MSBA U770. Programming for Analytics (3) Principle and practical
issues while effectively integrating data analytics topics using R/Python.
Topics will include data preparation, missing data, lists, functions, and
loops. Prerequisite: MSBA U710.
MSBA U775. Web and Social Media Analytics (3) Methods and tools
to collect, analyze, and report website usage data by visitors, emphasizing
the nature of the visits to websites and visitors’ demographics.
Concepts, tools, tutorials, and cases studies that business managers need
to extract and analyze the seven layers of social media data, including
text, actions, networks, apps, hyperlinks, search engine, and location
layers will be emphasized. Prerequisites: MSBA U700, MSBA U705.
MSBA U780. Marketing Analytics (3) Developing analytical methods
and applying statistical and mathematical tools to predict consumer behavior.
Formal models to analyze how and when customers make product
purchase decisions, configure new products, develop market segments,
forecast market share, and determine optimal pricing strategies will be
introduced. Prerequisites: MSBA U700. MSBA U705.
MSBA U790. Analytics Capstone (3) Solving business problems from
data collection and model construction through analysis and presentation
of results to recommendations for specific business decisions. Commercial
and open source software tools will be used to build models and conduct
analyses. Prerequisites: MSBA u700, MSBA U705, MSBA U720, MSBA
U730. Co-requisite: MSBA U740.
NURS U700. Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations for Nursing
(3). Exploration of various nursing theories and the utilization of nursing
theory to health care delivery and to the role of the advanced practice nurse.
Nursing theory and its relationship to providing comprehensive and holistic
nursing care is investigated. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program.
NURS U701. Health Promotion and Advanced Health Assessment
(3). Comprehensive advanced holistic health assessment skills based on
the integration of advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge necessary
to identify health needs and risks. Emphasis will be placed on the
differentiation between normal and abnormal findings, integration of
laboratory findings and diagnostic reasoning analyses for clinical decision
making, incorporating the principles of health promotion. Prerequisites:
Admission to graduate program.
NURS U702. Advanced Pathophysiology (3). Examination of the
pathophysiological bases of disease processes. Advanced pathophysiological
concepts for all body systems as a foundation for clinical decision making
and nursing management by the advanced practice nurse are included.
Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program.
NURS U703. Cultural Perspective in Healthcare (2). Emphasis on
understanding the ways cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, spiritual,
religion and lifestyle variations are expressed. Attention is directed
at increasing the capacity of health care professionals to develop culturally
sensitive health care systems. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program.
NURS U704. Education in Nursing (3). Philosophical foundations,
educational theories, curriculum development and models of learning with
educational methodologies for the nurse educator. Examines teaching/
learning/evaluation strategies for implementation in the nursing classroom
and the clinical arena. Both traditional and on-traditional methods are
modeled. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program, or permission
of the instructor.
NURS U705. Advanced Digital & Information Literacy for Nurses (3).
Advanced exploration of essential digital, media and information literacies
and their conceptual underpinnings critical to nursing practice in increasingly
technology health care environments. Learners engage in a variety
of advanced technological uses and skills while synthesizing health care
information and management. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate
program, or permission of instructor.
NURS U710. Nursing Research Methods (3). Prepares advanced practice
nurses with skills and knowledge needed to use nursing research to provide
high quality nursing care, initiate change and promote evidence based on
practice. Evidence based practice models will be used for the evaluation and
application of scientific knowledge surround practice issues. Prerequisites:
Admission to graduate program, NURS U700.
NURS U711. Health Care Delivery Systems (2). Examination of health
care policy organization and finance. Explores the role of the advanced
practice nurse in providing high quality, cost effective care and addresses
issues to the delivery of healthcare. Prerequisite: NURS U700.
NURS U712. Role of the Nurse as Leader (3). Leadership in the healthcare
delivery system across all settings. The definition and role of the transformational
nurse leader will be explored as well as implementation across various
settings. Fundamental aspects of nurse leadership will be expanded upon
to prepare the graduate for this multifaceted responsibility. Prerequisite:
Admission to the graduate program, NURS U700.
NURS U713. CNL Practicum I (1). Introduces the CNL role as clinician,
outcomes manager, client advocate, educator, information manager, systems
analyst, team member and lifelong learner. CNL portfolio is initiated.
Minimum of 75 clinical practicum hours required. Prerequisite: NURS U700.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS U712.
NURS U715. Global Healthcare (2). Immersion experience in an international
or national setting. Exploration of the interplay of culture, public
health, ethics, social justice, policy, and models of health care delivery
in a global perspective. Course will require travel and related expenses.
Language course preparation may be required. Prerequisite: Admission
to the graduate program.
NURS U720. Advanced Applied Pharmacology (3). Comprehensive
review of pharmacological concepts and principles. Focuses on use of
pharmacotherapeutics in the treatment of disease and in health promotion.
Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.
NURS U721. Quality and Risk Management in Health Systems Leadership
(2). Application of leadership principles to quality and risk management.
Emphasis is placed on clinical judgment and decision making skills in illness
management, health restoration and risk reduction in prototypic health
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