• Undergraduate
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  • Undergraduate
    • NURS-2101 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I
      Description

      This course is first in a sequence that builds on biophysical concepts from foundational sciences and introduces pathophysiological changes and the pharmacotherapeutics (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics/genomics) associated with illness and disease across the human lifespan. Within a quality caring framework, the relationship of these changes and pharmacotherapeutics are emphasized in the delivery of safe and person-centered care. Admission to the BSN Program required.

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    • NURS-2102 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
      Description

      This course is second in a sequence that builds on biophysical concepts from foundational sciences and introduces pathophysiological changes and the pharmacotherapeutics (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics/genomics) associated with illness and disease across the human lifespan. Within a quality caring framework, the relationship of these changes and pharmacotherapeutics are emphasized in the delivery of safe and person-centered care.

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    • NURS-2281 Independent Study in Nursing
      Description

      In-depth, individual study of a specific nursing subject.

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    • NURS-3000 Holistic Health Assessment
      Description

      This course prepares the student to holistically assess the general health of persons, identifying findings outside the range of acceptable parameters. Basic assessment skills emphasized within a quality caring framework to prepare students to deliver safe and person-centered care.

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    • NURS-3101 Professional Nursing Concept I
      Description

      This course provides the student with an introduction to concepts integral to professional nursing practice within a quality caring framework. Content is designed to facilitate initial socialization into the role of the professional nurse through examination of concepts and exemplars situated within the perspective of the person. Admission to the BSN Program required.

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    • NURS-3102 Professional Nursing Concepts II
      Description

      This course immerses the student in the study of concepts integral to professional nursing practice within a quality caring framework. Content is designed to facilitate the students continuing role acquisition as a professional nurse.

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    • NURS-3201 Health Care of the Client I
      Description

      This is the first of four concept based healthcare courses essential in preparing students for safe and person centered care within a quality caring framework. Students are introduced to basic knowledge associated with providing quality, holistic nursing care to persons across the lifespan. The course focuses on selected concepts using exemplars from the categories of biophysical, social, and psychological functions, and health, wellness, and illness.

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    • NURS-3202 Health Care of the Client II
      Description

      This is the second of four concept based healthcare courses essential in preparing learners for safe and person centered care within a quality caring framework. Students advance their knowledge associated with providing quality, holistic nursing care to persons throughout the lifespan. The course focuses on selected concepts, using exemplars, within the categories of biophysical, social, and psychological functions, and health, wellness, and illness.

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    • NURS-3301 Clinical Practice I
      Description

      This course focuses on the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the professional nurse to deliver safe and person-centered care across the lifespan. Beginning professional and healthcare related concepts will be applied in laboratory, simulation, and a variety of health care settings.

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    • NURS-3302 Clinical Practice II
      Description

      This course focuses on progressive knowledge and skills necessary for the professional nurse to deliver safe and person-centered care across the lifespan. Professional and healthcare related concepts will be applied in laboratory, simulation, and a variety of health care settings.

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    • NURS-3303 Competency-Based Clinical Performance
      Description

      This course will focus on the demonstration of knowledge and skills learned in the pre-requisite courses. The course will assess the ability of the student to deliver safe and person-centered nursing care within a quality caring framework across the lifespan. Competency in professional and healthcare related concepts will be evaluated in the skills and simulation laboratory.

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    • NURS-3400 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
      Description

      This course introduces the student to the relationship among nursing research, theory, and evidence-based practice in providing holistic, safe, and person-centered care within a quality caring framework.

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    • NURS-4000 Preparation for Nursing Licensure
      Description

      This course focuses on preparing students for the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX?-RN). Emphasis is placed on reviewing nursing clinical decision- making, improving test-taking skills, reducing test anxiety, and cognitive restructuring to ensure an attitude of success.

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    • NURS-4101 Professional Nursing Concepts III
      Description

      This course expands the perspective of the student to include a systems view of professional nursing practice within a quality caring framework. Content is designed to prepare the student to be an active collaborator within multidimensional aspects of healthcare systems.

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    • NURS-4102 Professional Nursing Concepts IV
      Description

      This course empowers the student to synthesize knowledge of professional concepts within a quality caring framework. Content is designed to prepare the student to apply leadership and management principles to achieve positive health outcomes within health care systems.

