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NURSING, Human Services OF
College of Health and

Director of School of Nursing: Loucine Huckabay                      courses: written communication, oral communication,
Director of Graduate Program: Savitri Singh-Carlson                  critical thinking, mathematics, BIOL 207, BIOL 208, CHEM
Director of Undergraduate Program: Beth Keely                        140, and MICR 200. Each course must be completed with
                                                                     a “C” or better grade; when all prerequisites are completed
School Office: Nursing Building (NUR), Room 17
Telephone: (562) 985-4463                                            the GPA for the prerequisite courses must be “B” or better
                                                                     (3.0 or better). Applicants to the nursing major are normally
Faculty: Margaret Brady, Lyn Callahan, Natalie Cheffer, Catherine
Cummings, Rebecca Dahlen, Kathryn Deitch, Joy Goebel, Loucine        admitted by the time they reach junior standing. Applicants
Huckabay, Ahlam Jadalla, Leayn Johnson (Emerita), Lina Kawar,        will only be considered if they will have less than 90 total
Beth Keely, Bonnie Kellogg (Emerita), Jarline Ketola, Farideh        baccalaureate units earned prior to the term of program
Khoiny, David Kumrow, Ruth G. Mullins (Emerita), Barbara J.          entrance.
Nelms, Alice Noquez, Nancy Oliver (Emerita), Sharon L. Roberts       Degree Progress for Pre-Nursing Majors
(Emerita), Savitri Singh-Carlson, Judy E. Smith, Jeanie Stein,
                                                                         Pre-Nursing majors must complete the following
Christine Talmadge (Emerita), Eileen Watson, Barbara White.
                                                                     requirements within four semesters of being admitted as
Students desiring information should contact the school office for
                                                                     a Pre-Nursing major or declaring a Pre-Nursing major.
dates of opening counseling sessions.
                                                                     Some students may need to take courses during Summer
Career Possibilities                                                 Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the
                                                                     four semesters after Declaration of a Pre-Nursing major,
Office Nurse • Nurse Consultant • Public Health Nurse
                                                                     students who have not met the requirements must either
• School Nurse • Clinical/Staff Nurse • Industrial Nurse •
                                                                     declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to
Private Duty Nurse • Home Health Care Nurse • Clinical
                                                                     determine if the student’s performance in the courses merits
Specialist • Nurse Practitioner • Armed Forces Officer •
                                                                     an additional semester to complete.
Nurse Supervisor • Teacher • Training Director • Public
                                                                         At the end of the second semester, pre-nursing students
Health Education (Some of these, and other careers,
                                                                     must have a grade of “C” or better in general education
require additional education or experience. For more
                                                                     certified written communication, oral communication, critical
information, see www. careers.csulb.edu.)
                                                                     thinking, and mathematics courses as well as a combined
                                                                     GPA of 3.0 or better in these prerequisite courses.
Undergraduate Programs                                                   Pre-Nursing students with an ELM score that places
                                                                     them in MAPB 1 or MAPB 7 or MAPB 11 may petition for an
                                                                     additional semester.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                           At the end of the fourth semester, pre-nursing students
                                                                     must have a “C” grade or better in BIOL 207, BIOL 208,
    This program prepares students to become professional
                                                                     CHEM 140, and MICR 200 as well as a combined GPA of
nurses. Two distinct categories of students are eligible for
                                                                     3.0 or better in these prerequisite courses.
admission: The “basic student” who enters the University
                                                                         At the end of the fourth semester, Pre-Nursing students
without having completed a first level nursing program and
                                                                     must apply to become Nursing majors. Candidates must
the “registered nurse student” who, having completed the
                                                                     complete a General Assessment Test and should contact the
first level, desires further study to expand their nursing
                                                                     school to learn how to take the General Assessment Test.
capabilities to the BSN professional level.
                                                                     In reviewing applications, a personal profile is developed
    The “basic student” is eligible to take the examination
                                                                     for each applicant based on GPA, in prerequisite courses
for licensure to practice as a registered nurse upon
                                                                     and the General Assessment Test. The largest weight in
completion of the program. All graduates are recommended
                                                                     the profile is derived from the prerequisite science course
for certification as a public health nurse in the State of
                                                                     GPA, with typical grade point averages for these courses
California. The program is accredited by the California
                                                                     being 3.25 or higher and no grades below a “C.” Candidates
State Board of Registered Nursing, and the Commission on
                                                                     with the highest profile scores are selected for admission. It
Collegiate Nursing Education (Commission on Collegiate
                                                                     is anticipated that about seventy-two (72) students will be
Nursing Education, 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530,
                                                                     admitted each Fall and Spring semesters from hundreds of
Washington, DC 20036-1120, phone: 202-887-6791).
                                                                     applicants.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Basic                               Requirements
(code NRSGBS01) (135 units)                                          Natural Science Prerequisites:
Admission Under Impaction                                              Take all of the following courses:
    Refer to the following website for additional impaction              CHEM 140 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (5)
criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/              BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
impacted_major.html.                                                     BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    In order to be considered for admission to the Nursing               MICR 200 General Microbiology for Health Professional
major, students must complete a series of prerequisite                     (or equivalent) (4)




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Prerequisite General Education Courses:                    4. Maintain malpractice and health insurance throughout
  English Composition, Quantitative Reasoning,                clinical coursework and submit to a criminal background
  Oral Communication, and Critical Thinking.                  check;
Support courses:                                           5. Attend a group counseling session for RN students and
  Take all of the following courses:                          complete the RN application form;
     NUTR 339 Metabolic Functions of Nutrients (1)         6. Submit official transcripts of any previous college work to
     PSY 100 General Psychology (3)                           the School of Nursing;
     SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)                   7. Fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
Nursing Courses:                                              (GWAR) either prior to admission or within the first
  Take all of the following courses:                          semester in the program.
     NRSG 200 Introduction to Nursing Health Care (6)          Graduates of diploma schools of nursing are urged to
     NRSG 202 Health Care Communication (2)                seek information/admission to a community college that
     NRSG 250 Intermediate Nursing Health Care (6)         offers the opportunity to earn academic credit for a diploma
                                                           nursing program.
     NRSG 260 Older Adult Health Care (4)
     NRSG 302 Foundations of Clinical Pharmacology (2)     Requirements
     NRSG 305 Pathophysiology for Nurses (3)               Support Courses:
     NRSG 312 Health Assessment (3)                          Take the following:
     NRSG 331 Critical Care Nursing (5)                        CHEM 140 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (5)
     NRSG 341 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (6)          Take one of the following:
     NRSG 353 Legal Aspects of Health Care (2)                 PSY 310 Intermediate Statistics (4)
     NRSG 361 Child Health Care (7)                            EDP 419 Educational Statistics (3)
     NRSG 372 Health Care of the Childbearing Family         Take all of the following:
       (6)                                                     NRSG 305 Pathophysiology for Nurses (3)
     NRSG 400 Health Care Delivery Systems (3)                 NRSG 309 Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2)
     NRSG 402 Community Health Nursing (7)                     NRSG 312 Health Assessment (3)
     NRSG 450 Nursing Research (3)                             NRSG 400 Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
     NRSG 451 Nursing Leadership and Managemen (2)             NRSG 402 Community Health Nursing (7)
     NRSG 458 NCLEX-RN Preparatory Course (1)                  NRSG 450 Nursing Research (3)
  Select one of the following:                                 NRSG 451 Nursing Leadership and Management (2)
     NRSG 452 Advanced Nursing in Critical Care (6)          Take one of the following:
     NRSG 453 Adv Nursing in Maternal-Child Health (6)         NRSG 452 Advanced Nursing in Critical Care (6)
     NRSG 454 Advanced Medical, Surgical, Community,           NRSG 453 Adv Nursing in Maternal-Child Health (6)
       Mental Health Nursing (6)                               NRSG 454 Advanced Medical, Surgical, Community,
Criminal background check, health insurance and                  Mental Health Nursing (6)
  malpractice insurance are required for clinical          Course of Study
  coursework.
                                                               A specific combination of general education,
To be recommended to the California Board of Registered
                                                           prerequisites, nursing and elective courses totaling 135
  Nursing (BRN) to take the licensure exam as a
                                                           units for the basic program and 120 units for the R.N.
  Registered Nurse, students must successfully complete
                                                           program are required for graduation. All nursing courses in
  the RN Prelicensure Exit Assessment. The results of
                                                           the nursing program must be taken in sequence. Admission
  this assessment will not impact the conferring of the
                                                           to the first course is by application which will be accepted
  bachelor's degree.
                                                           upon successful attainment of the criteria listed above.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing –                           The last date to file applications for each semester will be
Registered Nurse (code NRSGBS02)                           available in the School of Nursing. Progress in the nursing
(120 units)                                                major requires that students maintain a cumulative 2.0
                                                           GPA on all units attempted and attain a minimum of a “C”
Admission                                                  grade in each of the nursing courses as well as all required
   Registered Nurse Applicants are required to apply for   support courses. The student who earns less than a grade
admission to the University and do the following:          of “C” must repeat that course prior to being admitted to
1. Hold a current license or be eligible for license to    the next course in the nursing course sequence. A nursing
   practice in California;                                 course may be repeated one time. A break in the sequence
2. Graduation from an Accredited Associate Degree          of nursing courses necessitates readmission on a space-
   program or evaluation of diploma program for            available basis.
   equivalency by an Accredited Associate Degree
   program;
3. Have 56 to 70 transferable units;




