Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. Students and Faculty should log in to workday.simmons.edu and view the live course listings for the current semester. The current semester listings below are updated weekly. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Spring 2024 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 07/21/2024 06:02AM

Neuroscience & Behavior

NB 347 - Seminar in Neuroscience

Normally open only to senior neuroscience and behavior majors. Addresses current topics through readings, presentations, field trips, and other activities.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
John Reeder
4
Main Campus

Nursing Practice

NURP 402 - Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse will provide an overview of advanced practice nursing. This course will explore the history of nursing at Simmons University and how nursing at Simmons has evolved to prepare graduates at the advanced practice level.. Students will review the four advanced practice nursing roles under the APRN Consensus Model. There will be a focus on salient topics for advanced practice nurses including quality and safety, interprofessional collaboration, professionalism, and ethical dilemmas. Core concepts will be explored from an advanced practice lens.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/21 - 2024/04/21
Sunday
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Christie Griffin
1
TBD
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Clark Cassone
1
TBD
03 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Christie Griffin
1
TBD
OL2 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Clark Cassone
1
TBD

NURP 410 - Research Methods

This course is designed to prepare you to critically analyze research literature. Emphasis will be placed on critically reading and interpreting published research in terms of applicability to the practice of healthcare professionals.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Tiffany Llera-Lora
3
TBD
001 2024/03/21 - 2024/06/20
Thursday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Patricia Rissmiller
3
TBD
02 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Tiffany Llera-Lora
3
TBD

NURP 411 - Scholarly Inquiry

The focus of NURP411, Scholarly Inquiry, is the development of a scholarly project, which provides students with the opportunity to evaluate and review evidence and apply this evidence to clinical practice. In collaboration with the faculty, students will work in small groups to identify a scholarly question, develop a context for the question with a problem statement, implement an in-depth, comprehensive literature review on the topic, implement the project, analyze the data, and disseminate the findings. The development of this project requires an understanding of the historical perspective of nursing theory and research as well as theoretical perspectives in nursing and related disciplines. Students will explore these perspectives to frame the development of nursing as a science and to increase awareness about the relationship among theory, nursing science, and nursing practice. Content on quality and practice improvement, as well as quality and safety will be discussed. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
4
TBD
001 2024/03/21 - 2024/06/20
Thursday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
4
TBD
03 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Carmen Harrison
4
TBD
OL1 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
4
TBD

NURP 424 - Advanced Pharmacology Across Life Span

Advanced Pharmacology is a core requirement for completion of the Simmons University Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The course also meets the requirements for pharmacology preparation to sit for national Nurse Practitioner certifying examinations by ANCC or AANP. While emphasizing the pharmacological knowledge required by advanced practice nurses to safely treat patients with common physical and mental illnesses, the course facilitates student awareness of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the management of common disease processes occurring throughout the life span. Students analyze and discuss current research findings related to pharmacologic therapies. Students are guided in the learning experience by faculty prepared in pharmacology and experienced in the role of applying the science of clinical pharmacology as family nurse practitioners.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/17
Tuesday
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Clark Cassone
3
TBD
001 2024/03/21 - 2024/06/20
Thursday
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Alex Sargsyan
3
TBD
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/17
Tuesday
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Clark Cassone
3
TBD

NURP 426 - Clinical Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan

This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics for acute and chronic mental health conditions across the life span. The course will also include the knowledge necessary to select and interpret the appropriate laboratory diagnostic procedures used in monitoring the physiological, psychiatric and behavioral responses to pharmacological interventions. Emphasis will be placed on learning the medications mechanism of action, selection, monitoring, and assessment of psychotropic medications based on current research and evidenced based practice guidelines.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Renee Bauer
3
TBD

NURP 450 - Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

This course is meant to examine the historical background of the U.S. health care system and analyze the current health care system. To accomplish this, students will learn about health care quality, access, and cost, as well as innovation. Health care systems will be appraised using the Iron Triangle of health economics. Health policy and advocacy will be highlighted through a social justice framework. Students will learn how quality and safety are improved through interprofessional collaboration. At the end of the course, students will have gained the requisite knowledge and skills to better advocate for their patients, community, and health care system. Students will strengthen their professional identity as future nurse practitioners and understand the role of the nurse practitioner in the U.S. health care system

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Beth McVey
3
TBD
02 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Beth McVey
3
TBD

NURP 505 - Family Theory: Health & Illness

This course is designed to provide the FNP student with an overview of family assessment, intervention and evaluation across the lifespan. This course will assist the FNP student to consider the relevant theoretical and research underpinnings of family based assessment in order to foster, promote and strengthen family functioning. Application of this content for practice will be facilitated through lectures, course discussions, case studies and selected written topics.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Jenny Erkfitz
2
TBD
001 2024/03/21 - 2024/06/20
Thursday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Brian Conner
2
TBD

NURP 530 - Adv. Health Assessment Across Life Span

This course introduces the student to the essential competencies necessary to provide primary health care to patients and families of diverse populations. Students engage in study that will assist them in understanding the developmental and cultural needs of patients across the life span as they relate to delivery of advanced health assessment within a primary health care nursing framework. Family frameworks that reflect a developmental, systems approach are presented to guide the student in understanding the primary health care needs of patients, families and systems in this context. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/21
Tuesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sunday
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Caitlin Levesque
3
TBD
001 2024/03/21 - 2024/06/20
Thursday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Kara Jones
3
TBD
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/21
Tuesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sunday
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Caitlin Levesque
3
TBD

