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Nursing (NURS)

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene

The minimum required grade for undergraduate prerequisite courses is C (70%) or better, unless otherwise specified.

Demonstrating knowledge competency in graduate courses requires a passing grade of B- or 80%. A grade of C+ or less will not count towards degree requirements, unless otherwise specified.

NURS 210 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (3) Focuses on a health promotion model of care, assessment, and communication skills. It introduces the nurse's roles, code of ethics, and evidence-based practice. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: admission to the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, or consent. Co-requisite: 210L, 211, and 212.

NURS 210L Health Promotion Across the Lifespan Lab (6) Clinical course focuses on a health promotion model of care, assessment, and communication skills. Introduces nurse's roles, code of ethics, and evidence-based practice. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Co-requisites: 210, 211, and 212.

NURS 211 Professionalism in Nursing (2) Professional responsibilities of nursing practice are examined through the history of nursing, practice and education, legal and ethical issues, contemporary issues, and nursing roles. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: admission to the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, or consent. Co-requisite: 210, 210L, and 212.

NURS 212 Pathophysiology (3) Focus on pathophysiological concepts that are basic to understanding illness and injury and the corresponding spectrum of human responses, which serve as a foundation for the formulation of clinical decisions and care planning. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: admission to the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, or consent. Co-requisite: 210, 210L, and 211.

NURS 220 Health and Illness I (4) Focuses on nursing assessment to support identification of risk factors and detection/prevention of complications from illness. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 210, 210L, 211, and 212, or departmental approval. Co-requisite: 220L.

NURS 220L Health and Illness I Lab (6) Clinical course focuses on using nursing assessment to support identification of risk factors and detection/prevention of complications from illness. Nursing skills are integrated into clinical experiences. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 210, 210L, 211, and 212. Co-requisite: 220.

NURS 301 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice and Health Promotion (3) Provides an introduction to the HSNC Competencies and spiraling of concepts and is based on the assumption of student responsibility for learning. Emphasis on research evidence to support nursing care. NURS majors only. A-F only.

NURS 320 Health and Illness II: Family Health (4) Nursing care and health promotion for maternal-newborn and pediatric clients and families in the acute care and community settings. Utilization of family theories and assessment tools for providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 220 and 220L. Co-requisite: 320L.

NURS 320L Health and Illness II-Family Health Lab (6) Nursing care and health promotion for maternal-newborn and pediatric clients and families in acute care and community settings. Utilization of family theories and assessment tools when providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 220 and 220L. Co-requisite: 320.

NURS 340 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care (3) Explore contemporary ethical issues and their legal implications in health care. Focus on decision-making in professional practice and social policy formation. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent.

NURS 343 Gerontology: Its Nursing Implications (3) Explores attitudes toward the aged, biological and psychological aspects, ethnicity, sexuality, nutritional problems, community resources, other related topics. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent.

NURS 344 Nursing in the Multicultural Milieu (3) Relates values, beliefs, attitudes, family organization, lifestyles, and health practices in different ethnic groups to health-care and nursing practice. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent.

NURS 360 Health and Illness III (3) Focuses on complex situations requiring strong recognition skills, and rapid decision making. The evidence base supporting assessment and nursing intervention is explored. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 320 and 320L or departmental approval. Co-requisite: 360L.

NURS 360L Health and Illness III Lab (6) Clinical course focuses on complex situations requiring application of strong recognition skills and rapid decision making. Evidence base supporting assessment and nursing intervention is explored. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 320 and 320L. Co-requisite: 360.

NURS 361 Health Education and Promotion (2) Provides an overview of the concepts and application of health education and health promotion theories and principles as applies to individuals, groups, and the larger public. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as DH 361)

NURS 362 Professionalism in Nursing II (1) Continuation of 211. Focus is on current issues in nursing and health care and nursing roles. Principles of organizational structure, leadership, decision-making, priority setting, and change will be discussed. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 320 and 320L, or departmental approval. Co-requisite: 360 and 360L.

NURS 363 Introduction to Nursing Research (3) Introduction to the research process and an understanding of the applicability of the scientific approach to nursing. Repeatable one time. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: any of the following stats courses: MATH 115, PSY 210, SOCS 225, BUS 310, NREM 310, ECON 321, and EDEP 429; or consent.

NURS 399 Directed Reading/Research I, II (V) Limited to juniors and seniors in nursing.

