NNP Course Descriptions
NUR 5211: Servant Leadership and Advanced Practice Nursing

Application of the biblical concepts of stewardship, servant leadership and clinical ethics to the delivery of advanced practice nursing to culturally diverse clients (individuals, families, organizations and global society).

Credit Hours: Two (3) semester hours

NUR 5212: Advanced Practice Nursing Roles

Analysis and synthesis of the multidimensional role and responsibilities of advanced practice nursing.

Credit Hours: Two (2) semester hours

NUR 5313 Health Care Systems, Policy, and Management

Analysis of the structure, function, and management of the American health care delivery system within the context of a Judeo-Christian worldview.

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5414: Scientific Inquiry for Advanced Nursing Practice

Explores the application of knowledge development and methods of inquiry to advanced nursing practice. The course focuses on scientific and evaluative strategies including concept/theory development, research methodology, evaluation of disease and health (epidemiology) and evidence-based healthcare.

Credit Hours: Four (4) semester hours

NUR 5360: Developmental Physiology of the Fetus/Newborn (Online Only)

This course is designed to provide the student with a greater depth of understanding of developmental physiology of the fetus and neonate. Principles of growth and development, physiologic maturation of organ systems, birth physiology, and transition to extrauterine life through early infancy will be covered. Adaptation to physiologic stress and alterations from normal will also be addressed.

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5361: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for the Newborn/Infant (Online Only)

The course provides the student with an in-depth understanding of pharmacotherapeutics of newborns and infants. Content focuses on the alterations seen in the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics when applied to newborn/infant physiology, special considerations of drug therapy in the newborn/infant, and advanced nursing management of selected newborn/infant therapeutics. Issues associated with drug therapy in the neonatal intensive care unit and evaluation of experimental therapies are also included. The course also provides essential information needed to obtain prescriptive authority for advanced practice neonatal nurses in the tri-state area.

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5262: Advanced Assessment & Diagnostics of the Newborn/Infant

The course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to perform comprehensive assessments and interpretation of diagnostic data on newborns, infants, and their families. Systematic data collection, diagnostic reasoning, and clinical problem solving for a variety of newborns and infants will be emphasized. Content will focus on perinatal assessment, fetal assessment, gestational age assessment, neurobehavioral and developmental assessments, physical exam of newborns and infants, and the use of diagnostics such as laboratory studies, radiographs, and instrumentation/monitoring devices.

Credit Hours: Two (2) semester hours

NUR 5163: Advanced Assessment & Diagnostics of the Newborn/Infant Practicum

Clinical experience in assessing the health care needs of healthy and at-risk newborns/infants and their families. Practicum focuses on assessment and evaluation of care to families with at-risk factors during all phases of the child bearing process (antenatal, intrapartum, post-partum, and neonatal periods) with an emphasis on obtaining and interpreting comprehensive assessment and diagnostic data on the high-risk fetus and newborn/infant (history taking, physical examinations and diagnostic interpretation on a variety of newborns and infants.)

Credit Hours: One (1) semester hour

NUR 5364: Pathophysiology of Newborn/Infant (Online Only)

Theoretical and practical knowledge of pathophysiology as it applies to the advanced nursing care of newborns and infants with acute and/or chronic illness or at risk for health problems from a high risk pregnancy. Consequences of the intensive care environment and abnormal physiology on the normal development of the fetus, newborn and infant will also be addressed.

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5365: Advanced Neonatal Nursing Management I: High-Risk Newborn/Infant

Theoretical and practical knowledge needed for advanced practice neonatal nurses (APNN) to manage the health care needs of culturally diverse newborns/infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Content focuses on stabilization, management and evaluation of high-risk newborns/infants and their families. Responsibilities of the APNN in perinatal-neonatal health care policy and delivery systems management are also emphasized.

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5266: Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum I

Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the advanced practice role and in the pathophysiology, stabilization, management and evaluation of the high-risk and acutely ill newborn/infant. By using the processes of expert, consultation, collaboration, administration, and research utilization, the student will provide advanced nursing management of a caseload of hospitalized newborn/infants and their families. The experience is accomplished under the guidance of program faculty and supervision from approved preceptors (Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses and board-certified neonatologists.)

Credit Hours: Two (2) semester hours

NUR 5367: Advanced Neonatal Nursing Management II: Acute/Chronically Ill Newborn/Infant

Theoretical and practical knowledge needed for advanced practice neonatal nurses (APNN) to manage the health care needs of culturally diverse newborns/infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and the post-discharge NICU graduate through the first two (2) years of life. Content focuses on stabilization, management and evaluation of acute and chronic illness during infancy. Responsibilities of the APNN in perinatal-neonatal health care policy and delivery systems management are also emphasized.

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5363: Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum II

Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the advanced practice role and in the pathophysiology, stabilization, management and evaluation of newborns/infants with acute and chronic health problems. By using the processes of expert practice, consultation, collaboration, administration, and research utilization, the student will provide advanced nursing management of a caseload of high-risk newborn/infants and their families. The experience is accomplished under the guidance of program faculty and the supervision of approved preceptors (Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses and board-certified neonatologists).

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

NUR 5369: Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum III Residency

Practicum focuses on continuing to develop clinical competency, delivery room management, and team management in the advanced practice role and in the pathophysiology, stabilization, management and evaluation of high-risk newborns/infants with acute and chronic health problems. By using the process of expert practice, consultation, collaboration, administration, and research utilization, the student will provide advanced nursing management of a caseload of high-risk newborn/infants and their families. The experience is accomplished under the guidance of program faculty and the supervision of approved preceptors. (Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses and board-certified Neonatologists.)

Credit Hours: Three (3) semester hours

Thesis/Project Option:

Student may choose to do a Thesis or Project. Adds four (6) semester hours to total hours.

Credit Hours: Six (6) semester hours

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