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Graduate Catalog 2002-2004


The School of Nursing

Special Programs and Opportunities | M.S. in Nursing | M.S. Admission Requirements | M.S. Degree Requirements | Nursing Certificates | Cooperative Programs | Dual or Joint Degree Programs | Ph.D. in Nursing| Ph.D. Admission Requirements | Ph.D. Degree Requirements|Courses

Dean: Elizabeth C. Poster, Ph.D.

669 Pickard Hall | Box 19407 | 817-272-2776 | www.uta.edu/nursing

Mission and Philosophy

The School of Nursing, an integral component of The University of Texas at Arlington, seeks to assure health care of the highest quality for the people of Texas. The faculty believe in the promotion and support of excellence in professional nursing through teaching, scholarly endeavors and community service. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs, the School of Nursing is committed to prepare and develop individuals for professional nursing roles and for collaboration with other professionals and consumers in the delivery of health care.

Learning, a continuous lifelong process, is a personal responsibility. The faculty believes students must be actively involved in the learning process to acquire clinical proficiency and to be socialized into professional roles. In nursing education, learning experiences are planned to achieve sequence, continuity and synthesis of knowledge and skills as defined by the educational objectives. The teaching and learning processes involve the teacher and learner in setting goals, selecting learning experiences, evaluating progress, and revising instructional methods and curriculum as appropriate. The educational process facilitates the development of each person's potential and reflects democratic values and ethical principles.

Faculty and students share the responsibility for creating an educational climate that fosters mutual respect, integrity, intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, creativity, and effective communication. Faculty and students together contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through their scholarly endeavors, including the application of nursing science, conduct of research, and dissemination of knowledge through presentations and publications. Faculty and students provide service to the University and the community, promoting health through their involvement and leadership.

Undergraduate nursing education is based upon studies in the arts, sciences and humanities, and provides a foundation for continuing personal, professional and educational development. The baccalaureate program is designed to prepare a competent, self-directed, general practitioner of nursing who can assume increasing responsibility and leadership in the delivery of nursing care.

Graduate nursing education builds on a foundation of undergraduate nursing education and provides an opportunity for professional nurses to continue developing a specialty practice that is congruent with an expanding theoretical and empirical knowledge base. The graduate program in nursing is designed to assist professional nurses to prepare for advanced clinical and functional roles that require increased accountability, expertise and leadership. The master's program facilitates the use of the research process through the course of study and prepares the graduate to be a critical thinker and a self-directed professional who collaborates with consumers and other health care providers.

The faculty believe that doctoral education is essential to develop and advance an empirical knowledge base for nursing as a discipline. The doctorate provides a basis for future research programs and other scholarly activities.

Continuing education in nursing is based upon the premise that maintaining competency in nursing practice is the responsibility of each professional nurse. The faculty believes it is the responsibility of the School of Nursing to be sensitive to the influences inherent in a changing society and to respond to the continuing educational needs of professional nurses in Texas.

Based on a holistic perspective, the curricula of the School of Nursing educational programs encompass the major concepts of person, health, environment, and nursing. The person is defined as an individual, a family, an aggregate, a community, or a society, each having relationships with and responsibilities to the others. The person has unique environmental, physiological, psychosocial-cultural, philosophical, developmental and spiritual dimensions and possesses inherent dignity and worth. The person's unique, complex needs are communicated through a variety of behaviors across the lifespan.

Health is a dynamic state and implies a continuous response by the person to stimuli from the environment. Health encompasses many processes: promoting and maintaining health, preventing illness, recovering from illness, and dying with dignity. Nurses are accountable for assisting persons toward health. Each person has the right to health care provided through a collaborative process, resulting in informed health decisions and shared accountability for outcomes.

The environment consists of physiological, psychosocial-cultural, philosophical, developmental, and spiritual conditions and forces impacting the person's health. Environmental conditions and forces continually change and interact, forming a complex context for nursing practice. The nurse has the responsibility to assess the environment at the level impacting the person, manage its constraints, and utilize its resources to promote the health of the person.

Nursing is enacted by applying the nursing process within the roles of clinician, teacher, manager, and researcher. The professional nurse functions in diverse practice settings with persons of various cultures. Within the context of a caring interpersonal relationship and guided by ethical, legal, and professional standards, the nurse uses critical thinking to apply evidence-based knowledge and skills in the management of nursing care. As an essential part of the health care delivery system, nursing is a socially determined profession whose practice evolves in response to the needs of persons. These needs provide direction for future roles of professional nursing practice.

History and Overview

The UTA School of Nursing was established in 1971 as the U.T. System School of Nursing in Fort Worth and was housed in John Peter Smith Hospital. The first baccalaureate class enrolled in fall of 1972; the graduate program (MSN) began in 1975. In 1976, the school became an academic unit of UTA, moving to the campus in 1977.

The Undergraduate Program consists of the BSN and the RN to BSN programs. In addition to the Arlington campus, the RN to BSN program is offered via videotape on five extended campuses (parenthesis indicates the year in which each program was established): four rural sites of Paris (1990); Waco (1989); Kaufman (1996); and Denison (1990) and an urban site at the University of North Texas System Center in South Dallas (2001). The Graduate Program offers a Master of Science in Nursing with preparation as a nurse practitioner in the areas of Acute Care (1996), Adult (1984), Emergency (2003), Family (1975), Gerontology (1984), Pediatric (1985), and Psychiatric-Mental Health (1977). Post-master's certificates are available in all the above nurse practitioner specialties and also as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (2000) and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (2004). In addition, the UTA Graduate Nursing Program offers preparation in Nursing Administration (1985). The school began offering a professional field in nursing as part of the Ph.D. in Urban and Public Administration in 1996.A Ph.D. In Nursing was approved in April, 2003 with classes beginning in fall, 2003.The Ph.D. program includes two portfolio areas of study:†† 1) Academic Role Development; and 2) Clinical Research.