NURS 411 NCLEX Review (2) Overview of the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and regular, systematic practice in taking multiple choice examinations. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent.

NURS 420 Cooperative Education in Nursing (V) A two-semester course with seminar in professional role development in addition to paid work experience in nursing at a local agency. Upper division NURS majors only. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: 360 and 360L.

NURS 421 Summer Internship (3) Summer practicum experience for students to learn the role of the professional nurse by building on previously learned knowledge and skills in the nursing program. Repeatable two times. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 360 and 360L, or consent. (Summer only)

NURS 431 Complementary and Alternative Therapies (3) Survey of complementary and alternative therapies used for health promotion of individuals and groups. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent.

NURS 439 Management for Health Professionals (3) Explores basic management concepts. Emphasizes problem solving methods as a means of determining situationally appropriate actions in institutional and community settings. Upper division NURS majors only. Senior standing or higher. Co-requisite: 475 or consent.

NURS 450 Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing (5) Theory course focuses on community, public, and global health nursing with an emphasis on strategies applied to improve health and decrease health inequities at the local as well as national and international levels. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 360, 360L, and 363. Co-requisite: 450L.

NURS 450L Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing Lab (4) Clinical course focuses on community, public, and global health nursing with an emphasis on strategies applied to improve health and decrease health inequities at the local as well as national and international levels. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 360, 360L, and 363. Co-requisite: 450.

NURS 452 Cultural Aspects of Health Management in Populations Indigenous to Hawai'i, the Pacific, and Asia (3) Focuses on cultural aspects that influence health management in indigenous populations of Hawai'i, the Pacific, and Asia, with an emphasis on development of culturally sensitive strategies to promote and improve health management. Repeatable one time. NURS majors only. Undergraduate majors only. A-F only.

NURS 453 Introduction to Genetics in Nursing Practice (3) Fundamentals of genetics and genomics, including principles of inheritance in humans; cells and development, chromosome structure and function, and implications on health. Includes overview of topics relevant to genetics/genomics in the clinical setting. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 212, 220, 220L, and 363.

NURS 460 Complex Nursing and Leadership (4) Theory course emphasizes the judgments, knowledge, and skills necessary for nursing practice, including case management and quality management experiences. The experience focuses on complex clinical judgments, interdisciplinary team functioning, and leadership. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 450 and 450L, or consent. Co-requisite: 460L.

NURS 460L Complex Nursing and Leadership Lab (6) Clinical course emphasizes application of knowledge and skills necessary for nursing practice, including case management and quality management experiences. Focuses on complex clinical judgments, interdisciplinary team functioning, and leadership. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 450 and 450L. Co-requisite: 460.

NURS 461 Advanced Pathophysiology and Neurobiology (3) Provides an advanced understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms and neurobiology underlying human illness across the lifespan. Provides a foundation for formulating clinical decisions and therapeutic plans of care to promote disease prevention and health promotion. NURS majors only. A-F only.

NURS 475 Complex Nursing Practice (2) Examination of continuity of care for clients with complex needs within the health care system. Emphasis on quality and case management. All required courses scheduled within the full-time or decelerated curriculum plan for a given semester must be successfully completed with credit before progressing to the following semester. NURS majors only. A-F only. Co-requisites: 439 and 475L.

NURS 475L Complex Nursing Practice Lab (5) Delivery of comprehensive nursing care to clients with complex needs in community and/or acute care settings. Emphasis on quality management, continuity of care, culture, and ethics. NURS majors only. A-F only. Co-requisite: 439 and 475.

NURS 499 Directed Reading and Research (3) Planned individualized study or research in specialized area related to interprofessional collaborative practice. Repeatable one time. Senior undergraduate NURS students only. Pre: consent.

NURS 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)

NURS 501 Professionalism in Nursing (2) Introduction to history of nursing and leaders in the field. Will explore contemporary nursing issues and research. Strategies to foster adherence to a professional code of ethics in practice will be examined. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: admission into MEPN. (Once a year)

NURS 502 Pathophysiology (3) Web-enhanced on pathophysiologic concepts as a basis of illness and injury and the corresponding spectrum of human response, which serves as a foundation for the formulation of clinical decisions and care planning. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: admission into MEPN. (Once a year)

NURS 503 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice (3) Essential principles of pharmacology using a pathophysiologic approach with emphasis on administering medications and evaluating their effects. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: admission into MEPN. Co-requisite: 501, 502, 504, 504L, 505, 505L. (Once a year)

