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ADULT HEALTH NURSING (AHN)
 
AHN 447 Adult-Gerontological Nursing 5 cr
Synthesize theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for an adult-geron population 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 an adult-geron population in a variety of acute and community settings. Prerequisites: CMN 350, CMN 351, MCN 347, MCN 348. Corequisite: AHN 448.
 
AHN 448 Adult-Gerontological Nursing Clinical 4 cr
The focus of this course is the application of theories, concepts, evidence, issues and trends in caring for an adult-geron population experiencing complex multisystem health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse and on the use of the nursing process with an adult-geron population experiencing complex multisystem health care needs and their families. Prerequisites: CMN 350, CMN 351, MCN 347, MCN 348. Corequisite: AHN 447.
 
AHN 525 Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
Practicum
4 cr
The purpose of this precepted practicum course is to provide students an immersion experience in the CNS role with adult and geriatric 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 the course is on the patient and nurses and nursing practice spheres. The student should participate in activities that include direct interactions with patients and families to promote health and well-being, consultation and with disciplines, coaching of patient, families, and nurses, development of evidence 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. Corequisite: NU 524.
 
AHN 526 Adult Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
Practicum II
4 cr
The purpose of this precepted capstone course is to provide students an immersion experience in the CNS role with adult and geriatric 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. Corequisite: NU 520.
 
AHN 530 Foundations of Palliative Care and the
Advanced Role
2 cr
This didactic course prepares the Adult-Geron with Palliative Care Specialty student a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered by the DNP in palliative care. Students learn to coordinate and develop primary and palliative health care programs for individuals and populations across the adult lifespan. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the DNP in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Prerequisites: NU 607, NU 545, NU 608, NU 578, NU 610, NU 611. Corequisites: NU 518, NU 613.
     
AHN 531 Advanced Palliative Care and End of Life 2 cr
This course provides students an in-depth study of health care management for patients seeking palliative and end of life care. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers and psychosocial/spiritual care of the patient and family. Prerequisites: NU 607, NU 545, NU 608, NU 578, NU 610, NU 611, NU 518, NU 613, AHN 530. Corequisites: AHN 581, AHN 588.
     
AHN 532 Advanced Chronic Illness Care 2 cr
This course provides a study of the illness trajectories of chronic diseases that are among the leading cause of death in our society. Assessment and management of the illnesses as well as associated pain and symptoms will be examined. The focus is assisting patients, families, and other health professionals anticipate/prevent/reduce adverse symptoms from life threatening illnesses to maximize quality of life. Prerequisites: NU 607, NU 545, NU 608, NU 578, NU 610, NU 611, NU 518, NU 613, AHN 530, AHN 531. Corequisites: AHN 591, AHN 592, NU 612.
     
AHN 533 Advanced Palliative Care Practicum 3 cr
This course provides preceptor and faculty experience in which students have the opportunity to become proficient at providing comprehensive care to patients with life threatening, progressive illness by engaging in holistic assessment of pain and quality of life in a variety of settings. Advanced knowledge of palliative/end of life care will be integrated into assessing and managing the complex psychological, ethical, social, spiritual issues, and grief reactions while working as a member of a palliative care team. Prerequisites: NU 607, NU 545, NU 608, NU 578, NU 610, NU 611, NU 612, NU 518, NU 613, AHN 591, AHN 592, AHN 530, AHN 531, AHN 532. Corequisites: AHN 595, AHN 596, NU 617.
     
AHN 538 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention for
Emergency Nursing
2 cr
This didactic course prepares the Advanced Emergency Nursing Specialty 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. Prerequisite: AHN 550. Corequisites: AHN 536, AHN 537.
 
AHN 548 Advanced Family Primary Care Nursing I 4 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of women and childbirth, infants, children, and families in a caring, competent manner. This course prepares students 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 health care settings. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 518, NU 545, NU 506 or NU 607. Corequisite: AHN 549.
 
