DNP Role Seminar I
Provides an overview of program expectations while examining the roles of the DNP-prepared advanced practice nurse as expert clinician, researcher, health policy advocate, and educator. Students will begin to identify research ideas and formulate an internship plan with the support and feedback of peers.
DNP Role Seminar II
Synthesizes DNP competencies while providing a forum for dissemination and discussion of terminal protfolios and evidence-based research projects formulated in Clinical Scholarship I, II, and III. Prerequisites: all DNP coursework. Offered spring annually.
Adv Topics in Clin Diagnosis I
Explores the management of complex health conditions across the lifespan with a focus on individuals and thier families. Topics will vary and be drawn from emerging fields such as genetics, immunology, behavioral health, pharmacology, and preventivemedicine.
Adv Topics in Clin Diag II
Explores management of complex health conditions across the lifespan. Emphasis is on health promotion and care of communities and populations. The effective utilization of health care systems, principles of epidemiology, environmental health, and community partnering and planning will be examined as they relate to population health promotion. Prerequisite: NURS 702
Adv Clin Practice Intern I
The first of three required internships, this course provides students an opportunity to enhance and integrate prior learning and to acquire and apply DNP and advanced clinical practice competencies in a mentored clinical setting with a focus on managing individuals with complex medical conditions. The student will identify learning goals and follow a faculty-approved plan.
Adv Clin Practice Intern II
The second of three required internships, this course provides students additional opportunity to enhance and integrate prior learrning and to acquire and apply DNP and advanced clinical practice competencies in a mentored clinical setting with a family focus. The student will identify learning goals and follow a faculty-approved plan.
Adv Clin Practice Intern III
The last of three required internships, this course provides students additional opportunity to enhance and integrate prior learning and to acquire and apply DNP and advanced clinical practice competencies in a mentored clinical setting focused on the care of vulnerable populations and the communities in which they live. The student will identify learning goals and follow a faculty-approved plan.
Clin Schol I: Project Iden
This course is the first in a series of three clinical scholarship courses focusing on the development of a scholarly clinical project. It focuses on the indentification of a research translation project which is related to advanced practice in the n,"ursing specialty and benefits a group, population or community rather than an individual patient. Prerequisites: NURS 710, 711; Co-requisites: NURS 712, 713|
Clin Schol II: Project Dev
This course is the secon in a series of three clinical scholarships focusing on the development of a scholarly clinical project. It focuses on the development of a research translation prlject which is related to advanced practice in the nursing spec,"iality, and benefits a group, population or community rather than an individual patient. Prerequisite: NURS 707; Co-requisite: NURS 715|
Clin Schol III: Project Impl
This course is the final course in the series of three clinical scholarship courses focusing on the implementaton and dissemination of the scholarly clinical project work. It focuses on the completion of this research translation project, and sharing the findings related to advancing the practice of nursing in a professional setting. Prerequisite: NURS 708
Lead Nurs in Health Care Sys
Provides the advanced practice nurse leadership skills for empowering and influencing others to bring about change. Focus is on understanding multiple perspectives and applying theories of leadership, organizational behavior, and systems to a variety of settings: clinical practice, professional organizations, health care institutions, and the political arena.
Prin of Health Care Policy
Explores the impact of ethical, legal, economic, social, and political determinants of clinical practice and healthcare outcomes. Following an overview of legal and ethical principles, case studies will form the basis of analysis of the developmentof health policy, global health issues, and concerns related to health delivery systems that currently face advanced practice nurses. Strategies to influence procedures and policy in an ethical and legal approach will be emphasized.
Info Mgmt in Health Care
Provides students with essential knowledge and skills to utilize information and management systems to support evidence based practice. The role of information management systems and data bases in health care will be discussed, Students will employinformation technology to implement decision suppoort programs that are pertinent to improved practice. This may include clinical guidelinesm drug interaction, checking, business strategies including trend abakyses, ratios, peer comparisons, benchmarks, or other similiar applications.|
Analy Meth of Evd Based Prac
Presents analytical methods of evidence based practice. Emphasis is on critical appraisal of evidence-based literature and translation of research based evidence to clinical practice. An overview of methods of quantitative and qualitative methodology," will provide a basis for evaluating the quality of published research reports. Students will critically appraise a body current literature related to their chosen topic, constructing an evidence basis for their selected practice project. Prerequsities: NURS 700, 710, 711; Co-requisites: NURS 712, 707.|
Prac Strg Adv Prac Nurses
Provides advanced practice nurses an understanding of new venture development as it prepares them to seek innovative solutions to health care issues. New venture development is approaced from the perspectives of developing a business plan for indepe,"ndent practice as well as thinking creatively to craft responses to social problems that impact health care. Prerequisite: NURS 711, 712; Co-requisite: NURS 715|
Systematic Eval in Health Care
Provides an overview of the strategies and tools for assessing and achieving improvement in health care. Adapted from the Achieving Competence Today (ACT) curriculum, students will identify and analyze systems problems that compromise the safety andquality of care and develop and evaluate system changes for improvement of care. Prerequisite: NURS 712, 713; Co-requisite: NURS 714|
Family Nurse Practitioner Int
Provides the opportunity to gain competency in the multifaceted role of nurse practitioner through a supervised clinical experience under the guidance of certified nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or licensed physicians approved by the department as preceptors. Prerequisites: All program course work, including completion of NURS 800. Spring annually and as needed.