NURP 531 - FNP I Primary Care Nursing: Child Family

This is the first course in the sequence of the FNP primary care core curriculum. The focus is on the holistic gynecological care of the female, and the care of the low-risk childbearing woman and her newborn, applying a developmental, theoretical, and family perspective.<br /><br />Information gathering skills, clinical judgment, critical thinking, and problem solving skills for the childbearing family are emphasized. Communication theory in both the written and verbal presentation of the childbearing focused encounter, utilizing evidence-based practice and using clinical decision support systems is reinforced. <br /> 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Michelle Isacson
3
TBD
001 2024/03/21 - 2024/06/20
Thursday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Michelle Isacson
3
TBD

NURP 532 - FNP II Primary Care Nursing

This course is designed to enable the student to integrate the theoretical and clinical components of primary health care nursing across the lifespan at an advanced level, in preparation for clinical practice in a supervised primary healthcare setting. The course builds on content from Advanced Health Assessment and Primary Health Care for the Childbearing Family, Normal and Abnormal Human Physiology, Scholarly Inquiry, and Pharmacology. The course focuses on the student's application of clinical knowledge and skills to the delivery of primary healthcare nursing to families.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/17
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Kaylee Burke
3
TBD
001 2024/03/21 - 2024/06/20
Thursday
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Michele Smith
3
TBD
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/17
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Julie Penick
3
TBD

NURP 533 - FNP III Primary Care Nursing

This course is the third of three courses in the theory and practice of family primary care nursing. This course offers the opportunity to synthesize learning from prior courses, including prior family clinical and theory courses, pathophysiology, health promotion, pharmacology, and advanced health assessment. Content will include specialty and selected topics in adult/geriatric and pediatric primary healthcare. An additional focus will be the integration of professional issues, as well as legal and ethical considerations in FNP practice.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/21
Wednesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sunday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Megan Wolfe
3
TBD
001 2024/03/24 - 2024/06/23
Sunday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Julie Penick
3
TBD
02 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/21
Wednesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sunday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Megan Wolfe
3
TBD

NURP 534 - Immersion & Clinical Qualification Course

This course examines the clinical and physical exam practice of the family nurse practitioner in the primary care setting. This course will build on the fundamental principles of health assessment and provide further information to obtain, interpret, and intervene on common physical exam findings. Students should take time to review and understand the concepts presented in this course in preparation for Immersion Weekend. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Paul Jones
1
TBD
001 TBD TBD
Paul Jones
1
TBD

NURP 534P - PMHNP Immersion & Clinical Qualification Course

This course examines the clinical and advanced assessment skills practice across the lifespan for the psychiatric mental health advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) student. This course will build on the fundamental principles of health assessment and provide further information to obtain, conduct, interpret, diagnose, and intervene on common psychiatric mental health disorder findings. Students should take time to review and understand the concepts presented in this course in preparation for the Immersion experience. Clinical readiness and application of all didactic courses are included. Students must have successfully completed all 3Ps, NURP 541, NURP 542 and be enrolled in or passed NURP 543 and NURP 544 <u>prior</u> to attending NURP 534P: PMHNP Immersion &amp; Clinical Qualification Course.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Sonya Cox
1
TBD

NURP 535 - FNP Clinical Decision Making I

This course is Part I of a two-part clinical course series and provides the student the opportunity to integrate theoretical content into practice. Through clinical conferences, skills-building sessions, and clinical practice, the FNP student will achieve the skills necessary to provide primary care to patients across the life span. The synchronous class sessions will meet every other week.<br /><br />This course requires 336 clinical hours over 14 weeks of practice in a clinical setting with a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, physician assistant, or physician preceptor. Clinical experiences may be provided in a variety of health care settings including, but not limited to, community health centers, private offices, tertiary care settings, urgent care centers, and homeless shelters.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Julia Perkins
6
TBD
001 TBD TBD
Keely Vrsalovich
6
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Rosella Micalizzi
6
TBD
002 TBD TBD
Janell Hussain
6
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Vicki Burns
6
TBD
003 TBD TBD
Kimberly Boothby-Downing
6
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Monica Dube
6
TBD
004 TBD TBD
Megan Behrer
6
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Emily Graef
6
TBD
06 TBD TBD
Tola Suleiman
6
TBD
08 TBD TBD
Kerry Sherlock
6
TBD
09 TBD TBD
Barbara Winges Conflitti
6
TBD
10 TBD TBD
Pamela Holtz
6
TBD

NURP 536 - FNP Clinical Decision Making II

This course is Part II of a two-part clinical course series and provides the student the opportunity to integrate theoretical content into practice. Through clinical conferences, skills-building sessions, and clinical practice, the FNP student will achieve the skills necessary to provide primary care to patients across the life span. The synchronous class sessions will meet every other week.<br /><br />This course requires 336 clinical hours over 14 weeks of practice in a clinical setting with a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, physician assistant, or physician preceptor. Clinical experiences may be provided in a variety of health care settings including, but not limited to, community health centers, private offices, tertiary care settings, urgent care centers, and homeless shelters.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Henry Puciato
6
TBD
001 TBD TBD
Janell Hussain
6
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Jennifer Beaty
6
TBD
002 TBD TBD
Kimberly Boothby-Downing
6
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Karen Steese
6
TBD
003 TBD TBD
Kerry Sherlock
6
TBD
004 TBD TBD
Susan Gillispie
6
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Susan Gillispie
6
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Nicole Tsoukalas
6
TBD
06 TBD TBD
Diane Sette
6
TBD
07 TBD TBD
Janet Thompson
6
TBD
08 TBD TBD
Kimberly Harris
6
TBD
09 TBD TBD
Cherri Rosimini
6
TBD
10 TBD TBD
Pamela Holtz
6
TBD
11 TBD TBD
Pamela Holtz
6
TBD
12 TBD TBD
Sarah Arseneault
6
TBD
13 TBD TBD
Carolyn Brown
6
TBD
14 TBD TBD
Janet Selz
6
TBD
15 TBD TBD
Henry Puciato
6
TBD
16 TBD TBD
Janell Hussain
6
TBD