NURS 504 Health Assessment (2) Concepts/theories of health assessment, data collection, and analysis to distinguish between health/wellness, risk factors or health deviations across the lifespan. Attention to principles of communication and interviewing. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: admission into MEPN. Co-requisite: 501, 502, 503, 504L, 505, 505L. (Once a year)

NURS 504L Health Assessment Lab (2) Application of assessment skills in dry lab and clinical settings, with attention to principles of communication, interviewing and physical examination skills. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: admission into MEPN. Co-requisite: 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 505L. (Once a year)

NURS 505 Foundations of Nursing Science (2) Nursing process and scientific based nursing interventions to meet basic human needs using basic psycho-motor skills to support assessment, intervention, and evaluation activities. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: admission into MEPN. Co-requisite: 505L. (Once a year)

NURS 505L Foundations of Nursing Science and Practice Lab (4) Application of the nursing process and scientific based nursing interventions to meet basic human needs using basic psycho-motor skills to support assessment, intervention, and evaluation activities. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: admission into MEPN. Co-requisite: 505. (Once a year)

NURS 507 Bio-Behavioral Health Nursing (2) Biopsychosocial theories of human behavior related to function, alteration, and/or disruption of mental processes; reviews current knowledge related to nursing care, psychiatric treatment/psychosocial rehabilitation of identified mentally ill adults/children and their families. NURS majors only. A-F only. Co-requisite: 507L. (Once a year)

NURS 507L Bio-Behavioral Health Nursing Clinic/Lab (2) Application of current knowledge regarding human behavior related to function, alteration, and/or disruption of mental processes; applies current knowledge related to nursing care, psychiatric treatment/psychosocial rehabilitation of identified mentally ill adults/children and their families. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: 507. (Once a year)

NURS 508 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (2) Introduction to the theoretical concepts of holistic nursing care of the perinatal family. Women's and men's health issues are discussed. NURS majors only. A-F only. Co-requisite: 508L. (Once a year)

NURS 508L Nursing Care of Childbearing Families Clinic/Lab (2) Application of the nursing care of the mother and family. The student will apply clinical and theoretical concepts of holistic nursing care for women experiencing customary and complicated perinatal processes. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: 508. (Once a year)

NURS 509 Nursing Care of Children and Families (2) Examines the bio/psycho/social response of the child and family to health and illness, as well as nursing care for acute and chronic conditions. Lab course taken concurrently. NURS majors only. A-F only. Co-requisite: 509L. (Once a year)

NURS 509L Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinic/Lab (2) Accompanies and supports Pediatric Nursing to provide educational experiences in the hospital and outpatient or community settings. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: 509. (Once a year)

NURS 513 Acute Care Nursing (3) Addresses the bio/psycho/social human health response to a wide range of conditions. Health promotion, risk reduction and disease detection and nursing care treatment in the acute setting will be covered. NURS majors only. A-F only. Co-requisite: 513L. (Once a year)

NURS 513L Acute Care Nursing Lab (3) Application of the bio/psycho/social human health response to a wide range of conditions. Application of health promotion, risk reduction and disease detection and nursing care treatments in the acute care setting. NURS majors only. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: 513. (Once a year)

NURS 517 Clinical Immersion to Nursing Practice (3) Examination of continuity of care for clients with complex needs. Emphasis on application of leadership, management, and quality improvement in the clinical setting. Admission to MEPN only. A-F only. Pre: 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, and 513. Co-requisite: 517L.

NURS 517L Clinical Immersion to Nursing Practice Lab (5) Deliver comprehensive nursing care to clients with complex needs in community and/or acute care settings. Leadership, management, and quality improvement competencies are stressed. Admission to MEPN only. CR/NC only. Pre: 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, and 513. Co-requisite: 517.