Nurse Educator Internship
Provides the opportunity to gain competency in the multifaceted role of nurse educator under the guidance of nurse educators approved by the department as preceptors. Prerequisities: All program course work, including completion of NURS 800. Spring, annually and as needed.
Scholarly research paper based on an innovative and/or creative study pertinent to nursing or a related area. Students register for a minimum of 3 credits and complete the thesis/project in one calendar year. Students who do not complete the thesis/p,roject in one calendar year must register for 1 additional credit each consecutive term until completion up to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: NURS 605 and 610.
Solar System Astron
Examines the motions of Earth, moon, and the planets and their effects on the appearance of the sky; the nature of the sun and the planets; the instruments of the astronomer; and the role the history of astronomy played in the development of our understanding of the sky. Includes constellation identification through the use of the planetarium. Each semester.
Explores human understanding of the nature, formation, and evolution of those celestial objects that lie beyond the solar system. Includes stellar properties and spectra, stellar evolution, special stars and star systems, the milky way and other galaxies, cosmology, and cosmogony. Uses the planetarium for constellation study and the development of coordinate systems. Prerequisite: ES 200. Spring, annually.
Introductory course for non-physics majors. Emphasizes mechanics, including vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, harmonic motion, and waves. Integrates computer-based laboratory and lecture into three two-hour class periods. Prerequisite: Algebra. Each fall.
General Physics II
Introductory course for non-physics majors. Emphasizes electromagnetism and light, including electrostatics, circuits, magnetic fields, geometrical and physical optics, optical instruments, and atomic spectra. Integrates computer-based laboratory and lecture into three two-hour class periods. Prerequisites: Algebra and either PH 251 or 261. Each Spring.
Ex In Spc: Exc Nanotechnology
Introductory course for science and mathematics majors. Discusses current and developing sub-micron range technologies. Includes an exposition of the physical laws governing matter-energy interactions at a microscopic level and their consequences a,"nd applications to nanotechnology in areas such as mechanosynthesis, molecular sorting, assembly and manufacture, nanomechanical computation systems, and fabrication of nanoscale structural components. Relevant demonstrations and experiments may beincorporated, depending on time and equipment availability. Prerequisites: PH 251 and/or PH 252.|
Intro To Ph I
Introductory course for physics majors, pre-engineers, and students in other disciplines seeking an understanding of physics at a rigorous mathematical level. Emphasizes mechanics, including vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, harmonic motion, and waves. PH 268 must be taken concurrently by physics majors and pre-engineers. Prerequisite: MATH 270, which may be taken concurrently. Each fall.
Intro To Physics Lec II
Continuation of PH 258, an introductory level course for physics majors, pre-engineers, and students in other disciplines seeking an understanding of physics at a rigorous mathematical level. Emphasizes electromagnetism and optics, including electrostatics, circuits, magnetic fields, geometrical and physical optics, and optical instruments. PH 269 must be taken concurrently with PH 259 by physics majors and pre-engineers. Prerequisite: PH 258. Each spring.
Physics Of Energy & Environ
This course is the study of the physical laws and processes that underlie environmental phenomena with a special focus on energy (mechanical, thermal and electrical). We will establish both a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the underlying physical processes. Technical, economic, and social consequences of these laws and processes will be examined to better delineate the complex decisions related to human energy use and environmental issues. This course might serve as a substitute for PH 251 (General Physics I) and will prepare students equally well for PH 252 (General Physics II) should that course be required of their major. Prerequisite: Algebra|
Intro To Ph I Lab
Complements PH 258, and should not be scheduled by students not enrolled in PH 258. Experiments include free-fall, kinematics, momentum and energy conservation, collisions, and wave phenomena. Each fall.
Physics Lab II
Complements PH 259, and should not be scheduled by students not enrolled in PH 258. Experiments include electrostatic phenomena, potential, circuits, magnetic forces, refraction, lens properties, atomic spectra, and interference and diffraction. Utilizes computers for data analysis and presentation. Each spring.
Condensed Matter Lab Practicum
This course is an introduction to the processes for constructing sub-micron sized mechanisms. The practicum consists of six emphases: Materials, Safety & Equipment; Basic Contact Lithography, Basic Etching and Deposition Techniques: Thin Film Deposition and Etching Practices; Design and Mast Fabrication; Material Modification Processes; and Characterization, Packaging, and Testing of sub-micron devices. Prerequisite: PH 254, and acceptance into the NMT Capstone Semester at Penn State, and must complete a university petition for an independent study course prior to enrollment. Each semester (Summer recommended)|