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                                                                    3. Completion of an approved thesis, directed project or
Graduate Programs                                                      comprehensive examination.
                                                                  Take all of the following courses:
                                                                    NRSG 510 Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced
Master of Science in Nursing                                           Practice Nursing (2)
  This degree is available to qualified students who desire         NRSG 520 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced
advanced studies. The program is approved by the Board of              Practice Nursing (3)
Registered Nursing, and accredited by the Commission on             NRSG 540 Health Care Economics, Policy, and
Collegiate Nursing Education (1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite               Management for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120, phone: 202-887-6791).              NRSG 550 Human Diversity and Psychosocial Issues in
                                                                       Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
Prerequisites
                                                                    NRSG 560 Professional Foundations of Theoretical and
1. A bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred: A bachelor’s              Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (2)
   degree in a related field will be considered;                    NRSG 596 Research Methods in Nursing (3)
2. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in           For all specialties outside of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner:
   California; PHN Certificate needed for concurrent MSN/           Take the following core courses:
   MPH program;                                                        NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for
3. Admission to graduate standing in nursing at the                       Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
University;                                                            NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
4. A college level course in statistics;                          For the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty:
5. A physical assessment course which includes clinical             Take the following core courses:
   practice, must have been taken within last five years (all          NRSG 535 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment
   speciality areas except concurrent MSN/MPH and MSN/                    and Health Promotion (2)
   MSHCA);                                                             NRSG 535L Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment
6. An upper division or graduate level course in                          Lab (1)
   pathophysiology (all speciality areas except concurrent        Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I and II:
   MSN/MPH and MSN/MSHCA);                                          Take one of the following groups of courses:
7. A college level growth and development across the life-             NRSG 620 Family Theories for Advanced Practice
   span course (required for Family, Pediatric, and Psych/                Nursing I (3)
   Mental Health Nurse Practicioner applicants only; all other         NRSG 621 Family Theories for Advanced Practice
   specility areas exempt);                                               Nursing II (3)
8. An upper division public health nursing course with lab for      or
   non-BSN applicants;                                                 NRSG 630 Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced
9. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 units of the           Practice Nursing I (3)
   undergraduate program.                                              NRSG 631 Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced
Advancement to Candidacy                                                  Practice Nursing II (3)
1. Satisfy the general University requirements for                  or
   advancement to candidacy;                                           NRSG 640 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for
2. Completion of all undergraduate deficiencies;                          Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
3. Fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment                    NRSG 641 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for
   Requirement (GWAR);                                                    Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
4. Approval of the school graduate director and Director of       Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I-III:
   Graduate Studies and Research, College of Health and             Take one of the following groups of courses:
   Human Services.                                                     NRSG 610 Women's Health Theories for Advanced
   The M.S. in Nursing requires completion of the required                Practice Nursing I (3)
courses in one of the following speciality areas: Adult-               NRSG 611 Women's Health Theories for Advanced
Geriatric, Family, Pediatric, Psychiatric-Mental Health,                  Practice Nursing II (3)
Women's Health Care.                                                   NRSG 612 Women's Health Theories for Advanced
                                                                          Practice Nursing III (3)
Master of Science in Nursing                                        or
(code NRSGMS01)                                                        NRSG 650 Pediatric Theories for Advanced
Nurse Practitioner Concentration                                          Nursing I (3)
                                                                       NRSG 651 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice
  Specialty Areas: Family, Pediatric, Adult-Geriatric,
                                                                          Nursing II (3)
  Women's Health, and Psychiatric-Mental Health
                                                                       NRSG 652 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice
Requirements                                                              Nursing III (3)
Core
  1. Completion of a minimum of 38-45 units in approved
     upper division and graduate courses;
  2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better;



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Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing I-IV:                    Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (2)
  Take one of the following groups of courses:                     NRSG 596 Research Methods in Nursing (3)
      NRSG 610A Women's Health Clinical Studies for                HCA 510 Human Resources Management in Health Care (3)
        Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)                            HCA 524 Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health
      NRSG 610B Women's Health Clinical Studies for                    Administration (3)
        Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)                          Theories in Nursing Administration:
      NRSG 611A Women's Health Theories for Advanced               NRSG 676 Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice I (3)
        Practice Nursing II (3)                                    NRSG 677 Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice II (3)
      NRSG 611B Women's Health Theories for Advanced               NRSG 678 Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice III (3)
        Practice Nursing II (3)                                  Clinical Studies in Nursing Administration:
  or                                                               NRSG 676L Administrative Theories - Nursing Practice I (3)
      NRSG 620A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice      NRSG 677L Adv Administrative Nursing Clinical II (3)
        Nursing I (3)                                              NRSG 678L Adv Administrative Nursing Clinical III (3)
      NRSG 620B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice    Completion of one of the following electives or other course
        Nursing I (3)                                            with consent of Graduate Director:
                                                                   HCA 502, 505, 515, 517, 530, 535
      NRSG 621A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice
                                                                 Completion of an approved thesis or directed project:
        Nursing II (3)
                                                                   NRSG 692 or 695
      NRSG 621B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice
        Nursing II (3)                                           Master of Science in Nursing/Master of
  or                                                             Public Health (code NRSGMN01)
      NRSG 630A Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced        The School of Nursing and the Department of Health
        Practice Nursing I (3)                                   Science offer this program. The curriculum prepares
      NRSG 630B Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced     graduates for eligibility for a California Clinical Nurse Specialist
        Practice Nursing I (3)                                   certification and for taking the national Clinical Nurse Specialist
      NRSG 631A Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced     certification examination.
        Practice Nursing II (3)
                                                                 Prerequisites
      NRSG 631B Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced
        Practice Nursing II (3)                                  1. An ethics course
  or                                                             2. A cultural diversity course
      NRSG 640A Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for   3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - verbal and
        Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)                             quantitative scores.
      NRSG 640B Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for   4. Current professional resume describing applicant’s relevant
        Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)                             experience.
      NRSG 641A Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Studies for   Requirements
        Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
                                                                 1. A minimum of 57 units of approved Nursing and Health
      NRSG 641B Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Studies for      Science upper division and graduate level courses including:
        Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
                                                                    Take all of the following courses:
  Take one of the following courses:                                  HSC 508 Administrative Relationships in Health Education
      NRSG 692 Nursing Directed Project (1-4)                           Programs (3)
      NRSG 695 Professional Literature (3)                            HSC 528 Advanced Environmental Health (3)
      NRSG 698 Thesis (1-4)                                           HSC 535 Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (2)
Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing I-V:                    H SC 570 Theoretical Concepts and Issues in Health
  Take the following courses:                                           Science (3)
      NRSG 650A/B Pediatric Theories for Advanced                     H SC 581 Curriculum Dev in Health Education (3)
        Nursing I (3)
                                                                      HSC 624 Seminar in Community Analysis and Program
      NRSG 651A/B Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice              Planning (3)
        Nursing II (3)
                                                                      HSC 625 Advanced Community Health Education (3)
      NRSG 652A Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice
                                                                      NRSG 560 Professional Foundations of Theoretical and
        Nursing III (3)
                                                                        Professional Roles in Adv Nursing Practice (2)
Nursing Administration Concentration                                  NRSG 565 Theories Community/Public Health Nursing (3)
  1. Completion of a minimum of 39 units in approved graduate         NRSG 670 Community Health Theories for Advanced
     courses;                                                           Practice Nursing I (3)
  2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better;                                 NRSG 670L Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing
  3. Completion of an approved thesis or directed project.              Clinical I (3)
Requirements                                                          NRSG 671 Community Health Theories for Advanced
                                                                        Practice Nursing II (3)
Core
                                                                      NRSG 671L Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing
  NRSG 559 Nursing Administration (3)
                                                                        Clinical II (3)
  NRSG 560 Professional Foundations of Theoretical and



