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REBESCHI, LISA, M., Associate Professor and Chairperson
ARONSON, BARBARA, Professor and Ed.D. in Nursing Program Coordinator
O'SULLIVAN, CYNTHIA, Associate Professor and MSN Program Coordinator
ADIMANDO, ANDREA, Assistant Professor
DENHUP, CHRISTINE, Assistant Professor
GLENDON, MARY ANN, Associate Professor
GREEN, CHERYL, Assistant Professor
KROL, MARIA, Assistant Professor
LAMBERTI, MARY PAT, Assistant Professor
LACEY, KIMBERLY, Assistant Professor
MADARA, BERNADETTE, Professor
MARTIN, ELAINE, Assistant Professor
PETROVIC, KIMBERLY, Assistant Professor
RESHA, CHERYL, Associate Professor
TOWLE, ANTOINETTE, Assistant Professor
WESTRICK, SUSAN J., Professor

Nursing, Ed.D
The Doctoral program in Nursing Education (Ed.D.), developed collaboratively by Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) faculty is designed to prepared nurses for academic faculty roles. The program, which builds on CSUS's long standing tradition of excellence in preparing educators and nurses, offers individuals with clinical expertise and a master 's degree in nursing an innovative doctoral program focused on the necessary content and skills required to be effective faculty members, advance the science of nursing education, and transform the education of future nurses.

Nurse Educator, M.S.N.

Clinical Nurse Leader, M.S.N.

Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N.

Family Nurse Practitioner, Certificate

Nurse Educator, Certificate

Clinical Nurse Leader, Certificate

NUR 500 - Nursing Theories and Conceptual Models

Nursing theories and conceptual models as a framework for nursing practice. Emphasis on theory building provides opportunity for original contributions to body of professional nursing knowledge. Scheduled fall semesters irregularly.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 506 - Healthcare Organizations, Systems and Policy

Investigates and analyzes organization, delivery and financing of health and health care. Explores and demonstrates mastery of current access, cost and quality issues and strategies to effect positive health and health care outcomes.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2012

NUR 512 - Principled Nursing Leadership

Explores leadership theory, ethical knowledge and skills needed for advanced nursing roles. Building upon professional education and experiences various models, role components and core competencies are considered. Values clarification, ethical principles and decision-making are integrated throughout.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

NUR 514 - Transforming Nursing Practice through Leadership, Policy and Advocacy

Prepares graduate level nursing students to investigate and analyze the organization, delivery, and financing of health care through the lens of a leadership role. Leadership theories and concepts are explored in relation to complex and dynamic health care challenges such as health care access, cost, and quality. Strategic planning, systems thinking, political advocacy, and interprofessional collaboration are discussed and explored within the context of the nursing leadership role. Scheduled spring semesters irregularly.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 516 - Healthcare Informatics for Nursing Practice

Explores the theoretical basis and application of healthcare informatics in the organization, delivery and evaluation of nursing and healthcare services. Evaluates and applies core knowledge and competencies in practice, research and patient and professional education. Scheduled fall semesters irregularly.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 519 - Research in Nursing

Nursing research in historical perspective; current emphasis and significance for nursing knowledge and practice. Problem identification, sampling, study design, data collection instruments and significance of data as related to nursing. Scheduled fall semesters irregularly.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 520 - Curriculum Development and Teaching in Nursing

The process of curriculum development, teaching and learning are analyzed as used by nurse educators in faculty, staff, and patient education positions. May be offered on-line. Scheduled irregularly.

Prerequisite(s): core courses. 

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

NUR 521 - Advanced Pathophysiology

Examines selected pathophysiology processes using a systems approach. Application of concepts to specific role responsibilities is emphasized. Scheduled fall semesters irregularly. (pending graduate council approval).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 523 - Advanced Clinical Practice: Nursing Interventions in Individual/Family Health

Design and implementation of nursing interventions for individuals or families with actual or potential health problems. Interventions are based on advanced knowledge from nursing and other disciplines. Learning objectives and clinical placement are co-determined by student and faculty. Scheduled irregularly.

Prerequisite(s): Core courses including NUR 521, NUR 524, NUR 526.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

NUR 524 - Advanced Pharmacology

Examines pharmacological therapies using a systems approach. Application of concepts to specific role responsibilities is emphasized. Scheduled spring semesters irregularly. (pending graduate council approval).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 526 - Advanced Health Assessment

Building on physical assessment skills, students refine selected techniques and extend their competence through development of additional skills needed to acquire complete health data. Students perform advanced health examinations, use laboratory and diagnostic studies, interpret and document findings. The focus of the advanced practice registered nurse on health promotion and health restoration of individuals and families is stressed.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 530 - Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader I

Focuses on the structure and function of selected health care organizations. Effective strategies in developing the role of clinical nurse leader are analyzed and their acquisition facilitated by clinical experiences. Scheduled irregularly. (3 credits class; 16 hours clinical).