NURP 537 - Clinical Advisement

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Michelle Cooper
TBD
TBD
001 TBD TBD
Amy Weldon-Beardslee
TBD
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Rosella Micalizzi
TBD
TBD
002 TBD TBD
Janell Hussain
TBD
TBD

NURP 540 - Neurobiology & Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders

The course studies the major presentations of mental illness, neurobiology, and the use of the most current DSM in diagnosing for clients across the life span. Emphasis is placed on assessment of pathology in mental health, history taking, mental status evaluation, and differential diagnosis of psychiatric mental health care to clients across the lifespan.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Sonya Cox
2
TBD

NURP 541 - PMHNP I: Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan

This course will explore evidenced based individual &amp; family psychotherapy for various mental health disorders across the lifespan. The course will also introduce the theoretical basis for understanding group and family psychotherapy. Students will apply selected theories to case study material and evaluate the utility of theory-based research findings for specific client populations. Attention is given to the cultural, ethical, legal, and public policy implications of providing psychotherapy for diverse individuals.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
2
TBD

NURP 542 - PMHNP II: Diagnosis & Management

This course provides the theoretical content and clinical practice guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and intervention in psychiatric disorders in pediatrics &amp; pregnant populations. The most current DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be used as the basis for diagnostic nomenclature across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment (evidence-based non-pharmacological &amp; pharmacological treatments) of mental health disorders in pediatric &amp; pregnant patients. Legal and ethical considerations are included.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Laura Behm
2
TBD

NURP 543 - PMHNP III: Diagnosis & Management

This course provides the theoretical content and clinical practice guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and intervention in psychiatric disorders for the adult &amp; geriatric population. The most current DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be used as the basis for diagnostic nomenclature across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment (evidence-based non-pharmacological &amp; pharmacological treatments) of mental health disorders. Legal and ethical considerations are included.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Laura Behm
3
TBD

NURP 544 - PMHNP IV: Serious Mental Illness & Addictions Medicine

This course provides the theoretical content and clinical practice guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and interventions for serious mental illness and addictions disorders. The course will also include complex care of individuals with co-morbid substance use and medical conditions. The most current DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be used as the basis for diagnostic nomenclature across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment (evidence-based non-pharmacological &amp; pharmacological treatments). Legal and ethical considerations are included.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Sarah Peifer
2
TBD

NURP 570 - Health Promotion: A Global Perspective

This course is designed to give students an overview of health promotion issues, to explore selected current topics in health and health policy from a global perspective and to investigate the consequences these issues have for the health status of individuals, populations and society. This course will provide the theoretical foundation to allow the practitioner to design interventions, which promote health and behavior change in the individual client within the community setting.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Christie Griffin
2
TBD
AS001 TBD TBD
Christie Griffin
2
TBD
AS1 TBD TBD
Christie Griffin
2
TBD

NURP 589 - Evidence-Based Practice: Informatics

The focus of this course is essential core concepts, skills, and tools that capture evidence-based practice for the FNP and define the care informatics field. We will examine a variety of current and emerging health information technologies to promote safe patient care, improve health care quality and efficiency, and foster consumer-centric care to advance nursing practice and nursing science. We will be applying the theoretical perspectives derived from personal learning environments in adult education to foster a learning environment that promotes individual understanding and application of complex material.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AS1 TBD TBD
Megan Wolfe
2
TBD
AS2 TBD TBD
Michelle Isacson
2
TBD

NURP 640 - Advanced Research Methods

This is the initial course in the research sequence of the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program and builds on the student�s knowledge and experience in research with the emphasis on clinical application, using a variety of models. The diverse levels of preparation among the students will be addressed with a review of qualitative and quantitative methods including problem identification, levels of research, design, data collection, and strategies for analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data. This content is the foundation for the discussion of a variety of research models and designs used for specific purposes.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Tanya Cohn
3
TBD

NURP 675 - Quality Improve in Health Care

The course focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that when acquired and applied effectively, can assure a high-quality and safe patient and family health care experience in a variety of practice settings. Current health policy issues related to assuring safe, high-quality, effective, equitable, timely, patient-centered, and efficient care will be addressed. Given the importance of patient- and family-centered care, interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration, and positive practice environments, these areas of study will enrich the course content. Building cultures of safety that are fair and just and assuring high accountability and reliability in care processes will also be studied. Access and cost issues will be addressed, including pay for performance, quality outcomes, and nurse-sensitive outcomes. Health care reform�s focus on quality will be considered. <br /> 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/04/18
Thursday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Carmen Harrison
3
TBD

NURP 690 - Capstone Advisement

DNP students must enroll in NURP 690: Capstone Advisement (one credit tuition; no credit is earned), in order to continue work on the Capstone Project, should they not complete their project within the 3- term DNP project sequence.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Tanya Cohn
TBD
TBD

NURP 750A - DNP Project Seminar I

This 2-credit course is the first in a series of three seminars which will guide students in the completion of the DNP seminar project. During DNP Seminar Project I, students will develop the project proposal, including design, identification of outcomes, and choice of the methods that will be used to achieve outcomes, and begin their projects. Students will obtain appropriate permissions and IRB approvals for the DNP project.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/15 - 2024/04/15
Monday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Patricia Rissmiller
2
TBD

NURP 750B - DNP Project Seminar II

This 2-credit course is the second in a series of three seminars which will guide students in the completion of the DNP seminar project. During DNP Seminar Project II, students will develop the project proposal, including design, identification of outcomes, and choice of the methods that will be used to achieve outcomes, and begin their projects. Students will obtain appropriate permissions and IRB approvals for the DNP project.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/04/17
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Tanya Cohn
2
TBD

