Nursing | 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog | The University of Texas at Arlington 

Nursing

College of Nursing

 

Web www.uta.edu/nursing/

Phone 817.272.2776

 

669 Pickard Hall

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

MSN - Nurse Practitioner

Nurs Admin Executive-MSN NonTh

Nursing Admin-MSN NT (AP)

Nursing Admin-MSN Thesis (AP)

Nursing Administration, MSN

Nursing Education, M.S.N.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Nursing Practice - DNP

Nursing BSN to Ph.D. Doctoral Bound, Administration

Nursing BSN to Ph.D. Doctoral Bound, Clinical

Nursing, Ph.D.

Certificates

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Educator

Nursing Educator Role Certificate

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Faculty

Regina Ashwill

Ronda Mintz-Binder

Assistant Clinical Instructor

Susan Baxley

Assistant Clinical Professor

Mindi Anderson

Susan Carlson

Christopher Fowler

Nancy Handy

Melinda Hiemenz

Lisa Taylor

Nancy Willson

Assistant Professor

Lauri John

Patricia Newcomb

Mary Jo Perley

Associate Clinical Professor

Phyllis Adams

Joy Baker

Wendy Barr

Judy Leflore

Patricia Turpin

Associate Dean

Mary Schira, Graduate Advisor:

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Doctor of Nursing Practice - DNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Associate Professor

Cheryl Anderson

Donelle Barnes

Maureen Courtney

Jennifer Gray, Graduate Advisor:

Nursing Administration, MSN

Nursing BSN to Ph.D. Doctoral Bound, Administration

Nursing BSN to Ph.D. Doctoral Bound, Clinical

Nursing Education, M.S.N.

Nursing, Ph.D.

Sharon Judkins

Marilee Schmelzer

Clinical Instructor

Jeannette Crenshaw

Kathryn Daniel

Donna Gurica

Afshin Gutierrez

Larae Huycke

Kellie Kahveci

Bethany Mcclean

Howard Mckay

Lindy Moake

Sara Moore

Patti Parker

Vicki Patrick

Barbara Reid

Andrea Schram

Nancy Wyrick

Clinical Professor

Diane Snow

Professor

Mary Lou Bond

Carolyn Cason

Barbara Raudonis

Department Information

Courses



MSN Program

Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificates

Masters Nursing Certificates

MSN Cooperative Programs

Dual or Joint Degree Programs

DNP Program

PhD Program

 

MSN Program

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 (BSN) 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.

Potential students must also possess a current unencumbered Texas RN license or an unencumbered license from a designated compact state for admission.

The College of Nursing admission criteria are detailed in the MSN Graduate Admission talbe. 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

Applicants must meet all criteria for unconditional admission.

Probationary Admission

Criteria for probationary admission status and the GPA-GRE ratio are listed in the MSN Admission Table. When on probation, students can make no grade lower than a B in their first 12 semester hours of graduate coursework. Probationary students are admitted for part-time study only.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but whom 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 MSN Admission Table.

MSN Graduate Admission Table

 

Admission Criteria Unconditional Probationary
GPA on last 60 hours of Undergraduate Program (BSN) (as calculated by Graduate School of UTA) 3.0[1] 2.8-2.99
GRE[2] Two highest GRE scores will be used in admission process. Not required. Verbal: 430-490 [3]
or
Quantitative: 430-490 [3]
or Analytical Writing: 3.5 [3]
Analytical: 430-490 [3]
(based on GPA/GRE ratio)
GMAT Required for MSN/MBA Dual Degree GPA x 200 + GMAT score = Minimum 1080 See MBA Advisor
TSE (Test of Spoken English) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) TSE: Score of 40 or higher or TOEFL: Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16 or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.
Clinical Experience 1. Two years clinical experience is strongly recommended for all programs. Applicants without 2 years clinical experience will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Associate Dean and/or Program Director.
2. For the ACPNP, NNP, and ACNP programs, two years clinical experience in an acute care setting is required (Evaluated by the Associate Dean and/or Program Director).
3. International students are required to have two years clinical experience in a United States (or equivalent) health care system.
200 word Essay Evaluated by Associate Deans of MSN Programs
Unencumbered RN License in Texas or compact state [4] Evaluated by Associate Deans of MSN Programs
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Required only for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
BSN from NLNAC or CCNE Accredited Program Evaluated by Associate Deans of MSN Programs
Undergraduate Level Statistics Minimum grade of "C"
Physical Assessment for Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education Applicants Current within last three years (course or continuing education program)
Computer competence for Nursing Administration applicants Reviewed by Director of Nursing Administration
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Required for all programs.

[1] Minimum undergraduate GPA requirement for unconditional admission is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

[2] Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing GRE scores will be reviewed and the two highest scores will be considered for the admission process.

[3] Students not meeting GPA/GRE ratio will be reviewed by an Admissions Committee including the Chair of the GSC in Nursing, MSN Graduate Advisor, Director of Program student has selected for study, and a Core Faculty. The committee will review the following: GPA; GRE scores (verbal, analytical/analytical writing, and quantitative); letters of recommendation; TOEFL/TSE/IELTS (if applicable); essay; and statistics' grade. Additional information may be requested. 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.

