University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in Graduate Nursing (GRNU)

GRNU 220 - Palliative Care Adv Prctce Nsg
A focused assessment with theory and research based interventions for people experiencing chronic/terminal illness will be explored from a family systems perspective. Prerequisite: RN license.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 296 - Special Topics
Topics of interest to graduate nursing which are based on theory, research or advanced practice. Course content will deal with topics beyond the scope of existing formal courses or thesis research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
GRNU 300 - Research:Adv Practice Nursing
This course focuses on understanding the research process and methodologies appropriate to nursing. Emphasis is on the synthesis of the body of health- related research to initiate change and improve nursing practice. An underlying theme is the role of the advanced-practice nurse for incorporating evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Statistics.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 301 - Adv Prac Nursing:Prof Dev&Soc
In this course, the role dimensions of advanced practice nursing are analyzed. The advanced practice nursing role in the context of a dynamic, complex health care system is examined. The process of role development is explored and professional and role resocialization is initiated.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 302 - Professional Nursing Issues
Issues affecting nursing practice provide framework for examination of and socialization into professional nursing. The historical, legal, ethical, cultural, structural, and economic aspects of nursing practice will be explored. Prerequisite: Admission to MEPN program. Co-requisite: GRNU 311, GRNU 322.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 303 - Drug Therapy:Impl Clin Pract
Pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics will be applied to nursing practice with a focus on pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, indications, adverse effect, drug interactions, safe administration and patient education. Prerequisites: GRNU 302, GRNU 311, GRNU 322, or DPT student.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 305 - Advanced Pathophysiology
In-depth examination of the biological and physical manifestations of disease as they correlate with pathophysiology to guide clinical decision making of the APRN. Prerequisite: RN license.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 306 - Advanced Pharmacotherapy
In-depth examination of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of select drugs for acute and chronic health conditions. Ethical and legal standards of prescriptive authority explored. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 305 recommended.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 307 - Pharmacotherapeutics II
Continuation of GRNU 306. Indepth examination of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of select drugs. Attention to ethical and legal standards of prescriptive authority. Prerequisite: GRNU 306.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 309 - Adv Prac Nsg Psychophrm
This course prepares Advance Practice Nurses to prescribe psychopharmacologic medications as a facet of their interdisciplinary role. Topics examined in depth include: psychopharmacologic principles, psychiatric diagnoses, advanced practice nursing interventions, legal and ethical implications of treatment. Case study analysis is used to apply the nursing process.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 310 - Theoretical Foundation:Nursing
Analysis and exploration of the concepts and theories in nursing, and those relevant to advanced practice nursing with emphasis on the relationship between theory and practice. Pre/co-requisite: RN license.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 311 - Clinical Nutrition and Nursing
Self-directed learning module focused on role of nutrition in health, and management of health conditions with emphasis on clinical implications of nutirtional imbalances. Prerequisite: Admission to MEPN program. Co-requisite: GRNU 302, GRNU 322.
Credits: 1.50
GRNU 312 - Biomedical Science I
Human physiology and principles of biochemistry provide foundation for understanding genetic and acquired pathophysiological conditions in the cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous, renal, and respiratory systems. Prerequisites: GRNU 302, GRNU 311, GRNU 322. Co-requisites: GRNU 303, GRNU 314, GRNU 316.
Credits: 4.00
GRNU 313 - Practicum:Adults & Elders II
80 hour supervised clinical nursing practicum provides an immersion experience in the medical/surgical acute care setting. Prerequisite: GRNU 116.
