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.

Summer 2024 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 07/21/2024 05:04AM

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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Clark Cassone
1
TBD
02 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
Wednesday
8:00PM - 9:00PM
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Carmen Harrison
4
TBD
02 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Abigail Mitchell
4
TBD
03 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Patricia Rissmiller
4
TBD
301 2024/07/18 - 2024/10/17
Thursday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
4
TBD
OL3 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Patricia Rissmiller
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
Tuesday
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Clark Cassone
3
TBD
02 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
Tuesday
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Clark Cassone
3
TBD
OL2 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Beth McVey
3
TBD
02 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
2
TBD
02 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
Wednesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
2
TBD
OL1 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/18
Tuesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sunday
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Caitlin Levesque
3
TBD
02 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/18
Tuesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sunday
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Caitlin Levesque
3
TBD
OL2 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/18
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
Tuesday
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Wednesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Michelle Isacson
3
TBD
02 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
Tuesday
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Wednesday
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Kaylee Burke
3
TBD
02 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
Tuesday
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Wednesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Megan Wolfe
3
TBD
02 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/14
Tuesday
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Wednesday
9:00PM - 11:00PM
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

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
Carolyn Brown
6
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Sarah Arseneault
6
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Janet Thompson
6
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Pamela Holtz
6
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Jennifer Beaty
6
TBD
06 TBD TBD
Pamela Holtz
6
TBD
07 TBD TBD
Susan Gillispie
6
TBD
301 TBD TBD
Henry Puciato
6
TBD
302 TBD TBD
Kerry Sherlock
6
TBD
303 TBD TBD
Susan Gillispie
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
Julia Perkins
6
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Rosella Micalizzi
6
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Vicki Burns
6
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Monica Dube
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
11 TBD TBD
Henry Puciato
6
TBD
301 TBD TBD
Keely Vrsalovich
6
TBD
302 TBD TBD
Janell Hussain
6
TBD
303 TBD TBD
Kimberly Boothby-Downing
6
TBD

NURP 537 - Clinical Advisement

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Jennifer Beaty
TBD
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Karen Steese
TBD
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Nicole Tsoukalas
TBD
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Pamela Holtz
TBD
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Sarah Arseneault
TBD
TBD
06 TBD TBD
Janet Selz
TBD
TBD
07 TBD TBD
Henry Puciato
TBD
TBD
301 TBD TBD
Janell Hussain
TBD
TBD
302 TBD TBD
Kimberly Boothby-Downing
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 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Hannah Chapman
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
9:00AM - 11:00AM
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 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
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 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Sarah Peifer
2
TBD

NURP 545 - PMHNP Clinical Decision Making I

Clinical Decision Making I &amp; II provides the opportunity to integrate the theoretical content from prior courses and apply it to clinical practice. Throughout the clinical conferences and clinical practice preceptorship experience, the student nurse practitioner (SNP) will achieve the skills needed for holistic, comprehensive psychiatric primary care across the lifespan. The student will spend approximately three full days (or approximately 24 hours) per week at clinical placement under the preceptorship of a number of specialized providers including (but not an all-inclusive list); Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists &amp; Masters Prepared Therapists). During clinical, the student will have the opportunity to practice in an increasingly independent role as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Sonya Cox
6
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
AS1 TBD TBD
Jenny Johnsonius
2
TBD
AS2 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
Michelle Isacson
2
TBD
AS2 TBD TBD
Michelle Isacson
2
TBD

NURP 655 - Biostatistics

This course prepares you to analyze clinical and health related data for application within research, evidence-based practice, performance improvement, and clinical data management. Emphasis will be placed on application of various statistical tests to answer clinically relevant research, evidence-based practice, and performance improvement questions along with supporting clinical data management.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/15
Thursday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Dolores Wolongevicz
3
TBD

NURP 670 - Health Policy

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/13
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Beth McVey
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
Meredith Troutman-Jordan
TBD
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Tanya Cohn
TBD
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 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/12
Monday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Patricia Rissmiller
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 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/14
Wednesday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Tanya Cohn
2
TBD

Nursing

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
AC01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
8:30AM - 11:20AM
Karen Agostini
4
Main Campus

NURS 333L - Maternity Nursing Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AC01 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Michele Moynihan
TBD
TBD
AC02 TBD TBD
Slavica Brkic
TBD
TBD
AC03 2024/05/17 - 2024/08/23
Friday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Elise Vanetzian
TBD
TBD
AC04 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Caitlin Cannella
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
AC01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
12:00PM - 2:50PM
Helen Bellenoit
4
Main Campus

NURS 334L - Pediatric Nursing Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AC01 2024/05/17 - 2024/08/23
Friday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Danielle LaBastie
TBD
TBD
AC02 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Catherine Kearney
TBD
TBD
AC03 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Chavely Martinez
TBD
TBD
AC04 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Molly Steen
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
OL01 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Ashley Delaunois
4
TBD