NURP 750C - DNP Project Seminar III

This two credit course is the third in a series of three seminars which will guide students in the completion of the DNP Project. During DNP Project Seminar III, students will further refine and complete their DNP Project, including data collection, data analysis, and dissemination.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/04/16
Tuesday
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
2
TBD

Nursing

NURS 228 - Nursing Theory & Evidence Based Practice

This course introduces the student to the interrelationships among theory, practice and research in professional nursing. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and evidence-based practice as foundational in the development of the professional nurse, as it relates to the cultural, spiritual, biopsychosocial care of the patient. The student will appreciate the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and EBP and will be introduced to concepts of nursing informatics. This course provides an understanding of how quality nursing care affects patient outcomes.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AC 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Kerry Hennessy
4
Main Campus

NURS 295 - Fundamental Skills and Health Assessment

Fundamentals Skills and Health Assessment introduces the student to the clinical skills and assessment techniques necessary to provide care to patients across the lifespan. The course will cover the nursing process, subjective/objective assessments, clinical skills, medication calculations and administration, and comprehensive physical examination skills of adults and children. The lecture component of the course will present theoretical content and clinical application. Labs will be utilized to practice the required skills, assessments and techniques.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Isabelle Milne
4
Main Campus

NURS 295L - Fundamental Skills and Health Assessment Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Hope McDonald
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Heather Schmidt
TBD
Main Campus

NURS 331 - Pharmacology

This course will focus on basic pharmacologic principles and how pharmacologic agents are used in the treatment of a variety of conditions to support physiological function. Course content includes the nurses' role in monitoring the safety and effectiveness of pharmacological therapies.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
2:00PM - 5:50PM
Hope McDonald
4
Main Campus
02 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
2:00PM - 5:50PM
Hope McDonald
4
Main Campus
03 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
2:00PM - 5:50PM
Katherine Ladetto
4
Main Campus

NURS 332 - Medical Surgical Nursing I

This course re-enforces skills in assessing a patient's condition, and focuses on identifying significant findings upon which treatment decisions are made. In this class, students build on knowledge of health promotion and assessment and expand this knowledge into caring for individuals with altered health states. Building on an understanding of normal anatomy and physiology, concepts of pathophysiology are integrated. Common diagnostic tests and associated nursing responsibilities are covered. Clinical and lab experiences focus in developing proficiency with providing basic nursing care and comprehensive patient assessment.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Laurie Bennett
4
Main Campus
03 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Katherine Ladetto
4
Main Campus

NURS 332L - Medical Surgical Nursing I Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Eva Handerek
TBD
TBD
02 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Marcelina Fernandes
TBD
TBD
03 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Elisa Romero
TBD
TBD
04 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Edwige David
TBD
TBD
05 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Meg MacRoberts
TBD
TBD
06 2024/01/20 - 2024/05/11
Saturday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Patrick Hill
TBD
TBD
07 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Edwige David
TBD
TBD
08 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Mary Osgood
TBD
TBD
09 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Katie Bradley
TBD
TBD
10 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Tirza Martinez
TBD
TBD
11 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Katherine Miller
TBD
TBD
12 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Emma Rowe
TBD
TBD
13 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Shannon Niles
TBD
TBD
14 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Roisin Lydon
TBD
TBD
15 2024/01/20 - 2024/05/11
Saturday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Tirza Martinez
TBD
TBD
16 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Mary Mullin
TBD
TBD
17 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Afi Amesefe
TBD
TBD
18 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Roslyn Bentick
TBD
TBD
19 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Elizabeth Myers
TBD
TBD
20 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Mary Mullin
TBD
TBD

NURS 333 - Maternity Nursing

In this course, students apply the concepts of bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing and evaluating nursing interventions for the childbearing and families experiencing variances in functional health patterns with a special emphasis on health management and sexuality/reproduction. Clinical experiences will encompass care of the normal and high risk family in both acute and community settings

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Karen Agostini
4
Main Campus
02 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Karen Agostini
4
Main Campus

NURS 333L - Maternity Nursing Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Shylee Stewart
TBD
TBD
02 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Moira Crowley
TBD
TBD
03 2024/01/20 - 2024/05/11
Saturday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Slavica Brkic
TBD
TBD
04 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Michelle Pena
TBD
TBD
05 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Chelsea Martin
TBD
TBD
06 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Nikki Richardson
TBD
TBD
07 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Jill Lasher
TBD
TBD
08 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Elise Vanetzian
TBD
TBD
09 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Michele DiMattia
TBD
TBD

NURS 334 - Pediatric Nursing

This course provides the framework for students to apply nursing theory and principles in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health for infants, children and their families. Students will integrate concepts of bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences to provide evidenced-based, holistic and compassionate nursing care. Clinical experience in both acute and community pediatric settings, contextualizes learning, facilitates clinical reasoning and comportment through the application and integration of nursing science and caring practice.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Helen Bellenoit
4
Main Campus
02 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Helen Bellenoit
4
Main Campus

NURS 334L - Pediatric Nursing Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/20 - 2024/05/11
Saturday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Jamie Dreher
TBD
TBD
02 2024/01/20 - 2024/05/11
Saturday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Diane Isaac
TBD
TBD
03 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Chavely Martinez
TBD
TBD
04 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Addjany Petit
TBD
TBD
05 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Elise Groz
TBD
TBD
06 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Ashley Doherty
TBD
TBD
07 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Catherine Kearney
TBD
TBD
08 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Lexie Jarosz
TBD
TBD
09 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Julie Hart
TBD
TBD

NURS 335 - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing

This course focuses on the major mental health disorders, therapeutic interventions and the role of the nurse in the acute mental health setting. Students will use the nursing process to enhance their delivery of bio-psycho-social-cultural developmental-spiritual nursing care to individuals and their families who are coping with major mental illnesses. The student will integrate interprofessional collaboration, patient education and patient advocacy in the care of the patient with acute mental health disorders. Clinical experiences will focus on the care of those with acute mental health needs.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
ACOL 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Ashley Delaunois
4
TBD