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). An annually updated source for the program's required tuition, fees and program length is NLNAC, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 (telephone: 212-363-5555, Ext. 153 or 800-669-1656, Ext. 153).There are no accrediting agencies for nursing programs at the doctoral level.

Scholastic Activities and Research Interests of the Faculty

The research programs of the School of Nursing faculty are diverse. A sampling of their areas of study includes Hispanic health care (Dr. Mary Lou Bond ); effects of colon cleansing/ gastroenterology (Dr. Marilee Schmelzer); nursing care outcomes (Dr. Carolyn L. Cason); chemical dependency and abuse (Drs. Cheryl Anderson and Diane Snow); care of persons with HIV disease and AIDS (Dr. Jennifer Gray); sickle cell disease (Dr. Phyllis Adams); cancer (Drs. Nancy Burns and Karen Heusinkveld); care of the elderly (Drs. Melinda Hiemenz and Barbara Raudonis); palliative care (Dr. Mary Jo Perley); nursing informatics (Dr. Pat Turpin); leadership and management (Dr. Sharon Judkins); effects of illness on cognitive function (Dr. Mary Schira); health services research (Drs. Susan K. Grove and Reni Courtney); noise in critical care unit (Dr. Wendy Barr); educational research (Dr. Lorrie Hegstad); outcomes in psychiatric nursing (Dr. Elizabeth Poster); neonatology and very low birth weight (Dr. Judy LeFlore); quality of life, spirituality and GI nursing topics (Dr. Kathy Wright); genetic testing in breast, ovarian, colon and melanoma cancer (Dr. Becky Althaus); psychosocial issues related to children with heart disease (Dr. Dana Connolly); character development among youth (Dr. Susan Rugari); and chronic mental illness (Dr. Mary Weber).

Special Programs and Opportunities

Learning Resources Center

Director: Dee Dee Freeman

The mission of the Center is to provide both undergraduate and graduate students a place to develop, refine, and apply knowledge in the clinical practice of skills. A computer lab is available for student use. Faculty are provided resources to support classroom instruction, clinical learning activities, and scholarly endeavors.

Center for Nursing Research

Associate Dean for Research: Dr. Carolyn Cason

Research is an important component of the professional role in the School of Nursing. The Center provides research support services to faculty and students: identifying funding sources, developing competitive proposals, writing grant applications, retrieving literature, collecting, entering and analyzing data, and disseminating research results. Collaborative relationships for research with Metroplex health care agencies are in place.

Center for Psychopharmacology Education and Research

Director: Dr. Elizabeth C. Poster

This Center is committed to advancing the knowledge of psychopharmacology and related neurosciences. The Center promotes the acquisition of this knowledge through education of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and other health care professionals.

Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health

Director:Dr. Mary Lou Bond

The Center is dedicated to fostering understanding between health care professionals and people of Hispanic/Latin American origin for the purpose of increasing understanding of health and healing through research of individual experience, cultural meanings and the structure of institutions as important variables influencing health outcomes. The Center is also committed to the provision of educational programs and services which will assist health care providers to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver increasingly culturally sensitive and competent care. The Center promotes interdisciplinary and inter-university collaboration as a strategy for development of resources to solve or deal with bicultural issues facing health care professionals.

Rural Health Outreach Program

Director: Nancy Willson, RN, J.D.

The purpose of the Center is to provide appropriate, affordable, accessible continuing education to the nursing staffs of acute care and psychiatric hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies, and other health care facilities in the rural communities of North Central Texas.

Center for Continuing Nursing Education

Director: Buddy Herrington, RN, MSN

The mission of this center is to provide quality continuing nursing education for the improvement of nursing practice and health care in North Texas. The program strives to be a regional center for the advancement of professional continuing nursing education and to meet the diverse needs of nurses in most every clinical specialty and all levels of functional roles.

Center for Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

Director: Dr. Patricia Turpin

The Center's mission is to provide students, faculty, nurse executives, managers and clinicians working in all types of health care settings the educational resources and specific programs to develop leadership skills complementary to the formal curricula of schools of nursing.

Programs

Major Areas of Study for MSN

Nursing Administration

Nurse Practitioner Programs

Acute Care Nursing, Adult Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Family Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (Adult or Family)

Major Areas of Study for Ph.D. in Nursing:

Academic Role Development and Clinical Research

Nursing

www.uta.edu/nursing

Degrees in Nursing:

MSN

Ph.D.