NURS 518 Introduction to Community and Public Health Nursing (2) Introduces community and public health nursing with an emphasis on application to nursing practice in the community and public health settings. Restricted to matriculated MEPN students only. A-F only. Pre: completion of 501, 502, 503, 504, 504L, 505, and 505L (with a minimum grade of B- or better for 501, 502, 503, 504, and 505; CR for 504L and 505L). Co-requisite: 518L. (Spring only)

NURS 518L Introduction to Community and Public Health Nursing Lab (3) Application of health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention and detection and nursing care treatments in the community setting. Restricted to matriculated MEPN students only. CR/NC only. Pre: completion of 501, 502, 503, 504, 504L, 505, and 505L (with a minimum grade of B- or better for 501, 502, 503, 504, and 505; CR for 504L and 505L). Co-requisite: 518. (Spring only)

NURS 600 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing (3) Introduction to epidemiologic principles and methods, with an emphasis on its application to nursing practice. Students taking for one credit will focus on application of epidemiology to advanced nursing practice. NURS majors only. A-F only. (Once a year)

NURS 605 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3) Teaching and learning concepts applied to health promotion and prevention of common health and illness conditions with culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities. Includes didactic (30 hrs) and fieldwork (45 hrs). Repeatable one time. Pre: classified graduate student status in the SONDH.

NURS 608 Genetics and Health Care (3) Addresses the scientific, psycho-social, ethical, cultural, and spiritual issues surrounding genetic disease, genetic testing, and living with an inherited condition. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

NURS 609 Health Policy (3) Review of contemporary national health policies, issues and concerns; and international comparison of health policy evolution; includes didactic and 45 hours of fieldwork experience learning.

NURS 611 Psychiatric-Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis (3) Identification and synthesis of pertinent biopsychosocial and cultural data to complete advanced psychiatric-mental health assessments and diagnoses.

NURS 612 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (2) Provides a framework for the development of advanced skills for systematic and comprehensive data collection, organization, precise recording, accurate assessment and communication of data reflecting the biopsychophysical status of individuals across the life span. Masters nursing students only. A-F only.

NURS 612L Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Lab (1) Clinical lab and practicum for advanced practice nursing. Emphasis on integration of knowledge, skills and outcome evaluation. Masters nursing students only. A-F only.

NURS 613 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3) Provides an understanding of normal physiological mechanisms and pathological processes to serve as a foundation for clinical assessment, decision making, and clinical management across the lifespan. Pre: enrollment as a classified student in a graduate program in the SONDH.

NURS 615 Clinical Skills and Procedures for Advanced Practice Nursing (V) Clinical laboratory that focuses on clinical skills and procedures performed by advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners and/or clinical nurse specialists). Topics will vary by section and semester. Repeatable up to 12 credits. NURS majors only. CR/NC only.

NURS 616 Psychobiology of Human Behavior and Psychopharmacology (3) Survey of the psychobiological basis of selected human behaviors and mental disorders across the lifespan and psychopharmacologic treatments prescribed by health care providers. Pre: consent.

NURS 617 Human Responses to Acute and Chronic Illness-A (3) The first of two courses that focuses on the delivery of advanced practice nursing in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of common acute and chronic adult health problems in the acute care setting. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 612, 612L, and 613; no waiver. (Once a year)

NURS 618 Human Responses to Acute and Chronic Illness-B (3) Second of two courses that focuses on the delivery of advanced practice nursing in the assessment, diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic adult health problems in the acute care setting. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 612, 612L, and 613; no waiver. (Once a year)

NURS 620 Nursing Research and Theory for Practice (3) Examination of theory and the research process to prepare masters prepared nurses for utilization of knowledge for provision of quality care. Pre: enrollment as a classified student in the graduate degree program in SONDH.

NURS 621 Acute and Episodic Care Management (3) Diagnosis and management of health and illness with emphasis on clients with common acute/episodic conditions seen in context of family and community. Advanced practice nurse-client relationship, practice roles, and culturally relevant care are included. A-F only. Pre: 612/612L, 613, and 629. Co-requisite: 675.

NURS 623 Psychopharmacology (3) Survey of biopsychological bases of and biotherapies for major mental disorders, including the schizophrenias, affective and personality disorders, pediatric and geriatric problems, and neurological dysfunctions with appropriate applications to health care. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

NURS 624 Adolescent and Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Care (3) Seminar on theory/research in advanced psychiatric-mental health nursing of adolescents and families representing diverse populations. Emphasis on developmental and nursing theories, evidence-based practice, therapeutic modalities and disease management of psychiatric illness. Pre: 611 (or concurrent) or consent. (Once a year)

NURS 625 Advanced Nursing Roles (3) Provides students with an understanding of different roles of the advanced professional nurse; an ability to proactively manage the environment of their specialty practice; includes 45 hours of field work experience. A-F only.