NURS 335L - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Vanessa DeMelo
TBD
TBD
02 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Sara Fisher
TBD
TBD
03 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Karen Sherman
TBD
TBD
04 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Christopher Napolitano
TBD
TBD
05 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Alexa Geraniotis
TBD
TBD
06 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Velecia Prall-Major
TBD
TBD
07 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Velecia Prall-Major
TBD
TBD
08 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Kate Reynolds
TBD
TBD

NURS 346 - Medical Surgical Nursing II

This course, which builds on Nursing Care to Support Physiologic Functioning 1, applies bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual concepts in developing, implementing and evaluating nursing interventions for the adult and elderly client experiencing altered health states. Concepts of comprehensive patient assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology are reinforced and mastered. Students to introduced to prioritizing and predicting individual's needs, and evaluating outcomes of care Clinical and lab experiences focus on implementing and evaluating nursing care with increasing independence.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
8:30AM - 11:20AM
Marianne Williams
4
Main Campus

NURS 346L - Medical Surgical Nursing II Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/18 - 2024/08/17
Saturday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Elizabeth Myers
TBD
TBD
02 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Katie Bradley
TBD
TBD
03 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Edwige David
TBD
TBD
04 2024/05/17 - 2024/08/23
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Shannon Niles
TBD
TBD
05 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Sam Richie
TBD
TBD
06 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Natalie Kelly
TBD
TBD
07 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Eva Handerek
TBD
TBD
08 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Elisa Romero
TBD
TBD
09 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Tirza Martinez
TBD
TBD

NURS 387 - Nursing Care of Individuals, Families, and Communities

Provides an overview of theoretical concepts related to community-based health care and family health. Applies concepts of health, health assessment, and therapeutic communication and interviewing within the context of the family and community. Focuses on assisting the student in the development of nursing skills necessary to promote health of families and communities. Gives attention to awareness of diversity, cultural sensitivity, and knowledge to enable the students to provide culturally competent nursing care.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AC01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
4:00PM - 5:50PM
Colleen Wiggins
4
Main Campus

NURS 387L - Nursing Care of Individuals, Families, and Communities Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
AC01 TBD TBD
Jennifer Howard
TBD
TBD
AC02 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Debra Ayers
TBD
TBD
AC03 TBD TBD
Shirley Neyhart
TBD
TBD
AC04 2024/05/18 - 2024/08/17
Saturday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Deanna Faretra
TBD
TBD

NURS 413 - Role of the Nurse Educator

Description: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the role of the nurse educator. Emphasis will be placed on curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes, theoretical foundations, evidence-based teaching strategies, and evaluation of learning. In addition to facilitating learning in dynamic classroom and clinical environments, students will explore strategies to promote critical thinking, development and socialization for diverse learners. The role of the nurse educator as a leader, scholar, and change agent engaged in continuous quality improvement in innovative technologically driven educational environments will be examined. Legal and ethical guidelines related to the role of the nurse educator will also be highlighted.

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

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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
12:00PM - 2:50PM
Marianne Williams
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
8:30AM - 11:20AM
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 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
3:00PM - 4:50PM
Erin McGarry
2
Main Campus

NURS 419L - Clinical Capstone Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Erin McGarry
TBD
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Marianne Williams
TBD
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Karen Lane
TBD
TBD
04 TBD TBD
Patrick Hill
TBD
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Jillian Costa
TBD
TBD
06 TBD TBD
Jayne Rogers
TBD
TBD

NURS 447 - Variances in Health Patterns of the Childbearing Family

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 child-bearing and child-rearing family experiencing variances in functional health patterns. There is a special emphasis on health management and sexuality/reproduction. Clinical experiences encompass care of the high risk and chronically ill young family in both acute and community settings. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
12:00PM - 2:50PM
Karen Agostini
4
Main Campus

NURS 447L - Variances in Health Patterns of the Childbearing Family Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Nels Matos Arroyo
TBD
TBD
02 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Nikki Richardson
TBD
TBD
03 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Shylee Stewart
TBD
TBD
04 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Moira Crowley
TBD
TBD
05 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Mary Collins
TBD
TBD
06 2024/05/18 - 2024/08/17
Saturday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Chelsea Martin
TBD
TBD
07 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Moira Crowley
TBD
TBD
08 2024/05/18 - 2024/08/17
Saturday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Slavica Brkic
TBD
TBD
09 2024/05/17 - 2024/08/23
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Michelle Pena
TBD
TBD

NURS 449 - Variances in Health Patterns of the Childrearing Family

In this course, which builds on Variances in Health Patterns of Childbearing Families, students apply the concepts of the bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing interventions for the child-bearing and child-rearing family experiencing variances in functional health patterns. There is a special emphasis on health management and sexuality/reproduction. Clinical experiences encompass care of the high-risk and chronically-ill young family in both acute and community settings.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
8:30AM - 11:20AM
Helen Bellenoit
4
Main Campus