NURS 335L - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AC01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Alexa Geraniotis
TBD
TBD
AC02 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Velecia Prall-Major
TBD
TBD
AC03 2024/01/20 - 2024/05/11
Saturday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Jennifer Gammon
TBD
TBD
AC04 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Meghan Durgin
TBD
TBD

NURS 336 - Health Care Policy

This course presents an overview of health policymaking and describes healthcare policy in the US with specific examples from Medicare, Medicaid, and ongoing healthcare reform. Special emphasis is placed on the critical role of nurses in policymaking. Building on concepts introduced in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the essential functions and services of public health are expanded to include epidemiological and economic concepts and models. This course explores the current U.S. health care and global systems and issues of access, equity and quality.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Jessica Kendrick
4
Main Campus

NURS 336L - Health Care Policy Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Nina Diggs
TBD
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Jennifer Howard
TBD
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Alexandra Vilmenay
TBD
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Katherine Ladetto
TBD
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Shirley Neyhart
TBD
TBD
06 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
1:00PM - 9:00PM
Kelley Healy
TBD
TBD
07 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Holly Hughes
TBD
TBD

NURS 347 - Complex Nursing Care Management across the Continuum

This course focuses on the synthesis of nursing knowledge required to care for the patient and family with complex, multi-system problems. This course provides students opportunities to critically evaluate and apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the nursing program. The effect of complex health problems on the individual and their families, the health team and health system is emphasized.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kelly Marchant
4
Main Campus

NURS 347L - Complex Care Mgmt/Clinical

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Stacy Powell
TBD
TBD
02 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Amanda Ribeiro
TBD
TBD
03 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Natalie Kelly
TBD
TBD
04 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Alyssa Freeman
TBD
TBD
05 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Sam Richie
TBD
TBD
06 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Connie Cung
TBD
TBD
07 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Lindsay Gardner
TBD
TBD

NURS 348 - Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

Uses the concepts of the bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing interventions for the client experiencing variances in functional health patterns related to psychiatric mental illness. Applies knowledge of functional health patterns that form the basis for the delivery of nursing care to those across the life span. Offers clinical experiences in in-patient and community psychiatric/mental health settings.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AC 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
8:00AM - 11:50AM
Kelly Marchant
6
Main Campus

NURS 348L - Advanced Med Surg Clinical Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AC01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/08
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM

Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Maria Lycourgos
TBD
TBD
AC02 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM

Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Tiffany Alongi
TBD
TBD
AC03 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Monday, Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Elisa Romero
TBD
TBD
AC04 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/08
Tuesday, Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Elena Olson
TBD
TBD

NURS 410 - Research Methods

This course is designed to prepare you to critically analyze research literature. Emphasis will be placed on critically reading and interpreting published research in terms of applicability to the practice of healthcare professionals.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
11:00AM - 12:50PM
Patricia Rissmiller
3
Main Campus

NURS 411 - Scholarly Inquiry

The focus of NURS 411, Scholarly Inquiry, is the development of a scholarly project, which provides students with the opportunity to evaluate and review evidence and apply this evidence to clinical practice. In collaboration with the faculty, students will work in small groups to identify a scholarly question, develop a context for the question with a problem statement, implement an in-depth, comprehensive literature review on the topic, implement the project, analyze the data, and disseminate the findings. The development of this project requires an understanding of the historical perspective of nursing theory and research as well as theoretical perspectives in nursing and related disciplines. Students will explore these perspectives to frame the development of nursing as a science and to increase awareness about the relationship among theory, nursing science, and nursing practice. Content on quality and practice improvement, as well as quality and safety will be discussed. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
3:00PM - 4:50PM
Patricia Rissmiller
4
Main Campus

NURS 417 - Leadership and Management

The course prepares the student to develop beginning leadership and management skills. The student will develop the role of an effective, collaborating team member and prepare for future leadership and management roles. Concepts of organizational systems, change theory, quality and safety are integrated into the role of the professional nurse.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Patrick Hill
3
Main Campus
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Laura Rossi
3
Main Campus

NURS 418 - Synthesis & Clinical Decision Making

A final nursing class utilizes a case study approach to focuses on the synthesis of nursing knowledge required to care for the patient and family with complex nursing needs. Centers on nursing care of patients across the life span but emphasizes the adult and geriatric patient. Assimilates previously learned information to add the depth and breadth necessary to provide holistic care for patients and families in challenging health care circumstances. Requires independent preparation and critical thinking for the synthesis and acquisition of new understandings, which will serve as a model for the ongoing professional development of the nurse as a lifelong learner.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Cathy Prevost
3
Main Campus
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Patrick Hill
3
Main Campus

NURS 419 - Clinical Capstone Practicum

This nursing course focuses on improving professional nursing skills in a clinical capstone experience. The major focus is on mastering clinical decision making skills and preparing for independent professional practice. Weekly seminars cultivate critical thinking and clinical judgment, group process, discussion, communication, transitioning from student to newly licensed nurse along with the role of future nursing leaders and managers.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
3:00PM - 4:50PM
Laura Rossi
2
Main Campus

NURS 419L - Clinical Capstone Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Cathy Prevost
TBD
TBD
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
3:00PM - 4:50PM
Karen Pierce-Conwell
TBD
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Jillian Costa
TBD
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Nikora Downey
TBD
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Karen Lane
TBD
TBD
06 TBD TBD
Kathleen Leone
TBD
TBD
07 TBD TBD
Erin McGarry
TBD
TBD
08 TBD TBD
Jayne Rogers
TBD
TBD
09 TBD TBD
Nadia Raymond
TBD
TBD
10 TBD TBD
Belsy Gonzalez
TBD
TBD
11 TBD TBD
Patrick Hill
TBD
TBD