NURS 628 Child Health: Special Health Needs (3) Provides a theoretical basis required for specialized clinical competence in adapting recent findings on child/parent assessments, social and health risk indicators, the role of environment, and multidisciplinary settings in the care of pediatrics. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: NURS major, 612/612L and 633 and 634, and 3 credits of 675; or consent. Co-requisite: 675. (Once a year)

NURS 629 Pharmacology for Nurses in Advanced Practice (3) Prepares APNs to evaluate, monitor, and prescribe pharmaceuticals to treat acute and chronic illness across lifespan. Emphasis on drug indications, mechanisms of action, clinical efficacy, adverse effects, interactions, monitoring, education, and cost effectiveness. Enrollment as a classified student in a SONDH graduate degree program. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: 613 (or concurrent) or consent.

NURS 630 Transforming Healthcare through Collaboration, Informatics, and Policy (3) Will explore the role of collaboration using an interdisciplinary approach of health informatics and policy in transforming health and health systems.

NURS 632 Therapeutic Modalities (3) Therapeutic modalities used in advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing with individuals, families, and groups representing culturally diverse populations. Pre: 611.

NURS 633 Child Health: Promotion and Maintenance (3) Presents normal developmental, physiological and social needs of children within the context of family; then focuses on the management of common acute and chronic illnesses of children.

NURS 634 Child Health: Advanced Pediatric Acute/Chronic Care (3) Focuses on the evaluation of pediatric clients with higher acuity and more complex management issues. Emphasizes critical analysis of evidence based research in pediatric health care. Pre: Admission into the PNP and FNP program, 612/612L, 633, and completed 3 credits of 675 and/or consent.

NURS 635 Women's Health: Promotion and Maintenance (3) Provides a foundation of concepts necessary to maintain and promote women's health, including developmental, physiological and social needs of women of all ages and the management of common health problems and concerns specific to women. Pre: 612/612L, 613, and 629. Co-requisite: 675.

NURS 638 Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health (3) Theory and research in advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing of children and adolescents representing culturally diverse populations. Emphasis on growth and development, assessment and diagnosis, and therapeutic modalities. A-F only. Pre: 620 (or concurrent).

NURS 639 Disciplinary Knowledge I (3) Exploration of a variety of philosophies of science and examination of factors influencing the development of nursing theory and the emergence of nursing as a discipline.

NURS 640 Chronic Illness Management (3) Management of chronic illness using selected health care systems in culturally diverse communities. Management includes practice, consultation, education, research, and evaluation. Pre: 612/612L, 613, and 629. Co-requisite: 675.

NURS 641 Advanced Nursing in the Global Health Environment (3) Exploration and analysis of key global health topics of concern for APNs. A-F only.

NURS 646 Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health Practicum (V) Supervised application of theories, research, and skills for advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing with individuals, families, and groups representing culturally diverse populations. Includes the program's capstone experience. Repeatable five times. Pre: 611 (or concurrent). Co-requisite: 611 or 632.

NURS 647 Family Systems in Health and Illness (3) Family systems approach to include selected family theories, family research and family centered culturally sensitive clinical assessment and intervention in health and illness situations. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

NURS 650 Complementary and Traditional Care (3) A review of theoretical systems and approaches to complementary and traditional care in culturally diverse populations with a focus on wellness. Appropriate for all health-care professionals.

NURS 655 Tests and Measurement in Nursing Education (3) Testing and evaluation applied to nursing education. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

NURS 660 (Alpha) Selected Topics in Nursing (3) Advanced study, exploration of special topics in clinical nursing. (I) current issues in professional nursing.

NURS 661 Human Resource Management in Healthcare Agencies (3) Analyze and critically evaluate basic issues, policies and trends in human resource management as it applies to health care agencies. A-F only. Pre: consent.

NURS 662 Leadership and Management of Health Organizations (3) Study of theoretical, conceptual and practical knowledge of leadership and management as applied to changing healthcare environments.

NURS 663 Analysis of Healthcare Delivery Models (3) Analysis of various clinical management concepts and health-care delivery systems influencing outcomes, process, and costs in the delivery of care.

NURS 664 Seminar and Practicum in Nursing Executive Leadership (3) Supervised practicum to build mid to senior level nursing leadership competencies and facilitate change in complex healthcare organizations. Pre: 663 (or concurrent) or consent.

NURS 665 Clinical Economics and Finance (3) Economic and financial concepts and tools for use in developing and managing patient care processes.

