Nursing

College of Nursing

 

Web www.uta.edu/nursing/

Phone 817.272.2776

 

669 Pickard Hall

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Academic Partnership Nurse Educator, M.S.N. Non Thesis

Academic Partnership Nursing Admin., M.S.N.

Academic Partnership, Nurse Family Practitioiner

Nurse Practitioner, Adult / Gerontology Primary Care

Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N.

Nursing Admin. Executive, M.S.N. Non Thesis

Nursing Administration, M.S.N.

Nursing Education, M.S.N.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Nursing Practice, D.N.P.

Nursing Administration, B.S.N. to Ph.D.

Nursing Educator, B.S.N. to Ph.D.

Nursing, Clinical, B.S.N. to Ph.D.

Nursing, Ph.D.

Certificates

Nurse Educator

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Pediatric

Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Certificate

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal – Gainful Employment Disclosure

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric

Graduate Faculty

Associate Dean

Mary Schira

Clinical Assistant Professor

Susan Baxley

Deborah Behan

Susan Carlson

Daisha Cipher

Chad Collom

Jeannette Crenshaw

Elizabeth Ellis

Beverly Ewing

Christopher Fowler

John Gonzalez

Linda Grande

Nancy Handy

Valerie Hart

Lauri John

Carol Lieser

Jacqueline Michael

Mary Jo Perley

Cynthia Plonien

Lisa Taylor

Phyllis Wood

Clinical Associate Professor

Phyllis Adams

Joy Baker

Interim Dean, College of Nursing; Associate Dean, Dept. MSN Administration, Education, and PhD Programs; Professor

Jennifer Gray

Interim Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Clinical Assistant Professor

Sharolyn Dihigo

Interim Director, MSN Education Program; Clinical Instructor

Marie Lindley

Professor

Mary Lou Bond

Carolyn Cason

Judy Leflore

Mary Mancini

Associate Professor

Cheryl Anderson

Donelle Barnes

Maureen Courtney

Barbara Raudonis

Marilee Schmelzer

Assistant Professor

Maxine Adegbola

Mindi Anderson

Mary Cazzell

Kathryn Daniel

Ronda Mintz-Binder

Associate Adjunct Professor

Lorraine Hegstad

Clinical Professor

Diane Snow

Assistant Clinical Professor

Patricia Thomas

Clinical Instructor

Deborah Boger

Essence Carter Griffin

Sara Duvall

Paula Gillman

Marcia Harris

Mary Haskew

Kellie Kahveci

Sandra Laird

Sayda Major

Bethany Mcclean

Howard Mckay

Lindy Moake

Jodie Moore

Sara Moore

Patti Parker

Vicki Patrick

Dixie Stevenson

Kimberly Wright

Nancy Wyrick

Graduate Advisors

Felicia Chamberlain

Academic Partnership Nurse Educator, M.S.N. Non Thesis

Academic Partnership Nursing Admin., M.S.N.

Suzanne Despres

Academic Partnership Nursing Admin., M.S.N.

Jennifer Gray

Nursing Administration, B.S.N. to Ph.D.

Nursing Educator, B.S.N. to Ph.D.

Nursing, Clinical, B.S.N. to Ph.D.

Nursing, Ph.D.

Marie Lindley

Academic Partnership Nurse Educator, M.S.N. Non Thesis

Nursing Education, M.S.N.

Cynthia Plonien

Academic Partnership Nursing Admin., M.S.N.

Nursing Admin. Executive, M.S.N. Non Thesis

Nursing Administration, M.S.N.

Mary Schira

Doctor of Nursing Practice, D.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Pediatric

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric

Department Information

Courses

 

Department Information

MSN Program

Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificates

Masters Nursing Certificates

Dual or Joint Degree Programs

DNP Program

PhD Program

 

MSN Program

MSN Admissions Requirements (All MSN Programs)

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.

Potential students must also possess a current unencumbered RN license from Texas, a compact state, or other state board of nursing.

The College of Nursing admission criteria are detailed in the MSN Graduate Admission table. The admission status options are described below.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants must meet all criteria for unconditional admission.

Probationary Admission

Criteria for probationary admission status and minimum GRE scores are listed in the MSN Graduate Admission Table. When admitted on probation, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first two semesters of enrollment in the graduate program. 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 may 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 [3] [5]
GRE [2] Two highest GRE scores will be used in admission process. Not required.

