May 23, 2024  
2022-23 Catalog 
    
2022-23 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Course Descriptions


 
  
  • NET 3720 - Wireless Networking and Security

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $20.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: A study of wireless networks and wireless security.  Topics include: WLAN standards, RF technologies, WLAN network security, WLAN troubleshooting, wireless administration, and wireless equipment configuration.
    Pre-requisite(s): NET 2415  
  
  • NET 3730 - Cyber Policy and Ethics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $20.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Explores how the structural, competitive, economic, environmental, and ethical forces affect the continuing transformation of the networking industry both domestically and internationally.  Discussion of the impact of contemporary issues on the provider and the consumer of telecommunication services including the legal and ethical requirements and ramifications of electronic privacy are included.
    Pre-requisite(s): NET 3300  
  
  • NET 4700 - Data and Voice Network Design

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $20.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: As a capstone course, students will design data and voice networks using industry metrics and rationale. Architecture, technologies, and standards associated with the design and management of modern data and voice networks will be covered.
    Pre-requisite(s): NET 3710  and NET 3720 .
  
  • NET 4740 - Security Vulnerabilities and Intrusion Mitigation

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $30.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: A treatment of security issues related to computers and computer networking. This course is designed for advanced users, system administrators and network administrators. The course covers TCP/IP security issues, security policies, packet filtering, Internet firewall architecture and theory, detecting and monitoring unauthorized activity, password authentication, intrusion detection and prevention and other security issues involving Linux, UNIX and Microsoft Windows operating systems. A team project is included.
    Pre-requisite(s): NET 3300 PS 3250 , and CS 3705 .
  
  • NET 4760 INT - Network Management Technology Internship

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Must be completed senior year in an information technology environment with company placement and outcomes approved by the department. 
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: NET 4700  
  
  • NET 4790 INT - Network Management Technology Senior Project

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $15.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Capstone course applying the principles learned in the Network Management Technology program to complete a student designed project.
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: NET 4700  
  
  • NET 4850 - Faculty Directed Research

    Credits: (1-4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The purpose of this course is to permit Network Management Technology majors to work closely and consistently with a faculty mentor on specific research related to current, experimental topics in Network Management Technology.  The final grade and amount of credit awarded will be determined by the faculty mentor, depending on the complexity of the advanced, upper division work performed. May be repeated 3 times up to 4 credit hours. Note: Only a maximum of 6 hours of NET 4800, NET 4850 and NET 4890 may be taken to satisfy missing credits or to achieve full time academic status.
    Pre-requisite(s): NET 2300 .
  
  • NET 4890 - Cooperative Work Experience

    Credits: (1-4)
    Description:

    The purpose of this course is to permit Network Management Technology majors who are currently working in a computer related job or internship to receive academic credit for their work, with coordination and approval of a faculty mentor and their supervisor. The amount of upper division credit awarded will be determined by the department, depending on the nature and quantity of work performed. May be repeated 3 times up to 4 credit hours. Note: Only a maximum of 6 hours of NET 4800, NET 4850, and NET 4890 may be taken to satisfy missing credits or to achieve full time academic status
    Pre-requisite(s): NET 2300 .

  
  • NET 4990 - Senior Project

    Credits: (3)
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: Research, analysis, presentation, and discussion of topics relative to graduating majors and minors.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 2860  or equivalent.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
  • NET 6600 - Principles of Business/Marketing Education

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This graduate-level course includes professionalism, curriculum, standards, counseling, tech prep, competency-based testing, research, and current issues and trends in Business/Marketing Education. Along with advanced electronic presentations, this course will include a review of other technologies used in teaching. NET 6600 may be substituted for NET 3600  in the undergraduate Business Education Composite Teaching major, Business Education Teaching minor, or Business/Marketing Teaching minor for those working on a second bachelor’s degree.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 1700 ; or WEB 1701 /WEB 1501 , WEB 1702 /WEB 1502 , and WEB 1703 /WEB 1503  and a bachelor’s degree.
  
  • NET 6610 - Methods of Teaching Business Education

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are designed to cover the costs of lab equipment maintenance and replacement including desktop and server computer systems and software; consumable materials and supplies; and support for lab aides, student tutors, and online instructional resources.
    Description: This graduate-level course includes an evaluation and application of the methods of teaching business and marketing subjects with emphasis on teaching demonstrations and practices, objectives, outcome measurements, testing, and grading. The students will write a unit-long Learning Activity Package (LAP) and will demonstrate teaching in a business/marketing course. NET 6610 may be substituted for NET 3610  in the undergraduate Business Education Composite Teaching major, Business Education Teaching minor, or Business/Marketing Teaching minor for those working on a second bachelor’s degree.
    Pre-requisite(s): WEB 1700 ; or WEB 1701 /WEB 1501 , WEB 1702 /WEB 1502 , and WEB 1703 /WEB 1503 ; and a bachelor’s degree.
  
  • NEUR 2950 - Introduction to Neuroscience

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $15.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are used to assist with the purchase of lab supplies and equipment needed to facilitate instruction of neuroscience principles and techniques.
    Description: Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience, which examines the function and dysfunction of the human and animal nervous system. The course spans the major areas of neuroscience including cellular/molecular factors, neuron physiology, brain structure and function, and medical/clinical applications. The topics addressed are critical to multiple fields of study (e.g. health sciences, psychology, and zoology) and provides the skills necessary for students to succeed in upper-division courses related to the brain and behavior.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 2710  for non-science majors; recommend some background in basic biology, chemistry, or psychology.
  