[4] All graduate nursing students must have an unencumbered Registered Nursing License as designated by the Board Of Nursing (BON) for clinical courses. It is imperative that any student whose license becomes encumbered by the BON must immediately notify their department chair. The complete policy about encumbered RN license is available online at: http://www.uta.edu/nursing/MSN/unencumbered

Admission Policy for Individuals Ineligible to Continue Graduate Study at Another University: If potential students are ineligible to continue graduate study at another university and apply to The University of Texas at Arlington MSN Program, they will be reviewed by an admission committee. The admission committee will be composed of (at minimum): 1) Director of the Program they wish to study, 2) Representative core faculty, and 3) MSN Graduate Advisor. The admission committee will make their recommendation for admission or denial based on the following: 1) Admission materials (GPA on the last 60 hours of BSN, graduate GPA, GRE scores, grade of C or higher on statistics, essay, and English language score if applicable); 2) a narrative statement from the potential student providing a rationale for their ineligibility at another university; and 3) a plan for successful study at UT Arlington. The admission committee reserves the right to ask for additional materials as are needed. The admission committee will make its recommendation of admission or denial to the Graduate Office for the University.

MSN Degree Requirements

A degree plan is developed for the student upon admission to the MSN Program. Students are required to have any changes in degree plan approved by a MSN Graduate Advisor prior to registration. A minimum of 36 semester hours, thesis or non-thesis option, is required for the degree. Three to six semester hours of elective coursework that supports the selected nursing study area are required and must be approved by the MSN Graduate Advisor prior to registration. Students selecting nurse practitioner preparation in Acute Care Nursing, Acute Care Pediatric Nursing, Adult Nursing, Family Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Neonatal Nursing, Primary Care Pediatric Nursing, or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and electing the thesis option are required to complete 51-54 semester hours for the degree depending on their area of study.

All non-thesis candidates shall pass a practicum course at the end of their coursework. All thesis candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing shall present the completed thesis in a final oral examination.

MSN students must complete hours in required courses, nursing specialty area, functional role, and elective(s).

MSN Required Courses

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

MSN Nursing Specialty Areas

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

Nursing Administration
NURS 5311, 5340, 5341, 5342, 5343, 5382

Executive Nursing Administration
NURS 5152, 5247, 5250, 5311, 5340, 5342, 5343, 5345, 5346, 5349, 5351, 5382, 5448

Nursing Education
NURS 5302, 5308, 5309, 5315, 5360, 5361, 5362, 5418

Nurse Practitioner Programs
Acute Care: NURS 5303, 5305, 5314, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5435, 5436, 5631
Acute Care Pediatric: NURS 5303, 5306, 5314, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5441, 5442, 5444, 5631
Acute Care and Primary Pediatric: NURS 5303, 5306, 5314, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5441, 5442, 5444, 5631, 5632
Adult: NURS 5303, 5305, 5313, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5420, 5421 or 5546, 5631
Family: NURS 5303, 5305, 5306, 5313, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5430, 5431, 5631 Acute Care: NURS 5303, 5305, 5314, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5435, 5436, 5631
Gerontological Nursing: NUR 5303, 5305, 5313, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5420, 5422 or 5546, 5631

Neonatal Nursing: NURS 5307, 5314, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5438, 5444, 5539, 5631
Primary Care Pediatric: NURS 5303, 5306, 5313, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5442, 5444, 5631
Psychiatric-Mental Health (Adult): NURS 5303, 5305, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5424, 5425, 5631
Psychiatric-Mental Health (Family): NURS 5303, 5305, 5306, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5424, 5425, 5631

MSN Functional Role

Each student must complete the required courses in at least one functional role as designated by their degree plan:

Administration: NURS 5339
Nurse Practitioner: NURS 5350
Educator: NURS 5329

Electives/Independent Study

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

Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificates

The nurse practitioner certificate enables graduates to be recognized by the Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and to take a national certification exam in their area of specialization. Certificate students must complete the required courses for the nursing specialty area and functional role.

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Adult or Family)

 

Masters Nursing Certificates

Two certificates in Nursing Education are available through the College of Nursing.

  • Nurse Educator: A 6-hour certificate that includes two education courses (NURS 5302 and 5309).
  • Advanced Nurse Educator Role: A 12-hour certificate which includes four educator courses (NURS 5302 and 5309 plus 2 of the following 3 courses: NURS 5308, 5329 or 5360.

 

MSN Cooperative Programs

Cooperative Agreement between The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (TTUHSCSON). Students may transfer a maximum of 18 hours of designated courses from TTUHSCSON to fulfill part of the requirements for an MSN in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at UT Arlington. Students must complete 30 designated course hours at UT Arlington. See MSN Program Advisor for details of Cooperative Agreement.

Cooperative Agreement between The University of Texas at Arlington College 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 6-9 hours of credit toward an MSN at UT Arlington. The remainder of the nurse practitioner course requirements must be completed at UT Arlington. See MSN Program Advisor for details of Cooperative Agreement.

Cooperative Agreement between The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and The University of Texas at Tyler (UTT). Students may transfer a maximum of 12-15 hours of designated courses from UTT to fulfill part of the requirements for an MSN at UT Arlington. Students must complete 33-39 designated nurse practitioner course hours at UT Arlington. See MSN 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) [56-57 credit hours]

Joint Degree (MSN from UT Arlington and MPH from University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth)

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Public Health (MSN/MPH) [57-60 Credit hours]

DNP Program:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program builds on a foundation of previous advanced practice education in nursing and prepares advanced practice nurse providers who demonstrate leadership, clinical expertise and innovation in problem recognition and resolution. The required courses identified for the DNP curriculum meet the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, August 2006).