NURS 449L - Variances in Health Patterns of the Childrearing Family Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Ashley Doherty
TBD
TBD
02 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:30PM
Yuthnita Men
TBD
TBD
03 2024/05/18 - 2024/08/17
Saturday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Jamie Dreher
TBD
TBD
04 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Chavely Martinez
TBD
TBD
05 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Ivandro Cardoso
TBD
TBD
06 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
6:30AM - 2:30PM
Erin McGarry
TBD
TBD
07 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Addjany Petit
TBD
TBD
08 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
3:00PM - 11:00PM
Channa Carroll
TBD
TBD
09 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Jennifer Fox
TBD
TBD

NURS 487 - Nursing Care of Individuals, Families, and Communities

This course provides an overview of theoretical concepts related to community-based health care and family health. Concepts of health, health assessment, and therapeutic communication and interviewing are applied within the context of the family and community. The focus of this course is on assisting the student in the development of nursing skills necessary to promote health of families and communities. Attention is given to awareness of diversity, cultural sensitivity and knowledge to enable the students to provide culturally competent nursing care.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/13 - 2024/08/19
Monday
4:00PM - 5:50PM
Colleen Wiggins
4
Main Campus

NURS 487L - Nursing Care of Individuals, Families, and Communities Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
1:00PM - 9:00PM
Kelley Healy
TBD
TBD
02 2024/05/18 - 2024/08/17
Saturday
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Holly Hughes
TBD
TBD
03 TBD TBD
Nina Diggs
TBD
TBD
04 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Patrick Hill
TBD
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Katherine Ladetto
TBD
TBD
06 2024/05/15 - 2024/08/21
Wednesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Dianne Benjamin
TBD
TBD
07 TBD TBD
Leslie Hirshberg
TBD
TBD
08 2024/05/14 - 2024/08/20
Tuesday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Emma Rowe
TBD
TBD
09 TBD TBD
Alexandra Vilmenay
TBD
TBD

NURS 505 - Family Theory

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 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
8:00AM - 9:50AM
Sarah Desmond
2
Main Campus

NURS 513 - Nurse Manager Role

This course examines the key roles and functions of the nurse manager in todays' rapidly changing health care system. The twin competencies of leadership and management, as they pertain to the nurse manager role, are explored in depth. Concepts such as motivation, morale, human resource management, budgets, information technology, health and safety, difficult employee situations, and a variety of other topics are addressed. This course will encourage students to develop themselves as nurse managers through the use of reflection, discussion and the development of creative strategies. New skills will be developed that allow the nurse manager to produce positive outcomes in the work environment. Transformational coaching and mentoring are introduced as leadership tools.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
LD TBD TBD
Eileen McGee
4
TBD

NURS 514 - Advanced Leadership Practicum I

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

NURS 517 - Nursing Education Practicum

This course is designed to provide practical experience to immerse you in the role of the nurse educator. Students will be paired with a nursing faculty member or a nurse educator to apply knowledge related to the application of curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes, theoretical foundations, evidence-based teaching strategies, and evaluation of learning.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
ED TBD TBD
Carmen Harrison
1
TBD

NURS 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
12:00PM - 1:50PM
Claire LaBelle
3
Main Campus

NURS 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 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
10:00AM - 11:50AM
Kaylee Burke
3
Main Campus

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 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Claire LaBelle
6
Main Campus

NURS 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 2024/05/16 - 2024/08/22
Thursday
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Helen Mahoney West
6
Main Campus

NURS 620 - Ethical & Legal Issues in Advanced Pracice

This course will address the underlying historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives in ethics from a biomedical and nursing perspective. Ethical issues will be addressed in a case-based approach. Students will attend ethics rounds and participate in ethics advisory boards at health care facilities. The course will also explore legal issues in advanced practice and in the health care system. Topics will include scope of practice, state and federal practice regulations, risk management/malpractice, and legal issues in practice ownership/management.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 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
01 TBD TBD
Carmen Harrison
3
TBD

NURS 660 - Evidence-Based Practice: Informatics

The focus of this course is on essential core concepts, skills, and tools that capture evidence based practice for the DNP and define the health 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
ED TBD TBD
Clark Cassone
2
TBD

Nutrition

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
OL01 TBD TBD
Kate Walker
4
TBD

NUTR 111L - Fundamentals of Nutrition Science Lab

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 2024/05/22 - 2024/07/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Kate Walker
TBD
TBD

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
OL01 TBD TBD
Kate Walker
4
TBD

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
OL01 TBD TBD
Elizabeth Colavito Siu
3
TBD

NUTR 461 - Exercise Assessment and Prescription

This course builds on the understanding of energy intake, transformation, and liberation. Students learn to evaluate, create, and implement exercise programs for a variety of populations. This course develops a critical reasoning approach to clinical situations. Students apply an understanding of how nutrition and exercise interact to influence work capacity in children and adults. The course is offered only online.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 TBD TBD
Jacqueline Beatty
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
01 TBD TBD
Lisa Brown
4
TBD
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