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      NRSG 672 Community Health Theories for Advanced                         NRSG 677L Advanced Admin Nursing Clinical II (3)
         Practice Nursing III (3)                                             NRSG 678 Admin Theories for Nursing Practice III (3)
      NRSG 672L Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing                      NRSG 678L Advanced Admin Nursing Clinical III (3)
         Clinical III (3)                                                     HCA 502 The Health Care System (3)
   Take one of the following courses:                                         HCA 505 Organization and Systems of Health Care (3)
         H SC 500 Principles of Epidemiology (3)                              HCA 510 Human Resources Management in Health Care (3)
         MICR 429 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)                     HCA 515 Advanced Financial Management in Health Care (3)
   Take one of the following courses:
                                                                              HCA 524 Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health
         H SC 503 Advanced Community Health Statistics (3)
                                                                                 Administration (3)
         BIOL 565 Experimental Design/Regression Analysis (4)
                                                                              HCA 530 Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Care (3)
   Take one of the following courses:
      HSC 696 Research Methods (3)                                            HCA 535 Quantitative Methods for Health Admin (3)
      NRSG 596 Research Methods in Nursing (3)                                HCA 550 Continuous Quality Improvement in Health
                                                                                 Services (3)
   Take one of the following courses:
      HSC 697 Directed Studies (1-3)                                       Take one of the following:
                                                                              NRSG 692 Nursing Directed Project (1-4)
      NRSG 698 Thesis (1-4)
                                                                              NRSG 698 Thesis (1-4)
2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses
                                                                        2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses.
3. A thesis or a directed project (Department of Health Science
   only)                                                                3. Directed project or a thesis.
4. If a student after entering the concurrent MSN/                      4. *Graduate degrees obtained previously may be accepted toward
   MPH program returns to a single degree program, all                     meeting a portion of the unit requirements of the concurrent
   requirements for the single degree program must be met.                 MSN/MSHCA degree program.
                                                                        5. If a student after entering the concurrent MSN/MSHCA program
Master of Science in Nursing/Master of                                     returns to a single degree program, all requirements for the
Science in Health Care Administration                                      single degree program must be met.
(code NRSGMC01)                                                            * 60% of units must be earned in residence.
  The School of Nursing and the Department of Health Care               Master of Science in Nursing, Option in
Administration offer this program.                                      Clinical Nurse Specialist – Adult
Prerequisites                                                           (code NRSGMS02)
1. Public Health Nurse Certificate, or eligibility for certificate in      This program of 47-48 units is designed to expand the scope
   California.                                                          of nursing practice within acute and chronic care settings. The
2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better; an upper division nursing           curriculum will prepare graduates for eligibility for taking the
   GPA of 3.0 or better and a science GPA of 3.0 or better.             national clinical nurse specialist certification examination.
   Students who fall below these averages will be evaluated             Prerequisites
   on an individual basis.
                                                                            Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred. A bachelor's degree in
3. Submission of quantitative and verbal scores from the
                                                                        a related field will be considered if the applicant has completed
   Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate
                                                                        an upper division public health nursing course and meets all other
   Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
                                                                        prerequisites.
4. Current professional resume describing the applicant’s
                                                                        1. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in California.
   relevant experience.
                                                                        2. Admission to graduate standing in nursing at California State
Advancement to Candidacy                                                   University, Long Beach.
    A joint committee, consisting of Nursing and Health Care            3. College level statistics course.
Administration faculty involved in the program, will review             4. Physical assessment course which includes clinical practice
files and make a determination to advance the candidate to                 taken within the past five years.
graduate status.                                                        5. Upper Division course in pathophysiology.
Requirements                                                            6. Overall GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 units of
                                                                           undergratuate program.
1. A minimum of 56 units of approved Nursing and Health
   Care Administration upper division and graduate level                Requirements
   courses including:                                                   1. A minimum of 47-48 units of approved upper division and
   Take all of the following:                                              graduate level courses including:
     NRSG 559 Nursing Administration (3)                                   Core
     NRSG 560 Professional Foundations of Theoretical &                      NRSG 511A Advanced Pathophysiology for Clinical Nurse
       Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (2)                     Specialists (2)
     NRSG 596 Research Methods in Nursing (3)                                NRSG 521A Advanced Pharmacology for Clinical Nurse
     NRSG 676 Admin Theories for Nursing Practice I (3)                        Specialists (CNS) (3)
     NRSG 676L Admin Theories for Nursing Practice I (3)                     NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced
     NRSG 677 Admin Theories for Nursing Practice II (3)                       Practice Nursing (2)
                                                                             NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)



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      NRSG 540 Health Care Economics, Policy, and                Family Nurse Practitioner
        Management for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)             Take the five core courses listed above.
      NRSG 550 Human Diversity and Psychosocial Issues in        Take all of the following courses:
        Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)              NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for
      NRSG 560 Professional Foundations of Theoretical and           Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
        Professional Roles in Adv Nursing Practice (2)             NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
      NRSG 596 Research Methods in Nursing (3)                     NRSG 620 Family Theories for Advanced Practice
      Concurrent Requirements:                                       Nursing I (3)
      NRSG 556A Conditions of Learning and Instruction in          NRSG 620A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced
        Nursing (3)                                                  Practice Nursing I (3)
      NRSG 556B Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)              NRSG 620B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced
      NRSG 556L Theoretical Concepts in Nursing Education:           Practice Nursing II (3)
        Practice Teaching (4)                                      NRSG 621 Family Theories for Advanced Practice
   Clinical Courses:                                                 Nursing II (3)
      NRSG 600 Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in           NRSG 621A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced
        Adult Care CNS: Adult Patients (3)                           Practice Nursing III (3)
      NRSG 600L Clinical Studies for CNS in Adult Care (3)         NRSG 621B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced
      NRSG 601 Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in             Practice Nursing IV (3)
        Adult Care CNS: Employees (3)
                                                                 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
      NRSG 601L Clinical Studies for the CNS in Adult Care (3)
      NRSG 602 Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in         Take the five core courses listed above with the exception
        Adult Care CNS: The Organizational Setting (3)             of taking NRSG 535 and 535L instead of NRSG 530 and
                                                                   530L.
      NRSG 602L Clinical Studies for the CNS in Adult Care (3)
                                                                 Take all of the following courses:
   Culminating Course from one of the following:
                                                                   NRSG 535 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment
      NRSG 692 Nursing Directed Project (1-4)
                                                                     and Health Promotion (2)
      NRSG 695 Comprehensive Exam (3)
                                                                   NRSG 535L Adv Pediatric Physical Assessment Lab (1)
      NRSG 698 Thesis (1-4)
                                                                   NRSG 650 Pediatric Theories for Adv Nursing I (3)
2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in graduate coursework.
                                                                   NRSG 650A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced
3. Directed project, thesis or comprehensive exam.                   Practice Nursing I (3)
Graduate Certificate Nurse Practitioner                            NRSG 650B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced
(code NRSGCT01)                                                      Practice Nursing II (3)
                                                                   NRSG 651 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice
   This certificate is awarded to students who complete
                                                                     Nursing II (3)
32-39 units of post-masters course work in one of the Nurse
Practitioner specialty areas. Applications from students who       NRSG 651A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced
hold a masters degree in nursing as a nurse practitioner will        Practice Nursing III (3)
be reviewed individually.                                          NRSG 651B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced
                                                                     Practice Nursing IV (3)
Admission                                                          NRSG 652 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice
1. Copies of transcripts of Baccalaureate in Nursing and             Nursing III (3)
   Masters in Nursing degrees.                                     NRSG 652A Pediatric Clinical for Advanced Practice
2. Copy of State of California RN licensure.                         Nursing V (3)
3. Three letters/checklists of references
                                                                 Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
4. Completion of the School of Nursing Graduate Program
   Application.                                                  Take the five core courses listed above.
                                                                 Take all of the following courses:
Requirements                                                       NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for
Core                                                                 Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
 Take all of the following courses:                                NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
     NRSG 510 Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced                NRSG 630 Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced
      Practice Nursing (2)                                           Practice Nursing I (3)
     NRSG 520 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced                   NRSG 630A Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced
      Practice Nursing (3)                                           Practice Nursing I (3)
     NRSG 540 Health Care Economics, Policy, and                   NRSG 630B Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced
      Management for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)                   Practice Nursing II (3)
     NRSG 550 Human Diversity and Psychosocial Issues in           NRSG 631 Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced
      Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)                  Practice Nursing II (3)
     NRSG 560 Professional Foundations of Theoretical &            NRSG 631A Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced
      Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (2)            Practice Nursing III (3)
                                                                   NRSG 631B Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced
                                                                     Practice Nursing IV (3)


