University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Graduate Nursing

GRNS 300 - 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 DEPN program. Co-requisites: GRNS 301, GRNS 302, GRNS 303. Pre/co-requisite: GRNS 313.

GRNS 301 - Pharmacology

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. Prerequisite: Admission to DEPN program. Co-requisites: GRNS 300, GRNS 302, GRNS 303. Pre/co-requisite: GRNS 313.

GRNS 302 - Sci of Nsg:Adults & Elders I

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. Prerequisite: Admission to DEPN program. Co-requisites: GRNS 300, GRNS 301, GRNS 303. Pre/co-requisite: GRNS 313.

GRNS 303 - 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. Prerequisite: Admission to the DEPN program. Co-requisites: GRNS 300, GRNS 301, GRNS 302. Pre/co-requisites: GRNS 313.

GRNS 313 - Pathophysiology

Provides a comprehensive foundation in pathophysiology. Examines the phenomena that result in dysfunction in human physiologic response within a holistic context across the lifespan. Prerequisites: ANPS 019, ANPS 020 or equivalent, MMG 065 or BMT 054 or equivalent, NFS 043 or equivalent. Co-requisites: GRNS 300, GRNS 301, GRNS 302, GRNS 303.

GRNS 321 - Professional Role Development

Examination of role development in advanced generalist and advanced nursing practice;including the development of competencies,licensing, and other specialized roles in nursing.

GRNS 322 - Org, Deliv & Finance Hlth Care

Structure, organization, financing, and delivery of health care through complex systems in the United States. Focus on economic, social, ethical, political, and global structures. Prerequisite: Registered nurse licensure or matriculated graduate nursing student.

GRNS 327 - Adv Topics in Hlth Informatics

This course provides an overview of informatics, the transformation of data into information, knowledge, decisions and actions to improve outcomes. This course offers the student an opportunity to study advanced topics in health informatics. Pre/Co-requisites: GRNS 322, GRNS 400.

GRNS 335 - Adv 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 and CNL. Prerequisites: RN license or completion of DEPN. Pre/Co-requisite: GRNS 404.

GRNS 338 - Adv Hlth Assessment CNL

History taking and advanced physical examination of children and adults. Symptom analysis will provide direction for focused examinations. Prerequisite: Undergraduate physical assessment course; Pre/Co-requisite: GRNS 335.

GRNS 380 - Intrdsc Sem Neurodev Disabil I

Seminar exploring interdisciplinary process, collaborative teaming, cultural competence and family-centered care as they relate to children and families affected by neurodevelopmental and related disabilities. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSD 311.

GRNS 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. Graduate nursing faculty as selected by student. Prerequisite: Permission of academic advisor and sponsoring faculty.

GRNS 396 - Advanced 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.

GRNS 401 - Leadership of HlthCare Systems

Planning and implementation of programs, projects or systems of health care delivery. Prerequisite: GRNS 322.

GRNS 404 - Adv Pharmacology APRN

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: GRNS 335.

GRNS 406 - Adv Hlth Assessment APRN

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: Basic physical examination course. Pre/co-requisite: GRNS 335.

GRNS 410 - Primary Care Mgmt 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: GRNS 405, GRNS 407, GRNS 408, GRNS 409. Co-requisite: GRNS 411.

GRNS 411 - Pract: Child & Adolescents

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: GRNS 405, GRNS 407, GRNS 408, GRNS 409. Co-requisite: GRNS 410.

GRNS 412 - Adv Nsg Prac of Older Adult

Focus on health and disease and associated care and treatment of older persons by the advanced practice nurse. Prerequisites: GRNS 335, GRNS 404, GRNS 406, GRNS 407, GRNS 408. Pre/Co-requisite: GRNS 405.

GRNS 413 - Practicum: Nursing Older Adult

Practice assessment and care coordination skills in a practicum working with older adults in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: GRNS 407, GRNS 408. Co-requisite: GRNS 412.

GRNS 414 - Prim Care Acute&Comm Hlth Cond

Focus will be on the assessment, evaluation and management of common episodic conditions in primary care FNP & AGNP. Prerequisites: GRNS 407, GRNS 408, GRNS 417, GRNS 418. Co-requisite: GRNS 415.

GRNS 415 - Pract:Acute & Common Cond AGNP

Practicum experience for assessment, evaluation and management of common episodic conditions in primary care AGNP. Prerequisties: GRNS 407, GRNS 408, GRNS 417, GRNS 418. Co-requisite: GRNS 414.

GRNS 416 - Pract:Acute & Common Cond FNP

Practicum experience for assessment, evaluation and management of common episodic conditions in primary care FNP Track. Prerequisites: GRNS 407, GRNS 408, GRNS 409, GRNS 410, GRNS 411, GRNS 417, GRNS 418. Co-requisite: GRNS 414.

GRNS 424 - DNP Project & Seminar II

Students in this semester will prepare and implement the Doctor of Nursing Practice Project. Prerequisites: GRNS 422, GRNS 423. Co-requisite: GRNS 425.

GRNS 425 - DNP Project Practicum II

DNP project will be implemented including critical analysis of data and evidence for improving nursing practice. Project monitoring, reporting, and management are required. Prerequisites: GRNS 422, GRNS 423. Co-requisite: GRNS 424.

GRNS 426 - DNP Project & Seminar III

Provides the structure for Doctor of Nursing Practice Project evaluation. Students in this semester will prepare and discuss the evaluation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Project. Students will disseminate their findings. Prerequisites: GRNS 424, GRNS 425.

GRNS 427 - Ex Nurse Leader Role Transform

This individualized practicum focuses on synthesis and application of prerequisite learning in a mentored nurse executive role.

GRNS 428 - Executive Nurse Leader Immersi

This practicum is a continuation of the role transformation learning experience. Prerequisite: GRNS 427.