2012-2013 Brenau University Catalog 
    
    Apr 15, 2021  
2012-2013 Brenau University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Nursing

  
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    NG 444 - Health Promotion and Illness Mgmt of Childbearing Families

    (3)
    This course focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for childbearing families along with physical and mental illnesses that can affect pregnancy. Students utilize critical thinking techniques, communication skills, and application of knowledge and technical skills in planning care for childbearing women and their families. Specific components include legal, ethical, and diversity issues. OUTCOMES: 1, 2, 5, 6 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 380 (or A & B), NG 390 (or A & B) Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 450 or NG 450B
  
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    NG 448 - Health Promotion and Illness Mgmt of Childrearing Families

    (3)
    This course focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of mental and physical illness in children and their families. Students utilize critical thinking, communication skills, and application of knowledge and technical skills in planning care for children and families. Specific components include growth and development, ethical, legal, and diversity issues. OUTCOMES: 1, 2, 5, 6 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 380 (or A & B), NG 390 (or A & B) Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 450A
  
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    NG 450 - Clinical Practicum III

    (6)
    The clinical practicum provides a broad experience that allows application and integration of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students use critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for childbearing and child-rearing families. Students communicate and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to care for individuals, families, and aggregates during episodic events. The lab experience provides students the opportunity to demonstrate competency of more complex skills. OUTCOMES: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 380 (or A & B), NG 390 (or A & B) Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 444, NG 448
  
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    NG 450A - Clinical Practicum III Part A

    (3)
    This clinical practicum provides a broad experience that allows application and integration of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students use critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for childrearing families. Students communicate and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to care for individuals, families, and aggregates during episodic events. The lab experience provides students the opportunity to demonstrate competency of more complex skills. OUTCOMES: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 380 (or A & B), NG 390 (or A & B) Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 448
  
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    NG 450B - Clinical Practicum III Part B

    (3)
    This clinical practicum provides a broad experience that allows application and integration of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students use critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for childbearing families. Students communicate and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to care for individuals, families, and aggregates during episodic events. The lab experience provides students the opportunity to demonstrate competency of more complex skills. OUTCOMES: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 380 (or A & B), NG 390 (or A & B) Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 444
  
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    NG 466 - Global Health Care Systems and Policies

    (2)
    This course provides knowledge of health care systems, including the organization and environment in which nursing and health care are provided. The role of health care policy in shaping health care systems and determining accessibility, accountability, and affordability is explored. OUTCOMES: 4, 6
  
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    NG 466R - Global Health Care Systems and Policies

    (3)
    This course provides knowledge of health care systems, including the organization and environment in which nursing and health care are provided. The role of health care policy in shaping health care systems and determining accessibility, accountability, and affordability is explored. OUTCOMES: 4, 6 Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program.
  
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    NG 470 - Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice

    (2)
    This course focuses on the nurse’s leadership roles in professional nursing practice. Students apply critical thinking, communication and collaboration, application of theory and research in leadership roles. OUTCOMES. 3, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304 NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 370, NG 380, NG 390, NG 410, NG 444, NG 448, NG 350 (or A & B)NG*448 Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 490 (or A & B)
  
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    NG 470R - Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice

    (3)
    This course focuses on the nurse’s leadership roles in professional nursing practice. Students apply critical thinking, communication and collaboration, application of theory and research in leadership roles. OUTCOMES: 3, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program.
  
