Graduate Program

Degrees and Certificate Offered

  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
    Concentrations: ACNP Adult/Gerontology; Community Health; Family Nurse Practitioner; Nurse-Midwifery; Nursing Administration; Nursing Education; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing (NURCP)
    Concentrations: ACNP Adult/Gerontology; Community Health Intervention; Clinical Nurse Specialist; Family Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Midwifery; Nursing Administration; Nursing Education; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
    Concentrations: Clinical; Nurse Executive Organizational Leadership.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.)
    Concentration: Health Policy.

General information for each of these degrees is available on this page. General information and requirements are also described on this page; see sidebar links for detailed information specific to each degree.

All students seeking admission to graduate studies must meet the University and College of Nursing requirements set forth in this Catalog. Please check the College of Nursing Web site for application information.

Graduate Coursework Without a License to Practice Nursing

Students may take graduate courses without a clinical component even if they are not licensed to practice nursing in the state of New Mexico. This may apply to non-degree students prior to application for admission to the program, individuals awaiting licensure by examination or reciprocity, individuals taking Web courses, or individuals from other disciplines taking graduate nursing courses as electives. Priority for enrollment is given to students who have been accepted into the College of Nursing's degree programs. For any course having a required clinical component, students must be licensed in the state in which they are completing the clinical experience.

Academic Regulations

Graduate students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 to remain in good academic standing. No more than 6 credit hours of coursework graded "C", "C+", or "CR" may be credited toward the graduate degree. Individual graduate nursing concentrations may impose more rigorous academic standards for their clinical courses. Graduate students who do not earn a passing grade or better (as defined by the concentration) in any graduate nursing course on a second attempt are not allowed to progress. Graduate nursing students receiving less than a passing grade in any two nursing courses are also not allowed to progress in the College of Nursing. Students must wait 1 year before reapplying to the College of Nursing. Courses taken during the year cannot be counted in the program of studies. Prior to repeating a nursing course, the graduate student's record is reviewed by an academic advisor. Progress is monitored by an academic advisor.

NOTE: A grade of "B" or better is required for courses taken in non-degree status or at another university in order to be applied to the program of studies.

Dual Degree Program

Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health: The College of Nursing and the College of Population Health offer a Dual Degree Program leading to the M.S.N. and the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.). See the Graduate and Professional Dual Degree Programs section of this Catalog.


Master of Science in Nursing

The College of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing under either Plan I (with thesis) or Plan II (without thesis). Students must meet the general University requirements for Plan I or Plan II as set forth in the Graduate Program section of this Catalog. Plan I requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (including 6 credit hours for thesis) in nursing and related subjects. Under Plan II, a minimum of 32 credit hours in nursing and related subjects is required. Under both plans, the student must complete the courses required for the chosen concentration. Although some concentrations may require many credit hours beyond the minimum, individual review of records may allow waiver of some of the concentration courses. The minimum credit hour requirement for Plan I (30) or Plan II (32) must be met by all degree-seeking candidates regardless of any course waivers. Requirements for individual concentrations are available from the concentration coordinators or the College of Nursing Advisement Office. Some concentrations require full-time study. Students should expect a minimum of 3 hours per week per credit hour for clinical involvement when taking clinical nursing courses.

NOTE: A minimum enrollment is required for a concentration or course to be offered.

Objectives for the M.S.N. Program

Once completed, the graduate is prepared to:

  1. Analyze theoretical formulations as a basis for nursing practice, education, and administration.
  2. Apply and/or participate in research about health/illness and the practice of nursing.
  3. Utilize advanced clinical knowledge and skill to promote, maintain, and/or restore optimum wellness to client systems.
  4. Assume leadership roles in nursing practice, education, or administration.
  5. Assume responsibility for developing healthcare policy relative to social, ethical, legal, economic, and political issues that impact nursing.
  6. Organize and develop collaborative relationships for the improvement of healthcare on an agency, organizational, or legislative level.
  7. Synthesize knowledge from the biophysical, social, and nursing sciences that affects health/illness behavior or client systems as a basis for nursing practice, education, and administration.