NURS 424 - Adv. Pharm Across Life Span

Content focuses on current concepts in the pharmacologic therapies of common health care problems seen in primary health care. Basic pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology, modes of therapy, and monitoring parametrics are explored. Diagnosis and management of health care problems and their treatment regimens are discussed. Case studies are utilized to clarify, reinforce, and correlate therapeutics with specific health care problems.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
12:00PM - 1:50PM
Sarah Desmond
3
Main Campus

NURS 438 - Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

In this course, which builds on Variances of Health Patterns of Adults and Elders I, students apply the concepts of the bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing interventions for the adult and geriatric client experiencing variances in functional health patterns. There is a special emphasis on health management and metabolic patterns. Within a systems framework, opportunities are provided to deliver nursing care with increased depth, complexity, and independence to adult and elderly clients in acute care and community settings. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
11:00AM - 2:50PM
Marianne Williams
6
Main Campus

NURS 438L - Advanced Medical Surgical Clinical Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/10
Wednesday, Friday
2:00PM - 10:00PM
Susan Wood
TBD
TBD
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/08
Tuesday, Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Nicole Gay
TBD
TBD
03 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/08
Tuesday, Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Kathleen Rudolph-Belbin
TBD
TBD
04 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Chiarina Williams
TBD
TBD
05 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/10
Wednesday, Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Debra Ayers
TBD
TBD
06 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/09
Wednesday, Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Tirza Martinez
TBD
TBD
07 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/10
Tuesday, Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Katelyn Barry
TBD
TBD
08 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/08
Tuesday, Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Jessica McDade
TBD
TBD
09 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/08
Tuesday, Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Gina LoPresti
TBD
TBD
10 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Sarah DiDonatis
TBD
TBD

NURS 448 - Variances in Health Patterns of Clients With Psychiatric and Mental Illness

In this course, which builds on Variances of Health Patterns of Adults and Elders I, students apply the concepts of the bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing interventions for the client experiencing psychiatric and mental illness. Students apply knowledge of functional health patterns that form the basis for the delivery of care to these clients across the life span. Clinical experiences will be offered in inpatient and community psychiatric/mental health settings where students have the opportunity to care for clients and participate in creating the therapeutic milieu. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
4
Main Campus

NURS 448L - Variances in Health Patterns of Clients With Psychiatric and Mental Illness Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Karen Sherman
TBD
TBD
02 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Catherine Toro McCue
TBD
TBD
03 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Vanessa DeMelo
TBD
TBD
04 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Christine Gosselin
TBD
TBD
05 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Velecia Prall-Major
TBD
TBD
06 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Olubunmi Olawale
TBD
TBD
07 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Sara Fisher
TBD
TBD
09 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Karen Sherman
TBD
TBD

NURS 494 - Nursing Fundamentails & Health Assessment

Fundamental Skills and Health Assessment introduces the student to the clinical skills and assessment techniques necessary to provide care to patients across the lifespan. The course will cover the nursing process, subjective/objective assessments, clinical skills, medication calculations and administration, and comprehensive physical examination skills of adults. The lecture content will be presented to the students and lab time will be utilized to practice the required skills, assessments and techniques.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Isabelle Milne
4
Main Campus

NURS 494L - Nursing Fundamentals and Health Assessment Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
5:00PM - 8:50PM
Hope McDonald
TBD
TBD

NURS 515 - Advanced Concepts in Leadership

This course builds on materials introduced in previous nursing administration courses, adding to the theoretical foundations of leadership and management. Students develop further in the role of nursing administrators through use of critical thinking, decision making, conflict resolution, problem solving and communication strategies. The course will provide management and leadership theory and offer students practical problems as a method of applying theory to practice. Ethics, legislative and advocacy issues as a component of leadership and management decision making will be explored. Emphasis on the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling will be covered. This final nursing course focuses on personal reflection of the American Organization of Nurse Executive Competencies (AONE) as the student prepares to assume and/or advance in the role of a nurse leader.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Eileen McGee
3
TBD

NURS 530 - Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span

This course introduces the student to the essential competencies necessary to provide primary health care to patients and families of diverse populations. Students engage in study that will assist them in understanding the developmental and cultural needs of patients across the life span as they relate to delivery of advanced health assessment within a primary health care nursing framework. Family frameworks that reflect a developmental, systems approach are presented to guide the student in understanding the primary health care needs of patients, families and systems in this context. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Claire LaBelle
3
Main Campus

NURS 533 - FNP III Primary Care Nursing

This course is the third of three courses in the theory and practice of family primary care nursing. This course offers the opportunity to synthesize learning from prior courses, including prior family clinical and theory courses, pathophysiology, health promotion, pharmacology, and advanced health assessment. Content will include specialty and selected topics in adult/geriatric and pediatric primary healthcare. An additional focus will be the integration of professional issues, as well as legal and ethical considerations in FNP practice. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
9:00AM - 10:50AM
Kaylee Burke
3
Main Campus

NURS 534 - Immersion & Clinical Qualification Course

This course examines the clinical and physical exam practice of the family nurse practitioner in the primary care setting. This course will build on the fundamental principles of health assessment and provide further information to obtain, interpret, and intervene on common physical exam findings. Students should take time to review and understand the concepts presented in this course in preparation for Immersion Weekend. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 TBD TBD
Paul Jones
1
TBD

NURS 535 - FNP Clinical Decision Making I

This course is Part I of a two-part clinical course series and provides the student the opportunity to integrate theoretical content into practice. Through clinical conferences, skills-building sessions, and clinical practice, the FNP student will achieve the skills necessary to provide primary care to patients across the life span. The synchronous class sessions will meet every other week.<br /><br />This course requires 336 clinical hours over 14 weeks of practice in a clinical setting with a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, physician assistant, or physician preceptor. Clinical experiences may be provided in a variety of health care settings including, but not limited to, community health centers, private offices, tertiary care settings, urgent care centers, and homeless shelters.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
1:00PM - 2:20PM
Helen Mahoney West
6
Main Campus