Credits: 1.25
GRNU 314 - Sci of Nsg:Adults & Elders
Identification and treatment of human responses to pathophysiological problems in adults with acute, chronic, or terminal conditions, with principles of general acute nursing practice emphasized. Prerequisites: GRNU 302, GRNU 311, GRNU 322. Co-requisite: GRNU 303, GRNU 312, GRNU 316.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
GRNU 315 - Pol, Org & Fin Health Care
This core course provides an overview of health care policies, organizational structures, and financing systems germane to advanced nursing practice nursing. These concepts will be examined from economic, social, ethical, political. and global perspectives. Contemporary health care organizations and policies will be analyzed with respect to concepts and principles of change theory, ethical decision making, policy processes and analysis. Financing of health care systems, with emphasis on the advanced practice nursing role, will also be examined. Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 316 - Practicum:Adults & Elders I
An initial experience in the nursing lab will be followed with a supervised clinical nursing practicum of adults with acute, chronic, or terminal conditions. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 302, GRNU 303, and GRNU 314.
Credits: 4.00
GRNU 317 - Sci of Nsg:Mental Health
Theories of human behavior form the foundation for understanding mental health and acute and chronic mental illnesses. Focus on assessment, treatment, and nursing care. Prerequisites: GRNU 303, GRNU 312, GRNU 314, GRNU 316. Co-requisites: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 318, GRNU 319, GRNU 321, GRNU 329.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 318 - Practicum: Mental Health
Faculty guide students in practice settings to maximize exposure to all aspects of the nursing process with adults having selected psychiatric/mental health problems. Prerequisites: GRNU 303, GRNU 312, GRNU 314, GRNU 316. Co-requisites: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 317, GRNU 319, GRNU 321, GRNU 329.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 319 - Sci of Nsg:Women & Newborns
Focus on healthy maternal-newborn care, and promotion of wellness and family integrity during transition within a family-centered framework. Prerequisite: GRNU 303, GRNU 312 , GRNU 314, GRNU 316. Co-requisite: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 317, GRNU 318, GRNU 321, GRNU 329.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 320 - Rsch: Appl of Qualitative Meth
Study of purposes, methods, and strategies underlying historical and philosophical principles, and the implementation of qualitative research in nursing. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 321 - Practicum:Cmplx Nsg Care
Precepted clinical practice in adult acute care. Students will focus on an area in which more depth is desired. Prerequisites: GRNU 303, GRNU 312, GRNU 314, GRNU 316. Co-requisites: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 317, GRNU 318, GRNU 319, GRNU 329.
Credits: 2.50
GRNU 322 - Human Structure and Function
Self-directed learning module in basic Anatomy & Physiology. Reading, computer assisted instruction, online tutorials, and unit examinations enable foundational understanding of anatomy and physiology. Prerequisite: Admission to MEPN. Co-requisite: GRNU 302, GRNU 311.
Credits: 1.50
GRNU 323 - Pathophysiological Phenom
Exploration of pathophysiological phenomena commonly experienced in an acute care setting. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 314.
Credits: 1.00
GRNU 324 - Nurse as Administrator-Theory
This course is a critical study of the knowledge and skills necessary to exercise effective leadership in contemporary and dynamic health care systems. Prerequisites: GRNU 310, GRNU 315, and GRNU 300 or GRNU 320.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 325 - Science of Nursing:Children
Identification and treatment of human responses to pathophysiological problems in children with acute, chronic, or terminal conditions, with principles of acute nursing care for hospitalized children emphasized. Prerequisite: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 317, GRNU 318, GRNU 319, GRNU 321, GRNU 329. Co-requisite: GRNU 327, GRNU 337, GRNU 338.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 326 - Nurse as Administrator-Pract
Provide student with opportunity to integrate administrative theory, operations and research in a variety of settings. Practicum is structured according to the needs of the individual to provide knowledge, skills essential for the nurse administrator. Pre/Co-requisite: GRNU 324
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 327 - Practicum: Children
Faculty guide students in practice settings to maximize exposure to all aspects of the nursing process with children having selected pathophysiological problems. Prerequisite: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 317, GRNU 318, GRNU 319, GRNU 321, GRNU 329. Co-requisite: GRNU 325, GRNU 337, GRNU 338.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 328 - Curriculum/Instruction Nursing
Study of the development, implementation and evaluation of curricula in collegiate and nursing service education. Prerequisites: GRNU 310, GRNU 315, and GRNU 300 or GRNU 320.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 329 - Practicum:Women & Newborns
Attention is focused on provision of nursing care to the expectant, laboring, or post-partum mother and to the newborn infant. Prerequisite: GRNU 303, GRNU 312, GRNU 314, GRNU 316. Co-requisite: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 317, GRNU 318, GRNU 319, GRNU 321.