DNP Admissions Requirements

The applicant for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School and have a Master's Degree in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or a Post Master's with NP Preparation 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.

Potential students must also possess a current unencumbered Texas RN license or an unencumbered license from a designated compact state for admission.

The College of Nursing admission criteria are detailed in the DNP Graduate Admission Table. The admission status options are also described.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants must meet all criteria for unconditional admission.

Probationary Admission

Criteria for probationary admission status are listed in the DNP Admission Table. 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 whom 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 DNP Admission Table.

DNP Graduate Admission Table

 

Admission Criteria Unconditional Probationary
GPA on master's course work or Post-Master's NP Certificate 3.5 on a 4.0 scale 3.0 - 3.49 [1]
GRE Waived Waived
TSE (Test of Spoken English) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) TSE: Score of 40 or higher or TOEFL: Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16 or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.
Statistics course Graduate level with a minimum grade of B.
Current Vita Evaluated by Admissions Committee
Written statement of career vision/goals Evaluated by Admissions Committee
Professional Liability Insurance Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program
Unencumbered RN License in Texas [2] Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program
Currently recognized by Board of Nursing as an APRN in Texas Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program
Current National certification as an NP Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program
Current NP Practice Evaluated by Admissions Committee
Current CPR, ACLS, or PALS as required for their Specialty Area Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program
Immunizations required by the College of Nursing Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program
Clear criminal background check, which satisfies the DFW Hospital Council and the Texas Board of Nursing Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program
Negative drug screen prior to clinical and research activities in health care agencies Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program
Proficiency in use of computer for word processing, spreadsheet development, and data and text file creation and manipulation Evaluated by Associate Dean of DNP Program

[1] Students admitted on probationary status can not make a grade lower than a B in their first 12 semester credit hours of graduate coursework.

[2] All graduate nursing students must have an unencumbered registered license as designated by the Board Of Nursing (BON) for clinical courses. It is imperative that any student whose license becomes encumbered by the BON must immediately notify the Associate Dean for the DNP Program. The complete policy regarding encumbered RN license is available online at: http://www.uta.edu/nursing/MSN/unencumbered

Admission Policy for Individuals Ineligible to Continue Graduate Study at Another University: If potential students are ineligible to continue graduate study at another university and apply to The University of Texas at Arlington DNP Program, they will be reviewed by an admission committee. The admission committee will be composed of (at a minimum): 1) Two representative faculty, and 2) DNP Graduate Advisor. The admission committee will make their recommendation for admission or denial based on the following: 1) Admission materials (GPA on the MSN or Post-Master's certificate, grade of B or higher on graduate statistics, current vita, written statement of career vision, and English language score if applicable); 2) a narrative statement from the potential student providing a rationale for their ineligibility at another university; and 3) a plan for successful study at UT Arlington. The admission committee reserves the right to ask for additional materials as are needed. The admission committee will make its recommendation of admission or denial to the Graduate Office for the University.

Graduate Dean Fellowship Criteria

Fellowship selection will be based on the highest GPA in the student's MSN or Post Master's degree. Candidates must meet the following criteria: 1) New students admitted to UT Arlington in the fall semester, 2) Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their MSN or Post MSN Degree, 3) Maintain 3.25 GPA in graduate credit hours while receiving the fellowship. 4) Enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours in the fall and spring semesters. 5) Assistantship of at least 25% time. 6) Additional criteria as established by the Graduate School.

DNP Degree Requirements

A degree plan is developed for the student upon admission to the DNP Program. Students are required to have any changes in planned program approved by the DNP Graduate Advisor prior to registration. The DNP Program includes a minimum of 45 semester credit hours. The program includes 36 semester hours of required courses and 9 semester hours of electives. Students will select 9 semester hours of electives with the guidance of the graduate advisor to support and/or extend their clinical practice. Students will complete a Clinical Project and Clinical Practica.

DNP Required Courses

NURS 5382, 6302, 6320, 6321, 6323, 6324, 6325, 6326, 6620, 6621

Electives/Independent Study
  • Elective courses may be taken in Nursing or other departments of the University.
  • Independent study offers the student the opportunity to explore topics of special interest.

 

PhD Program

Doctoral nursing education builds on a foundation of prior nursing education and prepares the student for original research and theory development. The PhD in Nursing Program is designed to prepare nurse scientists to meet the health needs of a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society. The central focus of the PhD in Nursing Program 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.

The PhD in Nursing program offers two routes of entry: BSN-PhD or MSN-PhD. Potential students should refer to admission criteria below.

PhD Admission and Degree Requirements

The applicant for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) degree must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School and have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN-PhD entry) or a Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN-PhD entry) 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.

An applicant whose native language is not English must take the Test of Spoken English (TSE), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

  • Persons taking the TSE must make a minimum score of 40.
  • Persons taking the TOEFL must make a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, and meet the following criteria on the internet-based test: attain a minimum overall score of 79 and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: writing: 22; speaking: 21; reading: 20; and listening: 16
  • Persons taking the IELTS must make a minimum score of 7.0.

A foreign student wishing to be a graduate research assistant or a graduate teaching assistant will need to take the Test of Spoken English. For admission, the foreign student must also possess a current RN license in the state where the student is participating in clinical activities.