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  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner                   Requirements
  Take the five core courses listed above.                       Take 25 units with a grade of “B” or better.
  Take all of the following courses:                               Take all of the following courses:
    NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for                         NRSG 535 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment
      Advanced Practice Nursing (2)                                     and Health Promotion (2)
    NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)                    NRSG 535L Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment
    NRSG 640 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for                     Laboratory (1)
      Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)                                 NRSG 536 Theories & Practice of School Nursing (3)
    NRSG 640A Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies              NRSG 536L School Nursing Clinical (3)
      for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)                             H SC 430 School Health Program (3)
    NRSG 640B Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies              EDSP 350 Education of Exceptional Individuals (3)
      for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)                            C D 373 Audiology I (3)
    NRSG 641 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for                Electives. Take 6 units from the the following courses:
      Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)                                FCS 409, EDP 432, H SC 427, C D 432.
    NRSG 641A Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Studies
      for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)                      Health Services (School Nurse)
    NRSG 641B Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Studies         Credential (code 600)
      for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)                          The Health Services (School Nurse) credential is
                                                                 required of registered nurses working in the California
  Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner
                                                                 school system.
  Take the five core courses listed above.
  Take all of the following courses:                             Admission
    NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for                    1. Copies of transcripts of Baccalaureate in Nursing and
      Advanced Practice Nursing (2)                                 Masters in Nursing (with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or
    NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)                  Family Nurse Practitioner speciality) degrees;
    NRSG 610 Women's Health Theories for Advanced                2. Copy of State of California RN licensure and entitlement
      Practice Nursing I (3)                                        as a Nurse Pracitioner;
    NRSG 610A Women's Health Clinical Studies for                3. Three letters/checklists of reference;
      Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)                            4. Completion of the School of Nursing Graduate Program
    NRSG 610B Women's Health Clinical Studies for                   Application.
      Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)                           Requirements
    NRSG 611 Women's Health Theories for Advanced
                                                                   Complete the following with a grade of "B" or better:
      Practice Nursing II (3)
                                                                     680C Theories for Extended Nursing Practice (3)
    NRSG 611A Women's Health Clinical Studies for
                                                                     680L Clinical Studies in Nursing (3)
      Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
                                                                     H SC 430 School Health Program (3)
    NRSG 611B Women's Health Clinical Studies for
                                                                     C D 373 Audiology I (3)
      Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    NRSG 612 Women's Health Theories for Advanced
      Practice Nursing III (3)                                   Courses (NRSG)
School Nurse Credential (code 600)
                                                                 LOWER DIVISION
Admission
1. Completion of Post-Baccalaureate Application for School       199. Special Topics (3)
   Nurse Services Credential Program.                            Overview of health care professions with a primary focus on
                                                                 the nursing profession, including, nursing history, educational
2. Official transcript of Baccalaureate degree in nursing        preparation and the roles of nurses, ethics, patients’ and nurses’
   from an accredited university. Candidates must have           Bill of Rights, medical terminology and math for health care
   aminimum overall GPA of 2.75 in their undergraduate           professions.
   program.                                                      Letter grade only (A-F).
3. Copy of State of California Registered Nurse License          200. Introduction to Nursing Health Care (6)
   and California Public Health Nursing Certificate.             Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program. Corequisites:
4. Copy of current unexpired cardiopulmonary resuscitation       NRSG 202, 302, 305, NUTR 339 or consent of instructor. Support
   card (adult, child, and infant) and copy of unexpired first   Courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
   aid card.                                                     Introduction to physical and social science principles which
5. Basic Physical Assessment course completed within 5           provide basis for beginning level nursing theory and practice
                                                                 within the framework of nursing process, self care, and evidence
   years.                                                        based practice. Guided utilization of theory and skill in a clinical
6. One-page written statement describing motivation and          laboratory.
   purpose for obtaining the Post-Baccalaureate School           Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. (Lecture-
   Nurse Service Credential.                                     discussion 3 hours, laboratory 9 hours)
7. Three letters of recommendation.