Application Deadlines

The AG-ACNP, FNP, NM, and PNP concentrations accept applications for Summer term only. The PNP concentration is not offered every year. For more information, including the PMHNP concentration application deadline, check the College of Nursing Web site.

Spring Term
Nursing Education: October 1
PMHNP (Post Mater's Certificate): June 5

Summer Term
AG-ACNP: November 1
FNP: November 1
NM: October 1
PNP: November 1 (subject to change)

Fall Term
Nurse Administration: TBD

NOTE: Clinical courses cannot be taken until the student is accepted into the program and is eligible to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in New Mexico and/or the state where clinical work is to be done.

Admission Requirements

All students seeking acceptance to the College of Nursing graduate program must meet requirements for admission to the University. See the Graduate Program section of this Catalog for information on University admission requirements.

Applications are only accepted through an online application process. Check the College of Nursing Web site for current application information. This application is in addition to the application for admission to the University as a graduate student.

Screening for admission to the College is conducted at periodic intervals. All applications, fees, official transcripts, and required documents must be received by the deadline. Students should submit applications early to allow for adequate advisement and processing of applications.

To be considered for acceptance into the graduate program in Nursing, applicants must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree (e.g., B.S.N.) from an accredited (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) nursing program, with an upper-division major in nursing. Graduates from non-accredited programs and RNs with a baccalaureate degree in non-nursing fields are considered on an individual basis. RNs with a non-nursing baccalaureate have the opportunity to pass a Community Health test prior to the application deadline. Results of the exam must be received by the application deadline.
  2. Have a minimum grade point average for baccalaureate work of 3.0 ("B") or better.
  3. Submit the application, required academic records, and documents by deadline dates. See the College of Nursing Web site for further details.
  4. Submit evidence of RN licensure (which must be kept current throughout enrollment in the program). If NCLEX results are pending at the time of application, the applicant should indicate this in the personal statement, with a copy of the RN license submitted within the first term enrolled and prior to any clinical experience.
    NOTE: An active RN license is required for the state in which any lab or clinical work (inpatient or community) is performed. An active New Mexico RN license is required for students holding teaching or research assistantships.
  5. An interview may be required for admission.

NOTE: Preference is given to New Mexico residents. See College of Nursing Web site for any updates.
Physical assessment skills are required for clinical nursing courses. An upper-division statistics course is recommended as a prerequisite to the nursing research course (NURS 503).

College of Nursing graduate students can only apply 9 credit hours of non-degree coursework to their program of studies.

Degree Requirements

Core courses for all M.S.N. students:

Credit
Hours
NURS 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing 3
NURS 503 Research in Nursing 3
NURS 505 Health Care Policy, Systems, and Financing for Advanced Practice Roles 3
Total M.S.N. Core 9


Required clinical core courses for all students in advanced practice concentrations:
(AG-ACNP, Education, FNP, NM, PNP, PMHNP)

Credit
Hours
NURS 526 Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NURS 523
-or-
NURS 539
-or-
NURS 540
Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (Education)

Advanced Pediatric Health and Development Assessment (PNP)

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (AG-ACNP, FNP, NM, PMHNP)
2

3

3
NURS 543 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics 3
Total Clinical Core 8-9

Students must also complete the requirements for their chosen concentration, as well as a professional paper, applied examination, or thesis. If students choose to write a thesis, they enroll in 6 credit hours of NURS 599 Thesis, instead of 1 credit hour of NURS 596 Professional Paper or 1 credit hour of NURS 597 Applied Examination. The paper or examination is completed in the last term of study.


Online Master's Degree Options

Students may choose to obtain an online master's degree in the Nursing Administration and Nursing Education concentrations by taking all courses on the Web.

Students discuss with their concentration advisor clinical requirements during coursework. For any clinical experience, including the Fieldwork experience, out-of-state students submit the resumes of two to three individuals, master's-prepared in Nursing at a minimum, who have expressed a willingness to serve as a preceptor. The student and faculty advisor then decide on the appropriate preceptor and, when necessary, a contract between the College of Nursing and the agency or institution is prepared in advance.