Credits: 1.25
GRNU 330 - Thry&Pract/Adult Hlth NursingI
Examination of concepts and theories essential to the assessment, diagnosis, and clinical decision making in adult health nursing. Class and clinical placement. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 300, GRNU 305, GRNU 310.
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 331 - Thry&Pract/Adult Hlth Nurs II
Analysis and evaluation of nursing concepts based upon theories, research and the practice of adult health nursing. Class and clinical placement. Prerequisite: GRNU 330. Co-requisite: GRNU 315.
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 332 - Thry&Pract/Adult Hlth Nurs III
Application and synthesis of concepts relevant to advanced practice in adult health nursing, with emphasis on role development. Class and clinical placement. Prerequisite: GRNU 331 and one elective.
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 333 - Advanced Health Assessment
Development of advanced knowledge and skills in systematic collection, organization, interpretation, and communication of data necessary for formulation of nursing and medical diagnoses. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: GRNU 305.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 336 - Adv Pract Psych Mental Hlth
Psychiatric and mental health assessment, diagnostic reasoning, and major treatment approaches to DSM psychiatric diagnoses for individuals across the lifespan for advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing. Prerequisites: Admission to the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program or permission of the Instructor.
Credits: 4.00
GRNU 337 - Community/Public Hlth Nsg
Emphasis on the epidemiological and biostatistical indicators of population health, methods of community health analysis, structure and function of federal, state and local health organizations. Prerequisite: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 317, GRNU 318, GRNU 319, GRNU 321, GRNU 329. Co-requisite: GRNU 325, GRNU 327, GRNU 338.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 338 - Practicum:Community Health
Statewide population-focused community health experience involving needs assessment, program development, case management, health promotion, disease prevention, and protection strategies, with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Prerequisite: GRNU 304, GRNU 313, GRNU 317, GRNU 318, GRNU 319, GRNU 321, GRNU 329. Co-requisite: GRNU 325, GRNU 327, GRNU 337.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 339 - Primary Care Orthopaedics
Examine the evidence and practice the skills to assess and manage common acute musculoskeletal conditions. Focus on differential diagnoses, diagnostic testing, treatment and referral.
Credits: 1.50
GRNU 340 - Thry&Pract Adv Comm/Pub Hlth I
Overview of factors related to advanced community/ public health nursing with special emphasis on the determinants of health populations. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 310, STAT 200.
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 341 - Thry&Pract/Adv Com/Pub Hlth II
Examines advanced practice roles in community/public health nursing related to strategies for change in the health of populations. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 340.
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 342 - Thry&Prac/Adv Com/Pub Hlth III
Examines theoretic frameworks and strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of population -focused health services. Prerequisite: GRNU 341.
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 343 - Opt Hlth & Mgt Common Hlth Iss
Assessment and optimization of health of adolescents and adults. Diagnostic reasoning and management of common acute health conditions. Prerequisites: GRNU 305 and GRNU 333. Co-requisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 361, and GRNU 344.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 344 - Pract:Opt Hlth&Mgt Common Hlth
Assessment and optimization of health of adolescents and adults. Diagnostic reasoning and management of common acute health conditions. Prerequisites: GRNU 305 and GRNU 333. Co-requisites: GRNU 306 and GRNU 343.