Verbal: 430 or 149 [3]

or

Quantitative: 430 or 141

or Analytical Writing: 3.5

Analytical: 430

Dual and Joint Degree Applicants Additional standardized tests and requirements specific to the program must be completed. See Program 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 on subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16 or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.
Clinical Experience

1. Two years clinical experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) is strongly recommended for all programs. Applicants without 2 years clinical experience should contact the Associate Dean and/or Program Director prior to making application.

2. For the ACPNP, NNP, and ACNP programs, two years clinical experience as an RN in an acute care setting is required (Evaluated by the Associate Dean and/or Program Director).

3. For the MSN in Nursing Education program, 2 years clinical experience is required.

4. International students are required to have two years RN clinical experience in a United States (or equivalent) health care system.

200 word Essay re: Career goals Evaluated by Associate Deans of MSN Programs
Current and unencumbered RN License from Texas, a compact state, or other state board of nursing [4] Evaluated by Associate Deans of MSN Programs
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Required only for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program; Neonatal NP applicants may complete the NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program).
BSN from NLNAC or CCNE Accredited Program Evaluated by Associate Deans of MSN Programs
Undergraduate Level Statistics Minimum grade of "C"
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Required for all programs.

[1] Minimum undergraduate GPA requirement for unconditional admission is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as calculated by the Graduate School.

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

[3] If a person does not meet probationary admission requirements, he or she may request review by a Committee of the Graduate Nursing Faculty. The Committee may request completion of coursework and/or additional information to support the individual’s petition for admission.

[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 regarding encumbered RN license is available online at: http://www.uta.edu/nursing/MSN/unencumbered

[5] If admitted on probation, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first two semesters of enrollment in the graduate program. Probationary students are admitted for part-time study only.

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 Graduate Advisor prior to registration. A minimum of 36 semester hours, thesis or non-thesis option, is required for the degree. Elective coursework that supports the selected nursing study area must be approved by the Graduate Advisor prior to registration. Students electing the thesis option do not have elective course requirements.

All non-thesis and 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) depending on specific plan.

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

Nursing Education

NURS 5302, 5308, 5309, 5318, 5319, 5326, 5360, 5361, 5362

Nurse Practitioner Programs

Acute Care Adult Gerontology: 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 Gerontology Primary Care: NURS 5303, 5305, 5313, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5451, 5552, 5453, 5631

Family: NURS 5303, 5305, 5306, 5313, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5430, 5431, 5631

Neonatal Nursing: NURS 5307, 5314, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5438, 5444, 5539, 5631 or 5204, 5315, 5316, 5334, 5446, 5447, 5450, 5631

Primary Care Pediatric: NURS 5303, 5306, 5313, 5315, 5334, 5418, 5442, 5444, 5631

Family Psychiatric Mental Health: 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 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 individuals with a Master’s Degree in Nursing 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 Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

 

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.

 

Dual or Joint Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs

Master of Science in Nursing Administration/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) [57 credit hours]

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSN/HCAD) [60 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 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 described.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants must meet all criteria for unconditional admission.

Probationary Admission

Criteria for probationary admission status are listed in the DNP Graduate Admission Table. When on probation, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first two semesters of enrollment in the graduate program.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but whom otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may 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 Graduate Admission Table.

DNP Graduate Admission Table

 

Admission CriteriaUnconditionalProbationary
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 or Resume Evaluated by Associate Dean or Admissions Committee
Written statement of career vision/goals Evaluated by Associate Dean or Admissions Committee
 
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 Associate Dean or Admissions Committee
Current CPR, ACLS, PALS or NRP as required for their Specialty Area 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 probation, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first two semesters of enrollment in the graduate program.

[2] All graduate nursing students must have an unencumbered registered nurse 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 Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will be composed of (at a minimum): 1) Two representative faculty, and 2) DNP Graduate Advisor. The Admissions 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 Admissions Committee reserves the right to ask for additional materials as are needed. The Admissions Committee will make its recommendation of admission or denial to the Graduate Office for the University.

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 33 semester hours of required courses and 3 semester hours of elective. Students will select 3 semester hours of electives with the guidance of the graduate advisor to support and/or extend their clinical practice. Students will complete a Scholarly Project and Clinical Practica.

DNP Required Courses

NURS 6302, 6320, 6321, 6323, 6324, 6326, 6382, 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

The Philosophy of Science in nursing program is built 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. Applicants must submit to the Office of Graduate Studies official transcripts from each college or university attended.

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, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first two semesters of enrollment in the graduate program.