PhD Admission Status Options

The College of Nursing admission criteria are detailed in the PhD Program Requirements table.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants must meet all criteria for unconditional admission

Probationary Admission

Criteria for probationary admission status are designated in the PhD Program Requirements table. 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 PhD Admissions Committee will make a recommendation for denial.

The PhD Program in Nursing Admission Requirements

 

Admission Criteria Unconditional Probationary [1]
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN-PhD entry) or Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN-PhD entry) from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( CCNE) accredited College of Nursing or equivalent. Evaluated by Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
Evaluated by Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
GPA on all bachelor's coursework (BSN-PhD) or on master's coursework (MSN-PhD). 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale as calculated by the Graduate School 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale as calculated by the Graduate School
GRE for BSN-PhD entry;
GRE waived for MSN-PhD entry
GRE with a total minimum score of: 500 on verbal; 500 on quantitative; 500/4 on analytical/analytical writing scores*
Verbal: 400-490;
Quantitative: 400-490;
Analytical Writing: 3.0-3.5;
Analytical: 400-490
(Based on GPA/GRE ratio)
For international students, TSE (Test of Spoken English) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) TSE: Score of 40 or higher or TOEFL: Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16.
IELTS minimum score of 7.0.
TSE: Score of 40 or higher or
TOEFL: Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16.
IELTS minimum score of 7.0.
Graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B. Implement as stated 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 Committee
Professional liability insurance. Evaluated by Associate Dean for the PhD Program in Nursing. Evaluated by Associate Dean for the PhD Program in Nursing.
Current unencumbered license as a RN; license in the state where student is participating in clinical activities.
Evaluated by Associate Dean for the PhD Program in Nursing. Evaluated by Associate Dean for the PhD Program in Nursing.
Two years of clinical experience (BSN-PhD entry)
Evaluated by Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
Evaluated by Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
Immunizations required by the College of Nursing.
Evaluated by Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
Evaluated by Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
Criminal background check 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 Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
Evaluated by Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
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 Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.
Evaluated by Associate Dean for PhD Program in Nursing.

[1] When on probation, students can make no grade lower than a 3.0 in their first 12 semester hours of graduate coursework.

Graduate Dean Fellowship Criteria

Fellowship selection will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Highest GPA but no lower than 3.25 in the last 60 undergraduate credit hours plus any graduate credit hours of 3.25.
  2. New students admitted to UT Arlington in the Fall semester.
  3. Minimum 3.25 GPA in graduate credit hours while receiving fellowship.
  4. Enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours in the long semesters.
  5. Assistantship of at least 25% time.
  6. The Graduate School now approves the award of a Graduate Dean Doctoral Fellowship to a doctoral applicant who has an undergradute GPA below 3.25 but has a master's degree or 30 hours of graduate coursework with a GPA of 3.25 or better.

PhD Degree Requirements

Students are required to have each semester's planned program approved by the Graduate Advisor prior to registration. A minimum of 54 semester hours is required for the degree: 30 hours of core courses, 12 hours of Research Tools, 3-9 hours of individualized area of study, and 9 hours of dissertation.

Students accepted into the BSN-to-PhD entry option may select a clinical focus, an administrative focus, or an educator focus for the master's level courses. Those in the clinical focus will take 32 credit hours at the master's level. Students in the administrative focus will take 27 hours at the master's level. Those in the educator focus will take 31 credit hours at the master's level. BSN-to-PhD Students will complete all PhD requirements.

PhD Required Courses (Core)

NURS 6301 Theoretical Evolution in Science
NURS 6302 Issues in Studying Health of Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations
NURS 6303 Culture of Science
NURS 6304 Measurement in Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations
NURS 6305 Qualitative Research
NURS 6306 Research Design
NURS 6308 Research Seminar
NURS 6309 Scientific Products: Preparation & Dissemination
NURS 6310 Proposal Development Seminar
NURS 6321 Epidemiology
3 hours Epidemiology approved by Graduate Advisor

Research Tools

12 hours that include 6 hours advanced statistics, 3 hour research practicum, and 3 hour research tool elective

Individualized area of study

Minimum of 3 hours of individualized study will be planned in collaboration with the Graduate Advisor.

Dissertation

NURS 6399 Dissertation Graded R/F
NURS 6699 Dissertation Graded R/F
NURS 6999 Dissertation Graded R/F/P

Electives / Independent Study

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

6170, 6270, 6370, 6470. Independent Study in Nursing
Graded P/R/F.

6190, 6290, 6390, 6490. Topics in Nursing

Diagnostic Evaluation

Before 18 core hours to assess progress and potential for completion

Comprehensive Examination

Exam scheduled after all coursework and research tools are completed. Guidelines for the comprehensive exam are available in the PhD Student Handbook.

Proposal Defense

Dissertation Committee reviews the study proposal and meets with the student privately to approve or not approve the proposal.

Dissertation Defense

Open meeting during which student presents study findings and responds to questions posed by the dissertation committee and other attendees. Successful defense of the dissertation is the final step toward completion of the doctoral degree.