NURS 668 Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) for Advanced Practice Nurses (3) Online course focuses on use of CBPR methods by Advanced Practice Nurses to address population level issues amendable to nursing interventions; 15 hours of didactic and 90 hours of field experience are included. A-F only. (Once a year)

NURS 669 Introduction to Evidence-based Practice (3) Introduces evidence-based practice models for use in nursing practice. Distinguishes process improvement, evidence-based practice, and research. Develops skills in searching, critiquing, and synthesizing the literature, pertinent to a clinical problem. A-F only. Pre: permission of course faculty. (Fall only)

NURS 670 Advanced Practice Nursing During Public Health Disasters (3) The role of the advanced professional nurse in public health preparedness, planning and response. Includes 45 hours of field work where the student will practice emergency response functional roles. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Summer only)

NURS 671 Biostatistics: Application in the Advanced Nursing Practice Setting (3) Includes basic bio-statistical techniques and the application of statistical findings to practice programmatic decisions. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in the Department of Nursing or consent. (Once a year)

NURS 672 Advanced Practice Community Public Health Nursing Practicum (V) Student will conduct a complex service project for a public or community based agency. May be taken for 1-6 credits. (45 hours of practicum experience awarded for each one credit of the course) Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 24 credits of MS in Community Public Health Nursing Program or consent.

NURS 673 Implementation and Evaluation Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice (3) Using knowledge of translational science, designs an implementation plan for a practice guideline. Determines evaluation methods and selects outcome variables that best measure success. Discusses institutionalization of, and identifies facilitators and barriers to, practice change. NURS majors only. Graduate standing only. A-F only. Pre: 669. (Spring only)

NURS 675 Advanced Practice Clinical (V) Application of concepts and principles of assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of clients in supervised clinical practicum for advanced practice nursing. Repeatable unlimited times. A-F only. Pre: 612/612L, 613, and 629 (or concurrent).

NURS 680 Cultural Competency in Nursing Education (3) Evaluates the impact of history on the culture of nursing and nursing education. Explore strategies to provide education in a culturally sensitive manner to culturally diverse students. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing, or consent.

NURS 682 Health and Healing Practices of Populations with Health Disparities in Hawai'i and Other Places (3) Teaching and learning concepts applied to health promotion and the prevention of common conditions of disease among populations with health disparities in Hawai'i and other places; includes didactic and 45 hours of field experience. NURS majors only. A-F only. (Spring only)

NURS 690 Curriculum Evaluation in Nursing Education (3) Current trends of planning for evaluation and critical analysis and application of curriculum evaluation frameworks in nursing education. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 747 or consent.

NURS 693 Advanced Practice Clinical for Clinical Nurse Specialists (V) Application of concepts and principles of education, consultation, research, and management and evaluation of clients in supervised clinical practicum for adult health clinical nurse specialist students. Repeatable five times. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 612 (or concurrent), 612L (or concurrent), 613 (or concurrent), and 629 (or concurrent); or consent.

NURS 695 Successful Aging: Physiologic (3) Advanced study of the functional, cultural, psychological, and socioeconomic phenomena that impact the physiology of normal and abnormal aging. Emphasis is on promoting successful aging among elder residents of the Pacific Basin and applications to primary health care. Pre: consent.

NURS 696 Nursing Education Capstone (3) A culminating experience in nursing education program designed for students to integrate, critique, extend, and apply knowledge gained in the program. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Spring only)

NURS 699 Directed Study or Research (V) Directed study of problems related to nursing theory and practice. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

NURS 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master's thesis. Repeatable unlimited times.

NURS 702 Philosophical Thoughts (3) Introduces the major fields of philosophy for use in research. Frameworks for the evaluation and critique of philosophical approaches to research will be explored, debated, analyzed, and applied as relevant to the PhD student's dissertation. NURS majors only. A-F only. (Fall only)

NURS 721 Instrument Development and Evaluation in Research (3) Theory of testing and evaluation applied to nursing research in culturally diverse populations. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

NURS 730 Principles of Evidence-based Practice for Advanced Nursing (3) Evaluates conceptual models for use in evidence-based practice. Refines skills in searching and critiquing the literature for application to practice change. Synthesizes a body of literature to design interventions pertinent to a practice problem. A-F only. (Fall only)

NURS 739 Advanced Nursing Science (3) Provides opportunities to know and practice the process of theory development in nursing and to test concepts, relationships, and models about health behavior in culturally diverse populations.