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 Evaluated by Associate Dean
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 or 153 on verbal; 500 or 144 on quantitative; 500/4 on analytical/analytical writing scores*

Verbal: 400-490 or 146-152;

Quantitative: 400-490 or 140-143;

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 from an accredited college or university of 3 or more credit hours 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 Evaluated by Associate Dean
Evidence of current professional nursing licensure/registration in at least one political jurisdiction. Licensure/registration must be maintained throughout the program. If a Phd student is going to perform direct patient care activities or supervise students in clinical agencies, he or she will be required to obtain an RN license in Texas or a compact state. Evaluated by Associate Dean Evaluated by Associate Dean
Two years of clinical experience recommended (BSN-PhD entry) Evaluated by Associate Dean Evaluated by Associate Dean
Immunizations required by the College of Nursing. Evaluated by Associate Dean Evaluated by Associate Dean
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 Evaluated by Associate Dean
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 Evaluated by Associate Dean

*A new goal statement and a new interview are required with every application.

[1] A student on probation must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first two semesters of enrollment in the graduate program.

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

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/P

NURS 6999 Dissertation Graded R/F/P

NURS 7399 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 the completion of the first 18 hours beyond appropriate master’s level coursework 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

5318. Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

5361. Special Topics in Clinical Practice

5326. Advanced Health Assessment for Nursing Practice

5319 Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Educators

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.

 

NRST Courses

NRST5393 – UNT NURSING TRANSFER ELECTIVE

0 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

NRST5394 – UNT HEALTH ECONOMICS

0 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

NRST5395 – UNT CAPSTONE CULMINATING PROJECT 1

0 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

NRST5397 – UNT PROFESSIONAL REPORT CULMINATING PROJECT II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

NRST5698 – UNT THESIS

0 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

NURS Courses

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. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Graduate standing.

 

NURS5190 – TOPICS IN NURSING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

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

 

NURS5204 – NEONATAL NURSING I

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate. Prerequisite: NURS 5315

 

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. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Graduate standing.

 

NURS5290 – TOPICS IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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

 

NURS5301 – RESEARCH IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Exploration of the research process and critical examination of published studies with emphasis on critical appraisal, 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

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.

 

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 or concurrent enrollment.

 

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 or Certificate program standing.

 

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 or Certificate Program standing.

 

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).

 

NURS5318 – ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE EDUCATORS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of advanced physiology and pathophysiology and are applied to disease processes.

 

NURS5319 – ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE EDUCATORS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for nurse educators.

 

NURS5326 – ADVANCED ASSESSMENT FOR NURSE EDUCATORS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  1 Lab Hour

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan as applies to the nurse educator role.

 

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 5425 or 5431 or 5436 or 5444 or 5539 or 5546 or 5453 or 5450. Good academic standing (GPA minimum 3.0). Graded F, R, P, W.

 

NURS5332 – 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 to 4. Prerequisites: NURS 5425 or NURS 5431 or NURS 5434 or NURS 5436 or NURS 5444 or NURS 5539 or NURS 5546 or NURS 5453 or 5450. GPA 3.0 and Certificate Program standing. Graded F,R,P,W

 

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.

 

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.

 

NURS5347 – ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING WOMEN'S HEALTH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Addresses concepts of health care of female patients throughout the life span. Explores the physiology of the reproductive continuum, including childbearing and clinical management approaches specific to the health care of women. Prerequisites: NURS 5418 or NURS 5316 or permission of instructor.

 

NURS5348 – NURSING CARE AT THE END OF LIFE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Addresses concepts of palliative care of patients with life limiting disease and their families. Explores the physiology of end stage disease processes, clinical approaches to pain and symptom management, societal issues and trends in end of life care, models of care delivery and the impact of personal values and beliefs about death. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

 

NURS5350 – ROLE OF THE NURSE IN ADVANCED PRACTICE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the health care system. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

 

NURS5360 – SIMULATION APPLICATION IN NURSING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Application of simulation in healthcare. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

 

NURS5361 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Advanced clinical practice with selected targeted patient populations. Prerequisite: NURS 5318, NURS 5319, NURS 5326.

 

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,R,P,W. Permission of instructor. Graduate standing.

 

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. Permission of instructor. Graded F,R,P,W.

 

NURS5382 – NURSING AND HEALTH CARE POLICY: ISSUES AND ANALYSIS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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

 

NURS5390 – TOPICS IN NURSING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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

 

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: Unencumbered Texas RN License; Current CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) card; Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) card (Acute Care Pediatric only); Current immunizations.