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    NG 480 - Illness Management of Adults and Skills II

    (4)
    This course focuses on the management of complex mental and physical health problems of adult individuals as members of families, aggregates, and communities. Students apply critical thinking, therapeutic communication and professional nursing standards in planning care. Specific components include: advanced technical skills, ethical, legal, and diversity issues, and collaboration with health care professionals. OUTCOMES: 2, 5, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): HS 425, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 370, NG 380, NG 390, NG 410, NG 444, NG 448, NG 450 Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 466, NG 470, NG 390 or NG 390A, NG 495
  
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    NG 490 - Clinical Practicum IV

    (6)
    This clinical practicum provides a broad experience for synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students apply critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for adult clients with complex health problems. Students communicate and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams as they transition into a leadership role. In addition, students develop mastery of nursing skills. OUTCOMES: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 370, NG 380, NG 390, NG 410, NG 444, NG 448, NG 450 Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 466, NG 470, NG 480
  
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    NG 490A - Clinical Practicum IV Part A

    (3)
    This clinical practicum provides a broad experience for synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students apply critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for adult clients with complex health problems. Students communicate and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams as they transition into a leadership role. In addition, students develop mastery of nursing skills. OUTCOMES: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 370, NG 380 A & B, NG 410, NG 444, NG 448, NG 450A & B Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 466, NG 470, NG 480
  
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    NG 490B - Clinical Practicum IV Part B

    (3)
    This clinical practicum provides a broad experience for synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students apply critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for adult clients with complex health problems. Students communicate and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams as they transition into a leadership role with a preceptor-ship experience. In addition, students develop mastery of nursing skills. OUTCOMES: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 380 A & B, NG 390 A & B, NG 410, NG 444, NG 448, NG 450A & B Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 466, NG 470, NG 495
  
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    NG 490R - Clinical Practicum for RN-BSN Students

    (6)
    This course is designed to provide a broad practice experience that allows for the synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite courses. Students use critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to manage health care. Students, preceptors, and faculty communicate and collaborate to facilitate individual learning and competency in a leadership role. OUTCOMES: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Prerequisite(s): NG 301R, NG 304R, NG 340R, NG 403R, NG 410R, NG 430R, NG 466R, NG 470R
  
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    NG 495 - Senior Nursing Seminar

    (1)
    The Nursing Senior Seminar provides students with the knowledge and skills to transition from the student role to the professional nursing role. Exploration of topics relevant to effective performance of a beginning B.S.N. graduate nurse is emphasized. Prerequisite(s): HS 415, NG 304, NG 325, NG 340, NG 350, NG 360, NG 370, NG 380 (or A & B), NG 390 (or A & B), NG 410, NG 444, NG 448, NG 450 (or A & B) Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NG 466, NG 480, NG 490 (or A & B)
  
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    NG 701 - Theoretical Foundations

    (2)
    This course introduces the student to the significance and process of concept analysis and theory development. Current nursing theories, family theories and community health theories as well as theories from other disciplines are critically examined for their relevance to nursing practice, education and management. The impact of differing world views is examined, and the interrelationships among theory, research, and practice are discussed.
  
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    NG 707 - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

    (3)
    This course focuses on advanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning as frameworks for the synthesis of knowledge of comprehensive care of patients across the life span. Emphasis is placed on assessment skills above and beyond those taught at the undergraduate level. This course provides foundational knowledge for the master’s prepared nurse to diagnose and perform appropriate histories and physical examinations. The foci of the course include developing decision trees, using diagnostic reasoning and critical thinking skills, and performing focused assessments and histories.
  
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    NG 707L - Advanced Health Assessment/Diagnostic Reasoning Lab

    (1)
    See course description for  .
  
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    NG 711 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

    (3)
    This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, and common complications of categories of medications and prototype pharmacologic agents. Calculation of dosages dependent on age and co-morbidity will be discussed. The action, common side effects, drug interactions, and prototype agents for categories of medications including cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, reproductive, antimicrobials, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system, and dermatologic will be emphasized. Note(s) Admission to Nursing program required.
  
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    NG 713 - Health System and Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

    (3)
    This course is designed to examine factors outside health care itself which affect the nurse practitioner’s ability to provide care for clients. The course will examine advanced practice authority and its accompanying legal issues, health care policy, community assessment, and health planning issues with emphasis on their effect on the practice of advanced practice nurses.
  