NOTE: As these contracts sometimes take 12-16 weeks to prepare, advance planning is needed.

If site visits are required for any reason for out-of-state students, costs of such visits are borne by the student and not the College of Nursing.

Drop Policy for Master's-Level Courses

At the discretion of the faculty teaching the course, students who do not appear in class or log into a Web course, or who have not made prior arrangements with faculty during the first week of the term may be dropped.

Graduate Minor in Nursing

The minor consists of 12 credit hours in non-clinical nursing courses, at least 6 credit hours of which must be core courses. Students may select the remaining 6 credit hours of non-clinical nursing courses with the approval of a College of Nursing faculty advisor.


Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing

The Post-Master's Certificate, also known as the Nursing Certificate Program (NURCP), offers students who hold a master's degree in nursing an opportunity to specialize in an area of nursing not covered in their initial master's program. Post-Master's Certificate students may complete a program of study in one of the advanced practice nursing concentrations offered through the M.S.N. program or the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner applications are accepted during the Spring term with coursework beginning during the Fall term.

The program of studies consists of specialty courses in the chosen area (at least 15 graduate credit hours) to be designated by the Concentration Advisor or faculty in the specialty area. Coursework must be completed within three years, and a 3.0 ("B") average is required. Contact concentration coordinator for admission and curriculum details.


Doctor of Nursing Practice

The College of Nursing offers a post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree. The D.N.P. degree prepares clinical leaders with an emphasis on advanced clinical practice, leadership, healthcare policy, information systems, and healthcare delivery systems. Expertise brought by the DNP-prepared advanced practice nurse is grounded in the scholarship of application. The D.N.P., an alternative to the traditional research-focused Ph.D. in Nursing, has an emphasis on practice and is considered the terminal degree for advanced nursing practice. There are two concentrations:

  • Clinical concentration graduates are expert clinicians and leaders with advanced knowledge and skills to apply evidence to identify, develop, and evaluate solutions to challenges in clinical practice.
  • Nurse Executive Organizational Leadership (NEOL) concentration graduates are experts in designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating clinical care and healthcare delivery systems and are prepared to lead at the highest clinical executive ranks.

Objectives for the D.N.P. Program

There are 11 Student Learning Objectives expected of the University of New Mexico College of Nursing D.N.P. graduate:

  1. Assume the role of the doctorate-prepared nurse in teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service.
  2. Apply analytic methods to create, evaluate, and adopt effective innovations to improve health.
  3. Analyze, translate, and apply evidence to improve health outcomes.
  4. Engage individuals and communities to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to address their health disparities.
  5. Facilitate optimal health outcomes through delivery of culturally sensitive care, including clinical prevention strategies, identification of risk, individualized interventions, and formation of therapeutic relationships with clients.
  6. Apply clinical, community, and policy interventions to reduce health inequities.
  7. Evaluate and critique social policy relevant to the organization and delivery of healthcare.
  8. Integrate and evaluate information systems in patient care technology for clinical, research, and administrative best practices.
  9. Apply leadership and advocacy skills in the development, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare organizations, delivery of care, and policy.
  10. Utilize effective management and organizational skills to assume a leadership role in healthcare delivery, policy, and systems.
  11. Practice nursing reflectively, guided by theory, based on best evidence, and integrating creative and critical thinking.

Application Deadlines

Clinical concentration applications are accepted August 25 through February 1. The program begins in the Summer term.

NEOL concentration applications are accepted August 25 through February 1. The program begins in the Summer term.

Consult the College of Nursing Web site to verify current application deadlines.

Admission Requirements for D.N.P. Concentrations

Exceptions to any concentration admission criterion (see below) are considered on an individual basis and are at the discretion of the D.N.P. program committee recommendations with approval by the Academic Dean.

Once admitted, students must fulfill the UNM Health Sciences Center's (HSC) and College of Nursing deadlines during the first semester, including, but not limited to, immunization records, urine drug screen, background screenings, life support certifications, bloodborne pathogens and HSC Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) trainings.

