Spring 2020 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
Spring 2020 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Information


Students may not receive graduate credit for a similarly titled course from an undergraduate program

 

School of Education - ISEE

  
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    EDT 4039 - Content-Specific Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers


    (3)

    This methodology course introduces candidates to a variety of assessments, instructional, and management strategies as related to secondary content subject matter. Candidates explore the delivery of instruction in the content areas in which they seek their credential with extensive research, practice, and reflection. Topics include the following: lesson planning and formative assessment. This course includes intentional practice of classroom management, active and equitable participation for culturally, ethnically, linguistically and academically diverse learners, lesson planning, and formative assessment to differentiate instruction for all learners. Modifications for diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities are researched. (Equivalent to EDT6039 or Music Education 4054 Secondary School Music Methods, (3). PLNU candidates who complete EDT4039 or Music Education 4054 are exempt from taking EDU 6029  for their preliminary single subject credential program but need to replace it with three units of graduate level elective for the MAT degree.)

  
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    EDT 4040 - Elementary Clinical Practice I


    (4)

    This Clinical Practice experience provides the candidate with an opportunity to work directly with learners in a university-assigned elementary classroom with a Cooperating Teacher. Candidates observe and apply instructional strategies under the leadership of the Cooperating Teacher to learn to manage and deliver instruction in the elementary classroom. The Cooperating Teacher models appropriate teaching methods, lesson planning and delivery, classroom management, use of technology, and parent communication. Throughout the student teaching experience, the teaching responsibility gradually shifts from the Cooperating Teacher to the candidate, with careful consideration as to when the candidate is ready to assume the full-day teaching experience. The Clinical Practice experience contributes to candidates’ preparation to complete the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Cycle 1 required for credential completion. Credit/No Credit

  
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    EDT 4053 - Organization and Management for Success in the Moderate/Severe Classroom


    (3)

    This methodology course focuses on issues of managing the learning environment to promote success in inclusive settings for learners with moderate to severe disabilities.  Techniques in training support personnel to actively use appropriate monitoring systems for support in classroom settings and natural environments are studied.  Strategies related to positive behavior supports across all learning environments are emphasized. 

  
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    EDT 4054 - Methods of Teaching Candidates with Moderate/Severe Disabilities


    (3)

    This methodology course examines curriculum and instruction appropriate for individualized services including supplementary aids, services, and technology. Curricular issues addressed include modification of the curriculum within inclusive settings and natural environments, selecting appropriate curricula materials, developing and modifying appropriate curricula, and developing individual instructional plans based on formative assessment. EDU 6054  

  
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    EDT 4060 - Elementary Clinical Practice II


    (4)

    This course is the second Clinical Practice teaching experience. Student Teachers are assigned to a different content area and/or grade level in an elementary classroom than in the first Clinical Practice experience with an approved Cooperating Teacher. Candidates observe and apply instructional strategies under the leadership of the Cooperating Teacher to learn to manage and deliver instruction in this new elementary classroom setting. The Cooperating Teacher models appropriate teaching methods, lesson planning and delivery, classroom management, use of technology and parent communication. Throughout the student teaching experience, the teaching responsibility gradually shifts from the Cooperating Teacher to the candidate, with careful consideration as to when the candidate is ready to assume the full-day teaching experience. The Clinical Practice experience contributes to candidates’ preparation to complete the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Cycle 2 required for credential completion. Credit/No Credit

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Clinical Practice I and completion of all Teacher Education admission requirements.
    Corequisite(s): EDU 6CP2  
  
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    EDT 4092 - Assessment and Services for Students with Disabilities


    (3)

    This methodology course explores current knowledge and best practice in the screening, referral, assessment, and placement procedures necessary to identify and qualify learners with disabilities for special education services. The significant issues of learners with disabilities is reviewed through discussions of the developmental, academic, behavioral, social, communication, vocational, and community life skill needs of individual learners in order to develop and implement effective programs. Strategies in consultation and coordination of the assessment process are addressed.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of Program required.
  
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    EDT 4093 - Curricular and Instructional Adaptations for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities


    (3)

    This methodology course provides current knowledge in the major educational practices of special education, including emergent issues, theories, and research as they relate to curricular and instructional decision-making for learners with mild/moderate disabilities. This course provides the necessary knowledge regarding curriculum, instruction, and technology, learning methodology and skill acquisition necessary to provide special education services.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of Program required.
  
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    EDT 4094 - Collaboration and Consultation for IEP Implementation, Evaluation, and Program Improvement


    (3)

    This methodology course provides expanded knowledge regarding the synthesis of all aspects of educating learners with disabilities. The candidate is given the opportunity to synthesize information related to the assessment of standards, short-range and long-range planning for learners, transition services language, and the effective use of consultation and collaboration skills. An emphasis of this course is training for collaboration with learners, parents, family members, school personnel, and agency representatives to build teams to ensure effective transitions across the lifespan of all learners.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of Program required.
  