  • NEUR 3750 - Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem even years
    Description: This course challenges students to apply knowledge of nervous system structure and function to higher order cognitive functions and motor abilities including attention, memory, emotions, language and symbolic functions, reasoning, decision making, problem solving, voluntary movement, and consciousness.
    Pre-requisite(s): NEUR 2950  or PSY 2710  or instructor approval.
  
  • NEUR 3850 - Clinical Neuroscience

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem odd years
    Description: This is an advanced undergraduate course primarily for Neuroscience minors, but open to all students.  Students will apply a knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, cognition, and behavior to discuss and solve in-depth clinical case studies in the classroom setting.  The course will consist of instructor-led and student-led activities to explore a range of nervous system disorders.
    Pre-requisite(s): NEUR 2950  or PSY 2710  or consent of instructor.
  
  • NEUR 3950 - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Students will explore the cellular and molecular basis for nerve cell function. 
    Pre-requisite(s): NEUR 2950 .
  
  • NEUR 3998 - EEG in Epilepsy

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This course is part of the Bachelor of Integrated Studies in Electroneurodiagnostics (END), a partnership between Weber State University and the END program at the University of Utah. Students will complete lecture and lab hours primarily at the University of Utah. In addition, five meetings during the spring semester, probably at the University of Utah, will be required and there is a required research paper.

  
  • NEUR 3999 - EEG in Ped Patients & Neonates

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This course is part of the Bachelor of Integrated Studies in Electroneurodiagnostics (END), a partnership between Weber State University and the END program at the University of Utah. Students will complete lecture and lab hours primarily at the University of Utah. In addition, five meetings during the spring semester, probably at the University of Utah, will be required and there is a required research paper.

  
  • NEUR 4800 - Projects and Research

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Supervised participation in projects and/or primary research with a faculty mentor in various areas of neuroscience. Limited to advanced students upon consent of neuroscience faculty mentor and the Neuroscience Program director. A paper written in APA style and an oral report are required at the end of the semester.
    Pre-requisite(s): NEUR 2950  (Introduction to Neuroscience), PSY 3600  (Statistics) or equivalent, and faculty mentor permission.
    Students may enroll in this course twice for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • NEUR 4810 - Experimental Course

    Credits: (1-6)
    Experimental
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem odd years
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript. 
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • NEUR 4830 - Directed Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Independent readings or secondary research on advanced neuroscience special topics under the direction of a faculty mentor. For each hour of credit in a readings project the student is required to read an appropriate number of primary research journal articles and book chapters.  A paper written in APA style and oral report are required at the end of the term.
    Pre-requisite(s): NEUR 2950  (Introduction to Neuroscience), PSY 3600  (Statistics) or equivalent, and faculty mentor permission.
    Students may enroll in this course twice for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • NEUR 4900 - Topics in Neuroscience

    Credits: (2-3)
    Variable Title
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course offers an in-depth exploration of selected topics and issues in the discipline. The prerequisite may be waived or replaced by an equivalent at the discretion of the instructor in consultation with the Neuroscience Program Director.
    Pre-requisite(s): NEUR 2950  or PSY 2710  or consent of instructor.
    The course may be taken up to three times for a maximum of six credit hours.
    Note: This course is taught as needed.
  
  • NEUR 4949 - The Neuroscience of Sex, Romance, and Sexual Orientation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course will examine three human imperatives (sex, romance, and sexual orientation) from a neuroscience perspective. The neuroscience basis for each of these aspects of human behavior will be examined through directed readings and in-class discussions.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 
  
  • NRSG 2100 - Pharmacology for Nurses I

    Credits: (1.5)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course incorporates basic pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions used by the nurse to promote health across the lifespan. Course content includes principles of safe medication administration and pharmacotherapeutics with a focus on prototype medications. This course provides a foundation of pharmacology knowledge for the nurse.
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission to the Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 2200  and NRSG 2251 .
  
  • NRSG 2200 - Nursing Foundations

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Students are socialized into the profession of nursing, taught scope of practice, rules and ethics. Building nursing care on a health/wellness continuum is introduced. Students begin the nursing process through assessment of health and wellness in individuals, families and populations throughout the lifespan, and in diverse cultures and environments. 3 lecture hours per week.
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission to the Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 2100 .
  
  • NRSG 2251 INT/CEL - Foundations of Nursing Lab and Clinical

    Credits: (4.5)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $308.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are used for expenses connected with a course that go beyond the normal expectation of university support. These funds are used for expendable items, non-expendable items, and lab support.
    Description: This course will include a combination of lab, simulation, and clinical experiences. Students will focus on identifying and implementing foundational nursing skills. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a controlled environment, where they will pass off required skills and simulate clinical experiences. Students will also apply learned skills in clinical facilities. In order to pass the course, students must pass all three components of the course (lab, clinical, and simulation). This course focuses on application of concepts related to nursing care of patients in multiple environments and across the lifespan in various settings.  
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission into the nursing program.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 2200  and NRSG 2100 .
  
  • NRSG 2283 - Directed Readings and Projects

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Pre-requisite(s): Instructor approval.
    (Maximum of 3 semester hours per year).
  