Clinical Concentration Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school or university. Registered nurses (RNs) with a baccalaureate degree in non-nursing fields are considered on an individual basis.
  • Master's degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse, Nurse-Midwife, or Clinical Nurse Specialist from a nationally-accredited program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in nursing courses at the master's level.
  • Current and unencumbered RN and advanced practice or midwifery license from the state in which the applicant will be completing his or her practicum, submitted with the application.
  • Current national certification in the applicant's specialty. A copy must be submitted with the application.
  • Agree to sign a commitment to enroll in the program of study with course sequencing, and must participate in the required annual D.N.P. Residency Week held on campus the Summer term of each year.
  • Participate in a personal interview (to be arranged by the D.N.P. Program Admissions Committee) and can be conducted in person, by phone, or through Web-based conferencing.
  • Letter of intent which specifies short- and long-term professional goals, and a clear statement of how the D.N.P. will advance the applicant's clinical nursing practice.
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Two- to three-page essay that identifies a system or population focus and related health problem area the applicant intends to address as part of his or her D.N.P. program of scholarship.
  • Three professional references from those who know the applicant's work well and can comment on abilities to succeed in doctoral education and an advanced leadership role. At least one must be from an individual who has evaluated the applicant's work in the past, such as a professor or supervisor.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university ever attended.

Nurse Executive Organizational Leadership Concentration Admission Criteria

  • Must have either a B.S.N. or a Master's degree in a related field (M.B.A., M.P.A., M.P.H., M.S.A.), or a Master's degree in Nursing with a Nurse Administration or related concentration (informatics, health policy, clinical, etc.), and have at least 3 years of progressive management experience, or the equivalent as determined by the application committee.
  • Applicants who do not meet the M.S.N. in Nursing Administration requirement are admitted to the D.N.P. NEOL program predicated on passing a comprehensive exam by the end of the first semester. Should the student not pass the examination, he or she is required to complete an Independent Study designed to address areas for improvement identified in the examination.

  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA at the master's level (with a 3.5+ GPA preferred).
  • Minimum of 3 years in progressive nursing management or leadership practice management.
  • Must have a graduate level inferential statistics course within the past 5 years or complete one within the program of studies.
  • Current and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license from one of the 50 U.S. states or territories; if an advanced practice nurse or certified in a nursing specialty, a copy of the applicant's advanced practice license or certification must be submitted.
  • Must agree to sign a commitment to enroll in the program of studies course sequencing based on terms and must participate in the required annual D.N.P. Residency Week held on campus the Summer term of each year.

  • Personal interview is arranged and can be conducted in person, by phone, or through Web-based conferencing.
  • A letter of intent that specifies career goals and a clear statement of how the D.N.P. will advance the applicant's executive administrative practice.
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Submission of a two- to three-page scholarly document with a description or an example of a specific healthcare administrative problem that the applicant would like to see changed (preferably the D.N.P. Project idea) or a first-authored scholarly publication.

  • Three references from those who know the applicant's work best and can comment on the applicant's abilities to succeed in a higher level and advanced nursing executive role. These may be from a professor, supervisor, or colleague (no more than one may be from a colleague).
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.

  • Must have pre-arranged practice site(s) for the residency and capstone courses, and meet all clinical clearances and liability of those site(s). All practice sites, liabilities, and clearances must be obtained by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Capstone Committee

The D.N.P. Capstone is a final scholarly project. Students identify their project during the D.N.P. Capstone Seminar and continue to develop and implement it through subsequent terms under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The Capstone Project involves the identification and resolution of a practice problem through the scholarship of application; it requires practice inquiry and is grounded in a specific practice setting, with a specific population. The project is reviewed and evaluated by an academic committee and carried out over multiple terms.

Core D.N.P. Degree Requirements

The Clinical concentration is open to Nurse Practitioners (Adult-Gerontology-Acute Care, Family, Pediatric, Psychiatric, and Woman's Health), Certified Nurse-Midwives and Clinical Nurse Specialists.