Master's Degree Plans

Thesis and Non-Thesis

Doctoral Degree Plan

Dissertation

Dean

Elizabeth C. Poster
669 Pickard Hall, 817-272-2776

Assistant Dean of Masters in Nursing and Graduate Advisor

Susan K. Grove
659 Pickard Hall, 817-272-2776

Interim Assistant Dean of Ph.D. in Nursing and Graduate Advisor

Mary Lou Bond
518 Pickard Hall, 817-272-5295

Graduate Faculty

Professors

Bond, Burns, Cason, Grove, Poster

Associate Professors

Courtney, Gibson, Hegstad, Heusinkveld, O'Quinn, Schmelzer

Assistant Professors

Anderson, Gray, Judkins, Raudonis, Snow, Weber, Wright

Associate Clinical Professors

Barr, Schira

Assistant Clinical Professors

Adams, Althus, Baker, Handy, LeFlore, Rugari, Perley, Turpin, Willson

Clinical Instructors

Carlson, Davis, Fowler, Gariota, Gillman, Goller, Keeling, McLean, Parker, Patrick, Simpson, Wyrick

MSN Objective

Graduate nursing education builds on a foundation of undergraduate nursing education and provides an opportunity for professional nurses to continue developing a specialty practice that is congruent with an expanding theoretical and empirical knowledge base. The graduate program in nursing is designed to assist professional nurses to prepare for advanced clinical and functional roles that require increased accountability, expertise, and leadership. The master's program facilitates the use of the research process through the course of study and prepares the graduate to be a critical thinker and a self-directed professional who collaborates with consumers and other health care providers.

MSN Admissions Requirements

The applicant for the master of science in nursing (MSN) degree must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School and have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or proof of equivalent education at a foreign institution. Individual consideration may be given to applicants who hold a BSN degree from non-accredited programs and to applicants with baccalaureate degrees in other areas.

Foreign students whose native language is not English must take, in addition to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 550), the Test of Spoken English. Potential students must also possess a current unencumbered Texas RN license for admission.

MSN Admission Status Options

The School of Nursing admission criteria are detailed in the table on the next page. The admission status options are described, with a grade point average (GPA) and graduate record exam (GRE) ratio provided to clarify probationary and unconditional admission requirements.

Unconditional Admission

Criteria for unconditional admission status are designated in the table on the next page.

Probationary Admission

Criteria for probationary admission status and the GPA-GRE ratio are listed on the next page. When on probation, students can make no grade lower than a B in their first 12 semester hours of graduate coursework.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements will be granted provisional admission.

Deferred Status

Deferred decision is granted when a file is incomplete or when a denial decision is not appropriate.

Denial of Admission

An applicant will be denied admission if they have less than satisfactory performance on a majority of admission criteria listed in the table below.

Revised Graduate Admission Criteria

UTA School of Nursing

Graduate Admission 

Admission Criteria
Unconditional
Probationary

GPA on last 60 hours of Undergraduate Program (BSN) 
(as calculated by Graduate School of UTA)

3.3

3.0*

2.8-2.99

GRE**

Waived***

1000 score
(Verbal + Quantitative)

or

Analytical Writing > 4†† plus Verbal > 500

830-990**** (V +Q)
(based on GPA/GRE ratio)

or

Analytical Writing = 3.0 Ė 3.5 plus

Verbal = 410-440****

TOEFL

550 or 213 on computer-based test

550 or 213 on computer-based test

3 letters of recommendation

Evaluated

Evaluated

Two years clinical experience recommended

Reviewed

Reviewed

Essay

Evaluated

Evaluated

Unencumbered RN Licensed in Texas

Current

Current

BSN from NLNAC or CCNE Accredited Program

Present

Present

Statistics

Minimum grade of "C"

Minimum grade of "C"

Physical Assessment for Nurse Practitioner Applicants

Current within last three years 
(course or continuing education program)

Current within last three years 
(course or continuing education program)

Computer expertise for Nursing Administration applicants

Reviewed by Director of Nursing Administration

Reviewed by Director of Nursing Administration

* Minimum undergraduate GPA requirement for unconditional admission is a 3.00 on a 4.0 scale.
**GMAT or GRE scores will be accepted for dual degree seeking students desiring MSN/MBA or MSN/HCAD.
***GRE Waiver Rationale: Graduate Faculty and Graduate Advisors have noted that students with a GPA of 3.3 or greater are more successful in the graduate nursing program than those with GPAs less than 3.3. Research literature strongly correlates undergraduate GPA in professional courses (last 60 hours) of BSN with success in Graduate Nursing Programs.
****Students not meeting GPA/GRE ratio will be reviewed by a committee of Chair of the GSC in Nursing, Graduate Advisor, Director of Program student has selected for study, and a Core Faculty. The committee will review the following: GPA; GRE scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing); letters of recommendation; TOEFL (if applicable); essay; and statistic's grade. An applicant who performs successfully on a majority of these criteria will be admitted on probation. The committee will make a final admission decision and document that decision for the student record.

GPA-GRE Ratio

Probationary Admission

GPA
GRE
 
 
 
Minimum Verbal +
Quantitative
OR
Minimum Verbal +
Analytical Writing
2.8
870
440 and 3.5
2.9
860
430 and 3.5
3.0
850
430 and 3.5
3.1
840
420 and 3.5
3.2
830
410 and 3.5

 

MSN Fellowship Criteria

Fellowship selection will be based on the highest GPA in the last 60 hours of BSN. Candidates for fellowships must meet the following criteria:

1.New students admitted to U.T. Arlington in the fall semester.

2.Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of their BSN.

3.Maintain 3.0 GPA in graduate credit hours while receiving the fellowship.

4. Enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours in the long semesters.

MSN Degree Requirements

Students are required to have each semester's planned program approved by the Graduate Advisor prior to registration. A minimum of 38 semester hours, thesis or non-thesis, is required for the Nursing Administration degree. The elective coursework that supports the selected nursing study area must be approved by the Graduate Advisor prior to registration. Students selecting nurse practitioner preparation in Acute Care Nursing, Adult Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Family Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and electing the thesis or nonthesis options are required to complete 48-54 semester hours for the degree. Students selecting Adult Nursing, Family Nursing, Pediatric Nursing or Gerontological Nursing must select Nurse Practitioner as their functional area.