  • NRSG 2300 - Patient Centered Nursing Care 1

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Focused theory with emphasis on nursing care across the lifespan for patients experiencing changes in health status. Focus will be on identifying chronic diseases and developing a nursing strategy to promote wellness and quality of life for the patient. Clinical will focus on application of theory related to nursing care of patients in multiple environments and across the life-span. 3 lecture hours per week.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 2100 , NRSG 2200 .
  
  • NRSG 2351 INT/CEL - Patient-Centered Nursing Care Experience I

    Credits: (4.5)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $308.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are used for expenses connected with a course that go beyond the normal expectation of university support. These funds are used for expendable items, non-expendable items, and lab support.
    Description: This course will include a combination of clinical, simulation, and laboratory experiences. Students will build on previous skills and knowledge and focus on demonstrating and examining safe and efficient patient care. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a controlled environment, where they will pass off required skills and simulate clinical experiences. Students will also apply learned skills in clinical facilities. In order to pass the course, students must pass all three components of the course (lab, clinical, and simulation). This course focuses on application of concepts related to nursing care of patients in multiple environments and across the lifespan in various settings.
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission to Nursing Program; NRSG 2100 NRSG 2200 , and NRSG 2251 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 2300  and NRSG 2700 
  
  • NRSG 2500 - Patient Centered Nursing Care 3

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Focused theory with emphasis on nursing care across the lifespan for patients experiencing changes in health care status. Focus will be on caring for patients in the acute care setting with a goal of restoring optimal health and wellness.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 2300 , or Admission to the PN to RN nursing program.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 3100 .
  
  • NRSG 2551 INT/CEL - Patient-Centered Nursing Care Experience II

    Credits: (4.5)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $335.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Course fees are used for expenses connected with a course that go beyond the normal expectation of university support. These funds are used for expendable items, non-expendable items, and lab support.
    Description: This course will include a combination of clinical, simulation, and laboratory experiences. Students will build on previous skills and knowledge and focus on developing and critiquing safe and efficient patient care. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a controlled environment, where they will pass off required skills and simulate clinical experiences. Students will also apply learned skills in clinical facilities. In order to pass the course, students must pass all three components of the course (lab, clinical, and simulation). This course focuses on application of concepts related to nursing care of patients in multiple environments and across the lifespan in various settings.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 2100 , NRSG 2200 , NRSG 2251 , NRSG 2300 NRSG 2351, and NRSG 2700.  
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 2500  and NRSG 3100 .
  
  • NRSG 2700 - Pharmacology for Nurses II

    Credits: (1.5)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course builds on basic pharmacological principles from NRSG 2100 to promote health across the lifespan with an emphasis on patient safety. Prototype drugs are used to explore a variety of pharmacologic and therapeutic medication classes to promote patient health and well-being.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 2100 , NRSG 2200 , and NRSG 2251 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 2300  and NRSG 2351 .
  
  • NRSG 3100 - Pharmacology for Nurses II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course explores advanced pharmacological treatments used by the nurse to promote health across the lifespan. Course content has emphasis on the administration of intravenous medication in the provision of acute medical care.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 2300 , or admission to the PN to RN Program.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 2500 , NRSG 2551 .
  
  • NRSG 3200 - Complex Patient Centered Nursing Care 1

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Theory focuses on nursing care of patients with complex changes in health status requiring extensive multifaceted resources.
    Three hours of lecture per week.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 2500  and NRSG 3100 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 3300  and NRSG 3350 .
  
  • NRSG 3300 - Entry Into Nursing Professional Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Entry into Nursing Professional Practice focuses on synthesis of nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for transition to professional nursing practice. Students use advanced testing strategies and comprehensive content review to prepare for successfully completing the NCLEX-RN® licensing examination. In addition, a cumulative pharmacology review will be included in the course.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 2500  and NRSG 3100 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 3200  and NRSG 3350 .
  
  • NRSG 3350 INT/CEL - Entry Into Nursing Professional Practice Capstone

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Clinical preceptorship focuses on synthesis of nursing knowledge, skills, and conduct necessary for entrance into registered nursing practice.
    9 clinical hours per week.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 2500  and NRSG 3100 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 3200  and NRSG 3300 .
  
  • NRSG 3400 - Mental Health: The Complex Role

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: Advanced theories and concepts of nursing practice are explored across the lifespan for those experiencing alterations in mental health. 
  
  • NRSG 3440 - Coping in Your Profession

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The healthcare profession can be a highly rewarding career, but it can also be riddled with stress. This course will explore contributing factors that may cause stress among healthcare professionals. Burnout can be a direct result of stress in the workplace. The student will examine the causes of burnout, and more importantly, explore tools to prevent and treat burnout. 
  
  • NRSG 3810 - Experimental Course

    Credits: (1-6)
    Experimental
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • NRSG 4000 - Culture and Health Care

    Credits: (2)
    Description: This course is an exploration of culture, health care issues and experiences at the local, regional, national, or international levels. The learner will study and compare the health care of a selected country/community from the cultural, political and educational perspective.
    Credit hours (2), 2 lecture hours per week.
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission to Weber State University; recommended for nursing students, Licensed Nurses, and other healthcare providers.
    May be repeated up to 99 times.
  
  • NRSG 4001 - Clinical Experience Related to Culture and Health Care of Nurses

    Credits: (1-3)
    Description: This course is a Study Abroad Experience for Health Care Workers to explore the relationship between culture, health care and nursing issues at local, regional, national, and/or international levels. Information gained during NRSG 4000  will assist the student to put into practice the concepts learned.
    Credit hours (1-3). Lab hours depend on the country visited.
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: Co-requisite or prerequisite: NRSG 4000  related to area being visited.
    May be repeated up to 99 times.
  