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202. Health Care Communication (2)                                        of patient problems. Includes demonstration and practice of physical
                                                                          assessment methodology.
Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program, or consent of
instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 302, 305, NUTR 339. Support           Letter grade only (A-F). (Lec-discussion 2 hrs, activities/lab 3 hrs)
courses SOC 100 or PSY 100.                                               331. Critical Care Nursing (5)
Conceptual foundations for the nurse-client relationship, therapeutic     Prerequisites: NRSG 250, 260, 312, or consent of instructor.
communication, responding to special client needs and professional        Corequisites: NRSG 341 or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level
issues within a clinically oriented cultural framework.                   ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion, 2 hours)                    Advanced study of acute and critically ill multicultural patients.
250. Intermediate Nursing Health Care (6)                                 Utilizes complex knowledge and applications required to provide
                                                                          comprehensive evidence based nursing care to patients and families
Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 302, 305, NUTR 339, or consent of
                                                                          experiencing critical illness or injury in a variety of settings.
instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 260, 312, or consent of instructor.
Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.                                      Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hours, Lab 9 hours)
Application of recognized physical and social science principles and      341. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (6)
current research findings to intermediate level nursing theory. Guided    Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 260, 312, or consent
laboratory experience to assist in gaining skills in application of       of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 331, or consent of instructor.
selected nursing process activities in simulation and in direct patient   Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
care.
                                                                          Apply theories and implement evidence based care for clients with
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. (Lecture-            psychiatric/mental health issues, including psychosocial concepts;
discussion 3 hours, laboratory 9 hours)                                   cultural, ethical, economic, and legal influences; and wellness of
260. Older Adult Health Care (4)                                          individuals and family groups. Development of professional role in
                                                                          psychiatric mental health nursing.
Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 302, 305, NUTR 339, or consent of
instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 312, or consent of instructor.        Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours, lab 9 hours)
Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.                                      353. Legal Aspects of Health Care (2)
Study of unique needs of aging population. Focus on health                Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 341, or consent of instructor. Corequisites:
promotion and delivery of care. Application of nursing process and        NRSG 361, 372, or consent of instructor.
evidence based practice in caring for aging clients in a variety of
settings.                                                                 Presents legal duties and responsibilities of nurses in delivery of
                                                                          health care services. Professional licensure regulations, scope of
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion, 2 hours, laboratory 6       nursing practice, and ethical issues related to nursing practice are
hours)                                                                    emphasized.
UPPER DIVISION                                                            Letter grade only (A-F).
                                                                          361. Child Health Care (7)
302. Foundations of Clinical Pharmacology (2)
                                                                          Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 341, or consent of instructor. Corequisites:
Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208, CHEM 140, MICR 200 or consent of            NRSG 353, 372, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI
instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 305, and NUTR 339.               testing including remediation as appropriate.
Systematic study of medications used for major body system                Foundational basis of care for pediatric patients from birth to
disorders, their pharmacologic and therapeutic classisications,           adolescence based on developmental theory and evidence based
modes of action, dosages, routes of administration, contraindications     practice. Assessment of physical, psychological, and cultural issues
and toxic effects. Special emphasis is placed on clinical nursing         while planning, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate nursing
implications and patient teaching.                                        care for well and ill children.
Letter grade only (A-F).                                                  Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 4 hours, Laboratory 9
305. Pathophysiology for Nurses (3)                                       hours)
Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208, CHEM 140, MICR 200 or consent of            372. Health Care of the Childbearing Family (6)
instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 302, and NUTR 339.               Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 341, or consent of instructor.
The study of the pathogenesis of body systems throughout                  Corequisites: NRSG 353, 361, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory
the lifespan. Emphasis is on pathophysiological processes,                level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
understanding disease trajectory and interventions to limit disease       Theory and application of health care needs for the child bearing
progression. The importance of the nurses' role in reducing morbidity     family including health promotion and disease prevention.
and mortality is emphasized. Not open for credit to students with         Gynecologic, obstetric, and women’s health are explored within the
credit in BIOL 304.                                                       context of cultural, psychosocial influences, and evidence based
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)                     practice.
309. Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2)                               Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours, Lab 9 hours)
Prerequisite: Admission to the ADN to BSN program. Support                400. Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
courses: CHEM 140, NRSG 305.                                              Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 372, or consent of instructor; for RNs:
Focuses on analysis of transition from a technical to a professional      NRSG 305, 309, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 402 or
baccalaureate prepared nurse. Content includes: program                   consent of instructor.
and University orientation, role changes, ethics, dimensions of           Study of health care delivery systems with emphasis on role of
nursing, and training in completion of a research based paper and         nursing, less well defined problems and their causes, and in-depth
presentation.                                                             study of impact of political, economic and social, ethical, and
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)                             international issues of health care system.
312. Health Assessment (3)                                                Letter grade only (A-F).
Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 302, 305, NUTR 339, or consent of           402. Community Health Nursing (7)
instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 260, or consent of instructor.        Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 372, or consent of instructor; for RNs
Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.                                      NRSG 305, 312, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 400,
Provides opportunity to learn and apply techniques of history taking      or consent of instructor.
and physical examination which are used by nurses in identification



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Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.      481I. Parenting (3)
Experience in working with diversified health problems of                 Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more
individuals, families, communities and systems with an emphasis on        Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
development of appropriate evidence based nursing interventions           Effective parenting with emphasis on common parenting concerns
for underserved populations and communities. Multi-level disaster         and developmental tasks of parents and children.
preparedness is addressed.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture discussion 4 hours, 9 hours lab)
                                                                          482. Health Assessment of the Aging Client (3)
                                                                          Prerequisites: GERN 400I or equivalent and upper standing or
450. Nursing Research (3)
                                                                          consent of instructor.
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402. Corequisites: NRSG 452 or 453 or
                                                                          Assessment of physical, psycho-social status of aging client as
454.
                                                                          they affect health and well being, and identification of actual or
Emphasizes application of research theory to evidence-based               potential health related problems using a variety of tools and
nursing practice, including ethics in nursing research and research       techniques.
process.
                                                                          Same course as GERN 482. Not open for credit to students with
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)                             credit in GERN 482. (Lecture-Discussion, 3 hrs.)
451. Nursing Leadership and Management (2)                                490. Independent Study (1-3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 452 or              Prerequisite: Consent of any nursing faculty. Students who have
453 or 454. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as       made arrangements with a faculty advisor for appropriate learning
appropriate.                                                              objectives may enroll.
Principles of leadership and management as they apply to front line       May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.
management positions in healthcare. Emphasison understanding
role and responsibilities of professional nurse as leader and             499./599. Selected Topics in Nursing (1-3)
manager of patient care services within a variety of settings.            Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion). Not open for credit to     Topics consistent with contemporary nursing or curricular trends.
students with credit in NRSG 450L.                                        May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics.
452. Advanced Nursing Critical Care (6)                                   Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory
                                                                          GRADUATE LEVEL
level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.                   502. Genetics in Nursing Practice (3)
Provides advanced theoretical concepts and clinical experiences in        Prerequisites: Senior standing or graduate standing or consent of
critical care/emergency department with application of management/        instructor.
leadership theories to select populations. Integration of evidence        Overview of genetics implications for nurses as they provide health
based practice and critical care nursing knowledge critical to new        services to clients of all ages, diverse ethnic, cultural, life-style
professional roles.                                                       and geographic areas. Will explore basic mechanisms of genetic
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hrs, supervision 4 hrs)    inheritance and impact that genetics has on health promotion,
                                                                          disease prevention and policy implications.
453. Advanced Maternal Child Health in Nursing (6)
                                                                          Letter grade only (A-F).
Prerequisites: NRSSG 400, 402, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory       510. Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.                   Nursing (2)
Provides advanced theoretical concepts and clinical experiences in        Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and
maternal child nursing with application of management/leadership          completion of upper division pathophysiology course, or consent of
theories to select populations. Integration of evidence based             instructor.
practice and maternal child nursing knowledge critical to new             Builds upon knowledge developed in undergraduate
professional roles.                                                       Pathophysiology course. Integration and communication between
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hrs, supervision 4 hrs)    organs systems will be explored to gain greater knowledge of
                                                                          disturbances at cellular level which predictably result in organ and
454. Advanced Medical, Surgical, Community, Mental
                                                                          system dysfunction.)
Health Nursing (6)
                                                                          Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture-
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, or consent of instrucotr.
                                                                          Activity)
Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory
level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.                   511A . Advanced Pathophysiology for Clinical Nurse
Provides advanced theoretical concepts and clinical experiences           Specialists (2)
in a variety of nursing specialties with application of management/       Prerequisite: Admission to the Acute Care Adult CNS graduate
leadership theories to select populations. Integration of evidence        nursing program or consent of instructor.
based practice and nursing knowledge critical to new professional         Presents the principles underlyng the disturbance of human
roles.                                                                    functional and homeostatic mechanisms. Disturbances at the
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hrs, supervision 4 hrs)    cellular level are explored to enable the student to build an
                                                                          understanding of resultant aberrant organ and system function.
458. NCLEX-RN Preparatory Course (1)
                                                                          Letter grade only (A-F).
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 452 or
453 or 454.                                                               520. Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice
Provides the student with competencies and strategies to enhance          Nursing (3)
transition from student to baccalaureate prepared nurse. Students         Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, or
gain understanding of the role of the National Council of State           consent of instructor.
Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in developing and administering the RN          Deals with use of drugs in providing perinatal care, family planning
licensing examination.                                                    services and/or routine health care.
Credit/No Credit grading only. Credit reflects work at the level of "B"   Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F).
or better.