NURS 741 Quantitative Methods and Measures (3) Critical analysis of quantitative research methods used to analyze problems of interest to nursing in culturally diverse populations. Repeatable three times. Pre: 620 or equivalent course and an advanced statistics course; or consent.

NURS 742 Qualitative Methods I (3) Introduction to qualitative research methods in the development of nursing disciplinary knowledge related to culturally diverse populations. Pre: 620 or consent.

NURS 743 Qualitative Methods II (3) Advanced in-depth exploration of the data collection, data analysis and methodological issues in the qualitative research traditions (ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology and critical theory) used in nursing research. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 742 (or equivalent) or consent. (Once a year)

NURS 744 Seminar on Women and Health (3) Women's health and the role of women health professionals. Current literature and research regarding attitudes, roles, rights, and health care. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as SW 776)

NURS 745 Creative Learning Strategies for Adults (3) Analysis of forces that affect adult learners. Concept of lifelong learning vis-à-vis development of creative strategies that assist maturing, self-directed persons to develop their potentialities. NURS majors only. (Cross-listed as EDEA 745 and EDEP 745)

NURS 747 Curriculum Development (3) Current theories, issues, and trends of curriculum development in nursing. Application and critiques of related research. NURS majors only.

NURS 748 Supervised Practicum in Teaching (V) Supervised experience in instructional planning and teaching. Repeatable up to 10 credits. NURS majors only. Pre: 747 (or concurrent) or consent.

NURS 750 Leadership and Management of Healthcare Systems (3) Integrate scientific findings from various fields of study to the leadership and management of healthcare systems to ensure the delivery of quality and safe care. A-F only. (Fall only)

NURS 751 Concept Development and Analysis (3) First course offering in-depth analysis of specific concepts and theoretical formulations of nursing and other disciplines pertinent to the student's area of research interest. Addresses human responses to health in culturally diverse populations. Pre: 739.

NURS 752 Advanced Statistics I (3) Advanced application of general linear model theory to analyze complex problems of interest to nursing in culturally diverse populations. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 741 (or equivalent) or consent. Once a year.

NURS 753 Advanced Statistics II (3) Advanced application of multivariate statistics to analyze complex problems of interest to nursing in culturally diverse populations. A-F only. Pre: 741 and 752 or equivalent courses, or consent. Once a year.

NURS 760 Trends in Healthcare (3) Evaluates the historical foundations of healthcare systems and their relationship to current issues and trends in healthcare services. Analyzes the variations in healthcare delivery systems across nations and the impact on health outcomes. A-F only. (Fall only)

NURS 761 Translational Science (3) Synthesis and analysis of interventions and variables that influence the rate of adoption of innovations. Application of concepts to patient populations and systems of healthcare. A-F only. (Fall only)

NURS 767 Culturally Competent Research Methods (3) Analysis of concepts, issues, and methods in conducting culturally competent research in the health field. Pre: graduate methods course or consent.

NURS 768 Advanced Clinical Economics and Finance (3) Theory and practice of financial management to achieve high quality and cost effectiveness in healthcare. Hybrid course which combines face-to-face with online learning. NURS majors only. A-F only. Pre: 665, no waiver. (Alt. years)

NURS 774 Best Practices in Leading Healthcare Patient Safety and Quality (3) Examination of quality of health care, the process of managing health-care outcomes and costs in the delivery of care through the interdisciplinary process.

NURS 775 Capstone Field Study (3) Supervised experience in executive nursing leadership to address important health issues for high-risk or under-served populations utilizing an interdisciplinary systems-based approach. Pre: 664 and 774 (or concurrent), or consent.

NURS 776 Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Inquiry Project (V) Under the guidance of their academic and external advisors, students will synthesize, integrate, and translate newly acquired knowledge and skills in the implementation and evaluation of their selected project over the course of their program. Repeatable unlimited times. CR/NC only.

NURS 777 Nursing Research Practicum (3) Faculty guided research opportunity to gain mastery of research skills and techniques through participation in mentored research. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 741 (with a minimum grade of B-), 742 (with a minimum grade of B-), 751 (with a minimum grade of B-) and a quantitative methods course.

NURS 796 Grant Writing and Grant Management (3) Designed to introduce students to grants, grant writing, and grant management. Combined lecture discussion, seminar, and exercises on grants, grant writing, and grant management for health sciences. Open to NURS students only, others with approval. Repeatable one time. NURS majors only. Pre: instructor consent.

NURS 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable nine times. Pre: consent.