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    • NURS-4201 Health Care of the Client III
      Description

      This is the third of four concept based healthcare courses essential in preparing learners for safe and person centered care within a quality caring framework. Students continue to advance their knowledge associated with providing quality, holistic nursing care to persons throughout the lifespan. The course focuses on selected concepts, using exemplars, within the categories of biophysical, social, and psychological functions, and health, wellness, and illness.

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    • NURS-4202 Health Care of the Client IV
      Description

      This is the last of four concept based healthcare courses essential in preparing learners for safe and person centered care within a quality caring framework. Students analyze knowledge related to the provision of quality, holistic nursing care to persons throughout the lifespan. The course focuses on the interrelationship of multiple concepts, using exemplars, within the categories of biophysical, social, and psychological functions, and health, wellness, and illness.

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    • NURS-4300 Clinical Specialty Practice
      Description

      This course focuses on progressive knowledge and skills necessary for the professional nurse to deliver safe and person-centered care in a nursing specialty clinical immersion environment. Professional and healthcare related concepts will be applied in laboratory, simulation, and a variety of health care settings.

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    • NURS-4301 Clinical Practice III
      Description

      This course focuses on advanced knowledge and skills necessary for the professional nurse to deliver safe and person-centered care across the lifespan. Professional and healthcare related concepts will be applied in laboratory, simulation, and a variety of health care settings.

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    • NURS-4302 Clinical Practice IV
      Description

      This course focuses on the integration of knowledge and skills necessary for the professional nurse to deliver safe and person-centered care across the lifespan. Students will be expected to utilize leadership and management principles to achieve positive health outcomes within healthcare systems in simulated and actual clinical experiences.

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    • NURS-4422 Senior Seminar
      Description

      This course is taken during the final semester of the nursing program. It provides an opportunity to explore professional issues related to contemporary nursing practice. Students will participate in activities that facilitate the synthesis and integration of previous learning.

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    • NURS-4481 Independent Study
      Description

      In-depth, individual research and study of specific nursing problems and/or issues. Requires permission of instructor.

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    • NURS-4485 Special Topics
      Description

      Course related to specific topics in nursing. Title and description of course to be specified at the time of offering.

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    • NURS-4521 Holistic Health Assessment for RNs
      Description

      This course advances the skills of Registered Nurses in holistic assessment of the general health of persons, identifying findings outside the range of acceptable parameters. Assessment skills are emphasized within a quality caring framework for the delivery of safe and person-centered care. Admission to the RN-BSN Program required.

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    • NURS-4523 Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice for RN's
      Description

      This course introduces the Registered Nurse student to the relationships among nursing research, theory, and evidence- based practice in providing holistic, safe, and person-centered care within a quality caring framework. Admission to the RN-BSN Program required.

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    • NURS-4525 Professional Practice Issues and Concepts
      Description

      This course provides an introduction and overview of contemporary nursing practice concepts and issues which explore the roles of the professional nurse within the current healthcare environment. Admission to the RN-BSN Program required.

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    • NURS-4527 Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Communities
      Description

      This course is designed to focus on the theoretical concepts relevant to the practice of nursing leadership in the healthcare community. The role of the nurse as leader in caring for persons will be explored. Classroom and clinical experiences will facilitate application of community health and leadership principles.

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  • Masters
    • NURS-6101 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
      Description

      An exploration and application of theories to health care delivery and to the role of the master?s prepared nurse in the context of caring science.

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    • NURS-6102 Role of Caring Hlthcare Prof
      Description

      A course that explores the roles of the healthcare professional, theoretical models, and research related to caring science.

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    • NURS-6103 Health Promotion & Advanced Health Assessment
      Description

      A course designed to equip the master?s prepared nurse with advanced health assessment and health promotion skills with the knowledge to focus on various physiologic systems across the lifespan and within diverse populations.

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    • NURS-6104 Scholarly Inquiry and Data Analysis in Nursing
      Description

      A course designed to prepare master?s prepared nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to use evidence-based findings to provide high quality nursing care, initiate change, and promote evidence-based practice in the context of caring science.

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    • NURS-6105 Leadership for Quality, Safety, and Health Policy
      Description

      A course that addresses current and emerging challenges related to patient care quality and safety within a healthcare system. Emphasis will also be placed on the political and economic forces that influence the development of health policy related to quality and safety outcomes.

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    • NURS-6106 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I
      Description

      This is the first of two courses designed to provide scientific knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics associated with health and disease as the basis of nursing management. Requires Admission to the Graduate program.

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    • NURS-6107 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
      Description

      This is the second of two courses designed to provide scientific knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics associated with health and disease, as the basis of nursing management.