AHN 549 Advanced Family Primary Care Nursing I
Practicum
4 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to apply concepts from AHN 548 in selected clinical settings. The emphasis is on culturally competent delivery of health care, diagnostic reasoning, and decision making/critical thinking through communication and collaboration. The focus is continued refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments, diagnoses, and management of selected health care needs of women and childbirth, infants, children, and families in primary health care settings. Corequisite: AHN 548.
 
AHN 550 Advanced Family Primary Care Nursing II 4 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of women and childbirth, infants, children, and families in a caring, competent manner. This course prepares students 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 health care settings. Prerequisite/Corequisite: NU 578. Prerequisite: AHN 548. Corequisite: AHN 551.
 
AHN 551 Advanced Family Primary Care Nursing II
Practicum
5 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience for Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner in the health care management of children, adults, and families in primary health care settings with the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired from AHN 550 and previous courses. Emphasis is on leadership, professionalism, and collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Corequisite: AHN 550.
 
AHN 552 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing I
4 cr
The purpose of this course is to prepare Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of adults in a caring, competent manner. Emphasis is placed on (1) 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; (2) wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems; and (3) the collaboration and communication among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisite: AHN 538. Corequisite: AHN 553.
 
AHN 553 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing I Practicum
4 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to apply concepts from AHN 552 in selected clinical settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning, decision making/critical thinking, communication, and collaboration among caregivers in a culturally diverse environment. The focus is continued refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide competent care to adults in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory care settings and to apply diagnostic reasoning. Corequisite: AHN 552.
 
AHN 554 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing II
4 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to (1) provide the Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) student with an in-depth study of the health care management of the adult acute care patient and to (2) provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced adult acute care nursing. Emphasis is placed on (1) the interaction and communication among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment and (2) the critical analysis and management of issues and trends encountered by the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Prerequisite: AHN 552. Corequisite: AHN 555. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 507 or NU 610, NU 508 or NU 613, NU 513 or NU 608.
 
AHN 555 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing II Practicum
5 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience for Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) students to practice with an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the health care management of adults in emergency, urgent, and ambulatory health care settings with the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in AHN 554 and previous courses. Emphasis is on leadership, professionalism, and collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Corequisite: AHN 554.
 
AHN 568 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this first didactic course is to prepare Adult Gerontological Acute Care 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. Corequisites: AHN 569, AHN 571. Prerequisites: NU 545, NU 518, NU 506 or NU 607.
 
AHN 569 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute
Nursing Practicum I
1 cr
The purpose of this first practicum course is to provide opportunities for Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from Advanced Adult Gerontological Acute Care Health Nursing I in selected clinical settings. The focus is continued refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provided comprehensive health assessments of adults and to apply diagnostic reasoning. Corequisite: AHN 568.
 
AHN 571 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention 2 cr
  Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students 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. Prerequisite: NU 518. Corequisite: AHN 568.
 
AHN 572 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing II
3 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students 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. Prerequisite: AHN 568. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NU 578. Corequisite: AHN 573.
 
AHN 573 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing Practicum II
3 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from Advanced Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nursing I in selected 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. Corequisite: AHN 572.
 
AHN 574 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing III
3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth study of the health care management of the Adult Gerontological Acute Care patient. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisite: AHN 572. Corequisite: AHN 575.
 
AHN 575 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing Practicum III
3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for the Adult Gerontological Acute Care 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 adults. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Corequisite: AHN 574.
 
AHN 576 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Care
Nursing Internship
3 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Prerequisite: AHN 574. Corequisite: AHN 577. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508 or NU 613, NU 513 or NU 608.
 
AHN 577 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Acute Nursing IV 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced adult gerontological acute care nursing. Emphasis is on a critical analysis and management of issues by the Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Corequisite: AHN 576.
 
AHN 581 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Adult-Gerontological Nursing
2 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner student 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. Corequisite: AHN 588.
 
AHN 588 Adult-Gerontological Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systemic health assessment of the adult and 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 581, AHN 589. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 545, NU 518, NU 506 or NU 607.
 