  • NRSG 4010 - Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course provides an interdisciplinary experience with the team concept as a priority. The students learn the role of the health care team members, each with their different skills and objectives. The course teaches students to practice an interdisciplinary approach as they research, interact and learn in the interdisciplinary environment of a health care setting.
    Cross-listed with DENT 4010  & HTHS 4010 .
    May be repeated once up to 6 credit hours.
  
  • NRSG 4045 - ELNEC: End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed from the nationally recognized guidelines of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project. These guidelines are revised regularly to reflect current advances in the field. The purpose of the ELNEC project is to support the knowledge and skills of nurses in providing palliative care to patients who are experiencing serious illness or end of life. ELNEC content focuses on nursing care at the end of life; pain management; symptom management; ethical/legal issues; cultural considerations in end-of-life care; communication; loss, grief, bereavement; and preparation for and care at time of death.
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission to a nursing program or current registered nurse.
  
  • NRSG 4050 - Nursing Assessment Across the Life Span

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: This course provides the theory requisite for the systematic examination and analysis of subjective and objective health assessment data obtained during the health assessment process. The health status of a client will be determined through the process of differential analysis of both the anecdotal evidence provided by the client and empirical evidence gathered during the physical examination. With this evidence, students will learn to apply the scientific process of formulating and testing hypothetical diagnoses. The overall purpose will be focused upon developing strategies and skills to assess the health care needs of people across the life span. Students are challenged to identify normal assessment findings and critically analyze variations from normal.

     

  
  • NRSG 4060 - Oncology Nursing

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: This course provides learning opportunities for nurses who work in various areas of health care with minimal opportunities to care for patients with cancer. The learning activities are based on current evidence, clinical experts, and patient values-evidenced-based practice. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on the collaborative interprofessional team tasked with managing the care of the patients regarding cancer diagnosis, cancer treatments, unintentional consequences stemming from treatment, and emotional aspects involved in caring for patients with cancer.
  
  • NRSG 4070 - Disaster Nursing

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Supplies necessary for simulation and lab experiences.
    Description: Terrorism, war and natural disasters present new challenges to nurses and requires they be trained to care for resultant victims. Learning emphasizes crisis management, specific patient/health issues and unique nursing interventions. (Hybrid)
  
  • NRSG 4080 - Adult Critical Care

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Course Fee: $17.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Supplies necessary for simulation and lab experiences.
    Description: Advanced theories and concepts of nursing practice are explored in relation to adults experiencing life threatening alterations in health. (Hybrid)
  
  • NRSG 4090 - Nursing: High Risk OB/Pediatric Patient

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: At risk pediatric and obstetric populations require multiple interventions from knowledgeable caregivers. In this course, students will learn theory and concepts associated with caring for these high-risk populations.  By the end of this course students will have an increased understanding of nursing care and application of evidence-based care for improved outcomes. (Hybrid).
  
  • NRSG 4100 - Care Coordination and Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Safe Patient Outcomes

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Nursing 4100 is designed to assist students in learning theory and concepts related to nursing care of patients with chronic conditions, including illness implications and education for patients and families. Topics will include areas such as genetic conditions, caregiver stress and grieving, as well as advocacy for vulnerable populations. The course will incorporate application of advanced skills and knowledge to address coordination of complex care issues and healthcare resources inherent in caring for patients and families experiencing chronic conditions.
  
  • NRSG 4200 SUS - Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Nursing 4200 focuses on a basic understanding of how multiple sources of evidence are developed and integrated into an evidence-based nursing environment.  These sources include the formal research process, quality improvement data, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preference.  This course will include the application of advanced knowledge and skills required for translating reliable evidence into evidence-based practice and clinical judgments.  The course will also support the establishment of a research-base for the student’s personal nursing practice, as well as influence the continual improvement of healthcare quality and safety.
  
  • NRSG 4300 - Healthcare Policy and Decision Making

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Nursing 4300 will explore healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory policies, which directly and indirectly influence nursing practice.  These policies shape responses to organizational, local, national, and global issues of equity, access, affordability, and social justice.  Students will apply advanced skills and knowledge to identify, analyze and problem-solve variables affecting nursing decisions and healthcare policy encountered in nursing practice.  Topics will be presented that provide an overview of legal and ethical principles and theories, emphasizing the role of ethics and healthcare policy in nursing.
  
  • NRSG 4400 SUS/CEL - Population Health in Nursing

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Nursing 4400 explores nursing in diverse populations in a local and global contest emphasizing disease prevention, health promotion and cultural competency for the improvement of health status throughout the lifespan.  Focus will include disparities in health and health care services, and the impact of behavior and lifestyle choices.  Course projects will incorporate application of advanced skills and knowledge related to health needs and health promotion at the individual and community level.  Students will examine frameworks of community and public health, assess and analyze prevalent population-based health issues, and explore population-based interventions.
  
  • NRSG 4500 - Nursing Management and Leadership

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Nursing 4500 is designed to facilitate student learning and application of advanced skills and knowledge related to nursing leadership and nursing management.  In accordance with this, students will explore and examine personal and professional characteristics of nurse leaders and nurse managers which will prepare them to lead through evidence-based principles.  Students will also gain experience in communication and collaboration with community partners and interdisciplinary teams, which will prepare them to assist in the advancement of the profession of nursing through empowerment, change, and anticipation of nursing’s future.
  