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    NG 721 - Advanced Skills

    (2)
    This course builds upon the theory and skills taught in NG 707. Instruction focuses on the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge of common advanced skills utilized by nurse practitioners in primary care settings. The student will acquire basic proficiency in wound care, wound closure, incision and drainage of abscesses, eye exams for trauma and foreign body, interpretation of radiographs, and interpretation of electrocardiograms. Prerequisite(s): BY*711, NG 707
  
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    NG 723 - Special Topics

    (2)
    This course is designed to cover selected topics of concern or interest as mutually agreed upon by faculty and students. The course will be based upon identified needs and interests related to role specialization, core content , or research interest.
  
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    NG 731 - Advanced Nursing Research

    (3)
    This course emphasizes both quantitative and qualitative research designs. Research methods, data collection and analysis, ethical issues, reliability and validity, and interpretation of findings are discussed. Critique and utilization of research is emphasized. Students are given the opportunity to explore a research area of interest. Prerequisite(s): MS 205
  
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    NG 734 - Research Utilization Project

    (3)
    This course provides an opportunity for the student to analyze and synthesize the research literature related to a clinical problem. Utilizing knowledge gained in Statistics, Advanced Nursing Research, and clinical practicums, students will identify a clinical problem that they are interested in solving. The student will work with a faculty member who shares an interest in the clinical problem. Prerequisite(s): NG 731
  
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    NG 737 - Thesis I

    (3)
    The student will apply the concepts learned in NG 731 to the design and implementation of a research project. This work will be done under the guidance of a faculty thesis committee. Prerequisite(s): NG 731
  
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    NG 738 - Thesis II

    (3)
    The student will complete the research study initiated in NG 737, Thesis I. Evidence of successful course completion will be the completion of the written thesis and successful defense of the research before the student’s thesis committee. Prerequisite(s): NG 737
  
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    NG 739 - Professional Seminar

    (2)
    This course explores the role of the family nurse practitioner as students apply knowledge from previous courses. Role dimensions and expectations are explored with emphasis placed on the role as a primary care provider. Prerequisite(s): BY 711, NG 711
  
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    NG 742 - Population Health for Advanced Practice Nursing

    (2)
    This course examines the conceptual foundations of culturally sensitive population health in advanced nursing practice. Theories, principles, and strategies of population-based health care are used to design, implement, and evaluate services and plans of care to promote, maintain, and restore health in a defined population.
  
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    NG 743 - Clinical Practicum - Skills & Advanced Role I

    (1)
    This clinical practicum provides introductory experiences that allow application and integration of knowledge and skills acquired in co-requisite courses erlated to advanced practice. Corequisite(s): NG 742
  
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    NG 744 - Healthcare of the Adult

    (3)
    This course is designed to provide students with a focus on the diagnosis and management of common health problems of adults. The course focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, and illness management, and epidemiology of the health needs of adults and the impact on families. The course incorporates knowledge and skills gained from prerequisite and co-requisite courses for the health care of adults. Co-requisite: Prerequisite(s): BY 711, NG 701, NG 707, NG 711, NG 713, NG 742 Corequisite(s): NG 746
  
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    NG 745 - Healthcare of the Older Adult

    (4)
    This course is designed to provide students with a focus on the diagnosis and management of common health problems of older adults. The course focuses on health needs of older adults and the impact on families. The course incorporates knowledge and skills gained from prerequisite and co-requisite courses for the health care of older adults. Prerequisite(s): NG 744 Corequisite(s): NG 746
  
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    NG 746 - Clinical Practicum of the Adult

    (3)
    This course is designed to provide a concentrated, adult primary care practice experience integrating knowledge and skills acquired in all pervious and current courses. Students provide care to adults in internal medicine or family practices and long-term care organizations. Emphasis will be placed on refining skills necessary to function as a family nurse practictioner. Prerequisite(s): BY 711, NG 707, NG 711, NG 713, NG 742 Corequisite(s): NG 744
  
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    NG 747 - Healthcare of Women