The academic credit hours include didactic and clinical/practice experiences. The minimum required clinical/practice hours for nurses earning a Post-Master's D.N.P. is 500 hours. The core curriculum, below, is taken by all D.N.P. students, regardless of the concentration.

Credit
Hours
NURS 620 Health Care Statistics I 3
NURS 702 Applied Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 703 Applied Clinical Research in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 705 The Business and Policy of Practice and Their Influence on the U.S. Health Care System 3
NURS 706 Organizational Systems and Quality Management for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 795 Advanced Nursing Practice Residency (minimum 2 credits required) 1-10
NURS 796 D.N.P. Capstone Seminar 1
NURS 797 D.N.P. Capstone Project (minimum 5 credits required) 1-8
Total Core 18-34


Please see the appropriate concentration for information on specific curriculum requirements.


Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing program prepares individuals to design, conduct, and communicate independent research, to collaborate with others in the conduct of research, and to assume leadership roles in research, education, healthcare, and health policy to improve care and to advance the science of the discipline. The program focuses on nursing knowledge development in the provision of care for multicultural, rural, and underserved populations, and the improvement of nursing care outcomes of individuals, families, and systems.

The Ph.D. degree is offered in the College of Nursing; students may follow an individualized plan of study or a concentration in Health Policy.

The College of Nursing has both a master's entry option and a B.S.N. entry option to the Ph.D. program.

The Ph.D. program is delivered online, with attendance at a 1-week summer residency in Albuquerque required the first 3 years of enrollment in the program. The Ph.D. program follows the term calendar of UNM. After that time, yearly face-to-face meetings with the student's Committee on Studies are required until completion of the Ph.D. degree. Attendance at the annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Research Conference is required the first 2 years of enrollment, with attendance at WIN or another research conference approved by the student's advisor each year until completion of the Ph.D. degree. Students are responsible for the cost of conference registration and travel to the meetings.

Objectives for the Ph.D. Program

Graduates of the Ph.D. program will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Conduct independent research pertaining to the generation and synthesis of new knowledge and theory that contributes to the health of individuals and communities.
  • Conduct independent formal inquiry pertaining to healthcare, reflective caring practice, critical synthesis of existing knowledge, and the generation of new knowledge and theory.
  • Practice nursing reflectively, guided by theory, based on best evidence, and integrating creative and critical thinking.
  • Cultivate research expertise relative to a particular population, setting, or human response to health or illness.
  • Evaluate and critique social policy relevant to the organization and delivery of healthcare.

Students' dissertation research may fall within the College of Nursing's identified focus areas of symptom management; child, adolescent, and women's health; vulnerable populations, rural health, and health disparities; and systems and health policy.

The Ph.D. program has both part-time and full-time options available. The part-time program is expected to take 4 to 5 years of part-time study for master's-prepared applicants, with an additional year for students admitted under the B.S.N. option. Students are required to complete 6 credit hours of prescribed courses each term (Summer, Fall, Spring) until completion of the coursework. On acceptance into the program, each student is required to work with a faculty advisor to develop and commit to a plan of study that will serve as a guide to individual progress.

Admission Requirements

All students seeking acceptance to the Ph.D. in Nursing program must meet requirements for admission to the University of New Mexico. See the Graduate Program section of this Catalog for information regarding university admission requirements.

Specific requirements for the College of Nursing's Ph.D. program are:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree or Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree from an accredited nursing program (National League for Nursing or Commission on Credentialing of Nursing Education through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing). Students with a B.S.N. and a master's degree in another field are considered on an individual basis for the master's entry option.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference is given to students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who know the applicant professionally and can attest to his or her academic ability. These letters must be submitted through the online application system.
  • Submission of a writing sample that demonstrates evidence of scholarly ability and the potential for scholarly growth. Examples include, but are not limited to, a thesis, a published or unpublished scholarly paper, or written creative work.
  • A letter of intent that addresses professional and personal goals.
  • A brief two- to three-page resume that summarizes educational and professional background.
  • An upper-division or graduate-level statistics course completed within 3 years of the date of admission is highly recommended.
  • After initial screening, a select group of priority candidates are interviewed. Interviews for admission are conducted either in person or through interactive video technology.
  • Health requirements prescribed by the College of Nursing must be in compliance by the date of enrollment.
  • A valid registered nurse (RN) license from any U.S. state or territory, or foreign country, which must be kept current throughout the program. Note that students holding teaching or research graduate assistantships must have an active New Mexico RN license (or multistate license).
  • Exceptions to any program admission criterion are considered on an individual basis and are at the discretion of the Ph.D. Program Director.