  • NRSG 4600 - Communication, Collaboration, and Information Management in Healthcare

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Description: Nursing 4600 will incorporate application of advanced skills and knowledge related to information management, patient care technology, and effective interpersonal communication modalities.  These skills are critical in preparing nurses to deliver quality patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.  Students will examine information management tools used to monitor: outcomes of care processes, patient care technologies essential to ensuring high quality, safe patient care, and communication and collaboration skills necessary to providing optimal patient-centered care.
  
  • NRSG 4700 - Forensic Nursing

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: This course explores nursing in the field of forensics in both criminal and civil contexts.  The different roles and responsibilities of forensic nurses will be explored and best-practices for evidence collection and preservation will be reviewed.  Holistic care of victims and families will be emphasized.  Students will review victimology, evaluate prevalent population-based health issues, and explore forensic nursing interventions.
  
  • NRSG 4830 - Directed Theoretical Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Description: Involves a contract with faculty to include reading and writing of materials relevant to baccalaureate level nursing. Subject emphasis arranged with faculty.
    May be repeated once up to 6 credit hours.
  
  • NRSG 4840 - Nursing Honors Project Development & Implementation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Completion of this course is required for students enrolled in the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing Honors Program and working toward earning Departmental Honors in Nursing.  Enrollment in this course requires program approval.  This course facilitates nursing honors students in the development, implementation, evaluation, and presentation of their capstone honors project.
  
  • NRSG 4850 - Study Abroad

    Credits: (1-6)
    Variable Title
    Description: The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for students in health professions to experience a study abroad program that is designed to explore healthcare, culture, and clinical experience.
    May be repeated 5 times up to 6 credit hours.
  
  • NRSG 6110 - Translating Research and Evidence into Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description:

    This course prepares the student to critically appraise, compare, and evaluate published Quantitative and Qualitative research reports to develop and implement and maintain an evidence-based innovation and/or practice within the professional settings of the nurse administrator and the nurse educator.  In order to register for this course, the student must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program. 
    May be repeated up to three times.

  
  • NRSG 6120 - Research and Statistics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: This course focuses on the development of the knowledge and skill required to evaluate numerical data in support of an evidence-based environment for nursing administration and nursing education. Skills related to utilization of parametric and non-parametric methods of statistical analysis of quantitative data will be emphasized.
    Pre-requisite(s):

    The student must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program to register for this class. 

  
  • NRSG 6130 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: This course introduces the student to processes associated with the development and application of both nursing and non-nursing theory. These processes include the varied yet interdependent activities of theory analysis, description, critical reflection, and utilization of theory. In addition, the student will explore the utilization of both nursing and non-nursing theory in his or her practice of nursing.
    Pre-requisite(s):

    The student must be officially accepted into the MSN program to register for this class.

  
  • NRSG 6140 SUS/CEL - Collaborative Approaches in Population Health

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 2nd Blk, Online
    Description: This course examines the principles of ecological, global, and social determinants of health to design, deliver, and evaluate culturally relevant clinical prevention and health promotion interventions and strategies for individuals, families, communities, and aggregate populations. Ethical approaches to equitable, efficient, effective, and sustainable population-based health policies are also examined.
  
  • NRSG 6141 - Advanced Nursing Theory

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course is intended to introduce the student to the multiple patterns of knowing within nursing and the processes associated with the development of nursing knowledge and theory. These processes include the varied yet interdependent activities of critical reflection, validation, confirmation, and utilization of nursing knowledge. In addition, the student will explore the utilization of nursing theory and knowledge to his or her own experiences and everyday nursing practice.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6110  and NRSG 6180 .
  
  • NRSG 6150 - Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Assessment for the Nurse Educator

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk, Online
    Description: This course prepares the graduate with advanced knowledge and skills in the three areas of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment. Students will build upon previous knowledge in these three areas by participating in case-based learning and integrating advanced principles with educational practices.
  
  • NRSG 6160 - Evidence-Based Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course provides students the knowledge and skill required to develop and implement evidence-based processes within the professional settings of the nurse administrator and the nurse educator.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 6110 , NRSG 6141 , NRSG 6180 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6120 .
  
  • NRSG 6170 - Teaching Strategies

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem - Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem - Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem - Online
    Description: This course prepares the student to apply teaching and learning theories within both the traditional and non-traditional classroom setting and clinical practice settings. Teaching strategies designed to support student learning across varied settings and modalities will be emphasized. 
    Pre-requisite(s):

    The student must be officially accepted into the MSN program and have completed the first semester of the program prior to registering for NRSG 6170.

  
  • NRSG 6180 - Improving Patient Care and Nursing Practice through Information Systems

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: This course provides students the knowledge and skill required to effectively apply the principles of information technology within the healthcare setting. Course content includes the utilization of information technology to analyze healthcare data for the improvement of nursing decision-making and to support quality in nursing administration and nursing education settings.
    Pre-requisite(s): Must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program to register for this course.
  
  • NRSG 6190 - Professional Foundations for Graduate Nursing Students

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem - Online
    Description: This foundational course provides incoming graduate students with nursing communication proficiencies required for course work and scholarly projects. In this course, students will develop the knowledge and skills required for graduate scholarly projects, scientific community dissemination, and professional workplace collaboration.  
  