All non-thesis candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing shall pass a written examination (comprehensive exams) or complete a scholarly project (master's completion project) as determined by the School of Nursing. All thesis candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing shall present the completed thesis in a final oral examination.

MSN Required Courses

NURS 5327. Analysis of Theories for Nursing
NURS 5301. Research in Nursing
NURS 5205. Issues in Professional Nursing
NURS 5328. Theory and Research Application in Nursing

MSN Nursing Areas

Each student must complete the required courses in at least one nursing area:

Nursing Administration:

NURS 5311, 5382, 5340, 5342

Nurse Practitioner Programs

Acute Care: NURS 5203, 5305, 5314, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5435, 5436, 5631

Adult: NURS 5203. 5305, 5313, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5420, 5421 or 5546, 5631

Emergency:NURS 5203, 5305, 5306, 5314, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5433, 5434, 5631

Family: NURS 5203, 5305, 5306, 5313, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5420, 5431, 5631

Gerontological Nursing: NURS 5203, 5305, 5313, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5420, 5422 or 5546, 5631

Pediatric: NURS 5203, 5306, 5313, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5442, 5443, 5631

Psychiatric-Mental Health (Adult): NURS 5203, 5305, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5424, 5425, 5631

Psychiatric-Mental Health (Family): NURS 5203, 5305, 5306, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5424, 5425, 5631

MSN Functional Areas

Each student must complete the required courses in at least one functional area:

Administration: NURS 5339, 5341
Nurse Practitioner: NURS 5350
Educator: NURS 5302, 5429

Electives/Independent Study

Elective courses may be taken in Nursing or in other departments of the University.Electives can also be transferred from other universities with the approval of the Graduate Advisor. Independent study offers the student the opportunity to explore topics of special interest.

Nursing Certificates

The nurse practitioner certificate enables graduates to be recognized by the Board of Nurse Examiners as an Advanced Practice Nurse and to take a national certification exam in their area of specialization.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Two certificates in education are available. One option is a 6-7 hour certificate preparing educators for faculty positions in Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma Nursing programs. The second is a 13-hour certificate preparing educators for faculty positions in

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs.

Nurse Educator Certificate:Two of the following courses, NURS 5302, 5308, 5309, 5429

Advanced Nurse Educator Certificate:NURS 5302, 5308, 5309, 5429

Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA):This certificate involves one course, NURS 5690.

MSN Cooperative Programs

Cooperative Agreement between The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (TTUHSCSON). Students may transfer a maximum of 21 hours of designated courses from TTUHSCSON to fulfill part of the requirements for an MSN in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at UTA. Students must complete 27 designated course hours at UTA. See Graduate Advisor for details of Cooperative Agreement.

Cooperative Agreement between The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing and The University of Texas Southwestern Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Students who had a BSN and then completed the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program may receive 11 hours of credit toward an MSN at UTA. The remainder of the nurse practitioner course requirements must be completed at UTA. See Graduate Advisor for details of Cooperative Agreement.

Cooperative Agreement between The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing and The University of Texas at Tyler (UTT). Students may transfer a maximum of 18 hours of designated courses from UTT to fulfill part of the requirements for an MSN at UTA. Students must complete 31-34 designated nurse practitioner course hours at UTA. See Graduate Advisor for details of Cooperative Agreement.

Dual or Joint Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs

Master of Science in Nursing Administration/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) [60 credit hours]

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSN/HCAD) [56 credit hours]

Joint Degree (MSN from UTA and MPH from U.T. Houston)

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH) [62-64 credit hours]

Ph.D. Objective:

Doctoral nursing education builds on a foundation of masters nursing education and prepares the student for original research and theory development.The Ph.D. Program in Nursing is designed to prepare nurse scientists to meet the health needs of a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society.The central focus of the Ph.D. Program in Nursing is to prepare researchers and teachers who understand how communities evolve, interact, change and how they prescribe, understand and sanction health, illness and health seeking behaviors.

Ph.D. Admission Requirements

The applicant for the doctor of philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.) degree must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School and have a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or proof of equivalent education at a foreign institution.

Foreign students whose native language is not English must take, in addition to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 550), the Test of Spoken English.The foreign student must also possess a current Texas RN license for admission.

Ph.D. Admission Status Options

The School of Nursing admission criteria are detailed in the table which follows.The admission status options are defined below.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants must meet all criteria for unconditional admission

Probationary Admission

Criteria for probationary admission status are designated in the following table. *Students not meeting GPA/GRE ratio will be reviewed by the Admission Committee which is chaired by the Assistant Dean for Ph.D. The committee will review the following:GPA, GRE scores, TOEFL (if applicable), Goal Statement, and Interview scores.An applicant who performs successfully on a majority of these criteria will be admitted on probation.The committee will make a final admission decision and document that decision for the student record.When on probation, students can make no grade lower than a 3.0 in their first 12 semester hours of graduate coursework.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements.

Deferred Status

Deferred decision is granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.

Denial of Admission

An applicant will be denied admission if he/she has less than satisfactory performance on a majority of admission criteria listed in the table below.The Ph.D. Admissions Committee will make a recommendation for denial.

Ph.D. Fellowship Criteria

Fellowship selection will be based on the following criteria:

1.Highest GPA but no lower than 3.0 on MSN

2.New students admitted to UT Arlington in the Fall semester.