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    EDT 4096 - Principles of Language Acquisition for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities


    (3)

    This theory course specifically examines issues of language acquisition as related to learners with moderate/severe disabilities. Areas examined include assessment, behavior management, and communication styles that impact learning. The development of appropriate IEP goals, assistive technology, augmentative communication, and social skills instruction are emphasized. This course focuses on the principles of language acquisition and effective instructional practices for English learners. It further examines the pedagogy of educational equity to provide English learners access to the core curriculum. Foundational knowledge and classroom instructional practices are linked through the systematic study of phonemic awareness, oral language, and literacy development. Special emphasis is placed on the Structured English Immersion model as practiced in California schools. Effective instructional strategies that ensure active and equitable participation of learners who are culturally, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse are introduced and applied through 20 hours of fieldwork experiences.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of Program required.

School of Nursing

  
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    BUS 6087H - Healthcare Financial Management


    (3)

    This course provides a basic framework for understanding and using financial information for making decisions in the healthcare industry. Topics covered include: operating and capital budgets, cost-volume-profit relationships, variance analysis, time value of money, financial statements, government accounting, and ethics in financial management.

  
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    GED 6070 - Applied Psychology of Learning


    (3)

    This course provides opportunity for application of research and theory with major attention devoted to the problems of learning, individual differences, and behavior.

  
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    GNSG 5001 - Writing and Research


    (3)

    This course introduces foundational concepts and issues designed to assist the graduate student with scholarly writing skills and research inquiry techniques. Statistical methods for nursing research including: descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, sampling, hypothesis testing, frequency distribution, and correlation are included.

  
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    GNSG 5045 - RN-MSN Transition I


    (4)

    This course explores Christian nursing history, scholarly writing, research, theory, and the legal/ethical foundations for practice in the professional role. This course prepares the student for GNSG 6020  and GNSG 6022 . Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 5046 - RN-MSN Transition II


    (4)

    This course explores the environmental, multi-cultural, and global issues related to nursing in the community. Current trends in nursing management and servant leadership for communication, decision making and management of groups are also investigated.

  
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    GNSG 6000 - CNS Role Acquisition


    (2)

    This course will focus on the role of the clinical nurse specialist and the spheres of influence in quality initiatives and ethical comportment.   Leadership aspects of quality monitoring, program planning and evaluation will be analyzed.  A leadership role in ethical discussions at the unit, organization and/or system level will be explored.  Additionally the student will work collaboratively to enhance decision making.  All specialties together. Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6002 - Following Faithfully: Servant Leadership


    (2)

    This course focuses on the development of skills necessary for effective interpersonal communications, both written and oral.  Scholarly writing and effective oral presentation principles are emphasized.  Wesleyan thought as it relates to service, nursing and nursing leadership is integrated through interprofessional teaching.  A review of the history of nursing based on religious teachings is discussed with an emphasis on the role of servant leadership and nursing practice. Leadership clinical hours begin during GNSG6002. GNSG6002 must be completed concurrently or before Leadership clinical hours may be accumulated. Hours include participation in local leadership organizations and/or activities. Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6005 - Advanced Assessment and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan


    (2.5)

    This course provides a focused examination of health assessment across the human lifespan, focusing on the concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and nursing care. Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6005L - Advanced Assessment and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan Practicum


    (0.5)

    This laboratory course provides opportunity for application of nursing assessment and health promotion theory as it relates to advanced practice nursing role. Credit/No Credit.

    Corequisite(s): GNSG 6005  
  
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    GNSG 6006 - Advanced Pathophysiology


    (3)

    This course is designed to provide the student focusing on Nursing Education concentration or the CNS role with a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function across the life span.

  
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    GNSG 6007 - Advanced Pharmacology


    (3)

    This course is designed to introduce the advanced pharmacology knowledge for registered nurses to practice at the advanced level.  The course content includes principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacotherapeutics, drug-drug, and drug-food interactions of broad categories of pharmacologic agents.  The goal of the course is to prepare students with a well-grounded understanding of basic pharmacologic principles that are pertinent to the nursing specialty across the lifespan. Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6020 - Research Inquiry and Theory


    (3)

    This course builds the student’s understanding of scholarly inquiry, knowledge generation, research design and methods, and research utilization as best practices in health care.  Students will assume a leadership role in the development of the skills related to translational research, data collection and analysis, and evaluation culminating in dissemination of findings.  A variety of theoretical frameworks will be presented and discussed, and the connection of theory guiding practice change will be highlighted. Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6020L - Research Inquiry and Theory Practicum


    (0.5)

    This practicum course builds the student’s understanding and application of scholarly inquiry, knowledge generation, research design and methods, and research utilization as best practices in health care. Students will assume a leadership role in the development of the skills related to translational research, data collection and analysis, and evaluation culminating in dissemination of findings. A variety of theoretical frameworks will be applied and discussed, and the connection of theory guiding practice change will be highlighted. This laboratory course provides opportunity for application of research and EBP methods as it relates to advanced practice nursing role. Credit/No Credit.

