style behavior change will also be evaluated. Corequisites: CMN 568, CMN 569.
 
CMN 572 Advanced Family Nursing II 3 cr
This didactic course prepares the FNP student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of culturally diverse populations across the lifespan. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of individuals and families in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisites: CMN 568, CMN 569, CMN 571, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: CMN 573.
 
CMN 573 Advanced Family Nursing Practicum II 3 cr
This practicum course provides opportunities for the FNP to apply concepts from CMN 572 FNP II in selected clinical settings. Focus is on individuals and families in primary care settings. The emphasis is culturally competent health care delivery of health care, diagnostic reasoning and decision making/critical thinking. Prerequisites: CMN 568, CMN 569, CMN 571, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: CMN 572.
 
CMN 574 Advanced Family Nursing III 3 cr
This course provides an in-depth study of the health care management of children, adults, 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 children, adults, and families in primary health care settings. Prerequisites: CMN 572, CMN 573. Corequisite: CMN 575.
 
CMN 575 Advanced Family Nursing Practicum III 3 cr
This practicum course provides an opportunity for the FNP 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, adults, and families. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: CMN 572, CMN 573. Corequisite: CMN 574.
 
CMN 576 Advanced Family Nursing Internship 3 cr
The purpose of this culminating clinical course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Family Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Prerequisites: CMN 574, CMN 575 , NU 506. Corequisite: CMN 577. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518.
 
CMN 577 Advanced Family Nursing IV 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in health care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of these issues by the FNP student in an interdisciplinary health care system. Prerequisites: CMN 574, CMN 575, NU 506. Corequisite: CMN 576. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518
 
CMN 588 Advanced Older Adult Psychiatric Internship 5 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the psychiatric nurse practitioner role. The focus is on application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses. Prerequisites: AHN 584 and AHN 585. Corequisite: CMN 589.
 
CMN 589 Advanced Older Adult Psychiatric Nursing III 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in psychiatric nursing care. Many mental disorders begin in adolescence and persist across the lifespan therefore the course will explore the continuum of mental health issues. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the adult psychiatric nurse practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Prerequisite: AHN 584 and AHN 585. Corequisite: CMN 588.
 
 

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