NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

568 Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursinginformatics, and health care technologies in the master’s degree-prepared nurse role to improve health care outcomes. (3 semester hours) NSG 5101—Theory and Research This course focuses on the nature and the use of inquiry in the development and refinement of nursing concepts and theories. It provides students with the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and critique a wide range of concepts and theories fromnursing and the other sciences. This course also focuses on research from the evidenced-based practice (EBP) paradigm. Quantitative and qualitative research designs and methods of appraisal are reviewed. Ethical dimensions of the conduct of nursing research, EBP, translational research, and application of health care ethics, including use of information technology, are examined. (3 semester hours) NSG 5111—Evidence and Practice This course provides an overview of research in nursing with a focus on translating and ethically integrating scientifically based evidence into practice to improve outcomes. Students learn to formulate researchable questions and to develop further skills in assessing databases and searching the literature. Methods of disseminating evidence and the use of information technology to reduce risks and improve practice outcomes are explored. (3 semester hours) NSG 5130—Health Care Policy and Leadership This course focuses on providing themaster’s degree-prepared nurse leader with an understanding of how policy influences the structure of health care, nursing practice, and health outcomes at the institutional, local, state, and federal levels. With ever-evolving changes in the organization and financing of health care, the master’s degree-prepared nurse must have the knowledge and skills necessary to assume a leadership role in policy-making. The responsibilities of the nurse leader in advocating for policy change to provide quality, cost-effective care will beexplored. (3 semester hours) NSG 5220—Health Promotion and Disease Prevention This course provides a theoretical basis for health promotion and disease prevention. Organizational, patient-centered, and culturally responsive concepts are examined as they pertain to population health. The master’s degree-prepared nurse will collaborate, communicate, and consult with the interprofessional team to design evidence-based health promotion; disease prevention; population care; and services to individuals, families, communities, and aggregates/clinical populations nationally and globally. Health promotion and disease prevention will be explored from an ecological/ epidemiological perspective, including critical social, political, racial/ethnic, cultural, and economic environments. The importance of health policy, information technology, and leadership principles are examined pertaining to health promotion and disease prevention. (3 semester hours) NSG 5230—Nursing Decision Making in Complex Health Care Systems This course prepares students to utilize decision-making models, processes, and theoretical frameworks as a foundation for leadership activities in complex health systems. Internal and external factors impacting decision making within a health system will be explored and analyzed. Economics, trend analysis, and evidence-based systems leadership will be analyzed. (3 semester hours) NSG 5240—Nursing Governance and Resource Management in Complex Health Systems This course focuses on the structure and design of nursing governance models and prepares the master’s degreeprepared nurse to participate in the design and implementation of new models of care delivery and coordination. Governance models drive the operational, educational, and research process for nursing practice in a health care system. Operational processes include technology and the need for human resource management. Education is maintained through life-long learning, membership in professional organizations, and certification. Through application of evidence-based research, the master’s degree-prepared nurse leader evaluates and applies best practices to the delivery of health care. (3 semester hours) NSG 5250—Fiscal Management in Complex Health Systems This course focuses on the interconnectedness of fiscal management, regulation, and financial reimbursement decision-making utilizing a systems-thinking approach. Studentswill develop decision-making strategies for integrating financial data to improve health care delivery in complex health systems. Students will apply fiscal management principles to a current health care issue. The relationship between fiscal and ethical responsibility is examined. (3 semester hours) NSG 5300—Nursing CurriculumDevelopment This course introduces the student to the process of curriculum development. The relationship of nursing curriculum to the parent institution’s mission and philosophy is analyzed. Issues of accreditation, standards of professional nursing practice, and legal/ethical issues are analyzed within the context of curriculum development and program evaluation. Selected theories, principles, and techniques of curriculum development are explored. The role of the educator is explored. (3 semester hours) NSG 5340—Nurse Leadership Roles in Complex Health Systems This course focuses on nursing leadership roles within a complex health care system. The student will apply leadership, change, and organizational theories within a framework of systems thinking. Students will develop strategies for introducing and sustaining change. Ethical and legal concerns related to the nursing leadership role are explored. (3 semester hours)