3.Minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate credit hours while receiving fellowship.

4.Enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours in the long semesters.

The Ph.D. Program in Nursing Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria
Unconditional
Probationary

Masterís Degree in Nursing from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or American Association of Colleges of Nursingís Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited School of Nursing or equivalent.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies

GPA on masterís course work.

3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

GRE

GRE with a total minimum score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative sections, > 4 on written.

GPA of 3.3 if GRE is 900-990*

For international students, TOEFL score or TSE-A.

TOEFL minimum score of 550 on written portion, 213 on computer based test, OR a score of at least 40 on the TSE-A.

TOEFL minimum score of 550 on written portion, 213 on computer based test, OR a score of at least 40 on the TSE-A.

Graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B.

Implement as stated

_______________

Interview

7 or higher on rating scale of 1-10

6 or less on rating scale of 1-10

Evaluated by Admissions Committee

Written statement of goals

7 or higher on rating scale of 1-10

6 or less on rating scale of 1-10

Evaluated by Admissions Committee

Professional liability insurance.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Current unencumbered license as a RN; license in the state where student is participating in clinical activities.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for

Doctoral Studies.

Immunizations required by the School of Nursing.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Criminal background check, which satisfies the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital council and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Drug screen prior to clinical and research activities in health care agencies, which satisfies the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital council and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Demonstrate proficiency in use of computer for word processing, spreadsheet development, and data and text file creation and manipulation.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

Evaluated by Assistant Dean for Doctoral Studies.

 

Degree Requirements

Students are required to have each semesterís planned program approved by the Graduate Advisor prior to registration.A minimum of 58 semester hours is required for the degree: 36 hours of core courses, 12 hours in the portfolio area of choice, 1 hour of dissertation seminar and 9 hours of dissertation.

Ph.D. Required Courses (Core)

NURS 6301Theoretical Evolution in Science

NURS 6302Issues in Studying Health of Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations

NURS 6303Culture of Science

NURS 6304Measurement in Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations

NURS 6305Qualitative Methodologies

NURS 6306Designing and Testing Interventions

NURS 6308Research Seminar

NURS 6309Scientific Products:Preparation & Dissemination

NURS 6310Proposal Development Seminar

6 hoursAdvanced Statistics approved by Graduate Advisor

3 hoursEpidemiology approved by Graduate Advisor

Courses Required for Portfolio Areas (Each student must complete the required courses in one of the two portfolio areas)

Academic Role Development

NURS 6311The Academic Role in Higher Education

NURS 6313Preparing Nurse Educators to Assist Students for Care of Diverse and Vulnerable Populations

NURS 6315Faculty Internship in Nursing Education

3 hours ††††††††††† Psychometric Theory Course approved by Graduate Advisor

Clinical Research

NURS 6314Health Services:A Nursing Perspective

ECON 5310Microeconomic Theory

6 hours††††††††††††††††††††† Electives approved by Graduate Advisor

Dissertation

NURS 6101Dissertation Seminar

NURS6399Dissertation

NURS6699Dissertation

NURS6999Dissertation

Language Requirement

Each doctoral student must demonstrate knowledge of a foreign language by ONE of the following ways

(1, 2, OR, 3)

(1)Reading knowledge of one foreign language (Spanish, French, Russian or other as approved by the Graduate Studies Committee).

(a)Examination prepared by appointee of Dean of Graduate Studies for the University; or

(b)Acceptable score on Testing Service Graduate School Foreign Language Test; or

(c)B or higher on 12 credit hours of a foreign Language taken within the last 5 years and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee

(2)Oral proficiency in one foreign language (Spanish, French, Russian or other as approved by the Graduate Studies Committee) as determined by an examination prepared by appointee of Dean of Graduate Studies for the University.

(3)Proficiency in a research tool area (statistics or computer language).Students, upon the advice and consent of their Doctoral Advisory Committee, may meet the foreign language requirement by making a B or higher on 12 credit hours in advanced statistics; information systems courses including database development and management; biomedical instrumentation; graphical information systems; or, other set of courses that support the studentís research goals.

Diagnostic Evaluation

After 18 core hours to assess progress and potential for completion

Comprehensive Examination

After all coursework and language requirements

Dissertation Defense

Nursing (NURS)

Course fee information is published in the online Student Schedule of Classes at http://bcs.uta.edu/sched.Please refer to this Web site for a detailed listing of specific course fees.

The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; it cannot be changed by completing course requirements in a later semester. To receive credit for an R-graded course, the student must continue to enroll in the course until a passing grade is received.

An incomplete grade (the grade of X) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded X. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an X, the student must complete the course requirements. A grade of X cannot be changed by enrolling again in the course in which an X was earned. At the discretion of the instructor, a final grade can be assigned through a change of grade form.

Three-hour thesis courses and three- and six-hour dissertation courses are graded R/F/W only (except social work thesis courses). The grade of P (required for degree completion for students enrolled in thesis or dissertation programs) can be earned only in six- or nine-hour thesis courses and nine-hour dissertation courses. In the course listings below, R-graded courses are designated either "Graded P/F/R" or "Graded R." Occasionally, the valid grades for a course change. Students should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor or instructor for valid grade information for particular courses. (See also the sections titled "R" Grade, Credit for Research, Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses and Incomplete Grade in this catalog.)

5203. PSYCHIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (1-3). Foundations of clinical management of individuals with common psychiatric-mental health problems in ambulatory settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5316, 5334, or permission of instructor.