BSN-to-PhD Master's Level Courses

Core Master's Courses taken by all BSN-to-PhD students

5301. Research in Nursing
5327. Analysis of Theories for Nursing
5328. Theory and Research Application in Nursing
5370. Independent Study

Administration Specialty Master's Courses

5311. Nursing Management in the Health Care Environment
5339. Roles and Functions of the Nurse Administrator
5341. Financial Management in Nursing
5342. Management of Nursing Operations
5343. Nursing Leadership and Complex Health Care Systems

Clinical Specialty Master's Courses

5303. Psychiatric Management in Advanced Nursing Practice
5305. Adult Management in Advanced Nursing Practice I OR
5306. Pediatric Management in Advanced Nursing Practice
5315. Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice
5334. Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
5418. Advanced Health Assessment in Nursing Practice
5420. Adult Management in Advanced Nursing Practice II OR
5442. Primary Care of Pediatric Nursing

Educator Specialty Master's Courses

5302. Curriculum Development in Nursing
5309. Teaching/Learning Theories Strategies and Evaluation
5315. Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice
5361. Special Topics in Clinical Practice
5418. Advanced Health Assessment for Nursing Practice

Below is a complete course listing of the MSN, DNP and PhD in Nursing programs. For any questions regarding grading, please see policies and procedures in the graduate section of the Catalog.

Please Note:

The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; completing course requirements in a later semester cannot change it. 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 I) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded I. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an I, the student must complete the course requirements. Enrolling again in the course in which an I was earned cannot change a grade of I. 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 dissertation courses and nine-hour thesis 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.)

Courses (NURS)

NURS5152 – THE NURSE EXECUTIVE IN A GLOBAL MARKET

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Explore leadership of health care in a global market.

 

NURS5170 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F, P, R.

 

NURS5190 – TOPICS IN NURSING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

NURS5191 – COMPREHENSIVE EXAM SEMINAR

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Directed study, consultation and comprehensive examination over coursework leading to a Masters of Science in Nursing. Graded F, P, R.

 

NURS5192 – COMPLETION PROJECT IN NURSING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Collaborative research experience with faculty to develop a paper for publication. Graded F, P, R.

 

NURS5205 – ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Explores and 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.

 

NURS5247 – ECONOMICS IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analyze and apply economic issues related to managing healthcare systems.

 

NURS5250 – ROLE OF THE NURSE EXECUTIVE IN PROVIDER MANAGEMENT

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analyze leadership strategies in managing providers in healthcare systems.

 

NURS5270 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F, P, R.

 

NURS5290 – TOPICS IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

NURS5292 – COMPLETION PROJECT IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Collaborative research experience with faculty to develop a paper for publication. Graded F, P, R.

 

NURS5301 – RESEARCH IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Exploration of the research process and critical examination of published studies with emphasis on research critique, interpretation of statistical results, and evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

 

NURS5302 – CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS5303 – PSYCHIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Foundations of clinical management for commonly occurring psychiatric-mental health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5334 and NURS 5418.

 

NURS5305 – ADULT MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Foundations of clinical management for commonly occurring conditions of adults in primary care. Prerequisite: NURS 5418, 5334.

 

NURS5306 – PEDIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Foundations of advanced clinical practice in the primary care of children, birth to 21 years with a family centered approach on growth and development, health promotion and management of common health problems. Prerequisite: NURS 5418, 5334.

 

NURS5307 – NEONATAL NURSING FROM BIRTH THROUGH 2 YEARS OLD

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the assessment, management, and coordination of care of patients with commonly encountered health care problems experienced in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and after discharge through 2 years of age, along with their families. Prerequisite: NURS 5438.

 

NURS5308 – NURSING INFORMATICS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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.

 

NURS5309 – TEACHING / LEARNING THEORIES, STRATEGIES, AND EVALUATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Teaching/learning theories, strategies, and evaluations for educators. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS5310 – NEGOTIATION AND CONFRONTATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focus on analysis and synthesis of knowledge from relevant theories and implementation of interpersonal skills and techniques of negotiation and confrontation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS5311 – NURSING MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Considers development of theories of leadership and organizational behavior as applied to the health care arena. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 or NURS 5301.

 

NURS5313 – CLINICAL PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

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 5334.

 

NURS5314 – INVASIVE PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

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 5334.

 

NURS5315 – ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and nutrition are applied to disease processes. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

 

NURS5317 – ADVANCED PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The study of psychopharmacology practice for advanced practice nurses. Prerequisite: APRN (Master's Degree in Nursing, National Certification).

 

NURS5321 – NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE FOR NURSING PRACTICE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focuses on the development of a scientific knowledge base of current nutritional practices in preventive, therapeutic management, and clinical research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS5322 – ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF RESEARCH DATA IN HEALTH CARE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analysis and interpretation of research data for health related studies using a Windows-based computer statistical package. Prerequisite: Elementary statistics.

 

NURS5327 – ANALYSIS OF THEORIES FOR NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Critical examination of philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing. Analysis of selected concepts and theories. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS5328 – THEORY AND RESEARCH APPLICATION IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Integration of theoretical and empirical elements of nursing research with emphasis on proposal development. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5301.

 

NURS5329 – ROLE OF THE NURSE EDUCATOR

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Investigation of the roles and functions of the nurse educator. Prerequisite: NURS 5301 and NURS 5327.

 

NURS5331 – ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM

12 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 Prerequisite: NURS 5421 or 5422 or 5425 or 5431 or 5436 or 5444 or 5539 or 5546. Good academic standing (GPA minimum 3.0). Graded F, R, P, W.