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    • NURS-6108 Epidemiology for Nursing Education and Practice
      Description

      This course introduces students to the concepts of epidemiological methods and their practical applications to nursing education and practice.

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    • NURS-6109 Informatics, Technology, and Healthcare Outcomes
      Description

      This course focuses on the theoretical basis of healthcare informatics with an emphasis on management and processing of healthcare data, information, and knowledge.

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    • NURS-6110 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
      Description

      This course explores the process of curriculum development in nursing education.

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    • NURS-6111 Nurse Educator Role Practicum I
      Description

      This practicum provides the opportunity for curriculum development in nursing education.

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    • NURS-6112 Nurse Educator Role Practicum II
      Description

      This practicum extends the knowledge developed in the Nurse Educator Practicum I. Opportunities are provided to integrate theory, research, and evidence-based practice through completion of a capstone project in the education setting.

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    • NURS-6113 Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education
      Description

      This course explores the process of evaluation and testing in nursing education.

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    • NURS-6114 Introduction to Health Systems Leadership
      Description

      A course designed to provide an introduction to health systems leadership issues, theories, and evidence-based interventions based upon caring science.

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    • NURS-6115 The Business of Healthcare: Financial and Economic Evidence
      Description

      This course builds capability related to practice in a dynamic and complex healthcare financial environment. The course covers principles of healthcare economics; third party reimbursement; costing; budgets and budgeting; variance; economic evaluation methods; and writing a business plan to successfully defend or market a healthcare program.

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    • NURS-6116 Leading Human Resource Systems
      Description

      This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to promote an effective and efficient human resource system for patient care services at multiple levels. The processes and skills for coaching individuals and groups are addressed.

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    • NURS-6117 Health Systems Leadership: Role of the Leader/Manager I
      Description

      This course provides the opportunity to analyze the role of a health systems leader. The focus is on the development of knowledge and skills for operational and regulatory management, and interprofessional relationships.

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    • NURS-6118 Health Systems Leadership: Role of the Leader/Manager II
      Description

      This course extends the knowledge developed in Nursing 6117 related to the role of the health systems leader/manager.

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    • NURS-6119 Health Systems Leadership Leader/Manager Practicum I
      Description

      This course is a practicum designed to demonstrate competencies of the various roles of th ehealth systems leader. Opportunities are provided to integrate theory, research, and evidence-based practice in the health system.

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    • NURS-6120 Health Systems Leadership Leader/Manager Practicum II
      Description

      This practicum provides the opportunity to enact the role of the healthcare leader/manager through implementation of capstone project.

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    • NURS-6122 Health Systems Leadership Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I
      Description

      This course is a practicum designed to demonstrate competencies of the vairous roles of the CNL.

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    • NURS-6123 Health Systems Leadership Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II
      Description

      This course is an immersion experience in the role of the clinical nurse leader. Opportunities are provided to integrate theory, research, and evidence-based practice in a clinical microsystem through completion of capstone project.

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    • NURS-6124 Health Systems Leadership Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader
      Description

      This course is an in depth examination of the roles of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). Additionally, this course will examine leadership and organizational theories as well as financial concepts related to the CNL roles.

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    • NURS-6125 Health Systems Leadership Clinical Nurse Leader Seminar
      Description

      This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to discuss the knowledge needed in the development and implementation of the CNL role in clinical microsystems.

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    • NURS-6900 Scholarly Writing
      Description

      This course will address the basic mechanics of scholarly writing, peer review, self-editing and APA format.

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    • NURS-6981 Independent Study
      Description

      Must be admitted to the MSN program as a prerequisite to register for this course. Independent study involving in-depth, individual research and study of a specific nursing problem and/or issue.

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    • NURS-6985 Special Topics in Nursing
      Description

      Must be admitted to the MSN program as a prerequisite to register for this course. This course is related to a specific topic in health systems leadership or nursing education. The title and description of the course will be specified at the time of the offering.

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    • NURS-6987 Scholarly Project
      Description

      This scholarly project provides an opportunity for students problems in health systems leadership or nursing education.

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    • NURS-6999 Thesis
      Description

      The thesis provides an opportunity for students to participate in research to address problems in health systems leadership or nursing education.

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  • Doctorate
    • NURS-9001 Current Trends and Issues in Nursing Education
      Description

      Must be admitted to the EdD in Nursing Education program as a prerequisite to register for this course. The course emphasizes the development of competencies to meet the educational needs of a rapidly developing global society. Using an analytical approach, students will examine past, present and future nursing issues that directly impact individuals and society within local, national, and global perspectives.