  • NRSG 6205 - Transitions to Advanced Practice

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to present a foundation for understanding nursing theory and the relationship of theory and research to evidence based practice and conceptual models of advanced practice nursing.
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission to an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
  
  • NRSG 6210 - Advanced Pathophysiology I

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This is the first foundational pathophysiology course for nurse practitioners (NP’s). Students are taught pathophysiology associated with disease and non-disease processes such as pain. Alterations in physiology result in clinical problems and diseases managed by NP’s.  Cell dysfunction or deregulation manifests as systemic symptoms and associated disease. Content includes etiology, modifiable risk factors, exposures, physiological mutations, and specific/nonspecific mechanisms to optimize cell-tissue-organ-system function. Students identify, analyze, and evaluate evidence related to disease pathology of specified body systems across the lifespan for future patient management.
  
  • NRSG 6211 - Advanced Pathophysiology II and Genetics

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This is the second foundational pathophysiology course for nurse practitioners (NP’s). Students are taught pathophysiology associated with disease and non-disease processes and clinical genetics principles as applied to nurse practitioner patient care. Alterations in physiology result in clinical problems and diseases managed by NP’s.  Cell dysfunction or deregulation manifests as systemic symptoms and associated disease. Content includes etiology, modifiable risk factors, exposures, physiological mutations, and specific/nonspecific mechanisms to optimize cell-tissue-organ-system function. Students identify, analyze, and evaluate evidence related to disease pathology of specified body systems across the lifespan for future patient management.

  
  • NRSG 6215 - Advanced Pharmacology I

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This foundational core course overviews pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for nurse practitioners and provides the foundation for safe efficacious patient-centered medication management in a clinical setting. Course content includes information on pharmacology principles, terminology, drugs that affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS), special populations, clinical guidelines, and evidenced-based pharmaceutical interventions for infectious disease, endocrine function, and pain or comfort. Ethical and legal parameters for prescriptive practice are reviewed related to specific medication choice, dosing, drug interactions and side effects, and patient monitoring, education, and evaluation for effectiveness across the lifespan. Advanced Pharmacology I adheres to accreditation criteria for graduate nursing prescriptive principles and nurse practitioner practice.

  
  • NRSG 6216 - Advanced Pharmacology II

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This foundational core course is a continuation of NRSG 6215 - Advanced Pharmacology I . It continues to overview efficacious patient-centered medication management in a clinical setting. Course content includes information on evidenced-based pharmaceutical interventions for central nervous system pathology, mental and behavioral disorders, cardiovascular and renal system disease, gastrointestinal illness, and respiratory, ENT, dermatology, and immunity syndromes. Prescriptive practice principles medication choice, dosing, drug interactions and side effects, and patient monitoring, education, and evaluation for effectiveness across the lifespan are considered and analyzed. Advanced Pharmacology II adheres to accreditation criteria for graduate nursing prescriptive principles and nurse practitioner practice.

  
  • NRSG 6220 - Advanced Health Assessment/Diagnostic Reasoning

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $275.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Nursing equipment, lab supplies, teaching technology.
    Description: This course allows students to transition into the role of the nurse practitioner through practice of clinically relevant activities such as a comprehensive holistic health history, use of motivational interviewing, a systematic physical assessment, and critical reasoning to determine appropriate differential diagnoses. Classroom student learning activities, nursing practice lab, and select standardized patient encounters are used to present and practice physical assessment and diagnostic reasoning for nurse practitioner (NP) patient-centered care. Students focus weekly on a body system and incorporate assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills for patients across the lifespan. NP students use a systematic critical thinking approach to diagnostic reasoning and assessment competency.
    Pre-requisite(s): Faculty permission.
  
  • NRSG 6225 - FNP Clinical Skills

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $275.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Nursing equipment, lab supplies, teaching technology.
    Description: This clinical skill course provides opportunities for the nurse practitioner (NP) students to learn and practice a variety of essential clinical care skills. Students attend clinical skill lab weekly for instruction from interprofessional peers and nurse practitioner faculty. NP students acquire clinical skill performance, gather diagnostic and objective data for conditions requiring procedures, management strategies, patient education, and ICD-10 & CPT billing and coding instruction for common clinical issues.
  
  • NRSG 6230 - FNP Patient Care Lab

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $275.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Nursing equipment, lab supplies, teaching technology.
    Description: This laboratory skill course provides opportunities for the nurse practitioner (NP) students to learn and practice a variety of essential ambulatory care skills for patients across the lifespan. There is a focus on women’s health and pediatric health care conditions. Students attend skill lab weekly for instruction from interprofessional peers and nurse practitioner faculty. NP students acquire knowledge of skill performance, diagnostic and objective information for conditions requiring procedures, management strategies, patient education, and ICD-10 & CPT billing and coding instruction for common health care issues.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 6220 - Advanced Health Assessment/Diagnostic Reasoning  and NRSG 6225 - FNP Clinical Skills .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6245 - FNP Patient Care III , NRSG 6246 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical III .
  
  • NRSG 6235 - FNP Patient Care I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This is one of the theory companion courses to NRSG 6236 . The course is designed to provide advanced theoretical knowledge and emphasis on adult healthcare for the nurse practitioner student. The course prepares students to manage prevalent healthcare concerns encountered across the lifespan of male and female adults. Nurse practitioner students include significant others, family, and available community resources for patient health promotion and illness management, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, healthcare plans, follow-up, and evaluation of adults in a variety of settings.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6236 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical I .