 

NURS5332 – ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 to 4. Prerequisites: NURS 5421 or NURS 5422 or NURS 5425 or NURS 5431 or NURS 5434 or NURS 5436 or NURS 5444 or NURS 5539, or NURS 5546.

 

NURS5334 – ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5315.

 

NURS5339 – ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

1 Lecture Hour  ·  6 Lab Hours

Examine and implement administrative and managerial roles in health care organizations. Prerequisite: NURS 5311; NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5340 – MANAGEMENT SEMINAR AND PRACTICE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  6 Lab Hours

Synthesize management, organizational, and leadership concepts and theories in selected health care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5339 and 5342.

 

NURS5341 – FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in health care. Prerequisite: NURS 5311 or MANA 5312; NURS 5301 or concurrent enrollment; Computer literacy with spreadsheets (approved through advisor).

 

NURS5342 – MANAGEMENT OF NURSING OPERATIONS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Examine effective strategic planning for health care systems. Prerequisite: NURS 5341.

 

NURS5343 – NURSING LEADERSHIP AND COMPLEX HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analyze leadership strategies in current and predicted health care systems including dimensions of workforce and workplace issues, leadership, and evidenced-based decision-making. Prerequisite: NURS 5327; NURS 5311 or MANA 5312 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5344 – FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Enhance the effectiveness of the advanced practice nurse through the development of skills in financial and human resource management. Prerequisite: NURS 5343.

 

NURS5345 – RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Exploration of the research process with emphasis on critique, interpretation of statistical results, and evidenced-based practice. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

 

NURS5346 – ADVANCING CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Analyze cultural issues in current and predicted healthcare systems including dimension of diversity and the workplace environment.

 

NURS5349 – RESEARCH EVALUATION AND DATA ANALYSIS IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Combines evaluation of research and data analysis for managing healthcare systems.

 

NURS5350 – ROLE OF THE NURSE IN ADVANCED PRACTICE

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the health care system. Prerequisite: NURS 5418 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5351 – ROLE OF THE NURSE EXECUTIVE: DESIGNING INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analyze and apply innovative solutions when designing healthcare environments.

 

NURS5360 – SIMULATION APPLICATION IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Application of simulation and active learning strategies in nursing education.

 

NURS5361 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Advanced clinical practice with selected targeted patient populations. Prerequisite: NURS 5315, NURS 5418.

 

NURS5362 – TEACHING PRACTICUM

0 Lecture Hours  ·  12 Lab Hours

The ratio of credit to clinical hours is 1:4. Nursing education preceptorship in selected health care sites with opportunities to apply clinical and educational knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of nursing education. Prerequisite: NURS 5308 and NURS 5361; NURS 5329 or concurrent enrollment. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0). Graded: F,R,P,W.

 

NURS5370 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F,P,R.

 

NURS5380 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Detailed study and participation in a faculty sponsored research project. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor prior to registration. Prerequisite: NURS 5301, NURS 5327, and NURS 5328.

 

NURS5382 – NURSING AND HEALTH CARE POLICY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analyze historical, current, and predicted national, state, and local health care policy processes. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 or NURS 5301.

 

NURS5386 – HEALTH LAW

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Health law as it affects professionals, institutions, and entities that deliver and finance health care. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS5387 – THE LAW OF HEALTH CARE MALPRACTICE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The law of health care malpractice as it affects professional relationships of all persons engaged in the provision of health care. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS5390 – TOPICS IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

NURS5392 – COMPLETION PROJECT IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Collaborative research experience with faculty to develop a paper for publication. Graded F, P, R.

 

NURS5393 – ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE I

1 Lecture Hour  ·  6 Lab Hours

Development of advanced knowledge base of specialized clinical concepts and the application of this knowledge in selected clinical areas. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS5394 – ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE II

1 Lecture Hour  ·  6 Lab Hours

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.

 

NURS5398 – THESIS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Graded F,R.

 

NURS5418 – ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC REASONING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5301 and NURS 5334 or concurrent enrollment. These items must be cleared with the Clinical Coordinator: Physical Assessment content within the last 3 years (upon admission) or approved Physical Assessment Continuing Education course; Drug Screen and Criminal Background Check 30 days prior to first day of class; Unencumbered Texas RN License; Current CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) card; Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) card (Acute Care Pediatric only); Current immunizations.

 

NURS5420 – ADULT MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus on advanced knowledge of chronic and complex health problems in the primary care management including age groups from adolescents through old age. Prerequisite: NURS 5305; NURS 5313 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5421 – ADULT NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus on advanced primary care knowledge for managing adults and their families with emphasis on adolescents, women, and older adults in primary health care. Prerequisite: NURS 5328, 5420; 5303 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5422 – GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of older adults and their families in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5328, 5420; 5303 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5424 – PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Advanced clinical management of individuals, families, and groups at risk for and experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. Prerequisite: NURS 5303; NURS 5305 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5425 – PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Advanced clinical management of individuals, families, and groups at risk for and experiencing complex psychiatric disorders. Prerequisite: NURS 5328 and NURS 5424.

