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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 Women's Health CNS Practicum I 4 cr
Application of advanced clinical concepts in Maternal/Child Nursing theory and other concepts are evaluated within evidence based practice models. Prerequisites: NU 545, NU 578, NU 518, NU 519. Corequisite: NU 524 or special permission of instructor.
 
MCN 526 Women's Health CNS Practicum II 4 cr
The purpose of this precepted capstone course is to provide students an immersion experience in the CNS role with women in a selected area of nursing practice. The focus of the course is to develop the CNS's ability to assimilate and apply evidence based information in the design, implementation and evaluation of nursing care activities, nursing practice standards and norms, and influencing organizations to support the delivery of nursing care and achievement of optimal health outcomes for a specified population. The emphasis of course is on the nurses and nursing practice sphere and the organization/system sphere. The student should participate in activities that include the development of evidenced based policies, guidelines, or protocols; guiding the education of other nursing personnel to improve patient outcomes; and implementing practices that improve quality and promote cost-effective outcomes. Prerequisites: NU 524, AHN 525 or MCN 527 or MCN 525. Corequisite: NU 520.
 
MCN 528 Pediatric Health CNS Practicum II 4 cr
The purpose of this precepted capstone course is to provide students an immersion experience in the CNS role with pediatric populations in a selected area of nursing practice. The focus of the course is to develop the CNS's ability to assimilate and apply evidence based information in the design, implementation and evaluation of nursing care activities, nursing practice standards and norms, and influencing organizations to support the delivery of nursing care and achievement of optimal health outcomes for a specified population. The emphasis of course is on the nurses and nursing practice sphere and the organization/system sphere. The student should participate in activities that include the development of evidenced based policies, guidelines, or protocols; guiding the education of other nursing personnel to improve patient outcomes; and implementing practices that improve quality and promote cost-effective outcomes. Prerequisites: NU 524, AHN 525 or MCN 527 or MCN 525. Corequisite: NU 520.
 
MCN 538 Advanced Women's Health Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this first didactic course is to prepare Women's Health 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. Corequisite: MCN 539
 
MCN 539 Advanced Women's Health Nursing Practicum I 1 cr
The purpose of this first practicum course is to provide opportunities for Women's Health Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from Advanced Women's Health 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. Corequisite: MCN 538.
 
MCN 541 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and 2 cr
  Issues for Women's Health Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Women's 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: MCN 538, MCN539.
 
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. Prerequisites: MCN 538, MCN 539, MCN 541, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 538, MCN 539, MCN 541, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 542, MCN 543. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 542, MCN 543. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 544, MCN 545, NU 506. Corequisite: MCN 547. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518.
 
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. Prerequisites: MCN 544, MCN 545, NU 506. Corequisite: MCN 546. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518.
 
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. Corequisite: MCN 549.
 
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 adults and children and to apply diagnostic reasoning. Corequisite: MCN 548.
 
MCN 551 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and 2 cr
  Issues 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. Corequisites: MCN 548, MCN 549.
 
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. Prerequisites: MCN 548, MCN 549, MCN 551, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: 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 and acute care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/critical thinking. Prerequisites: MCN 548, MCN 549, MCN 551, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 552, MCN 553. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 552, MCN 553. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 554, MCN 555, NU 506. Corequisite: MCN 557. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518.
 
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. Prerequisites: MCN 554, MCN 555, NU 506. Corequisite: MCN 556. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518.
 
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. Corequisite: MCN 569.
 
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. Corequisite: MCN 568.
 
MCN 571 Health Promotion Disease Prevention and 2 cr
  Issues for Neonatal Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner student to identify and implement appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies for the neonate to one year of life and their family. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of neonates 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, MCN 569.
 
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. Prerequisites: MCN 568, MCN 569, MCN 571, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 568, MCN 569, MCN 571, NU 506. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 578. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 572, MCN 573. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 572, MCN 573. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisites: MCN 574, MCN 575, NU 506. Corequisite: MCN 577. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518.
 
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. Prerequisites: MCN 574, MCN 575, NU 506. Corequisite: MCN 576. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508, NU 513, NU 545, NU 578, NU 507, NU 518.
 
 

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