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 521A. Advanced Pharmacology for Clinical Nurse                      The clinical component of the school nurse program. The student
 Specialists (CNS) (3)                                               will demonstrate the application of theory within the school
 Prerequisite: Admission to the Acute Care Adult CNS graduate        setting. The focus of the course is on the implementation of the
 nursing program.                                                    role of the school nurse.
 Designed to provide advanced knowledge about                        Credit/No Credit grading only. (9 hours clinical/week)
 pharmacological agents utilized in the management of a variety      540. Health Care Economics, Policy, and Management
 of acute care clinical situations. Content will focus on the role   for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
 of CNS.
                                                                     Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or consent
 Letter grade only (A-F).                                            of instructor.
 530. Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced                      Designed to provide an understanding of economic and political
 Practice Nursing (2)                                                environment of US healthcare system. Principles of economic
 Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and        and organizational theory are explored within context of
 completion of basic physical assessment course, or consent of       advanced practice role. Contemporary issues are explored.
 instructor.                                                         Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F).
 Designed for advanced practice nurses and a prerequisite            (Lecture-Discussion)
 to each specialty track. Through classroom instruction, web         550. Human Diversity and Psychosocial Issues in
 based instruction and self-assessment, and on-site clinical         Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
 review and practice, advanced assessment and diagnostic
                                                                     Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or consent
 skills are developed.
                                                                     of instructor.
 Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F).
                                                                     Focus on understanding and developing advanced practice nurse
 (Technical activity and laboratory 4 hours)
                                                                     in providing culturally competent care to individuals, families,
 530L. Advanced Physical Assessment Laboratory (1)                   groups, and communities with diverse cultural backgrounds.
 Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program or consent of          Patterns of human interaction that foster and neglect health and
 instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 530.                                  quality of life are analyzed. Contemporary issues are explored.
 Application of theoretical knowledge of advanced physical           Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F).
 assessment in supervised clinical settings appropriate to the       (Lecture-Discussion)
 specialty of the advance practice nursing student                   551A. Spanish Language Competency for Advanced
 Credit/No Credit grading only. (Technical activities/laboratory 3   Practice Nurses (3)
 hours)                                                              Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
 535. Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment and                     Provides foundational knowledge and skills to enable
 Health Promotion (2)                                                advanced practice nurse (APN) to learn and apply principles
 Prerequisites: Admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner        of cultural competency and Spanish language skills to role of
 program or school nurse credential program or consent of the        nurse practitioner in conducting a health history and physical
 instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 535L.                                assessment for diverse Spanish speaking populations.
 Theoretical content for the pediatric nurse practitioner            551B. Spanish Language Competency for Advanced
 and school nurse related to advanced pediatric health               Practice Nurses (3)
 assessment and promotion. Developmental, cultural, spiritual,       Prerequisite: NRSG 551A or consent of instructor.
 and psychosocial dimensions of the child and family are
                                                                     Principles of cultural competency and Spanish language skills
 incorporated throughout the assessment process.
                                                                     for diagnosing and treating Spanish speaking patients: focuses
 Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours)       on hematology, musculoskeletal II, cardiovascular, neurology,
 535L. Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment                        dermatology I & II, family violence/substance abuse, nutrition/
 Laboratory (1)                                                      weight management, developmental disorders, genetics, mental
                                                                     health, ophthalmology, and infectious diseases.
 Prerequisites: Admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner
 program or school nurse credential program or consent of the        556A. Conditions of Learning and Instruction in
 instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 535.                                  Nursing (3)
 Application of theoretical knowledge of advanced pediatric          Application of theories of learning and instruction to patient/
 physical assessment in supervised clinical settings appropriate     student teaching-learning situations. Content covered includes
 to the specialty of the advanced practice nursing student.          conditions of learning, models of instruction, transfer of learning,
                                                                     behavior modification techniques, variables influencing learning
 Letter grade only ( A-F). (Clinic off-campus, 3 hours)
                                                                     and instruction, and evaluation of instruction.
 536. Theories and Practice of School Nursing (3)                    Letter grade only (A-F).
 Prerequisites: Admission to the School Nurse Credential
                                                                     556B. Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)
 Program, NRSG 535, CD 353 or 431/531 and HSC 430, or
 consent of Instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 536L.                      A systematic study of principles of curriculum development
                                                                     as they apply to different types of nursing programs. Focuses
 Focuses on normal/pathological conditions and the
                                                                     on relationship among philosophy, objectives, selection and
 organizational, philosophical, and legal aspects in the
                                                                     organization of learning experiences and evaluative process.
 delivery in the delivery of school health programs as well as
 emphasizing the theoretical bases for the practice of school        Letter grade only (A-F).
 nursing in the school setting.                                      556C. Microteaching in Nursing (3)
 Letter grade only (A-F).                                            Prerequisites: Graduate standing; NRSG 556A and 556B.
 536L. School Nursing Clinical (3)                                   Focuses on instructional skills and the application of instruction in
 Prerequisites: Admission to the School Nurse Credential             the practice of nursing within a microteaching laboratory setting.
 Program, NRSG 535, CD 353 or 431/531 and HSC 430, or                Supervised teaching situations are used to practice educational
 consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 536.                       strategies specific to nursing education settings.
                                                                     Letter grade only (A-F).