    (3)
    This course focuses on providing health care for women from their reproductive years through menopause. It includes strategies for health promotion, prevention, and illness, as well as assessment, diagnosis and management of health problems commonly experienced by women. Specific content includes, preconception planning, obstetrics, gynaechologic care, screening based on age and risk factors, cancer affecting women, family planning, management of menopause symptoms and disorders. Prerequisite(s): BY 711, NG 707, NG 711, NG 746 Corequisite(s): NG 749
  
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    NG 748 - Healthcare of Children

    (3)
    This course provides the nurse practitioner student with theoretical and practical knowledge of growth and development, health promotion, and common health probelms of children from birth through college age. The student applies the content to develop the diagnosis and management of child health issues. Integration of culture, environment, and epidemiology are considered in the optimal outcomes for the child and family unit. Prerequisite(s): BY 711, NG 707, NG 711, NG 746
  
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    NG 749 - Clinical Practicum in Women and Children

    (2)
    This clinical practicum provides a broad experience that allows application and integration of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses for the health care of women, infants, children, and adolescents. The student applies the theoretical knowledge from the classroom to caring for women and children in the clinical settings. Prerequisite(s): BY 711, NG 707, NG 707, NG 746 Corequisite(s): NG 747, NG 748
  
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    NG 750 - Learning Theory and Teaching Method

    (3)
    This course explores current theories of learning and their application in nursing and allied health education. A variety of teaching methods will be explored. The link between learning theory and teaching methods will be emphasized.
  
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    NG 751 - Curriculum Theory and Design

    (3)
    This course provides an overview of traditional and contemporary curriculum theory and design as applied to nursing education. Students will examine selected curriculum models, factors and issues influencing curriculum, and the process of curriculum and course development.
  
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    NG 752 - Educational Technology

    (3)
    The course will explore technological advances in teaching and learning and the theoretical frameworks that guide the selection, use, and integration of electronic technologies in nursing education. This course will discuss principles and practice of online instruction, use of the Internet in teaching and learning, use of educational software to enhance teaching and learning and the integration of electronic technologies into the teaching-learning process.
  
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    NG 753 - Evaluation of Teaching and Learning

    (3)
    An overview of evaluation theories and methods. Evaluation of student learning, teacher performance and program outcomes will be addressed. Students will examine a variety of evaluation models and techniques at both the program and course levels. Analysis and interpretation of evaluation data will also be addressed.
  
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    NG 755 - Teaching Nursing Across the Lifespan

    (4)
    This course explores advanced concepts in nursing care as they influence positive health outcomes for adults, children and communities. The course is designed to integrate theory and advanced clinical concepts into the context of the teaching role. Opportunities are provided to participate in all phases of the teaching role, including clinical instruction, online instruction and classroom instruction. Prerequisite(s): NG 750
  
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    NG 760 - Principles and Practice of Nursing Management I

    (3)
    This course explores principles of nursing management and leadership. Principles are considered in relation to diverse systems of care and within a variety of health care settings. Knowledge and skills gained from business, nursing and health care management are synthesized for application by the Nurse Manager. Decision options are considered for future and present nursing management challenges. Instructional approaches selected for the course are designed to build learning path ways that lead to future knowledge acquisition and appropriate decisions for clinical application.
  
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    NG 761 - Principles and Practice of Nursing Leadership and Management II

    (3)
    The complexities of the management challenges, inherent within the changing health care environment, are investigated and analyzed from the perspective of a mid-level nurse manager. The role focus is primarily internal to the organization. Relationships of the nurse manager to administration, care providers and general operations foster the delivery of quality, cost efficient health care to patients. Continued emphasis is placed on the techniques, technologies and practices essential to establish, enhance and expand communication throughout the patient care environment.
  