 

NURS5430 – FAMILY NURSING I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus on advanced knowledge of acute, chronic, and complex health problems in the primary care management of individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5305 and 5306; 5313 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5431 – FAMILY NURSING II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of patients and families throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5328 and 5430; 5303 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5433 – EMERGENCY NURSE PRACTITIONER ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Advanced clinical management of individuals across the lifespan with episodic and urgent health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 5305 and 5306; 5314 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5434 – EMERGENCY NURSE PRACTITIONER ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Advanced clinical management of individuals across the lifespan with emergent health care needs requiring resuscitative measures for potentially life threatening alterations. Prerequisite: NURS 5328 and 5433; 5303 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5435 – ACUTE CARE NURSING I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focuses on advanced knowledge of medical-surgical nursing in managing adults with secondary and tertiary health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 5305; 5314 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5436 – ACUTE CARE NURSING II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the management and coordination of secondary and tertiary care for adults with complex multisystem dysfunction. Prerequisite: NURS 5328, 5435; 5303 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5438 – PERINATAL/NEONATAL NURSING OF HIGH-RISK MATERNAL/FETAL DYAD

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focuses on advanced knowledge of perinatal/neonatal nursing in the high-risk pregnancy and neonate with secondary and tertiary health care needs along with their families. Prerequisite: NURS 5314, 5418 or permission of instructor.

 

NURS5440 – ACUTE CARE PEDIATRIC NURSING I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

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. Prerequisite: NURS 5303, 5306.

 

NURS5441 – ACUTE CARE PEDIATRIC NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus is on advanced, interdisciplinary practice to assess, diagnose, and manage acute and critical, single and multi-system health problems of children birth to 21 years in secondary and tertiary care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5306; 5314 or concurrent enrollment; 5442 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5442 – PRIMARY CARE PEDIATRIC NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus is on integration of acquired theoretical and empirical knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of multiple common acute and stable chronic health problems in children birth to 21 years. Prerequisite: NURS 5306; 5313 or 5314 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5443 – ADVANCED NURSING CARE OF PEDIATRIC CLIENT II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

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. Prerequisite: NURS 5442; 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5444 – ADVANCED NURSING CARE OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX PROBLEMS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Clinical management of complex health problems of pediatric patients birth to 21 years within the family system. Prerequisite: NURS 5328; NURS 5441 or NURS 5442; and NURS 5303 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5445 – GERONTOLOGICAL/ADULT NURSING I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Theoretical study with applied clinical nursing judgment and management of adult and gerontological clients in health and illness. Prerequisite: NURS 5418, 5334 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5446 – PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

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. Prerequisite: NURS 5303 and 5305.

 

NURS5447 – PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

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. Prerequisite: NURS 5446.

 

NURS5448 – BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

4 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Analyze and apply business management concepts to financial planning and budgeting in healthcare systems.

 

NURS5470 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F,P,R.

 

NURS5525 – PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus on diagnosis and pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of individuals, families and groups experiencing mental illnesses and addictions. Prerequisite: NURS 5424, 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5532 – FAMILY NURSING II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

A continuation of NURS 5431 with progressive analysis and clinical nursing judgment and management of families in health and illness. Prerequisite: NURS 5431, 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5536 – ACUTE CARE NURSING II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the management and coordination of secondary and tertiary care for adults with complex multisystem dysfunction. Prerequisite: NURS 5435, 5328 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5539 – NEONATAL NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the assessment, management, and coordination of secondary and tertiary care of neonates with complex multi-system dysfunction, along with their families. Prerequisite: NURS 5438.

 

NURS5543 – CHILD HEALTH NURSING II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Theory and clinical management of school age children and adolescents with acute minor illness, development disabilities and social/environmental problems. Prerequisite: NURS 5442, 5328 or current enrollment.

 

NURS5546 – ADULT AND GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  6 Lab Hours

Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of adults (age 12 and older), their families, and their communities with emphasis on special problems of adolescents, women, and elders in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5328, 5420; and NURS 5303 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS5630 – REGISTERED NURSE FIRST ASSISTANT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  9 Lab Hours

Focuses on the delivery of care to surgical patients in all aspects of the surgical experience: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative. The course meets the requirements for RNs to assume the role of a registered nurse first assistant (RNFA). Prerequisite: CNPR or CNOR eligible. CNOR eligible requires proof of eligibility to take the CNOR exam from the Competency and Credentialing Institution.

 

NURS5631 – ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM

24 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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. Prerequisite: NURS 5421 or 5422 or 5425 or 5431 or 5436 or 5444 or 5539 or 5546. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0). Graded F, R, P, W.

 

NURS5632 – ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM - CERT

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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. Prerequisite: NURS 5339 or 5421 or 5422 or 5425 or 5431 or 5434 or 5436 or 5539 or 5444 or 5546. Good academic standing.

 

NURS5670 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  9 Lab Hours

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 F,P,R.

 

NURS5698 – THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Graded F, R, P.

 

NURS5926 – PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING III

0 Lecture Hours  ·  27 Lab Hours

Clinical preceptorship in selected practice settings. Application of theory and research in advanced psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5525.

 

NURS5931 – ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM

36 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F, P, R. Prerequisite: NURS 5339 or 5421 or 5422 or 5425 or 5431 or 5434 or 5436 or 5444 or 5546.

 

NURS5937 – ACUTE CARE NURSING III

0 Lecture Hours  ·  27 Lab Hours

Clinical preceptorship in selected practice settings. Application of theory and research in advanced acute medical-surgical nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5536.

 

NURS5944 – CHILD HEALTH NURSING III

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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. Graded F,P,R. Prerequisite: NURS 5443.