Prerequisite(s): core nursing courses.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

NUR 531 - Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader II

While immersed in the clinical setting, students develop and implement a variety of projects to enhance the institutional and unit-based needs of the organization. Students learn to promote quality control measures which focus on patient safety and evidenced based practice. (3 credits class; 16 hours clinical). Scheduled irregularly.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 530.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

NUR 534 - Role of the Family Nurse Practitioner I

The student will apply concepts and theories of advanced nursing practice to the care of patients of all ages with common acute illnesses within the context of the family system. Appropriate collection of historical data will be integrated with the biopsychosocial evaluation of clients to develop a comprehensive plan of care. Primary care and other outpatient sites will be among practice settings used. Scheduled irregularly. (3 credits class; 16 hours clinical weekly).

Prerequisite(s): core courses including NUR 521, NUR 524 a nd NUR 526.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 535 - Role of Family Nurse Practitioner II

Focus is on individuals and families experiencing chronic and/or multisystem health alterations. Clinics, ambulatory care, and private office settings provide opportunities to make comprehensive assessments, diagnose and use advanced practice nursing strategies to treat health problems. Scheduled irregularly. (3 credits class; 16 hours clinical weekly).

Prerequisite(s): NUR 534.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

NUR 536 - Role of Family Nurse Practitioner III

Case management of individuals/families with common/major health alterations is the focus. Issues which commonly influence the role functioning of the family nurse practitioner are emphasized. Scheduled irregularly. (3 credits class; 16 hours clinical weekly).

Prerequisite(s): NUR 535.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 537 - Role of Nurse Educator

Practicum in role of nurse educator. Experience in faculty role, responsibilities, and curriculum implementation. Individual placement with preceptor. Scheduled irregularly. May be offered on-line.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 520.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 540 - Legal Issues in Health Care

Health law is used as a framework to explore interdisciplinary legal issues and dilemmas. Health care professionals from diverse areas examine how the law affects the legal rights and responsibilities of various individuals, groups, and populations. Scheduled spring semesters irregularly.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 590 - Thesis Seminar

Students design a research study in a selected area of nursing practice. Group seminar assists students to analyze and evaluate research design with faculty guidance. Scheduled fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 18 credits including all co re courses. 

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

NUR 591 - Thesis Guidance

Ongoing thesis guidance which is required of all students for thesis completion. Scheduled fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 590, department permission, completed 15 credits in program of study, GPA of 3.0 or higher.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 592 - Special Project in Nursing

Students are required to complete an in-depth exploration of a significant area or issue relevant to the nursing profession. Scheduled fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 519 and departmental permission. 

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 600 - Independent Study

Identification and investigation of a student's special interest in the field of nursing. DOCTORATE IN NURSING EDUCATION — ED.D. The Doctoral program in Nursing Education (Ed.D.), developed collaboratively by Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) faculty is designed to prepared nurses for academic faculty roles. The program, which builds on CSUS’s long standing tradition of excellence in preparing educators and nurses, offers individuals with clinical expertise and a master’s degree in nursing an innovative doctoral program focused on the necessary content and skills required to be effective faculty members, advance the science of nursing education, and transform the education of future nurses. The Ed.D. program objectives are consistent with SCSU and WCSU’s mission to educate students within a diverse, caring, and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

1 to 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 800 - Ethical/Legal, Political and Social Issues Affecting Higher Education

Examines traditional values that shaped the academy and are changing in response to societal, legal and ethical concerns. Explores current dynamics affecting systems of higher education: political, social and economic trends shaping the university experience.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the EdD program.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 8001 - EdD Residency 1

0 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 8002 - EdD Residency 2

0 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

NUR 8003 - EdD Residency 3

0 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 801 - Theories of Teaching and Learning in Adult and Higher Education

Teaching and learning theories are examined as they apply to adult and higher education. Components of the psychology of learning are analyzed. Cultural, racial, gender and generational dynamics are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the EdD program.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 802 - Methods of Teaching and Evaluation

Prepares educators to identify and apply appropriate teaching methods and evaluate student learning, teacher and program effectiveness. Topics include teaching, evaluation, integration of new and emerging technology, assessment methods, interpretation, reporting, and application. SPECIALIZATION IN NURSING EDUCATION.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter Session 2017