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    NG 762 - Evidence Based Practice I

    (3)
    This course is aimed at developing the knowledge and skills necessary for working with individuals and patient aggregates in a secondary care setting using recovery-oriented, evidence-based practices. Students will formulate an answerable question that addresses a patient problem or situation and conduct a systematic search for research evidence that could be used to answer the question. Research evidence will be appraised for validity, relevance, and applicability to the problem and students will use research evidence to develop a plan for implementing a project to improve care through the integration of research evidence, available resources and diversity of patient populations. Prerequisite(s): NG 701, NG 731
  
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    NG 763 - Evidence Based Practice II

    (3)
    This course is a continuation of NG 762 and is intended to give the student the opportunity to implement and evaluate the components, processes and outcomes of an evidence based practice project directed at improvement of health outcomes of a selected client population. Prerequisite(s): NG*762
  
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    NG 764 - Nursing Leadership and Management Practicum

    (4)
    This practicum offers an individualized opportunity to operationalize didactic content from all previous courses with a nursing leader/management preceptor in an organizational or community environment. Theoretical concepts and knowledge will be expanded by examination of the nurse leader/manager role unique to the practice setting.
  
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    NG 780 - Clinical Practicum

    (4)
    Students refine skills necessary to function as a family nurse practitioner by providing care to clients of all ages in a clinical practice setting. Prerequisite(s): NG 746, NG 749
  
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    NG 901 - Bioethics in Advance Practice Nursing

    (3)
    This course explores theories and frameworks for ethical decision making in transcultural, professional, business, and legal issues. Students will be challenged to apply ethical decision principles to advanced practice nursing clinical dilemas.
  
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    NG 902 - Genomics and Population Health

    (3)
    In this course, students explore genetic variations, mapping of genomes, and pharmacogenetics to improve patient outcomes. Emphasis is placed on increased advanced practice nursing knowledge of personalized patient care with genetic and genomic information in facilitating clinical decision making among various populations.
  
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    NG 903 - Health Care Financing and Economics

    (3)
    This course introduces basic accounting, finance, and economic principles for non-profit organizations. Students will analyze the interrelationship between management and finance and the resulting impact of program decisions onthe organization and its stakeholders. It is designed to reflect evidence-based practice to improve the quality of healthcare within organizations.
  
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    NG 904 - Strategic Management and Leadership

    (3)
    This course applies a strategic management framework to planning processes unique to the health care industry. The basic concepts of strategic management, management theory, and leadership will build the foundation for strategic planning as a roll of the advanced practice nurse.
  
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    NG 905 - Methods for Evidence-Based Practice

    (3)
    In this course students use information technology and research methods to collect and analyze literature. Students critically evaluate and synthesize research to apply evidence for nursing practice.
  
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    NG 906 - Project Identification

    (3)
    In this course students will identify processes to develop and/or improve practice and practice outcomes within a healthcare setting or organization. Project proposals will consider benchmarks and best practices in projecting project initiatives and outcomes.
  
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    NG 907 - Health Care Systems, Policy and Law

    (3)
    This course examines the changing healthcare system and the impact of health care policy and law on advanced practice nursing care. Students examine the process of designing, influencing, critically analyzing and implementing health policies and laws that influence health care financing, regulation, access, safety, quality, and efficacy.
  
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    NG 908 - Project Development

    (3)
    This course provides the format for students to design, develop and/or improve practice and practice outcomes in collaboration with leaders in various practice, government or healthcare.
  
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    NG 909 - Informatics for Health Care

    (3)
    In this course students apply knowledge of information systems technology, databases, operating systems and networks to manage individual and population level information. Students are empowered to design, select, and evaluate information systems/technology to evaluate programs of care, outcomes of care, and care systems to support and improve patient care.
  
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    NG 910A - Project Implementation

    (3)
    In this course students will implement their project based on program evaluation guidelines of utilizing evidence based practice approaches to improve healthcare and healthcare outcomes within a practice or organizational setting.
  
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    NG 910B - Project Implementation

    (4)
    In this course students will implement their project based on program evaluation guidelines of utilizing evidence based practice approaches to improve healthcare and healthcare outcomes within a practice or organizational setting.
  