5205. ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING (2-0). Explores an analyzes contemporary issues and health care trends that influence leadership for the practice of professional nursing within a dynamic health care system. Prerequisite: Senior status, graduate standing or permission of instructor.

5301. RESEARCH IN NURSING (3-0). Exploration of the research process and critical examination of published studies with emphasis on statistical analysis, critique, and utilization. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 or concurrent, and elementary statistics.

5302. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN NURSING (3-0). Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs. Prerequisite: NURS 5301 or permission of instructor.

5305. ADULT MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE I (2-3). Foundations of clinical management for commonly occurring conditions of adults in primary care. Prerequisites: NURS 5316, NURS 5334, or permission of instructor.

5306. INTRODUCTION TO PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (2-3). Introduction to advanced clinical practice in the primary care of children, birth through adolescence. Family centered focus is on the development, health promotion and management of common health problems of children and adolescents. Prerequisites: NURS 5316, NURS 5334, or permission of instructor.

5308. NURSING INFORMATICS (2-3). Focus on application of computer technology that supports the dissemination of health care data, information and knowledge. Selected software packages/applications are presented and used. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5309. CREATIVE TEACHING/LEARNING STRATEGIES (3-0). Focuses on concepts in adult learning and the facilitation of learning. Graduate standing.

5310. NEGOTIATION AND CONFRONTATION (3-0). Focus on analysis and synthesis of knowledge from relevant theories and implementation of interpersonal skills and techniques of negotiation and confrontation. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5311. NURSING MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT (3-0). Considers development of theories of leadership and organizational behavior as applied to the health care arena. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 or concurrent enrollment.

5312. LEADERSHIP AND OUTCOMES MANAGEMENT (2-3). Focuses on leadership and strategies for outcome evaluation in a health care setting. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5313. CLINICAL PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES (2-3). A theory and clinical procedures course designed for the Advanced Practice Nurse to acquire skills and procedures in the clinical management of selected patients. Prerequisite: NURS 5316.

5314. INVASIVE PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES (2-3). A theory and clinical procedures course designed for the Advanced Practice Nurse to acquire invasive skills and procedures in the clinical management of selected patients. Prerequisite: NURS 5316.

5315. ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE (3-0). Focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology and psychopathology for nursing practice. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5316. ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN NURSING PRACTICE (2-3). Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5301 and NURS 5334 or concurrent enrollment or permission of instructor.

5317. ADVANCED PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (3-0). The study of psychopharmacology practice for advanced practice nurses. Prerequisites: APRN (Master's Degree in Nursing, National Certification).

5320. CASE MANAGEMENT OF THE CHILD WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS (2-3). Nursing assessment and case management of children with special health care needs 0-21 years and their families in ambulatory care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5316 or permission of the instructor.

5321. NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE FOR NURSING PRACTICE (3-0). Focuses on the development of a scientific knowledge base of current nutritional practices in preventive, therapeutic management and clinical research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

5322. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF RESEARCH DATA IN HEALTH CARE (3-0). Analysis and interpretation of research data for health related studies using a Windows-based computer statistical package. Prerequisite: Elementary statistics.

5327. ANALYSIS OF THEORIES FOR NURSING (3-0). Critical examination of philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing. Analysis of selected concepts and theories. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5328. THEORY AND RESEARCH APPLICATION IN NURSING (3-0). Integration of theoretical and empirical elements of nursing research with emphasis on proposal development. Prerequisites: NURS 5327 and NURS 5301.

5330. CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (2-3). Systematic clinical decision making and development of management plans in advanced nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5421, 5422, 5425, 5436, or 5546.

5334. ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS (3-0). Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5315 and/or permission of faculty.

5339. ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE NURSE ADMINISTRATOR (1-6). Examine and implement roles and functions of the administrative executives and managers in health care organizations. Prerequisites: NURS 5311 or MANA 5312; NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment or permission of instructor.

5340. MANAGEMENT SEMINAR AND PRACTICE (1-6). Analysis, application, and synthesis of management; organizational and leadership concepts and theories in selected health care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 5339 and NURS 5342.

5341. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN NURSING (2-3). Financial management concepts, financial planning and budgeting, reimbursement systems in health care, financial management skills in nursing. Prerequisite: NURS 5311, computer literacy with spreadsheets and graduate standing.

5342. MANAGEMENT OF NURSING OPERATIONS (2-3). Strategic planning for health care systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, NURS 5341.

5343. NURSING LEADERSHIP AND COMPLEX HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (3-0). Analysis of current and predicted health care systems. Includes dimensions of environment, organizations, leadership, health care policy, ethics, and political action. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

5344. FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (2-3). Enhance the effectiveness of the advanced practice nurse through the development of skills in financial and human resource management. Prerequisite: NURS 5343.

5350. ROLE OF THE NURSE IN ADVANCED PRACTICE (2-3). Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the health care system. Prerequisite: NURS 5316 and 5328 or concurrent enrollment or permission of instructor.

5382. NURSING AND HEALTH CARE POLICY (3-0). Examines historical, current, and predicted health care policies formulated at the national, state, and local levels. Emphasizes collaboration of nursing in determining and implementing health policy. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5385. NURSING CARE OF INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES WITH ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS (3-0). Theoretical foundations for understanding the scope of the problem of addiction. Focuses on gaining expertise in the area of prevention and/or in the various modalities of therapy for the individual/family with an addictive problem. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5386. HEALTH LAW (3-0). Health law as it affects professionals, institutions and entities that deliver and finance health care. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5387. THE LAW OF HEALTH CARE MALPRACTICE (3-0). The law of health care malpractice as it affects professional relationships of all persons engaged in the provision of health care. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5393. ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE I (1-6). Development of advanced knowledge base of specialized clinical concepts and the application of this knowledge in selected clinical areas. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5394. ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE II (1-6). Expanded background in a selected clinical area with emphasis on analysis and synthesis of clinical data, clinical judgment and management of patients and families' care. Prerequisite: NURS 5393.