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556L. Theoretical Concepts in Nursing Education:                     with multiple, complex health problems and their families
Practice Teaching (4)                                                by developing advanced competencies necessary for the
                                                                     management of multiple therapeutic interventions.
Prerequisites: NRSG 556A or consent of instructor.
                                                                     Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with
Application of instructional skills and theories of learning in
                                                                     credit in NRSG 673.
professional nursing settings. Working in actual supervised
teaching situations, students practice skills that can be utilized   600L. Clinical Studies for the CNS in Adult Care (3)
in a variety of educational situations.                              Prerequisite: NRSG 511A, 521A, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596 or
Letter grade only (A-F)                                              consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 600.
559. Nursing Administration (3)                                      Focuses on implementation of CNS roles of teacher, expert
                                                                     clinician, manager of care, and research in a variety of acute and
Application of management theories to administration,
                                                                     chronic care settings. Sphere of influence is primarily patient and
organizational theory, structure and culture, leadership
                                                                     family related.
theories and decision-making processes in clinical settings.
Legal-ethical parameters of nursing administration are               Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with
threaded throughout course.                                          credit in NRSG 673L.
Letter grade only (A-F).                                             601. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in Adult
                                                                     Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): Employees (3)
560. Professional Foundations of Theoretical and
Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (2)                  Prerequisites: NRSG 600, 600L, or consent of instructor.
                                                                     Corequisites: NRSG 601L.
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or
instructor consent.                                                  Deals with development of advanced skills and competencies in
                                                                     the management and human resources, educational programs,
Study of theoretical frameworks and professional roles
                                                                     motivation, consultation, and personnel ethics as they apply to
influencing advanced practice nursing. Analyze and implement
                                                                     role of clinical nurse specialist.
major theoretical frameworks for advanced practice. Begin
dynamic process of role development by exploring role                Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with
boundaries and collaborative practice.                               credit in NRSG 674.
Prerequisite course to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-        601L. Clinical Studies for the CNS in Adult Care (3)
F). (Lecture-Discussion)                                             Prerequisites: NRSG 600, 600L, or consent of instructor.
565. Theories of Community/Public Health Nursing                     Corequisites: NRSG 601.
(3)                                                                  Focuses on implementation of CNS roles of teacher, expert
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and             clinician, manager of care, and research in a variety of acute
NRSG 560, or consent of instructor.                                  and chronic care settings.Sphere of influence is primarily the
                                                                     employees.
Analysis, synthesis and application of theories from nursing,
public health, and other disciplines to community/public health      Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with
nursing practice. Exploration of population-focused theory           credit in NRSG 674L.
and provision of health promotion and prevention services to         602. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in
underserved populations and communities.                             Adult Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): The
(Seminar, 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).                          Organizational Setting (3)
590. Independent Study (1-3)                                         Prerequisites: NRSG 601, 601L, or consent of instructor.
                                                                     Corequisites: NRSG 602L.
Prerequisite: Consent of a nursing faculty member.
                                                                     Focuses on CNS roles as managers of care, change agents,
Independent research under supervision of a nursing faculty
                                                                     consultants and teachers in a variety of acute and chronic care
member.
                                                                     settings. Sphere of influence is the organizational network.
Letter grade only (A-F).
                                                                     Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with
596. Research Methods in Nursing (3)                                 credit in NRSG 675.
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and         602L. Clinical Studies for the CNS in Adult Care (3)
upper division statistics, or consent of instructor.
                                                                     Prerequisites: NRSG 601, 601L, or consent of instructor.
Nursing research process, including use and testing of               Corequisites: NRSG 602.
nursing theories, development of research proposals including
                                                                     Focuses on CNS roles as manager of care, change agent,
conceptualization of problem, literature search, study design,
                                                                     consultant and teacher in a variety of acute and chronic care
date collection, analysis and interpretation of findings.
                                                                     settings. Sphere of influence is primarily the employees.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion.)
                                                                     Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with
599./499. Selected Topics in Nursing (1-3)                           credit in NRSG 675L.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.                                 610. Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice
Topics consistent with contemporary nursing or curricular            Nursing I (3)
trends.                                                              Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3           NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent
units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule        of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610A, 610B.
of Classes.                                                          Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management,
600. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practrice in                      and prevention of common health problems of women before,
Adult Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): Adult                    during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care
Patients (3)                                                         settings with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner.
Prerequisites: NRSG 511A, 521A, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560             Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with
and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 600L.          credit in NRSG 667.
Emphasis is on the Clinical Nurse Specialist’s (CNS) sphere
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610A. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced                      during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care
Practice Nursing I (3)                                                  settings with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner.
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program in the             Letter grade only A-F. (3 hours discussion)
women's health nurse practitioner specialty and NRSG 510,               620. Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 610, 610B.                                           Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG
                                                                        510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor.
One of two courses designed to apply theoretical knowledge and          Corequisites: NRSG 620A, 620B.
laboratory skills in the management of common health problems
of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in            Presents epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation,
ambulatory health care settings. Emphasizes the role of the nurse       diagnosis, and management of common diseases across life span.
practitioner in gynecology.                                             Role of family nurse practitioner in health promotion and disease
                                                                        prevention emphasized.
Letter grade only ( A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to
students with credit in NRSG 667A.                                      Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in
                                                                        NRSG 682.
610B. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced
Practice Nursing II (3)                                                 620A. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice
                                                                        Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program in the
women's health nurse practitioner specialty and NRSG 510,               Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG
520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor.        510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or
Corequisites: NRSG 610, 610A.                                           consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620, 620B.
One of two courses designed to apply theoretical knowledge and          Allows opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised
laboratory skills in the management of common health problems           clinical settings in family practice. An emphasis placed on
of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in            socialization into family nurse practitioner role.
ambulatory health care settings. Emphasizes the role of the nurse       Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for
practitioner in obstetrics.                                             credit to students with credit in NRSG 682A.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to    620B. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice
students with credit in NRSG 667B.                                      Nursing II (3) F
611. Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice                      Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG
Nursing II (3)                                                          510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program. and           Corequisites: NRSG NRSG 620, 620A.
NRSG 667, 667A, 667B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites:           Second of two courses that allows expanded theoretical knowledge
NRSG 611A, 611B.                                                        in supervised clinical settings in family practice. Emphasis placed on
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management, and         socialization into family nurse practitioner role.
prevention of complex health problems of women before, during,          Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for
and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care settings     credit to students with credit in NRSG 682B.
with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner.
                                                                        621. Family Theories for Advanced Practice
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit    Nursing II (3) S
in NRSG 668.
                                                                        Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor.
611A. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced                      Corequisites: NRSG 621A, 621B.
Practice Nursing III (3)                                                Presents epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation,
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and            diagnosis, and management of common diseases across life span.
NRSG 667, 667A, 667B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites:           Role of family nurse practitioner in health promotion and disease
NRSG 611, 611B.                                                         preventionemphasized.
One of two courses designed to apply theoretical knowledge and          Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in
laboratory skills in the management of complex health problems          NRSG 683.
of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in
                                                                        621A. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice
ambulatory health care settings. Emphasizes the role of the nurse
                                                                        Nursing III (3) S
practitioner in gynecology.
                                                                        Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to
                                                                        Corequisites: NRSG 621, 621B.
students with credit in NRSG 668A.
                                                                        Allows additional opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in
611B. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced                      supervised clinical settings in family practice. Emphasis placed on
Practice Nursing IV (3)                                                 socialization into family nurse practitioner role.
Prerequisites: Admission to the gradiate nursing program and            Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to
NRSG 667, 667A, 667B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites:           students with credit in NRSG 683A.
NRSG 611, 611A.
                                                                        621B. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice
One of two courses designed to allow the student to apply the
                                                                        Nursing IV (3) S
knowledge and skills of caring for complex health problems
of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in            Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor.
ambulatory health care settings with a focus on the role of the         Corequisites: NRSG 621, 621A.
nurse practitioner. This clinical course focuses on obstetrics.         Second of two courses designed to allow additional opportunity to
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit    apply theoretical concepts and expand clinical knowledge.
in NRSG 668B.                                                           Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to
612. Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice                      students with credit in NRSG 683B.
Nursing III (3)                                                         630. Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice
Prerequisites: NRSG 611, 611A, 611B.                                    Nursing I (3)
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management, and         Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG
prevention of multifaceted health problems of women before,             510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or
                                                                        consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630A, 630B.



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Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management             Study of pathology, diagnostic methods, indications for referral,
and prevention of selected health problems of adult/geriatric          and management for nurse practitioner students of medical,
patient in primary, secondary and tertiary settings and role of        psychological, and social problems of clients of psychiatric facilities
nurse practitioner in these settings in a changing healthcare          and community mental health agencies.
environment.                                                           Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit   in NRSG 688.
in NRSG 686.
                                                                       640A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for
630A. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced                     Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Practice Nursing I (3)                                                 Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG          510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of
510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or      instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640, 640B.
consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630, 630B.                   First clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students that
First of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner      focuses on application of mental health concepts. Theories from
student to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical          prerequisite and concurrent courses are applied and tested.
practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis placed on         Credit/No credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for
beginning socialization into nurse practitioner role.                  credit to students with credit in NRSG 688A.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for
credit to students with credit in NRSG 686A.                           640B. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for
                                                                       Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
630B. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced                     Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG
Practice Nursing II (3)                                                510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG          instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640, 640A.
510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or      Second clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students that
consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630, 630A.                   focuses on application of mental health concepts. Theories from
Second of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner     prerequisite and concurrent courses are applied and tested.
student to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical          Credit/No credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for
practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis placed on         credit to students with credit in NRSG 688B.
beginning socialization into nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for       641. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced
credit to students with credit in NRSG 686B.                           Practice Nursing II (3)
                                                                       Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor.
631. Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice                    Corequisites: NRSG 641A, 641B.
Nursing II (3) S
                                                                       Advanced study of pathology, diagnostic methods, indications
Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor.         for referral, and management for nurse practitioner students
Corequisites: NRSG 631A, 631B.                                         of medical, psychological, and social problems of clients of
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management             psychiatric facilities and community mental health agencies.
and prevention of additional selected health problems of adult/        Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit
geriatric patient in primary, secondary and tertiary settings, and a   in NRSG 689.
further delineation of role of nurse practitioner in these changing
healthcare environment.                                                641A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit   Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) S
in NRSG 687.                                                           Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor.
                                                                       Corequisites: NRSG 641, 641B.
631A. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced
Practice Nursing III (3) S                                             First supervised clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students
                                                                       focused on application of complex mental health concepts.
Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor.         Theories from prerequisite and concurrent nursing theory courses
Corequisites: NRSG 631, 631B.                                          are applied and tested in clinical setting.
First of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner      Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to
student to apply theory into clinical practice with adult and          students with credit in NRSG 689A.
geriatric patients. Emphasisplaced on continuing to socialize into
nurse practitioner role.                                               641B. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours). Not open for credit     Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) S
to students with credit in NRSG 687A.                                  Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor.
                                                                       Corequisites: NRSG 641,641A.
631B. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced
Practice Nursing IV (3) S                                              Second supervised clinical practicum for nurse practitioner
                                                                       students focused on application of complex mental health
Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor.         concepts. Theories from prerequisite and concurrent nursing
Corequisites: NRSG 631, 631A.                                          theory courses are applied and tested in clinical setting.
Second of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner     Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to
student to apply theory into clinical practice with adult and          students with credit in NRSG 689B.
geriatric patients. Emphasisplaced on continuing to socialize into
nurse practitioner role.                                               650. Pediatric Theories for Advanced Nursing I (3)
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to   Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596.
students with credit in NRSG 687B.                                     Corequisites: NRSG 650A and 650B.
640. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced                   Theoretical based content for providing care in the role of a
Practice Nursing I (3)                                                 pediatric nurse practitioner. Content focuses on preventive health
                                                                       care, well child care, disease management, professional issues,
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG          and related research.
510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of
instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640A, 640B.                             Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours) Not open for credit to
                                                                       students with credit in NRSG 684.