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    • NURS-9002 Quantitative Research in Nursing
      Description

      Must be admitted to the EdD in Nursing Education program as a prerequisite to register for this course. This course introduces the graduate student to methods of empirical inquiry used in nursing. Quantitative research designs and quantitative approaches to scientific inquiry will be emphasized. Students will select samples, identify appropriate measurement instruments, analyze data descriptively, and apply a variety of inferential statistical tests to answer nursing research questions.

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    • NURS-9003 Principles of Qualitative Inquiry: Design and Methods
      Description

      Must be admitted to the EdD in Nursing Education program as a prerequisite to register for this course. Principles of qualitative inquiry will be presented, including philosophical frameworks and methodologies (historical, ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory and action critical/social/feminist inquiry). Additionally, design, data collection and analysis strategies will be explored.

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    • NURS-9004 Teaching the Adult Learner
      Description

      This course examines theories of adult learning and practical application in the adult education process. Students will gain an understanding of andragogy and the contemporary adult education movement.

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    • NURS-9005 Nursing Theory in Nursing Education
      Description

      This course includes the opportunity for analysis and evaluation of concepts related to theory development and an exploration and analysis of grand and middle range theories. Additionally, the course will include an examination of nursing theory and its link to the research process and evidence based practice in nursing education.

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    • NURS-9006 Educational and Healthcare Policy Analysis
      Description

      Must be admitted to the EdD in Nursing Education program as a prerequisite to register for this course. This course is an advanced study of policy and its impact on nursing education and health care. It is designed to enable nurse educators to become more knowledgeable, effective, and responsible actors within the political context of the academic and healthcare settings. Relationships among law, ethics, and policy will be explored. Students will examine a clinical or educational issue and demonstrate how policy impacts outcomes related to the issue.

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    • NURS-9007 Applied Statistical Methods in Nursing
      Description

      This course provides the student with the opportunity to examine statistical methods for nursing research studies. Emphasis is on the utilization and interpretation of descriptive and inferential statistics. An additional emphasis will be on critiquing data analysis in current research articles.

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    • NURS-9008 Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education
      Description

      This course provides a broad foundation for the study of adult education based on philosophical constructs that have influenced the practice of adult education in the past and present. This course will explore philosophical perspectives that have influenced adult education and those that continue to develop the current practice of andragogy.

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    • NURS-9009 Curriculum: Theory and Practice
      Description

      This course provides an in-depth examination of historical and contemporary discourses necessary to understand curriculum. Implementation of curriculum will be based on analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and synthesis of current data. Students will prepare goals, processes, and outcomes for curriculum and course design.

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    • NURS-9010 Nursing Research Seminar
      Description

      The Nurse Educator Research Seminar is designed to provide a forum for interdisciplinary/interprofessional discussion related to the synthesis of scientific findings. This course will provide opportunities for students to evaluate and translate components of the research process to the selected dissertation topic.

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    • NURS-9011 Ethics in Educational Leadership
      Description

      This course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to analyze ethical theories and to apply these theories to nursing education. Ethical issues in health care, higher education, and nursing education provides the focus for the learner to explore the guiding principles of ethical decision making.

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    • NURS-9012 Nursing Education Synthesis
      Description

      This course provides the student with opportunities to practice the roles, processes, and functions of an educator within a quality caring framework.

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    • NURS-9013 Nursing Education Leadership for Diversity for the 21st century
      Description

      This course explores the application of leadership theories related to a culturally diverse society within the context of a quality caring curriculum.

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    • NURS-9014 Directed Readings
      Description

      This course will provide a critical examination of detailed knowledge of methodology as it relates to the field of research in quality caring nursing education.

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    • NURS-9015 Dissertation
      Description

      This course is the research dissertation which demonstrates a mastery of study and contributes to the literature in nursing education. Successful proposal defense, consent of dissertation chairperson, and admission to candidacy. Prerequisites: Successful completion of comprehensive examination and all coursework.

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    • NURS-9016 Distance Education in Nursing
      Description

      This course provides a focus on current issues and challenges for the distance education professional in nursing education through the design and evaluation of e-learning learning environments.

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    • NURS-9018 Advanced Research Methods
      Description

      This course provides an opportunity for students to build upon previous content addressed in NURS 9002 and NURS 9003 and focuses on the design and conduct of quantitative and qualitative research study.

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