Ph.D. Committee on Studies/Comprehensive Examination Committee

By the end of the fourth term of enrollment, each Ph.D. student is required to assemble a Committee on Studies (COS). The COS guides the student in developing a plan of study that fosters a fundamental knowledge of the major field, both in depth and breadth. The COS typically consists of three College of Nursing faculty with tenure or tenure-track positions and holding regular graduate faculty approval. The COS serves as the student's Ph.D. comprehensive examination committee.

The Application for Candidacy (AC) must be approved by the COS prior to completion of the Ph.D. comprehensive examination. Once the Ph.D. comprehensive examination is passed and the Dean of Graduate Studies approves the AC, the student is advanced to doctoral candidacy and must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours of dissertation (i.e., NURS 699) each term until the dissertation is completed.

Dissertation Committee

The Dissertation Committee typically includes the members of the COS (see requirements stated in the Graduate Program section of this Catalog for steps in the appointment of the committee). One of the members of the COS typically serves as the Dissertation Committee Chair. In addition to the Chair and the two other members of the COS, the Dissertation Committee must include:

  1. A required external member who holds a tenure or tenure-track appointment outside the student's unit/department. This member may be from The University of New Mexico (must have regular graduate faculty approval) or from another accredited institution (must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies).
  2. NOTE: An optional fifth member of the committee may be a non-faculty expert in the student's major research area or a doctorally prepared member of the College of Nursing Clinical Educator Track with regular graduate approval.

Transfer of Courses

A limited number of courses may be considered for transfer to The University of New Mexico. To be transferable, coursework must be no more than 5 years old at the time of application for candidacy, and the transfer of credit hours must be approved by the student's COS.


Courses

NURS 129. Topics. (1-3)



NURS 201. Introduction to Nursing Concepts. (3)



NURS 220L. Principles of Nursing Practice. (4)



NURS 224. Application of Growth and Development to Health Care. (3)



NURS 229. Topics. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



NURS 238. Pharmacology in Nursing and the Health Professions. (3)



NURS 239. Pathophysiology I. (3)



NURS 240. Pathophysiology II. (3)



NURS 293. Nursing Topics. (1-6)



NURS 297. Independent Study. (1-3, no limit Δ)



NURS 301. Professional Communication for Nurses. (1)



NURS 302. Advancement of Professional Nursing. (2)



NURS 303. Health Care Participant. (3)



NURS 321L. Assessment and Health Promotion. (4)



NURS 322L. Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions. (4)



NURS 329. Topics. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



NURS 332. Evidence-Based Practice. (3)



NURS 351. Health and Illness Concepts I. (3)



NURS 352. Health and Illness Concepts II. (3)



NURS 390. Professional Nursing Concepts I. (3)



NURS 397. Independent Study. (1-3, no limit Δ)



NURS 401L. Clinical Intensive I. (4)



NURS 402L. Clinical Intensive II. (4)



NURS 403L. Clinical Intensive III. (4)



NURS 404. Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3])



NURS 405. Genetic Literacy Across the Lifespan. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3])



NURS 406. Nursing in the Community. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3])



NURS 407. Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3])



NURS 408. Professional Leadership and Management Roles in Nursing. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3])



NURS 409. Health Policy, Economics and Systems. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3])



NURS 410. Foundations of Leading Change and Advancing Health. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3])



NURS 419L. Capstone. (4)



NURS 421. Nurse Intern Professional Knowledge Development. (1 to a maximum of 2 Δ)



NURS 422. Nurse Intern Professional Role Development. (1 to a maximum of 2 Δ)