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    NG 911 - Project Outcomes Evaluation and Dissemination

    (4)
    In this course students will evaluate their project based on initial goals and measurable objectives to change practice or improve practice outcomes. Dissemination of project outcomes will be identified and projected for further revisions, presentations, and or published findings.

Occupational Therapy

  
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    OT 301A - Occupational Therapy Practice I - Foundations

    (3)
    Overview of occupational therapy theory and practice. Introduction to evaluation and intervention treatment. Development of basic skills for engaging in introductory clinical experiences. Corequisite(s): OT 301B
  
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    OT 301B - Occupational Therapy Process I - Foundations

    (1)
    Application of core occupational therapy theories and practices, including occupational interviewing, analysis of activities and occupations, and intervention planning based on theories of occupational performance. Corequisite(s): OT 301A
  
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    OT 302 - Professional Development

    (1)
    The purpose of this course is to socialize the beginning OT student into the profession and the Brenau community of learning by introducing her to issues that relate to becoming an OT professional. Students perform self-awareness activities and identify strengths, weaknesses, and relevant goals for professional growth. The development of appropriate oral and written communication is emphasized. Topics included professional communication and presentation, therapeutic communication, the history of the profession, professional associations, foundational AOTA documents, ethics, roles of OT professionals, and scholarly research writing.
  
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    OT 310 - Occupational Media

    (3)
    Expands student’s understanding of a variety of lifespan occupational activities and the methods used to convert them to therapeutic interventions. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform, analyze, and adapt a variety of daily occupations to meet diverse therapeutic purposes. Prerequisite(s): OT 301
  
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    OT 311 - Clinical Reasoning Seminar 1 *

    (3)
    Introduction to therapeutic communications. Field-based clinical observation and practice, designed to give the student authentic clinical observation and practice opportunities. Weekly lecture and discussion seminar.
  
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    OT 311L - Clinical Reasoning Fieldwork 1

    (1)
    Co-requisite to OT 311. Field-based clinical observation and practice designed to give the student authentic clinical observation and practice opportunities.
  
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    OT 312 - Clinical Reasoning Seminar 2

    (2)
    Field-based clinical observation and practice, designed to give the student authentic clinical observation and practice opportunities in sites providing services to infants, children, and adolescents. Weekly discussion seminar.
  
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    OT 312L - Clinical Reasoning Fieldwork 2

    (1)
    Co-requisite to OT 312. Field-based clinical observation and practice designed to give the student authentic clinical observation and practice opportunities with infants, children and adolescents.
  
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    OT 320 - Neuroscience

    (2)
    An integrated course covering the structure and function of the human nervous system including implications for occupational therapy practice.
  
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    OT 320L - Neuroscience Lab

    (1)
    Co-requisite to OT 320. Application of neuroscience to occupational therapy practice.
  
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    OT 330 - Developmental Conditions

    (3)
    The incidence, etiology, prognosis, and clinical course of developmentally-based disabling conditions affecting individuals commonly seen in occupational therapy. Issues addressed include common impairments, their impact on life-span development and occupational performance, and contextual factors affecting development and habilitation.
  
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    OT 350A - Occupational Therapy Practice 2

    (3)
    This is the first course directed to analysis of the occupational performance of newborns through adolescents, teenagers and their families within a variety of performance contexts. Assessment, intervention and adaptations to enhance occupational performance in children and families.
  
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    OT 350B - Occupational Therapy Process 2

    (3)
    This course is directed to analysis of the occupational performance of newborns through adolescents, teenagers and their families within a variety of performance contexts. Laboratory components focus on pediatric occupational therapy practice and skill building through the use of observation, interview, evaluation/assessment, hands-on intervention, and documentation to facilitate occupational performance during these life phases.
  
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    OT 400 - Topics in Occupational Science

    (1 to 3)
    An opportunity for a student to work independently with an instructor, exploring individually selected readings in occupational therapy and occupational science. Intended for occupational therapy majors; all others require department chair approval. Note(s) Departmental Approval Required.
  