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650A. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice                       660B. Theoretical Base for Advanced Nursing
Nursing I (3)                                                                Practice (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596 or           Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program,
consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 650 and 650B.                      Pathophysiology, and Physical Assessment, or consent of
First clinical course of pediatric nurse practitioner program. Emphasis      instructor.
on application of theory to preventative health care, management of          Relationship of psycho-social theory to health care with an
well child and common pediatric problems.                                    emphasis on application of theory to clinical practice. Various
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit      sections will focus on different areas of clinical interest.
to students with credit in NRSG 684A.                                        Letter grade only (A-F).
650B. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice                       670. Community Health Theories for Advanced
Nursing II (3)                                                               Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596.             Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and
Corequisites: NRSG 650 and 650A.                                             NRSG 565, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 670L.
Second clinical course of pediatric nurse practitioner program.              Examination of Community/Public Health Nursing roles in health
Emphasis on application of theory to preventative health care,               program and policy planning for aggregates, populations and
management of well child and common pediatric problems.                      communities. Theories of community programs and health
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit      policy planning explored for underserved and ethnically diverse
to students with credit in NRSG 684B.                                        populations.
                                                                             (Seminar 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).
651. Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice
Nursing II (3)                                                               670L. Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing
Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651A and             Clinical I (3)
651B.                                                                        Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and
Diagnosis, treatment and management of common pediatric conditions/          NRSG 565 or consent of instructor.
disorders by the pediatric nurse practitioner. The specific topics           Experiences in selected community health settings to prepare
covered are the management of common pediatric diseases including:           for advanced nursing practice focus on assessment, planning,
infectious, ENT, ophthalmic, dental, respiratory, dermatologic,              and policy development for culturally diverse populations.
gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal disorders.              Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinical 9 hours)
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours) Not open for credit to
students with credit in NRSG 685.                                            671. Community Health Theories for Advanced
                                                                             Practice Nursing II (3)
651A. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice                       Prerequisites: NRSG 670 and 670L or consent of instructor.
Nursing III (3)                                                              Corequisites: NRSG 671L.
Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, and 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651              Examination of the Community/Public Health Nursing (C/
and 651B.                                                                    PHN) roles in health program and policy implementation
First of two clinical courses that deal with application of theory related   for aggregates, populations, and communities. Theories of
to assessment, diagnosis, and management by the pediatric nurse              community health programs and health policy implementation
practitioner of common pediatric health care problems in clinical            will be explored for underserved and ethnically diverse
settings.                                                                    populations.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to        (Seminar, 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).
students with credit in NRSG 685A.
                                                                             671L. Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing
651B. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice                       Clinical II (3)
Nursing IV (3) S                                                             Prerequisite(s): NRSG 670 and 670L, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, and 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651              Corequisite: NRSG 671.
and 651A.                                                                    A laboratory course offering clinical experiences in selected
Application of theory related to assessment, diagnosis, and                  community health settings to prepare the student for advanced
management by the pediatric nurse practitioner of common pediatric           nursing practice.
health care problems in clinical settings.                                   (Clinical 9 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open cor credit to
students with credit in NRSG 685B.                                           672. Community Health Theories for Advanced
                                                                             Practice Nursing III (3)
652. Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice                                Prerequisites: NRSG 671, 671L or consent of instructor.
Nursing III (3)                                                              Corequisite: NRSG 672L.
Prerequisites: NRSG 651, 651A, 651B. Corequisite: NRSG 652A.                 Focus on leadership role of the C/PHN in the integration
Diagnosis, treatment, and management of complex and chronic                  of nursing and public health theories in evaluation and
pediatric diseases by the pediatric nurse practitioner. The specific         internalization strategies for health programs and policies for
topics covered are the management of endocrine, metabolic, cardiac,          underserved and ethnically diverse populations.
hematologic, atopic, rheumatoid, autoimmune, neurologic, genetic, and        Letter grade only (A-F).
mental disorders in children.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours discussion)                                672L. Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing
                                                                             Clinical III (3)
652A. Pediatric Clinical for Advanced Practice                               Prerequisite(s): NRSG 671, 671L or consent of instructor.
Nursing V (3)                                                                Corequisite: NRSG 672.
Prerequisites: NRSG 651, 651A, 651B. Corequisite: NRSG 652.                  Clinical course offering leadership experiences in selected
Demonstrate, at an advanced level, the application of theory from            community health settings to prepare the student for advanced
previous and concurrent course work concerning assessment,                   nursing practice in program and health policy evaluation.
diagnosis, and management of common and chronic pediatric health             Letter grade only (A-F).
care problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (9 hours laboratory)




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676. Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice I (3)                    A laboratory course offering clinical experience in selected settings
Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, 515 or consent of instructor.            to prepare for advanced nursing practice.
Corequisite: NRSG 676L.                                                    May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics.
Focus on principles and theories of management that deal with              692. Nursing Directed Project (1-4)
the human element in nursing administration. The specific topics
                                                                           Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program,
covered are the allocation of human resources and budgeting,
                                                                           advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596 and consent of school
stress management, motivation, morale and job satisfaction, conflict
                                                                           graduate advisor.
management and collective bargaining.
                                                                           Planning, preparation and completion of a directed project
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion)
                                                                           appropriate to advanced practice nursing.
676L. Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice I (3)                   May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.
Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, HCA 515 or consent of                    Letter grade only (A-F).
instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 676.
                                                                           695. Professional Literature (3)
Application of theories and principles of allocation of resources to
                                                                           Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596,
administration of nursing services and participating in dealing with
                                                                           680 class series and NRSG 680L or 680 A/B class series, and
factors influencing human performance in nursing administration,
                                                                           advancement to candidacy, or consent of instructor and graduate
such as stress management, motivation, job satisfaction, conflict
                                                                           advisor.
resolution and collective bargaining.
                                                                           Critical analysis and synthesis by comparative review of
Letter grade only (A-F). (Technical activities/laboratory 9 hours)
                                                                           professional literature in nursing practice, theory, and research.
677. Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice II (3)                   Not open for credit to students taking NRSG 698. Letter grade only
Prerequisites: NRSG 676, 676L, HCA 502, 505 or consent of                  (A-F).
instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 677L.
                                                                           698. Thesis (1-4)
The administration of nursing services in different types of health care
                                                                           Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program,
delivery systems with emphasis on managed care and issues such as
                                                                           advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596, consent of school
long-term care delivery systems, health care policy and health care
                                                                           graduate advisor.
reform will be discussed in great depth.
                                                                           Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis in clinical nursing.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion)
                                                                           Letter grade only (A-F).
677L. Advanced Administrative Nursing Clinical II (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 676, 676L, HCA 502, 505 or consent of
instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 677, HCA 537.
The application of principles related to managed care to
administration of nursing services. The learner will be an active
participant in dealing with issues related to long-term care, health
care policy and health care reform.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Technical activities/laboratory 9 hours)
678. Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice III (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 677, 677L, HCA 537, or the consent of the
instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 678L.
Focus on selected principles and theories of learning and instruction
as they relate to staff development, competency-based education and
program evaluation. Principles related to marketing nursing services,
risk management and career development are operationalized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion)
678L. Advanced Administrative Nursing Clinical III (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 677, 677L, HCA 537 or consent of instructor.
Corequisite: NRSG 678.
The application of management principles of staff development,
competency-based education, program evaluation, marketing, risk
management and career development to administration of nursing
services in any health care setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Technical activities/laboratory 9 hours)
680A, B, C. Theories for Extended Nursing
Practice (3,3,3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, a physical
assessment course and upper division pathophysiology course, or
consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 680L.
Normal and pathological conditions and management theory base
applicable for advanced nurse in clinical areas of concentration.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in each suffix. Letter grade
only (A-F).
680L. Clinical Studies in Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, a physical
assessment course and upper division pathophysiology course, or
consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 680A, B, or C.




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