 

NURS5947 – GERONTOLOGICAL/ADULT NURSING III

0 Lecture Hours  ·  27 Lab Hours

Clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts in a guided, progressive context of gerontological nursing practice. Graded F,P,R. Prerequisite: NURS 5446.

 

NURS6170 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F,R, P.

 

NURS6190 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

NURS6215 – CONSULTATION STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC LEADERS SERVING DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examines the consultation process in higher education; roles and responsibilities of the consultant. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

 

NURS6270 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F, R, P.

 

NURS6290 – TOPICS IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

NURS6301 – THEORETICAL EVOLUTION IN SCIENCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS6302 – ISSUES IN STUDYING THE HEALTH OF CULTURALLY DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Social and cultural factors affecting health among sub-populations defined by age, education, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, occupation, vulnerability, income and geography. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS6303 – CULTURE OF SCIENCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS6304 – MEASUREMENT IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Evaluate measurement tools/instruments for studying culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. Prerequisite: NURS 6301, Theoretical Evolution in Science, or permission of instructor. Course is predicated on prior learning related to concept analysis, basic statistics including correlation.

 

NURS6305 – QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Philosophical foundation for and methodological issues in using qualitative approaches for scientific and knowledge development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS6306 – RESEARCH DESIGN

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Application of advanced nursing research methods to design studies that improve health outcomes in culturally diverse populations. Prerequisites: NURS 6303 and NURS 6304 or permission of instructor.

 

NURS6308 – RESEARCH SEMINAR

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Implements the research process with faculty guidance. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest. May be repeated to meet student learning needs. Prerequisite: Recommendation of the advisor; permission of the instructor.

 

NURS6309 – SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Provides experiences in the development of scientific products for dissemination. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS6310 – PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Development and critique of doctoral dissertation proposal. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Successful completion of diagnostic evaluation, NURS 6308 (Research Seminar).

 

NURS6311 – THE ACADEMIC ROLE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Roles and responsibilities of faculty in institutions of higher learning; analysis of issues affecting the professoriate in a rapidly changing society. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

NURS6313 – PREPARING NURSE EDUCATORS TO ASSIST STUDENTS FOR CARE OF DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Strategies for preparing nurse educators to assist students to care for a changing and diverse population. Prerequisite: NURS 6311 or concurrent enrollment and NURS 5302 or approval of Graduate Advisor.

 

NURS6314 – CLINICAL RESEARCH: A NURSING PERSPECTIVE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focuses on the various components of health services research, and their interface with the discipline and practice of nursing. Prerequisite: NURS 6303 or permission of instructor.

 

NURS6315 – FACULTY INTERNSHIP IN NURSING EDUCATION

0 Lecture Hours  ·  9 Lab Hours

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. Prerequisite: NURS 6311, 6313, Psychometric Theory Course or permission of instructor.

 

NURS6316 – CLINICAL RESEARCH RESIDENCY

0 Lecture Hours  ·  9 Lab Hours

Seminar/practicum in implementation of selected aspect of the clinical researcher role including research practice in a clinical environment and participation in research activities. Active guidance and supervision of a clinical researcher. Prerequisite: NURS 6314 and 6317.

 

NURS6317 – CONDUCT OF RESEARCH IN CLINICAL ENVIRONMENTS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Addresses the methodological and sociopolitical influences affecting the conduct of clinical research. Prerequisite: NURS 6314.

 

NURS6320 – LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Focuses on leadership and organizational theories and financial principles to promote quality improvement initiatives in a selected practice.

 

NURS6321 – EPIDEMIOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Principles of epidemiology: Introduces the basic principles and biostatistical methods of epidemiology and demonstrates their applicability to population health. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

 

NURS6323 – CLINICAL RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focuses on clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: NURS 6321, 6324 or concurrent enrollment.

 

NURS6324 – CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focuses on the selection and use of information systems/technology to provide health care and to evaluate patient care programs, outcomes, and systems. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

 

NURS6325 – ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING FOR SELECTED POPULATIONS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Apply advanced concepts in pathophysiology and technology in managing selected patient populations. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

 

NURS6326 – CLINICAL RESEARCH PROJECT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Seminar to implement a clinical research project. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and NURS 6323.

 

NURS6370 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F, R, P.

 

NURS6390 – TOPICS IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

NURS6399 – DISSERTATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Graded F, R. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the Doctor in Nursing degree.

 

NURS6402 – EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN A DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE SOCIETY

1 Lecture Hour  ·  9 Lab Hours

Seminar/practicum in implementation of selected aspects of educational administrator's role; participation in departmental and interdepartmental activities under the guidance of an experienced administrator/mentor. Prerequisite: NURS 6311, 6313, 6315, Psychometric Theory Course or permission of instructor.

 

NURS6470 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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 F, R, P.

 

NURS6490 – TOPICS IN NURSING

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

 

NURS6620 – DNP CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

18 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

270 Clinical Hours. Emphasis on the development of clinical expertise in the management of health problems in selected populations. Prerequisite: NURS 6325 or concurrent enrollment. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0).

 

NURS6621 – DNP CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

18 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

270 Clinical Hours - Emphasis on the development of clinical expertise in the management of health problems in selected populations. Prerequisite: NURS 6620.

 

NURS6699 – DISSERTATION

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Graded F, R. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the Doctor in Nursing degree.

 

NURS6999 – DISSERTATION

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Graded F, R, P. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the Doctor in Nursing degree.