272 Graduate Programs
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
care problems. Prerequisites: NURS U711, U712. Co-requisite: NURS U722.
NURS U722. Data Analysis in the Healthcare System (2). Examination
of appropriate data analysis techniques to various research designs.
An overview of health information systems that are utilized to develop
patient data sets and safeguard privacy is provided. Prerequisite: NURS
U710; Co-requisite: NURS U721.
NURS U723. Evidence Based Practice Project I (1). Provides an opportunity
for students to address problems in health systems leadership
education using evidence based approaches. Prerequisite: NURS U710;
Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS U722.
NURS U724. CNL Practicum II (1). Transition into the CNL role as clinician,
outcomes manager, client advocate, educator, information manager, systems
analyst, team member and lifelong learner. Functioning under the guidance
of a faculty member and clinical preceptor, the student continues creating
the CNL portfolio with additional emphasis on microsystem assessment.
A minimum of 75 clinical practicum hours required. Prerequisites: NURS
U711, U713; Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS U720.
NURS U730. Outcomes Evaluation in Healthcare Systems Leadership
(3). Accountability for healthcare outcomes for specific groups of patients
within a unit or setting. Application of research is utilized to implement
and evaluate plans of care. Relevant factors are synthesized to evaluate
and achieve optimal patient outcomes. Prerequisites: NURS U711, U712,
NURS U731. Evidence Based Practice Project II (2). Culmination of
evidence based practice project initiated in NURS U723. A required final
portfolio verifies the development and competency of the student in the
CNL role and records the student’s achievements. Prerequisite: NURS U723,
U724; Co-requisite: NURS U732.
NURS U732. CNL Practicum III (4). Immersion experiences in the role
of the Clinical Nurse Leader. Involves 300 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisites:
NURS U720, U721, U722, U723, U724. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
INSTRUCTION & TEACHER EDUCATION (EDIT)
EDIT U610. Professional Development: Integrated Reading and
Writing Instruction (3) Theoretical bases and techniques for teaching
reading and writing in the elementary school, using multiple subject areas.
EDIT U611. Professional Development: Concepts and Practices of
Whole Language (3) Development of concepts, materials, and practices
to implement a whole language philosophy. Prerequisite: An introductory
course in reading or permission of the instructor.
EDIT U612. Professional Development: Storytelling in the Classroom
(3) Theoretical and practical applications of applying stories and storytelling
to 4K-12 school curriculum.
EDIT U614. Professional Development: Storytelling and Creative
Writing (3) Integrate proven exercises and techniques into the process of
story conceptualization, creation, and revision as a basis for teaching creative
writing in the K-12 classroom.
EDIT U631. Using Innovative Technology to Support Instruction I (3)
Study of open-source software, web tools, advanced office tools. Instructional
application, copyright issues, and technology limitations are explored.
EDIT U633. Using Innovative Technology to Support Instruction II
(3) Advanced, in-depth development of skills using current and emerging
EDIT U634. Integrating Multi-Media Technology in the K-12 Classroom
(3) Utilization of technology in the classroom. Instructional design,
long/short-range planning are explored.
EDIT U651. Professional Development: Selected Topics in Teaching
Science (3) Primarily for elementary, secondary and middle school teachers.
Teachers at other levels may be accepted.
EDIT U655. Professional Development: Teaching Environmental Education
(3) Rationale and strategies for teaching environmental education.
EDIT U660. Professional Development: Issues in Writing Instruction
(K-12) (6) Issues in the teaching of writing, with emphasis on classroom
applications K-12 and program development.
EDIT U670. Professional Development: Career Technologies (3) Development
of understanding School-to-Work issues and developing curriculum
that connects schools with the workplace. Strategies for using technological
resources as diagnostic tools in the career development process are included.
EDIT U672. Professional Development: Educators in Industry (3)
Provides educators opportunities to understand the changing world of
work and the current technology of the workplace. Course includes on-site
opportunities in today's worksite.
EDIT U680. Professional Development: Topics in Education (3) Exploration
of a current topic in education with emphasis on classroom application.
EDIT U690. Professional Development: Issues and Trends in Education
(1-6) Exploration of a current topic in education with emphasis on
EDPD U632. Professional Development: Field Problems in Education
I (3) Selected educational problems will be identified and explored
and probable solutions developed. Emphasis will be on providing practicing
school personnel an opportunity to work cooperatively, under supervision,
toward solutions to problems that are of immediate concern to them.
Activities will include seminars, review of literature, observations, case
studies, materials development and other applicable approaches. Emphasis
will be placed on the development of a comprehensive proposal designed
to alleviate or solve problems identified.