NURS *429. Topics. (1-6, no limit Δ)



NURS 432. UNMH Nurse Residency Program. (1, may be repeated twice Δ)



NURS 433. Introduction to Holistic Nursing. (3)



NURS 441. Evidence-Based Application of Health Assessment Skills. (4)



NURS 447L. Family and Community Health Practicum. (4)



NURS 448. Application of Health and Illness Concepts. (4)



NURS 453. Health and Illness Concepts III. (4)



NURS 454L. Concept Synthesis. (3)



NURS 464. Community Maternal Child Health I: Models of Care. (1)



NURS 465. Community Maternal Child Health II: Family Centered Birthing Care. (1)



NURS 466. Community Maternal Child Health III: Building a Healthy Family. (1)



NURS 467. Basic Fetal Monitoring. (2)



NURS 468. Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider. (1)



NURS 469. Special Populations in Obstetrics. (3)



NURS 471. Breastfeeding. (3)



NURS 473. End of Life Care. (3)



NURS 474. Patient Education. (3)



NURS 477. Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care. (3)



NURS 478. Care of the Veteran. (3)



NURS 480. Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (3)



NURS 481. Applications of Epidemiology to Community Health Problems. (3)



NURS 482. Genetics and Genomics in Nursing, Health Care and Society. (3)



NURS 491. Professional Nursing Concepts II. (3)



NURS 497. Independent Study. (1-3, no limit Δ)



NURS 498. Honors Study in Nursing I. (1 or 2, may be repeated once Δ)



NURS 499. Honors Study in Nursing II. (1-3, may be repeated once Δ)



NURS 501. Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing. (3)



NURS 503. Research in Nursing. (3)



NURS 505. Health Care Policy, Systems and Financing for Advanced Practice Roles. (3)



NURS 508. Human Resource Management in the Changing Healthcare Environment. (3)



NURS 509. Teaching in Nursing. (3)



NURS 510. Curriculum Design and Program Evaluation. (3)



NURS 511. Assessment and Evaluation of Learning in Nursing Education. (2)



NURS 512. Finance for Nurse Leaders in Contemporary Healthcare. (4)



NURS 513. Quality Management in a Transformative Healthcare Environment. (4)



NURS 514. Transforming Organizations through Healthcare Reform. (4)



NURS 515. Nurse Educator Roles and Professional Issues. (3)



NURS 523. Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators. (2)



NURS 525. Primary Care Concepts. (3)



NURS 526. Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice Nursing. (3)



NURS 534. Primary Care Geriatrics. (2)



NURS 535. Primary Care of Adults I. (4)



NURS 536. Primary Care of Adults II. (3)



NURS 537. Primary Care of Adults III. (4)



NURS 538. Case Studies in Diagnostic Reasoning. (1)



NURS 539. Advanced Pediatric Health and Developmental Assessment. (3)



NURS 540. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning. (3)



NURS 541. Antepartum-Postpartum for FNP. (1)



NURS 542. Primary Care of Pediatrics I. (3 or 4)



NURS 543. Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics. (3)



NURS 544. Antepartum and Postpartum Care. (1-7, may be repeated once Δ)



NURS 546. Primary Care of Pediatrics II. (4 or 5)



NURS 547. Pediatric Chronic Illness/Special Needs. (4)



NURS 548. Women's Health. (1-4, may be repeated once Δ)



NURS 549. Adolescent Health. (3)



NURS 550. Intrapartum Care. (1-9, may be repeated once Δ)



NURS 551. Newborn Care. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



NURS 552. Evidence-Based Care in Nurse Midwifery. (1)



NURS 553. Nurse-Midwifery Professional Practice. (1)



NURS 554. The Evidence Base for APRN Primary Care Practice. (1)



NURS 555. Management of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology Patient. (4)



NURS 557. Biophysical and Psychosocial Concepts of Health and Illness. (4)



NURS 560. Differential Diagnosis for Advanced Practice. (3)



NURS 561. AG-ACNP Practicum I. (3)



NURS 562. Management of the Complex and Chronically Ill Adult-Gerontology Patient. (4)