  
  • NRSG 6236 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed for the nurse practitioner student to deliver high quality healthcare to adults. The course prepares students to apply acquired skills, magnify diagnostic reasoning through psychomotor, affective and cognitive domains. This course also requires students to diagnose and determine best practice to treat illness and prevent disease.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6235 - FNP Patient Care I .
  
  • NRSG 6240 - FNP Patient Care II

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This is one of the theory companion courses to NRSG 6236 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical I . The course provides advanced theoretical knowledge and emphasis on nurse practitioner primary care of older adults. Students learn management of common older adult healthcare problems in the community and a variety of health care settings. The course focuses on the various health issues for older adults, including health promotion, functional ability, chronic disease management, polypharmacy, palliative intervention, and end-of-life care.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6236 .

  
  • NRSG 6241 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical II

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This is the clinical companion course to MSN 6240 Advanced Practice Nursing: Older Adult Health. This clinical course is designed for the nurse practitioner student to deliver high quality healthcare with a focus on adults or older adults. The course prepares students to apply acquired skills, magnify diagnostic reasoning through psychomotor, affective and cognitive domains. This course requires students to diagnose and determine best practice to treat illness and prevent disease as a primary care FNP provider.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6240 - FNP Patient Care II .
  
  • NRSG 6245 - FNP Patient Care III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This is one of the theory companion courses to NRSG 6246 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical III  . The course is designed to provide advanced theoretical knowledge and emphasis on pediatric (newborn to adolescent) healthcare for the nurse practitioner student. The course prepares students to manage prevalent healthcare concerns encountered across the pediatric lifespan. Nurse practitioner students include significant others, family, and available community resources for patient health promotion and illness management, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, healthcare plans, follow-up, and evaluation of adults in a variety of settings.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6246 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical III .

  
  • NRSG 6246 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical III

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This is the clinical companion course to NRSG 6245  and NRSG 6250 . The course is designed for the nurse practitioner student to deliver high quality healthcare to patients of all ages with a focus on primary care. Students apply evidenced-based practice clinical reasoning principles for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment interventions for a variety of health conditions. Students practice history taking, perform physical examination, order and analyze diagnostic tests, determine differential diagnoses, plan interventions, and prescribe medications. Students apply health promotion principles to prevent disease and manage individualized healthcare outcomes through psychomotor, affective and cognitive domains. Associated theory courses focus on pediatric and female health conditions.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6245 - FNP Patient Care III .
  
  • NRSG 6250 - FNP Patient Care IV

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This is one of the theory companion courses to NRSG 6246 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical III . The course is designed to provide advanced theoretical knowledge and emphasis on unique health care needs of women. The course prepares students to manage prevalent health care concerns of women, including; maturation, sexuality, family planning, contraception, perinatal care (preconception through pregnancy), and menopause. Concepts will focus on strategies for health promotion and disease prevention through the lifespan of a woman, as well as management of selected issues related to fertility, pregnancy, and aging.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6246 .

  
  • NRSG 6251 - Advanced Practice Primary Care Clinical IV

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This is the clinical companion course to MSNP 6250 Advanced Practice Nursing: Women’s Health. This clinical course is designed for the nurse practitioner student to deliver high quality healthcare with a focus on women’s health. The course prepares students to apply acquired skills, magnify diagnostic reasoning through psychomotor, affective and cognitive domains. This course requires students to diagnose and determine best practice to treat illness and prevent disease as a primary care FNP provider.
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6250 - FNP Patient Care IV .
  
  • NRSG 6255 - Leadership and Accountability in Advanced Nursing

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk Online
    Description:

    The purpose of this course is to provide graduate nursing students with an overview of personal, organizational and systems leadership. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to apply leadership skills and ethical decision making as it relates to healthcare policy, legal regulation, quality improvement and patient safety.  
    Pre-requisite(s): Must be officially accepted into the MSN program to register for this class. 

  
  • NRSG 6256 - Transition to Advanced Practice II

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to complement NRSG 6260  Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum in preparing the family practice nursing student for the certification examination and the advanced practice role. The course allow students to investigate a variety of topics that impact advanced practice nursing, issues for special populations, leadership competencies, impact of policies on healthcare, and principles of independent or NP managed practices.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 6205 - Transitions to Advanced Practice .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6260 - Nurse Practitioner Immersion .
  
  • NRSG 6260 - Nurse Practitioner Immersion

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This is the final clinical course of the FNP Program. This course is designed for the nurse practitioner student to evaluate individual and system effectiveness in delivery of quality healthcare to patients across the lifespan. The course evaluates the student’s ability to apply acquired skills, magnify diagnostic reasoning through psychomotor, affective and cognitive domains. This course also evaluates the student’s ability to diagnose and determine best practice to treat illness and prevent disease.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 6236 , NRSG 6241 , NRSG 6246 , NRSG 6251 .
  
  • NRSG 6270 - Mental Health for Primary Care

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: In this course, students explore the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) as they address common mental health conditions in the context of whole-person care throughout the lifespan. Student learning includes evidenced-based assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and referral/interprofessional collaboration for common mental health conditions encountered in the primary care setting, including vulnerable population considerations.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into DNP-FNP program.
  
  • NRSG 6300 - Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Risk Issues in Patient Care Delivery

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: This course focuses upon the nurse administrator’s responsibility to develop and maintain a culture of safety, reduce and prevent harm to patients, and reduce institutional risk and liability issues through the utilization of healthcare outcomes measurement and application of sound principles and practices associated with quality improvement.
    Pre-requisite(s):

    The student must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program and have completed the first semester of study to register for this course. 

