2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 121 Graduate-Level Course Descriptions NSG-6830 – PHAR-6111 NSG-6830 6 hours Advanced Concepts and Practice in Pediatric Disease Management The focus of this course is to prepare students to learn and apply health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based management of common acute and chronic primary health problems in children. Students are required to complete 200 hours of direct clinical care under the supervision of qualified clinical preceptors and the School of Nursing faculty. Prerequisites: NSG-6050 Professional Role Development and Health Care Leadership; NSG-6060 Healthcare Economics and Policy; NSG-6070 Principles of EvidenceBased Practice; NSG-6080 Biblical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice; NSG-6150 Advanced Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Genomics for Advanced Nursing Practice; NSG-6160 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice; NSG-6170 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Nursing Practice; NSG-6800 Advanced Concepts and Practice in Pediatric Primary Care. (Fee: $1000) NSG-6990 1 hour Transition to Practice for Advanced Practice Nursing The focus of this course is to prepare students to transition to practice as an advanced practice nurse with a biblical foundation. Prerequisites: Final NP Track Course.AGACNP: NSG-6620 Acute Care Concepts and Practice III. FNP: NSG-6310 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Adults; NSG-6315 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Older Adults; NSG-6320 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Women; or NSG-6325 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Children. PNP: NSG-6830 Advanced Concepts and Practice in Pediatric Disease Management. (Fee: $500) NSG-8000 EBP 1: Foundation of Scholarly Inquiry 3 hours This course explores the philosophical and scientific underpinnings for nursing practice relevant to the role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Students will appraise models and theories for application, translation, and implementation of best evidence into improving healthcare outcomes. (Fee: $50) NSG-8010 Biostatistics 3 hours This course provides an overview of the logic and appropriate use of statistical techniques most frequently reported in the research literature of the health professions, including common parametric and nonparametric statistics. Students will learn the logic and meaning of statistical concepts, understand the underlying assumptions and appropriate utilization of common statistical techniques to answer practice questions, interpret results from statistical analyses, determine clinical and statistical significance and grow in statistical reasoning skills. (Fee: $50) NSG-8020 Healthcare Informatics 3 hours This course provides an overview of healthcare informatics: the transformation of data into information and knowledge in order to inform decisions and actions to improve patient care and system outcomes. (Fee: $50) NSG-8030 Scholarly Writing 1 hour This course prepares DNP students to develop and implement strategies for competency in scholarly writing. (Fee: $50) NSG-8040 EBP 2: Application of Scholarly Inquiry 3 hours This course prepares DNP students to critically appraise and translate evidence into practice environments. Prerequisite: NSG8000 EBP 1: Foundation of Scholarly Inquiry. (Fee: $50) NSG-8050 Quality Improvement and Safety 3 hours This course explores improvement science and the advanced concepts in collaboration, design, and leadership as they relate to the implementation of quality improvement initiatives in complex healthcare systems. NSG-8060 Population Health and Epidemiology 3 hours This course provides a foundation to engage in effective partnerships to promote equitable population health outcomes. Students will learn the concepts of epidemiology and the relevant statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. (Fee: $50) NSG-8070 Advocacy and Resource Management 3 hours This course synthesizes leadership theory and organizational models, and the essential roles of advocacy and resource management in complex healthcare systems. Students will discover the key concepts of equal access to care, preserving human dignity, preserving patient autonomy and respect. NSG-8080 3 hours Ethical Healthcare Delivery in Organizations and Systems This course prepares students for leadership in the integration of ethical theories, biblical principles and professional practice standards as a foundation for strategic decision-making in complex healthcare systems. (Fee: $50) NSG-8100 Scholarly Practice Integration 1 hour This course provides the DNP student opportunity to integrate scholarship to improve population health outcomes through the development, synthesis, and implementation of a scholarly project. The student will develop goals to achieve learning objectives related to advanced nursing education and professional core competencies. The student is required to complete a minimum of 500 practice experience hours through the DNP program. This course is designed to be repeated up to five times. Prerequisite: NSG-8000 EBP 1: Foundation of Scholarly Inquiry. (Fee: $100) P Pharmacy (PHAR) PHAR-5100 3 hours Introduction to Chemistry and Mathematical Principles in Pharmacy The purpose of this course is to provide students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy a primer in basic concepts in general chemistry, physics, and calculus. These basic concepts will provide students the foundational knowledge required to understand concepts in courses that are part of the PharmD curriculum (e.g., medicinal chemistry and biochemistry, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, immunology, etc.). PHAR-6110 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 1 hour This course will focus on understanding the U.S. healthcare system and contemporary models of pharmacy practice. Key topics will include the regulations applicable to the practice of pharmacy in preparation for pharmacy internship experiences, prescription interpretation and fulfillment processes, health/ pharmacy literacy, patient safety and communication, cultural literacy, and models of professionalism. Prerequisites: P1 or approval of instructor. PHAR-6111 Research Design and Methodology 3 hours This course provides an introduction to research design and methodology, as related to pharmacy and the health sciences. This course will focus on concepts of scientific research across the discipline of pharmacy, research strategies and methodology for qualitative and quantitative research, and principles of epidemiologic research. Students also will learn how to develop and write research projects, as this course provides the basis for the research project that will be completed and presented in PHAR-7348 Research Seminar. Prerequisites: P1 or approval of instructor.