NURS 537 - Clinical Advisement

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Brittany Hill
TBD
TBD

NURS 570 - Health Promotion Global Perspective

This course is designed to give students an overview of health promotion issues, to explore selected current topics in health and health policy from a global perspective and to investigate the consequences these issues have for the health status of individuals, populations and society. This course will provide the theoretical foundation to allow the practitioner to design interventions, which promote health and behavior change in the individual client within the community setting.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 TBD TBD
Eileen McGee
2
TBD

NURS 650 - Epidemiology

This course will enable the student to gain perspective about the context in which health problems occur and care is delivered. The course will consider the impact of environmental factors, including occupational exposures, living conditions, education, and financial resources on the health of populations. The relationship between these environmental factors, as well as social, cultural, and genetic influences on health will be evaluated, as will the role of the clinician in addressing these issues.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL02 TBD TBD
Carmen Harrison
3
TBD

NURS 655 - Biostatistics

This course covers a wide range of statistical methods used in health care research. It begins with a review of descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, and bivariate analyses including chi-square and correlation. It then introduces students to multivariate methods such as repeated measures ANOVA, linear regression, and binary logistic regression. The course is taught using an applied approach. Students are asked to relate the material to their own practice and use SPSS statistical software for assignments. The primary goal of the course is to prepare students to conduct statistical analyses for their Capstone project and other future research.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 TBD TBD
Tanya Cohn
3
TBD

NURS 670 - Health Policy

The primary objective of this course is to empower the DNP student with the tools to influence health policy. The course will analyze the legal, ethical and social issues inherent in policy development. Students will consider the many dimensions of the present health care crisis such as cost, access, equity, quality, globalization and provision of care to an aging population. Students will also learn the presentation of policy analyses in written, graphic and oral forms.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 TBD TBD
Naila Russell
3
TBD

Nutrition

NUTR 101 - Food and Culinary Science

Studies the basic principles of food science and their applications to food selection, preparation, preservation, and storage as well as factors affecting food safety and sanitation, palatability, and nutrients. Introduces current issues (biotechnology, genetically modified foods) for discussion. Requires writing of scientific reports of laboratory experiments. Includes lecture and laboratory. Laboratory coat required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Shannon Burke
4
Main Campus

NUTR 101L - Food and Culinary Science Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Erin Straughn
TBD
Main Campus

NUTR 111 - Fundamentals of Nutrition Science

Studies these basic concepts: functions of nutrients in the human organism, nutrient needs at varying stages of the life cycle, and nutrition status. Examines the health effects of nutrient inadequacies and excesses. Discusses the scientific basis of recommended nutrient intake and dietary guidelines for the U.S. population. Includes lecture and laboratory. Laboratory experimentation demonstrates or tests the nutrition principles presented in the lectures.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Yara Gholmie
4
Main Campus
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Carolyn Chu
4
Main Campus

NUTR 111L - Fundamentals of Nutrition Science Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Teresa Fung
TBD
Main Campus

NUTR 112 - Introduction to Nutrition Science

Studies the functions of nutrients and their requirement in the body, their effects on health, and nutrient needs during different stages of the life cycle. Discusses the effects of nutrient deficiencies and excesses as well as the dietary reference intakes and guidelines for the U.S. population.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Yara Gholmie
4
Main Campus
02 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Carolyn Chu
4
Main Campus

NUTR 150 - International Nutrition Issues

Exploration of the world food situation, hunger, malnutrition, sustainable agriculture, politics, and distribution of wealth and power. Acquaints students with nutrition issues, and the nature and dimensions of present and future world food needs. Uses examples from both developed and developing countries to provide an overview of national and international politics influencing food and nutrition policies.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Marianella Herrera de Franco
4
Main Campus

NUTR 215 - Sports Nutrition

Provides current nutrition information that is applicable to individuals involved with sports, exercise, and/or personal physical activity. Provides an overview of how nutrition and physical activity reduce the risk of chronic disease, how macro and micronutrients affect energy metabolism and athletic performance, and how food delivers the fuel for optimal performance.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Jacqueline Beatty
4
Main Campus

NUTR 249 - Leadership in Food Service Management

Focuses on the controls of the food service system: accounting, budgeting, pricing, and regulations. Discusses theories and applications of human resources management, marketing, and organizational design. Emphasizes team approaches to solving problems of food service design, staffing, operations, foods ervice software systems, and quality and productivity management.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Kate Walker
4
Main Campus

NUTR 331 - The Practice of Clinical Dietetics

Offers an opportunity to work with practicing dietitians at a major medical center to review medical records, interview and assess clients' nutritional status, and counsel clients. Immunization record and other College health requirements, Criminal Record Check (CORI), credit check, laboratory coat, and ID required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/19 - 2024/05/10
Friday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Kathrina Prelack
4
Main Campus

NUTR 331L - The Practice of Clinical Dietetics Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
9:00AM - 11:50AM
Kathrina Prelack
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
9:00AM - 11:50AM
Kathrina Prelack
TBD
Main Campus
03 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
9:00AM - 11:50AM
Urshila Sriram
TBD
TBD
04 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
9:00AM - 11:50AM
Urshila Sriram
TBD
TBD

NUTR 334 - Medical Nutrition Therapy

Examines selected pathophysiologic concepts, including mechanisms of disease causation; immune processes; cellular growth and proliferation; and dysfunctions of the circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, nervous, renal, hepatic, and endocrine systems. Also considers risk factors and physiological adaptation to various disease conditions. Emphasizes medical nutrition therapy in acute and chronic disease. Includes five hour lecture plus online discussion.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/09
Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:50PM