AHN 589 Adult-Gerontological Practicum I 1 cr
The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner students have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of adults and geriatric patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments focusing on the needs of adults and well and frail elders. Corequisite: AHN 588.
 
AHN 591 Adult-Gerontological Nursing II 3 cr
This didactic course prepares the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner students to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of culturally diverse adult and well and frail geriatric populations. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of adults and their families in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is placed on wellness, the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems with a focus on the unique health care needs of elders. Prerequisite: AHN 588. Corequisite: AHN 592.
 
AHN 592 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Nursing
Practicum II
3 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner students to apply concepts from AHN 591 Advanced Adult-Gerontological Nursing II in primary and acute care settings with adults and families experiencing health concerns. This clinical course will offer clinical hours for targeting adult health and gerontological health issues. Students will divide clinical hours between young adults, middle aged adults, and elders. Corequisite: AHN 591.
 
AHN 593 Adult-Gerontological Nursing III 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner students an in-depth study of health care management of adults, well and frail elders, and their families 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. Prerequisite: AHN 591. Corequisite: AHN 594.
 
AHN 594 Adult-Gerontological Nursing Practicum III 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Adult-Gerontological 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 adult and geriatric patients with physical and psychiatric-mental health concerns. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. This clinical course will offer experience with diverse populations including young and middle aged adults and elders in a variety of settings. Corequisite: AHN 593.
 
AHN 595 Adult-Gerontological Nursing IV 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in adult and gerontological nursing care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Prerequisite: AHN 593. Corequisite: AHN 596. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NU 508 or NU 613, NU 513 or NU 608, NU 507 or NU 610.
 
AHN 596 Adult-Gerontological Internship 3 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner role. The focus is the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Students will have clinical experiences with all ages of adults and elders in a variety of settings. Corequisite: AHN 595.
 
AHN 630 Dysrhythmias and the Heart 2 cr
In this first of four specialization courses, the student focuses on approaches to the diagnosis, prevention of common rhythm disorders and management of patients with cardiac dysrhythmias. Emphasis is on developing a step-by-step method for diagnosing dysrhythmias, making clinical correlations and employing evidence-based treatment decisions.
 
AHN 631 Foundations of Cardiac Care
for the Advanced Practice Nurse
2 cr
This second of four cardiovascular specialization courses, focuses on approaches to the diagnosis, prevention of common rhythm disorders and management of patients with cardiac dysrhythmias. This course provides a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered by the AACNPCVs. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the AACNPCVs in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system.
 
AHN 632 Diagnosis and Management of
Acute Cardiovascular Disorders
2 cr
This third of four cardiovascular specialization courses provides an in-depth study of the health care management of the acute cardiac patient. Emphasis is on patient diagnosis and management to include assessment, diagnostic procedures, treatment and pharmacological management to individuals with acute cardiovascular disorders. Particular attention will be given to the impact of cultural diversity and population based healthcare on cardiovascular health disparities in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisite: AHN 631.
 
AHN 633 Diagnosis and Management of
Complex Cardiovascular Disorders
2 cr
The fourth cardiovascular specialization course provides an in-depth study of the health care management of the patient with complex cardiovascular disorders. Emphasis is patient diagnosis and management to include assessment, diagnostic procedures, treatment and pharmacological management to individuals with complex cardiovascular disorders. Particular attention will be given to the impact of cultural diversity and population based healthcare on cardiovascular health disparities in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisite: AHN 632.
 
AHN 637 Foundations in Emergency Care for the APN 2 cr
This course provides a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered by the Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role) BSN-DNP student. Students will learn to coordinate and develop health care programs for individuals and populations across the lifespan. Students will be prepared to respond to potential natural disasters, chemical and biological warfare/terrorism, and epidemics. In addition, students will be skilled in the proper use of personal protective equipment and decontamination procedures. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of issues by the Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care BSN/DNP) student in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system.
 
AHN 638 Diagnosis and Management in
Emergency Care for APN
2 cr
This course provides an in-depth study of the health care management for patients seeking emergency care. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment.
 
 

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