5395. THEORY DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH CARE (3-0). Implementing strategies for theory development and evaluating the role of theory in nursing and research. Prerequisite: Doctoral graduate standing.

5416. CRITICAL CARE NURSING I (2-6). Focuses on developing advanced knowledge and skill in the provision of care to critically ill adults (with selected problems) and their families. Prerequisites: NURS 5316, NURS 5334 or concurrent enrollment.

5417. CRITICAL CARE NURSING II (2-6). Focuses on collaboration in the provision of care to critically ill adults (with complex problems) and their families. Prerequisite: NURS 5416.

5420. ADULT MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE II (2-6). Focus on advanced knowledge of chronic and complex health problems in the primary care management of adults. Prerequisite: NURS 5203, NURS 5305 or permission of instructor.

5421. ADULT NURSING (2-6). Focus on advanced primary care knowledge for managing adults and their families with emphasis on adolescent, women and geriatric primary health care. Prerequisite: NURS 5420.

5422. GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING (2-6). Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of elders and their families in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5420.

5424. PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING I (2-6). Foundation for advanced assessment, clinical decision-making, and management of individuals, families, and groups at risk for and experiencing mental illnesses and addictions in selected settings. Prerequisites: NURS 5203 or permission of instructor.

5425. PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING II (2-6). Focus on diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management, and outcomes of individuals, families, and groups experiencing complex mental illnesses and addictions in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5424, NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

5429. ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE NURSE EDUCATOR (2-6). Investigate the roles and functions of the nurse educator with directed teaching experiences. Prerequisite: NURS 5302.

5431. FAMILY NURSING (2-6). Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of patients and families throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5420.

5433. EMERGENCY NURSE PRACTITIONER ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I (2-6). Advanced clinical management of individuals across the lifespan with episodic and urgent health care needs. Prerequisites: N5305 Adult Management, N5306 Pediatric Management, N5314 Invasive Skills.

5434. EMERGENCY NURSE PRACTITIONER ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II (2-6). Advanced clinical management of individuals across the lifespan with emergent health care needs requiring resuscitative measures for potentially life threatening alterations. Prerequisites: N5433 Emergency Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan I.

5435. ACUTE CARE NURSING I (2-6). Focuses on advanced knowledge of medical-surgical nursing in managing adults with secondary and tertiary health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 5305.

5436. ACUTE CARE NURSING II (2-6). Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the management and coordination of secondary and tertiary care for adults with complex multisystem dysfunction. Prerequisites: NURS 5203, NURS 5435, NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

5440. ACUTE CARE PEDIATRIC NURSING I (2-6). Family focused approach to the management of children with secondary and tertiary health care needs. Emphasis will be placed on the application of clinical decision-making models in the management of children with selected acute medical-surgical conditions. Prerequisites: NURS 5203, NURS 5306.

5441. ACUTE CARE PEDIATRIC NURSING II (2-6). A family focused approach to the use of advanced knowledge of medical-surgical nursing in the management of children with complex, multi-symptom dysfunction. Prerequisite: NURS 5440.

5442. ADVANCED NURSING CARE OF THE PEDIATRIC CLIENT I (2-6). Using an ecological framework and building upon primary care management, the major focus is on advanced health promotion, assessment, and management of minor acute and chronic illness of the developing child within the family. Prerequisite: NURS 5203, NURS 5306.

5443. ADVANCED NURSING CARE OF THE PEDIATRIC CLIENT II (2-6). Theory and clinical management of complex pediatric problems. The focus is on developmental disabilities/chronic illness, and social environmental problems in the developing child within the family. Prerequisites: NURS 5442, NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

5445. GERONTOLOGICAL/ADULT NURSING I (2-6). Theoretical study with applied clinical nursing judgment and management of adult and gerontological clients in health and illness. Prerequisites: NURS 5316, NURS 5334 or concurrent enrollment.

5446. PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING I (2-6). Synthesize the principles, philosophy, and issues of palliative care with models for advanced practice decision-making in the management of pain and physical symptoms and the preservation of quality of life. Prerequisites: NURS 5203, NURS 5305.

5447. PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING II (2-6). Focus on the interdisciplinary management and coordination of palliative care for complex patients in culturally diverse and medically fragile, high-risk populations. Emphasis on compassionate care of patients with end-stage disease across a variety of health settings and the support of their families through death and bereavement. Prerequisites NURS 5446.

5525. PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (3-6). Focus on diagnosis and pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of individuals, families and groups experiencing mental illnesses and addictions. Prerequisite: NURS 5424, NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

5532. FAMILY NURSING II (3-6). A continuation of NURS 5431 with progressive analysis and clinical nursing judgment and management of families in health and illness. Prerequisites: NURS 5431; NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

5536. ACUTE CARE NURSING II (3-6). Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the management and coordination of secondary and tertiary care for adults with complex multisystem dysfunction. Prerequisite: NURS 5435, NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

5543. CHILD HEALTH NURSING II (3-6). Theory and clinical management of school age children and adolescents with acute minor illness, development disabilities and social/environmental problems. Prerequisites: NURS 5442, NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

5546. ADULT AND GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING (3-6). Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of adults (age 12 and older), their families and their communities with emphasis on special problems of the adolescent, women, and elders in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: NURS 5420; NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment or permission of instructor.

