CNP 306 — TRANSITIONS: PRACTICE, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL

3 credits.

This course is designed to advance students' knowledge of nursing as it is embedded in clinical practice, address current and emerging health care trends, and examine healthcare workforce data and health care policy as it impacts opportunities for and impediments to nursing practice.

CNP 317 — HEALTH ASSESSMENT

3 credits.

Techniques of health history and physical examination to ascertain normal from variations of normal health conditions, in addition cultural and developmental variations are considered.

CNP 407 — FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

3 credits.

Philosophical perspectives, theories, and standards are applied to the practice of professional nursing. Factors influencing nursing/health care delivery are analyzed. Professional communication skills are enhanced. This is a writing emphasis course.

CNP 441 — CHRONIC CARE MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Exploration of interaction of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors important to understanding management of chronic conditions at the individual, family, community, and societal levels.

CNP 446 — RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

3 credits.

Course introduces the importance of research to improve clinical practice, strategies to evaluate the quality of research and evidence, and increase integration of research into practice.

CNP 447 — LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Examines nursing leadership and management using relevant theories and concepts. Analyze decision-making in relation to communication, delegation, supervision and group process.

CNP 453 — INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

3 credits.

Utilize computer and information/decision science to support quality and safety in health care. Explore informatics issues and examine nursing's role in healthcare technology. Opportunities to use and master various healthcare technologies and healthcare data will be given.

CNP 454 — COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

3 credits.

Nursing care of populations and communities to facilitate optimal health outcomes.

CNP 490 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING

1-4 credits.

The special topics course is designed to provide a planned, systematic analysis of topics, issues and problems in the area of nursing.

CNP 519 — CAPSTONE PRACTICUM FOR REGISTERED NURSES

3 credits.

Combines seminar and clinical practicum hours that enable Associate Degree Registered Nurses to complete their baccalaureate degree. The course will synthesize professional nursing knowledge in a variety of practice settings. Practicum sites may include hospitals, clinics, longterm care (LTC), and community-based settings, in addition to potential experiences in health care policy and systems. Students will expand skills sets by exposure to best practices in a clinical setting of choice. The practicum enriches the integration of knowledge from current and past academic and clinical learning experiences.