University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Graduate Nursing

GRNS 304 - Practicum:Adults & Elders II

80 hour supervised clinical nursing practicum provides an immersion experience in the medical/surgical acute care setting. Prerequisites: GRNS 300, GRNS 301, GRNS 302, GRNS 303, GRNS 313.

GRNS 305 - Practicum:Cmplx Nsg Care

Precepted clinical practice in adult acute care. Students will focus on an area in which more depth is desired. Prerequisite: GRNS 304. Co-requisites: GRNS 306, GRNS 308, GRNS 309, GRNS 310, GRNS 312.

GRNS 306 - 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. Prerequisite: GRNS 304. Co-requisite: GRNS 312. Pre/Co-requisites: GRNS 305, GRNS 308, GRNS 309, GRNS 310.

GRNS 308 - 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: GRNS 304. Co-requisites: GRNS 305, GRNS 306, GRNS 309, GRNS 310, GRNS 312.

GRNS 309 - 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: GRNS 304. Pre/Co-requisite: GRNS 308.

GRNS 310 - 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. Prerequisites: GRNS 304, GRNS 305. Co-requisites: GRNS 311. Pre/Co-requisites: GRNS 306, GRNS 307, GRNS 308, GRNS 309, GRNS 312.

GRNS 312 - Sci of Nsg: Adults & Elders II

Continued exploration of pathophysiological phenomena of health conditions commonly experienced in an acute care setting. Prerequisite: GRNS 304. Pre/Co-requisites: GRNS 305, GRNS 306, GRNS 308, GRNS 309, GRNS 310.

GRNS 323 - Methods Evid-Based Practice

This course prepares students for translation of research into clinical practice through the development of advanced foundational competencies of inquiry, critique, and formulation of evidence-based solutions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

GRNS 325 - Genetics for Clinicians

This course provides an overview of contemporary human genetics and genomics with application to clinical practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: PATH 325.

GRNS 328 - Quality in Healthcare

Introduces students to the principles and practices of health care quality and quality improvement. Principles in the design and management of continual improvement activities will be presented and applied. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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 405 - Adv Neuropsychopharmacology

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. Prerequisites: GRNS 335, GRNS 404.

GRNS 407 - Opt Hlth & Mgt Com Hlth Issues

Assessment and optimization of health of adolescents and adults. Diagnostic reasoning and management of common acute health conditions. Prerequisites: GRNS 335, GRNS 404, GRNS 406. Co-requisites: GRNS 405, GRNS 408.

GRNS 408 - Prac:Opt Hlth&Mgt Com Hlt Iss

Assessment and optimization of health of adolescents and adults. Diagnostic reasoning and management of common acute health conditions. Prerequisites: GRNS 335, GRNS 404, GRNS 406. Co-requisites: GRNS 405, GRNS 407.

GRNS 409 - Pediatric Concepts APRN

APN care to children and their families with an emphasis on the developmental, psychosocial, cultural, ethical, and spiritual needs of children and families. Pre/Co-requisites: GRNS 405, GRNS 407, GRNS 408.

GRNS 417 - Mgt Women Gendered Hlth Care

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. Prerequisites: GRNS 407, GRNS 408, GRNS 410. Co-requisite: GRNS 418.

GRNS 418 - Pract: Women Gender Specialty

Practicum experience for assessment, evaluation and management of common episodic conditions of women in primary care for FNP/AGNP. Additional practicum hours in various specialty settings. Prerequisites: GRNS 407, GRNS 408, GRNS 410. Co-requisite: GRNS 417.

GRNS 419 - Prim Care Chron/Cmplx Hth Cond

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. Prerequisites: GRNS 414, GRNS 415 or GRNS 416 and Comprehensive Exam. Co-requisites: GRNS 420 or GRNS 421.

GRNS 421 - Pract:Chronic&Complex Cond 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. Prerequisites: GRNS 414, GRNS 416. Co-requisite: GRNS 419.

GRNS 422 - DNP Project & Seminar I

This seminar provides structure for the development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Project.

GRNS 423 - DNP Project Practicum I

This practicum guides project initiation including summary tasks and milestones, business plan, identification of resources assigned to tasks, and task interdependencies. Project monitoring, reporting, and management are required. Prerequisites: GRNS 322, GRNS 327. Co-requisite: GRNS 422.

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.

GRNS 435 - Health and Culture: Oaxaca

Gain appreciation for cultural divesity by exploring the social, psychological, health practices and historical trajectories of Oaxacan perceptions within the overarching theme of health. Prerequisties: Graduate standing and instructor permission.