Credits: 1.00
GRNU 345 - Pediatric Conc Adv Pract Nurs
APN care to children and their families with an emphasis on the developmental, psychosocial, cultural, ethical, and spiritual needs of children and families. Prerequisite: GRNU 306. Co-requisites: GRNU 343, GRNU 344, GRNU 361, and GRNU 369.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 346 - Prim Care Mgt Child&Adolescnts
Focus will be on the assessment, evaluation and management of common episodic and chronic health conditions in children by the FNP. Prerequisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 343, GRNU 344, and GRNU 345. Co-requisite: GRNU 369.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 347 - Pract:Prim Care Mgt Child&Adol
Application in a clinical setting(s): assessment, evaluation, diagnostic reasoning, and management of common episodic and chronic health conditions in provision of primary care to children and adolescents. Prerequisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 360, GRNU 361, and GRNU 363. Co-requisites: GRNU 346 and GRNU 369.
Credits: 1.00
GRNU 348 - Practicum in Nursing Education
A practicum provides opportunity to investigate the roles and functions of the teacher in higher education and/or nursing service settings. Builds on the theory studied in GRNU 328 and focuses on the interactive nature of the teaching-learning process. Prerequisites: GRNU 330 or GRNU 340. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 328.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 349 - Primary Care of Pregnant Women
Examination of the theoretical underpinnings with a practicum experience focusing on the primary care of pregnant women. Emphasis on healthy pregnancies in low-risk women. Prerequisite: ANP certification.
Credits: 1.00
GRNU 353 - Theory/Pract Prim Care Women
Course provides the theoretical basis needed by ANPs for the primary care of women. Opportunities for application are provided through clinical practice (1 credit class, 1.5 credit clinical). Prerequisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 310, GRNU 351. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 300, GRNU 307.
Credits: 2.50
GRNU 357 - Prct Cnsder in Care Older Adlt
Focus on health and disease and associated care and treatment of older persons by the advanced practice nurse. Prerequisite: GRNU 310.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 358 - Pract in Primary Care ofAdults
This course provides an opportunity for the student to choose a clinical specialty area caring for older adults to refine their assessment, diagnostic and management skills. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 367, GRNU 368, GRNU 360, and GRNU 361.
Credits: 1.00
GRNU 359 - Pract:Prim Care in Family Prac
Practicum course focuses on refinement of critical thinking related to diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the provision of primary health care to individuals and families. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 345, GRNU 346, and GRNU 347.
Credits: 1.00
GRNU 360 - Prim Care Acute&Comm Hlth Prob
Focus will be on the assessment, evaluation and management of common episodic conditions in primary care FNP & ANP. Prerequisites: GRNU 346, GRNU 347, GRNU 367, and GRNU 368. Co-requisite: GRNU 361.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 361 - Pract:Prim Cr Acute&Comm Hlth
Practicum experience for assessment, evaluation and management of common episodic conditions in primary care FNP & ANP. Prerequisites: GRNU 346, GRNU 347, GRNU 367, and GRNU 368. Co-requisite: GRNU 360.
Credits: 1.00
GRNU 362 - Thry & Pract in Nurs Admin
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 367 - Prim Care Mgt Hlth Care Women
Advanced nursing practice focusing on the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of acute and chronic health conditions commonly encountered in the area of women's health. Prerequistes: GRNU 343, GRNU 344, GRNU 306, GRNU 369. Co-requisite: GRNU 368.
Credits: 2.25
GRNU 368 - Pract:Prim Care Mgt HlthCr Wom
Practicum experience for assessment, evaluation and management of common episodic conditions of women in primary care for FNP/ANP. Prerequisites: GRNU 343, GRNU 344, GRNU 306, and GRNU 369. Co-requisite: GRNU 367.