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    OT 411 - Clinical Reasoning Seminar 3

    (2)
    Field-based clinical observation and practice, designed to give the student authentic clinical observation and practice opportunities in sites providing services to adolescents and adults. Weekly discussion seminar.
  
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    OT 411L - Clinical Reasoning Fieldwork 3

    (1)
    Co-requisite to OT 411. Field-based clinical observation and practice designed to give the student authentic clinical observation and practice opportunities with adolescents and adults.
  
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    OT 412 - Clinical Reasoning Seminar 4

    (2)
    Field-based clinical observation and practice, designed to give the student authentic clinical observation and practice opportunities in sites providing services to adults and older adults. Weekly discussion seminar.
  
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    OT 412L - Clinical Reasoning Fieldwork 4

    (1)
    Co-requisite to OT 412.Field-based clinical observation and practice designed to give the student authentic clinical observation and practice opportunities with adults and older adults.
  
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    OT 415 - Medical Conditions

    (3)
    The incidence, etiology, prognosis, and clinical course of disabling illnesses and injuries affecting individuals commonly seen in occupational therapy. clinical, developmental, and functional implications of medical conditions will be explored and implications for therapy identified.
  
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    OT 460A - Occupational Therapy Practice 3

    (3)
    A conceptual course that provides an overview of theory, models of practice, intervention settings; contextual factors; and policy concerns in providing occupational therapy to adolescents and adults (as well as caregivers, where appropriate).
  
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    OT 460B - Occupational Therapy Process 3

    (3)
    Identification and/or implementation of evaluation; intervention and outcome measures in the provision of occupational therapy services to adolescents and adults (as well as caregivers where appropriate). Students learn about selection, implementation and discontinuation of therapeutic interventions.
  
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    OT 462A - Occupational Therapy Practice 4

    (3)
    A conceptual course that provides an overview of theory, models of practice; intervention settings; contextual factors; and policy concerns in providing occupational therapy to adults and older adults (as well as caregivers, where appropriate.
  
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    OT 462B - Occupational Therapy Process 4

    (3)
    Identification and/or implementation of evaluation; intervention and outcome measures in the provision of occupational therapy services to adults and older adults, (and caregivers, where appropriate). Evaluation of occupational performance areas and the identification of performance components and performance contexts affecting functioning. Selection, implementation and discontinuation of therapeutic interventions.
  
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    OT 470 - Supervision and Service Management

    (3)
    Critical management skills required of entry-level practitioners, including caseload management, documentation, and quality monitoring systems and payment for services. Collaboration with COTA’s and other personnel in the delivery of occupational therapy services is addressed, including service competency and supervisory processes.
  
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    OT 475 - Occupational Therapy Reasoning in Practice

    (3)
    Individual or small group tutorial in conjunction with field-based clinical experience designed to assist occupational therapy students who are having difficulty effectively activating professional knowledge in authentic practice settings. Specific course activities are designed based on student problem areas. Note(s) Faculty recommendation and Departmental Approval Required.
  
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    OT 485 - Qualitative Research *

    (3)
    Introduction to qualitative research methods, including appropriate research questions. Common qualitative designs used in social science research, including ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, biography and case studies are included. Data collection, analysis and interpretation are explored and experienced through a project. Open to students outside occupational therapy. Note(s) Open to other majors.
  
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    OT 500 - Clinical Research Project

    (1)
    Field-based introductory research activity involving collection, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of clinical data related to clinical quality management.
  
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    OT 510 - Level II Fieldwork

    (2)
    First full-time clinical fieldwork activity at site approved by Brenau Occupational Therapy Department. Site may include medical, educational or community based program in which there are existing occupational therapy services and an occupational therapist qualified to supervise Level II students. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Years 3 & 4 of Occupational Therapy curriculum.
  