  
  • NRSG 6324 - Financial Issues in Nursing Administration

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: 1st Blk Online
    Description: This course provides a conceptual foundation for the nurse administrator’s accountability to provide fiscal resource planning, forecasting and resource allocation, strategic planning that addresses future trends, oversight of all nursing related operating aspects, and the achievement of the financial goals of the healthcare organization.
    Pre-requisite(s):

    Must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program to register for this course. 

  
  • NRSG 6340 - Compliance with Legal and Regulatory Systems in Patient Care Delivery

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course focuses upon the nurse administrator’s responsibility to develop and maintain a healthcare environment that fulfills the compliance standards and criteria established by both state and national legal and regulatory systems.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 6110 , NRSG 6120 , NRSG 6141 , NRSG 6160 , NRSG 6180 , NRSG 6200 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6324 , NRSG 6360 .
  
  • NRSG 6360 - Scope and Practice of Nursing Administration

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk Online
    Description: This course addresses the nurse administrator’s responsibility for the overall administration of patient care delivery services and representation of nursing services at the highest level of the organization and across a wide variety of settings.
    Pre-requisite(s): Must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program.
  
  • NRSG 6380 - Retaining and Developing a Competent Workforce in Nursing

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk Online
    Description: This course addresses the overall operational management and administration functions related to staffing, staff development, and managerial issues including coaching, discipline and employee support. Processes related to labor relations within healthcare is addressed.
    Pre-requisite(s): Must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program to register for this course. 
  
  • NRSG 6400 INT - Nurse Executive Residency

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem - Online, 1st Blk Online, 2nd Blk Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online, 1st Blk Online, 2nd Blk Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem - Online, 1st Blk Online, 2nd Blk Online
    Description: This practicum is designed to prepare the student for a career in nursing administration and leadership. During the MSN Executive Residency, students will participate in focused participative learning activities with advanced prepared nurse leaders at the executive, director, or manager level. The student, faculty, and assigned nurse administrator residency preceptor will collaboratively design the residency experience.
    Pre-requisite(s): The student must be officially accepted into the MSN program and have completed required core courses prior to registering for NRSG 6400.
  
  • NRSG 6500 - Theoretical Foundations in Nursing Education

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course focuses upon the knowledge and skills required to utilize established teaching and learning theories developed to enhance the nursing educational process. The practical utility of these teaching and learning theories in diverse nursing education learning environments will be emphasized.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 6110 , NRSG 6141 , NRSG 6180 .
  
  • NRSG 6520 - Curriculum Development for Nursing Educators

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: This course focuses on the concepts and organizing frameworks for curriculum design, course development and desired outcomes, standards of nursing education and practice, continuing education, and health care educational programs. Issues related to program accreditation and related social and legal issues will be examined.
    Pre-requisite(s):

    The student must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program to register for this course. 

  
  • NRSG 6540 - Measurement of Competence and Outcomes in Nursing Education

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: This course focuses upon established theories of measurement and evaluation coupled with strategies for implementing evaluation of student learning, program outcomes, and faculty performance targets. Accurate interpretation of evaluation data to support an evidence-based response to student and program evaluation results will be emphasized.
    Pre-requisite(s):

    The student must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program to register for this course. 

  
  • NRSG 6560 - Socialization in the Role of Nursing Educator

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk Online
    Description:

    This course prepares the student to function proficiently in the nurse educator role within a variety of learning environments and social settings. The development of professional and personal adaptive strategies will be emphasized.
    Pre-requisite(s):

    Must be officially accepted into Weber State University’s MSN program to register for this course.

  
  • NRSG 6580 - Clinical Nursing Instruction in Higher Education and Community Settings

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course prepares the student to apply teaching and learning theories within the practice laboratory and clinical settings. The clinical application component of this course will provide the student the opportunity to participate, with supervision, in a practice laboratory and/or clinical instruction environment.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 6110 , NRSG 6120 , NRSG 6141 , NRSG 6160 , NRSG 6180 , NRSG 6520 , NRSG 6540 , NRSG 6560 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6600 , NRSG 6700 .
  
  • NRSG 6600 - Nursing Instruction in Higher Education and Community Settings

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course prepares the student to apply teaching and learning theories within both the traditional and non-traditional classroom setting. Teaching strategies designed to support student learning across varied settings and modalities will be emphasized.
    Pre-requisite(s): NRSG 6110 , NRSG 6120 , NRSG 6141 , NRSG 6160 , NRSG 6180 , NRSG 6500 , NRSG 6520 , NRSG 6540 , NRSG 6560 .
    Co-Requisite(s): NRSG 6580 , NRSG 6700 .
  
  • NRSG 6700 INT - Nurse Educator Residency

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem - Online, 1st Blk Online, 2nd Blk Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online, 1st Blk Online, 2nd Blk Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online, 1st Blk Online, 2nd Blk Online
    Description: This practicum is designed to prepare the student for a career in nursing education and leadership. During the MSN Educator Residency, students will participate in focused participative learning activities with advanced prepared nurse educators at an academic and/or healthcare service educational setting. The student, faculty, and assigned nurse educator residency preceptor will collaboratively design the residency experience.
    Pre-requisite(s):

    The student must be officially accepted into the MSN program and have completed required core courses prior to registering for NRSG 6700.

 

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