Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5500. Advanced Diagnosis for APN Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: NURS 5060, 5550, 5559, 5560, 5562, 5569; open only to graduate students in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration. Corequisite: NURS 5570.

Grading Basis: Graded

Grounded in theory and evidence, this didactic course focuses on application of critical thinking skills necessary to achieve advanced practice nursing core competencies and domains. The emphasis is on developing differential diagnosis skills, assessment, and management of common and chronic health problems. Students will also be introduced to developing differential diagnosis utilizing imaging technologies and laboratory data, including but not limited to radiographs, CT imaging, laboratory values and other pertinent diagnostic testing.

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