5926. PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING III (0-27). Clinical preceptorship in selected practice settings. Application of theory and research in advanced psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5525.

5933. FAMILY NURSING III (0-27). Clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts in a guided, progressive context of family nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5432. Graded P/F/R.

5937. ACUTE CARE NURSING III (0-27). Clinical preceptorship in selected practice settings. Application of theory and research in advanced acute medical-surgical nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5536.

5944. CHILD HEALTH NURSING III (0-27). Field study in pediatric primary health care in selected clinical settings with guidance from preceptors and faculty. Major focus is integration of theoretical concepts applied to clinical practice. Prerequisites: NURS 5443. Graded P/F/R.

5947. GERONTOLOGICAL/ADULT NURSING III (0-27). Clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts in a guided, progressive context of gerontological nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS 5446. Graded P/F/R.

5170, 5270, 5370, 5470. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded P/F/R.

5190, 5290, 5390, 5490. TOPICS IN NURSING. Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

5331, 5631, 5931. ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM. Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. The ratio of credit to clinical hours is 1:4. Graded P/F/R. Prerequisite: NURS 5313 or 5314; 5421 or 5422 or 5425 or 5431 or 5436 or 5441 or 5443 or 5447 or 5546; or approval of the Graduate Advisor.

5398, 5698. THESIS. 5398 graded R/F only, 5698 graded P/F/R.

5670. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING (6-0). Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded P/F/R.

5690. TOPICS IN NURSING (6-0). Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

5696, 5996. INTERNSHIP IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION. Exploration and participation in the role of a nurse administrator in planning, organizing, and analyzing nursing education or nursing service. Graded P/F/R. Prerequisite: approval of the Graduate Advisor.

6301.† THEORETICAL EVOLUTION IN SCIENCE (3-0).Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis. Pre-requisites:Graduate standing

6302.ISSUES IN STUDYING THE HEALTH OF CULTURALLY DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (3-0).Social and cultural factors affecting health among sub-populations defined by age, education, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, occupation, vulnerability, income and geography.Graduate standing

6303.CULTURE OF SCIENCE (3-0).Professional, financial, socio-politico, ethical and legal issues associated with the conduct of research and the relationships between research and health policy development and implementation. Pre-requisites:Graduate standing

6304.MEASUREMENT IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (3-0). Development and testing of validity and reliability of measurement instruments for use in studies of culturally diverse populations.Pre-requisites: NURS 6303 or permission of instructor

6305.QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGIES (3-0).Philosophical foundation for and methodological issues in using qualitative approaches for scientific and knowledge development. Pre-requisites:NURS 6303 or permission of instructor

†6306.DESIGNING AND TESTING INTERVENTIONS (3-0).Application of advanced nursing research methods to design and test interventions focused on improving health outcomes in culturally diverse populations.Pre-requisites: N6303, N6304 or permission of instructor

6308.RESEARCH SEMINAR (3-0). Explores the research process with faculty guidance.Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.May be repeated to meet student learning needs.Pre-requisites: Successful completion diagnostic evaluation.

6309. SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS:PREPARATION & DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY) (2-3).Provides experiences in the development of scientific products for dissemination. Pre-requisites: Graduate standing

6310.PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (3-0). Development and critique of doctoral dissertation proposal among students and interdisciplinary faculty.Pre-requisites: Successful completion of diagnostic evaluation, N6308 plus 6 hours in portfolio.May be repeated until proposal successfully defended/admission to candidacy.

6311.THE ACADEMIC ROLE IN HIGHER EDUCATION (3-0).Roles and responsibilities of faculty in institutions of higher learning; analysis of issues affecting the professoriate in a rapidly changing society.Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing.

6313.PREPARING NURSE EDUCATORS TO ASSIST STUDENTS FOR CARE OF DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (3-0).Strategies for preparing nurse educators to assist students to care for a changing and diverse population.Pre-requisites: N6311 and/or Concurrent.

6314.HEALTH SERVICES:A NURSING PERSPECTIVE (3-0)† Focuses on the various components of health services research, and their interface with the discipline and practice of nursing.Pre-requisites: N6303 or permission of instructor.

6315.FACULTY INTERNSHIP IN NURSING EDUCATION (0-9). Seminar/practicum in implementation of selected aspect of the faculty role including classroom and clinical teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level; participation in faculty governance and selected faculty scholarly activities.Active guidance and supervision of a regular faculty member.Pre-requisites: N6311, N6313, Psychometric Theory Course or permission of instructor.

6215.CONSULTATION STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC LEADERS SERVING DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (2-0).Examines the consultation process in higher education; roles and responsibilities of the consultant.Pre-requisites: Permission of instructor

6402 EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN A DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE SOCIETY (1-9).Seminar/practicum in implementation of selected aspects of educational administratorís role; participation in departmental and interdepartmental activities under the guidance of an experienced administrator/mentor.Pre-requisites: N6311, N6313, N6315, Psychometric Theory Course or permission of instructor.

6101 DISSERTATION SEMINAR (1-0).Problem solving and discussion of data collection, analysis and write-up of dissertation among students and interdisciplinary faculty.Pre-requisites:Admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. in Nursing.

Electives / Independent Study

Elective courses may be taken in an area of concentration in other departments.

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