MS: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Core Courses
HCE 604 - Ethics for Nurse Leaders
Examines ethical and moral reasoning relevant to professional nursing practice and health care delivery in today's society. Explores philosophical and faith-based foundations, including Catholic moral tradition, socio-cultural influences, professional codes, organizational and personal ethical norms. Ethical issues are examined with emphasis on advanced practice nursing, leadership roles and models of health care delivery. Introduces skills in analyzing ethical dilemmas and evaluating ethical practice using ethical theory, moral argument, and case studies. NOTE: This course was previously titled Ethics and Society.
Cross listing(s): NR 690E NR 604.
NR 601 - Theoretical Frameworks
Examines the theoretical basis of nursing which guides advanced nursing practice. Critiques and evaluates theories from nursing and related fields such as the natural, social, organizational, and biological sciences. Analyzes the usefulness and applicability of theory in nursing practice, research, education, and administration. Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions and the Loretto Heights School of Nursing mission and goals are discussed. Service Learning is introduced in this course in the campus-based MS program.
NR 602 - Adv Apps of Research for Evidenced-Based
Addresses best practices for evidence-based nursing practice. Quantitative and qualitative research designs and analytical procedures are compared. Methodologies for implementing evidence-based practice are examined and ethics associated with research are appraised.
Cross listing(s): NR 690F.
NR 608 - Health Care Policy/ Issues in Practice
Focuses on health policy formation and evaluation. Learning activities will facilitate student?s opportunities to learn about change in the context of public policy and politics. Public health care policy will be examined with emphasis on its relationship and application to advanced practice nursing, leadership roles in management and education, and models of health care delivery. Topics include history, trends, and issues in health care systems; legal issues; legislation and regulation; funding, planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care services to individuals and populations; and accessibility, quality and outcome issues. Advocacy as part of service learning will be explored. NOTE: Graduate standing or permission of Program Director required.
Pre-requisite: TAKE NR*600;
Cross listing(s): HCA 408 HSA 608.
NR 699 - Comprehensive Eval/Master of Science
A comprehensive evaluation of the student's achievement of Regis University and LHSON MS Program outcomes. Students provide a presentation reflecting on the Regis University and LHSON MS Program Outcomes with provision of evidence of this achievement. NOTE: All MS coursework must be completed or student must be in NR 623 to register for this course. Pass/No Pass grading only.
Neonatal Nurse Practioner Advanced Practice
NR 605N - Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
Utilizes a comprehensive approach addressing the underlying principles of disease processes. Includes etiology, epidemiology and theories related to pathogenesis. Focuses on the differentiation of pathophysiological findings and identification of treatment modalities. *Note: NR 605F is designed for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students and NR 605N is designed for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) students.
NR 607N - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice
Provides the advanced practitioner student with an in-depth understanding of the clinical applications of drugs commonly used. Emphasizes the principles of drug action and drug therapy related to advanced practice nursing roles. Discusses selected prototypical agents from the major drug classifications as indications for use, efficacy, therapeutic and adverse effects, monitoring parameters, dosing principles and common drug interactions.*Note: NR 607F is designed for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students and NR 607N is designed for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) students.
NR 640 - Adv Practice Roles/Concepts
Addresses a variety of concepts essential to advanced nursing practice. History and role development within advanced nursing practice and primary care are examined. Family theory and dynamics integral to advanced nursing practice are explored. Standards of advanced practice nursing are defined and practiced.
NR 651 - Professional Integration
Integrates core concepts in nursing for the nurse practitioner. Builds on the skill set essential for independent practice.
Pre-requisite: NR*601 NR*602 NR*604 NR*608 NR*640
NR 652 - Health Assessment for NNP
Presents a framework for systematic collection of a comprehensive database that includes pertinent history and physical assessments of the pregnant woman, neonate, and healthy child through age two.
Neonatal Nurst Practitioner Emphasis Courses
NR 653 - Genetics and Embryology for the NNP
Provides a scientific foundation in embryology and genetics for practice. Analyzes the principles of human genetics, genetic testing and screening, genetic abnormalities and gene therapy for implications for the neonatal nurse practitioner.
NR 654 - Adv Practice Prcdrs for High Risk Infant
A theory, application, and skills course addressing the assessment and management of neonatal procedures commonly encountered in neonatal intensive care facilities. NOTE: Laboratory practicum includes procedural techniques.
Pre-requisite: NR*605 NR*607 NR*652
NR 656 - Management of the High Risk Newborn
Application of theory to practice in the development of a plan of care based on research evidence, pathophysiology, nursing and pharmacology principles, and protocols for the neonate. NOTE: Includes 105 hours of precepted clinical practice.
Pre-requisite: NR*605 NR*607 NR*652
NR 657 - Clinical Integration for the NNP
Focuses on the integration of advanced perinatal and neonatal theory, skill competency, critical thinking and clinical management of the low and high risk neonate and family. NOTE: Includes 415 hours of precepted clinical practice.
Pre-requisite: TAKE NR*605N NR*607N NR*652 NR*653 NR*654 NR*656;
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Statistics Prerequisite--Required prior to NR 602
(Regis courses that fulfill requirement include
MT 270 OR MT 274)