NUR 803 - Curriculum Development, Implementation, and Evaluation in Nursing

Doctoral learners apply concepts and theories basic to curriculum development and evaluation in academic settings. Learners analyze the influence of accreditation processes on curriculum development and evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 804 - Nursing Faculty Role in Higher Education

Preparation for the nursing faculty role in a community of scholars. Topics include models of the professoriate, comparing and contrasting the role while providing the groundwork to develop a philosophy of teaching and portfolio development.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 805 - Classroom, Clinical Teaching and Evaluation in Nursing Education

Builds upon the learners’ professional experience as educators, best practices in classroom and clinical teaching and student evaluations are explored. The legal and ethical implications of teaching/learning and the evaluative process are considered. LEADERSHIP IN NURSING EDUCATION.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

NUR 806 - Leadership Theories and Concepts

Classic and contemporary leadership and management theories and concepts are analyzed with applications made to the faculty/administrative leadership roles in academic settings. Building upon professional education and experience of learners, various models, essential skills, core competencies, and best practices in leadership are explored in depth with special emphasis on leadership in academic settings.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

NUR 807 - Leadership in Nursing Education

The various leadership roles in academic nursing are examined. Classic and contemporary leadership and management theories and research in academic administration are used as a basis to discuss the leadership challenges and opportunities inherent in faculty and in administrative roles such as academic program administrator, department chairperson, director, or dean. Traditional and emerging roles and responsibilities in the various leadership positions will be explored in depth.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

NUR 808 - Doctoral Synthesis

This synthesis experience provides multiple opportunities for doctoral students to explore, analyze and actualize the multiple roles of nurse faculty in a guided/mentored practicum. Students self-assess learning goals based on professional experience and select the guided learning experiences to meet these goals and the student learning outcomes of the course under the coaching and supervision of the course faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

NUR 809 - State of the Science of Nursing Education Research

Prepares nurse educators to identify and apply the science of nursing education research to nursing education. Discovery and development of pedagogies for nursing education and nursing practice will be explored. Conventional, critical, feminist, postmodern, and phenomenological perspectives about teaching and ways of knowing will be analyzed.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806, NUR 807, NUR 808.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

NUR 810 - Quantitative Methods in Nursing Education Research

An in-depth analysis of quantitative research designs, methods, instrumentation, data analysis and interpretation from the viewpoint of a positivistic paradigm. Emphasis is placed on rigorous designs appropriate for the assessment of outcomes in nursing education.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806, NUR 807, NUR 808.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

NUR 811 - Qualitative Methods in Nursing Education Research

An in-depth analysis of the methodologies congruent with selected qualitative research traditions. Strategies for selecting appropriate research questions, sampling, data collection and data analysis plans from the viewpoint of a naturalistic paradigm are highlighted.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806, NUR 807, NUR 808, NUR 809, NUR 810.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

NUR 812 - Statistical Analysis in Educational Research

Learners develop knowledge and skills to effectively use statistics in different educational research designs. Topics include selection of appropriate statistical analyses including descriptive and inferential statistics. Students are also prepared to utilize statistical software packages.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806, NUR 807, NUR 808, NUR 809, NUR 810.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

NUR 813 - Dissertation Seminar

Learners will be guided through the research process as they develop their dissertation proposals. By the end of the course, students produce the first draft of the proposal for the course faculty and dissertation adviser.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806, NUR 807, NUR 808, NUR 809, NUR 810, NUR 811, NUR 812.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

NUR 814 - Dissertation Advisement I

Learners will be guided through the process as they await IRB approval, and begin the data collection phase. In this seminar approach, learners will work individually with their dissertation adviser.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806, NUR 807, NUR 808, NUR 809, NUR 810, NUR 811, NUR 812, NUR 813.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 815 - Dissertation Advisement II

Learners will continue to work with their dissertation advisers as they complete the data collection phase and begin to analyze their data.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 80 7, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, 814.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

NUR 816 - Dissertation Advisement III

Learners will continue to work with their dissertation advisers to complete writing the dissertation and conducting the dissertation defense.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 8 04, NUR 805, NUR 806, NUR 807, NUR 808, NUR 809, NUR 810, NUR 811, NUR 812, NUR 813, NUR 814, NUR 815.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

NUR 817 - Dissertation Advisement Continuation

Offered for students who need additional time to complete the dissertation beyond NUR 816. Further, this course is repeatable until the dissertation is complete.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802, NUR 803, NUR 804, NUR 805, NUR 806, NUR 807, NUR 808, NUR 809, NUR 810, NUR 811, NUR 812, NUR 813, NUR 814, NUR 815, NUR 816.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017