Credits: 0.75
GRNU 369 - Adv Neuropsychopharmacotherapy
In-depth examination of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used to treat individuals with acute and chronic pain, neurologic and psychiatric illnesses across the lifespan. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 305 recommended.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 372 - Thry & Pract in Nurs Educ
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 374 - Adv Nurs I: Ind Psychotherapy
Bio-psycho-social-spiritual orientation provides the framework of course. Course introduces the theoretical underpinnings to the principles of advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing. Prerequisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 333, GRNU 336, and GRNU 369. Co-requisite: GRNU 375.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 375 - Pract:AdvNurs I:Ind Psychthrpy
Practicum experience for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals across the lifespan using psychotherapeutic modalities. Prerequisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 333, GRNU 336, and GRNU 369. Co-requisite: GRNU 374.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 376 - Adv Nurs II:Family Therapy
State of the science family theories and research frame advanced practice mental health nursing to treat family systems within the context of community and ecosystems. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 333, GRNU 336, GRNU 369, and GRNU 370.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 377 - Pract:Adv Nurs II:Fam Therapy
Practicum experience for the assessment and treatment of family systems within the context of community and ecosystems. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 333, GRNU 336, GRNU 369, GRNU 374, and GRNU 376.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 378 - Adv Nurs III:Couple/Grp/Syst
State of the science theory and research for the delivery of advanced practice psychiatric nursing interventions to couples, groups and systems. Prerequisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 333, GRNU 336, GRNU 369, GRNU 374, GRNU 375, GRNU 376, and GRNU 377. Co-requisite: GRNU 379.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 379 - Pract:AdvNursIII:Couple,Grp,Sy
Practicum experience for the assessment and treatment of couples, groups, and systems through the application of psychotherapeutic models. Prerequisites: GRNU 306, GRNU 333, GRNU 336, GRNU 369, GRNU 374, GRNU 375, GRNU 376, and GRNU 377. Co-requisite: GRNU 378.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 380 - Nsg Mgt of Health Care Envrnmt
Examination of roles and responsibilities of nurse managers and organizational systems theories. Strategies to improve clinical quality and organizational effectiveness in healthcare environments are explicated. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 300, GRNU 301.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 381 - Mgt of Professional Nsg Prctce
Focus on the application of human resource management theories and processes to healthcare and role of nurse manager in developing and evaluating professional practice environments. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 380.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 382 - Fin Hlth Care Mgt/Strat Plnng
Links among mission, strategic vision management, financial management, operations management, marketing and organizational outcomes are explicated as a basis for managerial decision making. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 381.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 385 - Clinical Management Practicum
Opportunity to integrate management/administration theory, operations and research in a health care setting with a preceptor and benefit of biweekly seminars. Pre/co-requisite: GRNU 382.
Credits: 6.00
GRNU 386 - Prim Care Chronic/Cmplx Hlth
Focuses on the refinement diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the provision of primary health care to individuals and families with chronic and complex health conditions. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 358, GRNU 360, GRNU 361, and GRNU 397.
Credits: 3.00
GRNU 387 - Pract:PrimCareChronic/Cplx ANP
Focuses on the refinement diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the provision of primary health care to individuals and families with chronic and complex health conditions. Practicum. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 358, GRNU 360, GRNU 361, GRNU 388, and GRNU 397.
Credits: 2.00
GRNU 388 - Pract:PrimCareChronic/Cplx FNP
Focuses on the refinement diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the provision of primary health care to individuals and families with chronic and complex health conditions. Practicum. Pre/co-requisites: GRNU 358, GRNU 360, GRNU 361, and GRNU 397.
Credits: 2.50
GRNU 390 - Master's Project
Self-designed clinical paper or innovative production pertinent to advanced nursing practice. Prerequisite: GRNU 300, GRNU 301, GRNU 310, GRNU 315. Co-requisite: GRAD 397.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
GRNU 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Prerequisite: GRNU 300, GRNU 301, GRNU 310, GRNU 315; approval of thesis committee. Co-requisite: GRAD 397.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
GRNU 395 - Independent Study
Individual work in graduate nursing with a base of theory, research, or advanced practice. Student in consultation with faculty sponsor devises objectives, plan of work, and evaluation for designated credit hours. Prerequisites: Permission of academic advisor and sponsoring faculty. Graduate nursing faculty as selected by student.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
GRNU 396 - Special Topics
Topics of interest to graduate nursing which are based on theory, research or advanced practice. Course content will deal with topics beyond the scope of existing formal courses or thesis research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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