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    OT 515 - Level II Fieldwork

    (2)
    Second full-time clinical fieldwork activity at site approved by Brenau Occupational Therapy Department. Site may include medical, educational or community based program in which there are existing occupational therapy services and an occupational therapist qualified to supervise Level II students. Must be completed within 24 months of other course work. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Year 5 of Occupational Therapy curriculum.
  
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    OT 600 - Professional Reasoning

    (3)
    An in depth analysis of clinical reasoning as described in theory and experienced by practitioners. Students will participate in systematic analyses of their own clinical reasoning and relate these analyses to current theories of clinical reasoning and occupation-based practice. Prerequisite(s): Prior professional degree in occupational therapy.
  
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    OT 601 - Occupational Theories in Research and Practice

    (3)
    Critical analysis of current theories in the profession guiding practice and research. Includes process of theory building, and discussion of both occupational science and occupational therapy theories.
  
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    OT 602 - Evidence Based Practice

    (2)
    The integration o best research evidence with practitioner expertise and client values is critical to effective service delivery. Building on prior research and clinical reasoning courses, the focus of this course is on how to efficiently and effectively use evidence to critically inform practice and educate clients about intervention options.
  
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    OT 603 - Foundations of Practice

    (3)
    Overview of occupational science and occupational therapy profession including history, professional organizations, professional ethics, and scope of practice. Introduction to professional language and the occupational therapy process including overarching theories guiding practice. Exploration of occupations across the life course along with analysis of the person-environment factors involved.
  
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    OT 604 - Occupation Based Practice I

    (1)
    Application of core occupational therapy theories and practices, including occupational interviewing, analysis of activities and occupations, and intervention planning based on person, occupations, and intervention planning based on person, occupation and contextual factors. Development of skills in clinical reasoning, documentation, communication, and strategies for following professional ethics and standards in practice. Prerequisite(s): AY 101 or PY 101 or SY 101
  
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    OT 606 - Clinical Reasoning - Client Centered Care

    (1)
    Field-based clinical observation and activity participation with a disabled individual living in the community. Focus of observation is on occupational activities and routines. Companion seminar includes reflective analysis and discussion designed to promote effective narrative, interactive and ethical reasoning.
  
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    OT 607 - Clinical Reasoning - Adolescent/Adult

    (2)
    Weekly discussion seminar complimenting field-based clinical observation and practice with adolescents and adults. Students are expected to build on existing professional reasoning skills, with an emphasis on pragmatic and interactional reasoning within community-based services.
  
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    OT 608 - Clinical Reasoning - Adult/older Adult

    (2)
    Weekly discussion seminar complimenting field-based clinical observation and practice with adults and older adults. Students are expected to build on existing professional reasoning skills, with an emphasis on scientific and pragmatic reasoning within medically based settings.
  
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    OT 609 - Clinical Reasoning - Infants and Children

    (2)
    Weekly discussion seminar complimenting field-based clinical observation and practice with infants, children and adolescents. Students are expected to build on existing professional reasoning skills, with an emphasis on scientific diagnostic reasoning within services for children and their families.
  
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    OT 611 - Research Seminar

    (3)
    Overview of occupational therapy research, with emphasis on current research issues in the field. Strategies for review and analysis of the literature as the basis for framing research projects. Development of thesis proposal. Seminar format. Prerequisite(s): PY 301
  
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    OT 612 - Evidence Based Practice and Professional Literacy

    (2)
    This is the first in a sequence of courses through which students learn to become evidence-based practitioners and to add to the evidence-base with their professions. Students will explore and develop graduate level competence essential to finding, understanding and communicating aggregate evidence relevant to informing professional practice.
  
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    OT 613 - Research Supervision 1

    (1)
    Weekly seminar supporting review of qualitative research literature synthesis and critique related to thesis.
  
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    OT 614 - Research Supervision 2

    (1)
    Weekly seminar supporting initial thesis development. Focus on problem statement, development of purpose statements, appropriate to using a quantitative or mixed design approach. Critical review of research literature related to anticipated thesis topical area.
 

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