NURS 563. AG-ACNP Practicum II. (5)



NURS 564. Health Promotion, Protection, and Disease Prevention for Acute, Critical or Chronically Ill Adults. (3)



NURS 565. Management of the Critically Ill Adult-Gerontology Patient. (4)



NURS 566. Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Skills. (3)



NURS 568. ACNP Clinical Topics I. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



NURS 569. ACNP Clinical Topics II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



NURS 583. Psychotherapy, Behavior Change, and Health Promotion-Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan. (3)



NURS 584. Integrated Behavioral Health Care and Common Psychiatric Presentations. (3)



NURS 585. Advanced Assessment, Neurobiology, and Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan. (3)



NURS 586. Diagnosis and Management of Adults for the PMHNP. (3)



NURS 587. Diagnosis and Management of Children and Older Adults for the PMHNP. (3)



NURS 588. Advanced Practicum I. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3])



NURS 589. Advanced Practicum II. (3)



NURS 591. Graduate Problems. (1-6, no limit Δ)



NURS 592. Clinical Specialty Practicum. (2)



NURS 593. Topics. (1-6, no limit Δ)



NURS 594. Advanced Practice Seminar. (1)



NURS 595. Advanced Nursing Field Work. (1-7, no limit Δ)



NURS 596. Professional Paper. (1)



NURS 597. Applied Examination. (1)



NURS 599. Nursing Thesis I. (1-6, no limit Δ)



NURS 600. Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science. (3)



NURS 601. Theory I: Methods and Processes of Nursing Knowledge Development. (3)



NURS 602. Theory II: Synthesis of Knowledge for Nursing Inquiry. (3)



NURS 605. Symptom Management Science. (3)



NURS 606. Quantitative Methods in Health Research. (3)



NURS 607. Qualitative Methods in Health Research. (3)



NURS 608. Environments of Human Health and Nursing. (3)



NURS 609. Family Health: Concepts, Issues and Outcomes. (3)



NURS 611. Rural and Cultural Health. (3)



NURS 612. Health Outcomes Research. (3)



NURS 613. Mixed Methods Research. (3)



NURS 615. Critical Ethnography and CBPR in Health Care Research. (3)



NURS 616. Secondary Data in Health Research. (3)



NURS 620. Health Care Statistics I. (3)



NURS 621. Health Care Statistics II. (3)



NURS 623. Advanced Qualitative Methods. (3)



NURS 640. Health Policy, Politics, and Evidence. (3)



NURS 641. Health Disparities and Policy. (3)



NURS 642. Applied Health Economics. (3)



NURS 648. Introduction to Health Policy Field Placement. (1)



NURS 649. Health Policy Field Placement. (3)



NURS 690. Ph.D. Seminar. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ [1-3, no limit Δ])



NURS 691. Independent Study. (1-3, no limit Δ)



NURS 693. Topics. (1-6, no limit Δ)



NURS 694. Research Practicum. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



NURS 699. Dissertation. (3-9, no limit Δ)



NURS 702. Applied Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice. (3)



NURS 703. Applied Clinical Research in Advanced Nursing Practice. (3)



NURS 705. The Business and Policy of Practice and Their Influence on the U.S. Health Care System. (3)



NURS 706. Organizational Systems and Quality Management for Advanced Nursing Practice. (3)



NURS 715. Genetics and Genomics for Advanced Practice Nursing. (3)



NURS 720. Etiology and Management of Complex Health and Illness in Rural Health. (3)



NURS 724. Professional Concepts and Issues for Advanced Nursing Practice. (3)



NURS 725. Principles of Advanced Nursing Management. (3)



NURS 726. Leading Organizational Change. (3)



NURS 727. Health Care Innovations and Informatics. (3)



NURS 791. Independent Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



NURS 793. Topics. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



NURS 795. Advanced Nursing Practice Residency. (1-10 to a maximum of 10 Δ)



NURS 796. D.N.P. Capstone Seminar. (1)



NURS 797. D.N.P. Capstone Project. (1-8 to a maximum of 8 Δ)



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