 

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, or Certificate Program standing.

 

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; NURS 5306 or concurrent enrollment.

 

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 or Certificate Program standing.

 

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 or Certificate Program standing.

 

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 or Certificate Program standing.

 

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; 5314,5442 or concurrent enrollment; or Certificate Program standing.

 

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; or Certificate Program standing.

 

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 or NURS 5539; and NURS 5303 or concurrent enrollment; or Certificate Program standing.

 

NURS5446 – NEONATAL NURSING II

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, and neurologic. Prerequisite: NURS 5204

 

NURS5447 – NEONATAL NURSING III

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: hematologic, skeletal, integumentary, immunologic, and metabolic/endocrine. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues. Prerequisite: NURS 5446

 

NURS5450 – NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE

0 Lecture Hours  ·  16 Lab Hours

Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guilded, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. The ratio of credit to clinical hours is 1:4. Prerequisite: NURS 5334 and NURS 5316 and NURS 5204.

 

NURS5451 – ADULT/GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSING I

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 adolescense through old age. Prerequisite: NURS 5305

 

NURS5453 – ADULT/GERONTOLOGY NURSING III

1 Lecture Hour  ·  9 Lab Hours

Continued focus on advanced knowledge and clinical practice in the management of adults of all ages, their families, and their communities. Prerequisite: NURS 5552

 

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. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Graded F,R,P,W.

 

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.

 

NURS5537 – NEONATAL NURSING II

5 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, and neurologic. Prerequisite: NURS 5204

 

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.

 

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.

 

NURS5552 – ADULT/GERONTOLOGY NURSING II

2 Lecture Hours  ·  9 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 the adolescent, women, and elders in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5451

 

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 5425 or 5431 or 5436 or 5444 or 5539 or 5546 or 5453 or 5450. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0). Graded F,R,P,W.

 

NURS5632 – ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM - CERT

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 5425 or 5431 or 5434 or 5436 or 5539 or 5444 or 5546 or 5453 or 5450. Good academic standing and Certificate Program standing (3.0 GPA) Graded: F,R,P,W

 

NURS5670 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

6 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. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Graded F,R,P,W.

 

NURS5698 – THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Graded F, R, P.

 

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.

 

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. DNP or PhD program.

 

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)

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 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).

 

NURS6318 – PARAMETRIC STATISTICS FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Advanced knowledge and skills to use biostatistics effectively in different research designs and data analyses. Use of a statistical software package to manipulate datasets and perform statistical analyses. Emphasis will be placed on parametric statistical methods for complex research questions and designs. Prerequisite of a graduate-level introductory statistics course.

 

NURS6319 – PSYCHOMETRIC AND NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Basic knowledge and skills to select the appropriate biostatistical analysis for different research designs, analyze data, interpret statistical results, and understand research articles in professional journals. Emphasis will be placed on reliability and validity of instruments commonly used in healthcare; outcome measurement in health care; common research designs in health care research; nonparametric statistics for dependent samples and independent samples; logistic regression; and survival analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate-level introductory statistics course.

 

NURS6320 – LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

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

 

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. PhD or DNP Program.

 

NURS6323 – PRACTICE SCHOLARSHIP

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focuses on clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: NURS 6320 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. DNP or PhD Program.

 

NURS6325 – ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING FOR SELECTED POPULATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Apply advanced concepts in pathophysiology and technology in managing selected patient populations. Prerequisite: DNP Program.

 

NURS6326 – PRACTICE SCHOLARSHIP

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Seminar to develop a practice scholarship project. Prerequisite: 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.

 

NURS6382 – HEALTH CARE POLICY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analyze historical, current, and predicted global, national, state, and local health care policy processes. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

 

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.

 

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 PRACTICUM I

18 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

270 Clinical Hours. Emphasis on the development of advance practice expertise in the management of health problems in selected populations. Prereq: NURS 6326 or concurrent enrollment. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0). Grade: F,R,P,W.

 

NURS6621 – DNP PRACTICUM II

18 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

270 Clinical Hours - Emphasis on the development of advance clinical practice expertise in the management of health problems in selected populations. Preq: NURS 6620 and DNP status.

 

NURS6699 – DISSERTATION

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Graded F, R, P, W. 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.

 

NURS7399 – DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.

 

NURS-IS Courses

NURS-IS5370 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

8 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.