Thursday
3:00PM - 5:50PM
Kathrina Prelack
6
Main Campus

NUTR 349 - Directed Study

Consent of instructor required. Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Directed study does not count toward the independent learning requirement.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
TBD
4
TBD

NUTR 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required. Provides an opportunity for independent study in one of the areas of nutrition.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
TBD
10
TBD

NUTR 360 - Lifestyle Rx

Lifestyle Rx will provide an overview of major health issues affecting the US population and how lifestyle medicine, an emerging evidence-based discipline, is being utilized to prevent and treat these noncommunicable diseases. Health interventions will be explored considering barriers to behavior change such as socio-economic, cultural, and environmental factors. The course uses various learning strategies, class discussion, group work, case studies, video and problem-solving activities and includes an intensive focus on the practice of motivational interviewing. Junior standing or consent of the instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Jacqueline Beatty
4
Main Campus

NUTR 380 - Field Experience

Consent of instructor required. Individual field experience in one of the areas of nutrition.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Kathrina Prelack
4
TBD

NUTR 381 - Advanced Applications in Community Nutrition

Consent of instructor required. Offers advanced study in community nutrition theory and practice. Emphasizes evaluating the effectiveness of a variety of community nutrition programs and increasing skills in the counseling/ teaching of clients, families, other health professionals, and the public at large. Requires each student to examine in depth a particular problem in community nutrition through a six hour- a-week fieldwork placement. Immunization records and college health requirements may be a condition for some field placements. Some placements may require students to undergo a Criminal Record Check (CORI).

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
12:00PM - 2:50PM
Sharon Gallagher
4
Main Campus

NUTR 381L - Advanced Practice in Community Nutrition Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Urshila Sriram
4
TBD

NUTR 400 - Virtual Orientation

This required orientation course introduces all Nutrition students to the full range of academic, administrative, and social expectations for students, and the environment in which they must meet those expectations. Intended for and appropriate to both online and face-to-face students, this course describes program requirements; college, school, and program policy; and offers information about the full range of resources available to the students in support of their program. It also offers basic tutorial and instruction related to the use of Moodle (the learning management system used in online and face-to-face courses), library resources, and other key tools used to support student learning.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

NUTR 451B - Dietetic Fieldwork SPRING

The Graduate Nutrition Program maintains special arrangements with Greater Boston health care agencies where staff dietitians or other nutrition professionals supervise students in a variety of settings. Students spend approximately forty hours a week in the field for thirty-three (33) weeks.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Sharon Gallagher
6
Main Campus
02 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Lisa Brown
6
Main Campus

NUTR 451BL - Dietetic Fieldwork Lab Spring

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Kate Walker
TBD
Main Campus
02 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kate Walker
TBD
Main Campus

NUTR 453 - Advanced Topics in Preventative Nutrition

This course surveys nutritional recommendations throughout the life cycle that pertain to disease prevention and health promotion. Special emphasis is given to the latest research findings in risk factors for chronic diseases. Students are encouraged to interpret research findings and develop strategies to promote healthy lifestyles.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/18 - 2024/05/09
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Lisa Brown
3
Main Campus

NUTR 455 - Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness

This course develops the students understanding of how food fuels the body and affects athletic performance. The principles of nutrition are discussed to provide the student with an understanding of how optimal fitness is achieved. Students design a nutrition/fitness program as a course requirement. The course is offered only online.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 TBD TBD
Katie Elliott
3
TBD

NUTR 460 - Nutritional Epidemiology

This course includes a study of the basic principles of epidemiology and nutritional epidemiology. The goal is to enable students to understand the strengths and weaknesses of research design for epidemiological studies, to analyze and interpret nutritional epidemiological data, and to define effective and safe nutrition recommendations for health promotion and disease prevention. The course is taught in a lecture/seminar format.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Teresa Fung
3
Main Campus

NUTR 462 - Consulting Nutrition Practice

<b>MS candidates need to take NUTR 489 as a prerequisite before taking NUTR 462 </b>This course introduces the student to the essential competencies necessary to establish a clinical nutrition practice in fitness and wellness. Current nutrition practice delivery systems are investigated, as are reimbursement and legal issues, and market-driven service. Students develop a business plan for a targeted market. The course is offered only online.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/01/16 - 2024/05/07
Tuesday
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Stacy Kennedy
3
TBD

NUTR 480 - Nutrition Fieldwork

This elective course offers students the opportunity to participate in an individualized nutrition field experience.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
02 TBD TBD
Lisa Brown
3
TBD

NUTR 490 - Nutrition Research Project

Students design, implement, and write in publishable format a research project related to nutrition and health promotion. Students are guided individually by a faculty member who will be their advisor for the research project. Students formally present their research to faculty and student colleagues.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/17 - 2024/05/08
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:50PM
Elizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras
3
Main Campus

NUTR 490L - NUTR 490L- Nutrition Research Project Skills Lab

<div>NUTR 490 Lab- Nutrition Research Project Skills Lab</div><div>This lab supports students in hands-on management and analysis of the data collected for their specific research project. Individualized support for the types of statistical analysis and the use of statistical analysis software packages for data analysis of the data collected in students� research projects is provided.</div>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 TBD TBD
Eugenie Coakley
TBD
TBD

NUTR 560 - Lifestyle Rx

Lifestyle Rx will provide an overview of major health issues affecting the US population and how lifestyle medicine, an emerging evidence-based discipline, is being utilized to prevent and treat these noncommunicable diseases. Health interventions will be explored considering barriers to behavior change such as socio-economic, cultural, and environmental factors. The course uses various learning strategies, class discussion, group work, case studies, video and problem-solving activities and includes an intensive focus on the practice of motivational interviewing.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/01/22 - 2024/05/06
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Jacqueline Beatty
3
Main Campus
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