    Corequisite(s): GNSG 6020  
  
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    GNSG 6022 - Evidence Based Practice Process


    (2)

    This course will assist in building the students’ understanding of the process of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and theoretical foundations.  The EBP content will center on the development of clinical practice questions and review of the literature as it applies.  Students will develop knowledge and skills in appraising the quality of research evidence, and subsequent application to improve clinical practice.

      Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6024 - Adult/Gerontology Nursing CNS Role Acquisition


    (2)

    This course provides opportunity for exploration of advanced health concepts with an emphasis on critical synthesis from nursing and the social sciences as it relates to individuals with a focus on healthcare conditions associated with the young adult to older adult, including end of life.  This course includes advanced theories of human development as it relates to the practice of nursing and education of clients as individuals or in groups. Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6024B - Adult Gerontology Theory: Prevention, Wellness Across the Continuum (A/G National Certification)


    (2)

    This course is designed to address the Prevention and wellness  issues that challenge the adult gerontology individual across the continuum of aging. Specific aspects addressed will include wellness and prevention strategies and recommendations for young adults, older adults and the frail elderly populations based on the American Colleges of Nursing Education Adult Gerontology competencies.

  
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    GNSG 6024L - Adult/Gerontology Practicum


    (1-3)

    This practicum provides opportunity for exploration of advanced health concepts with an emphasis on critical synthesis from nursing and the social sciences as it relates to individuals with a focus on healthcare conditions associated with the young adult to older adult, including end of life.  This course includes advanced theories of human development as it relates to the practice of nursing and education of clients as individuals or in groups. Repeatable up to twelve units. Credit/No Credit.

  
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    GNSG 6025 - Pediatric Nursing CNS Role Acquisition


    (2)

    This course provides the opportunity for exploration of advanced health concepts with an emphasis on critical synthesis from nursing and social sciences as it relates to the neonate through adolescence with an emphasis on family.  This course focuses on growth and development and healthcare conditions associated with the pediatric patient. Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6025L - Pediatrics Role Practicum


    (1-3)

    This practicum provides the opportunity for exploration of advanced health concepts with an emphasis on critical synthesis from nursing and social sciences as it relates to the neonate through adolescence with an emphasis on family.  This course focuses on growth and development and healthcare conditions associated with the pediatric patient. Repeatable up to twelve units. Credit/No Credit.

  
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    GNSG 6026 - Family/Individual Health Nursing CNS Role Acquisition


    (2)

    This course provides opportunity for exploration of advanced health concepts with an emphasis on critical synthesis from nursing and social sciences as it relates to individuals, including child bearing women, within the context of the family and community. Letter Grade.

  
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    GNSG 6026L - Family/Individual Health Role Practicum


    (1-3)

    This practicum provides opportunity for exploration of advanced health concepts with an emphasis on critical synthesis from nursing and social sciences as it relates to individuals, including child bearing women, within the context of the family and the community.

      Repeatable up to twelve units. Credit/No Credit.

  
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    GNSG 6030 - Educating Nurses for Radical Transformation


    (3)

    This course focuses on preparing the next generation of nurse educators (clinical or academic) to create positive change in nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on analysis and synthesis of factors that influence health care so that nursing practice may be radically transformed. Practical application will be made in classroom and clinical settings and will focus on quality, safety, and innovation.  Current research is explored to build upon best practices in nursing education.

  
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    GNSG 6030L - Educating Nurses for Radical Transformation Practicum


    (0.5)

    This laboratory course provides opportunity for application of analysis and synthesis of factors that influence health care so that nursing practice may be radically transformed. Practical application will be made in practicum settings and will focus on quality, safety, and innovation as it relates to advanced practice nursing role. Credit/No Credit.

    Corequisite(s): GNSG 6030  
  
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    GNSG 6090 - Special Studies in Nursing


    (1-3)

    This course provides opportunity for selected studies in the area of Nursing as determined by the School of Nursing. Permission is required from the Dean of the School of Nursing and the course faculty. The student must be in good academic standing. Students may repeat the course for credit up to a maximum of six units. The repeat course must cover different content.

  
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    GNSG 6095A - Comprehensive Exam A


    (.5)

    In partial completion of the MSN requirements with a clinical nurse specialist focus or general track, the student will complete an oral exam demonstrating breadth and depth of scholarly thought, critical analysis and synthesis of complex healthcare topics for the Masters prepared nurse. Credit/No Credit.
     

    Prerequisite(s): All nursing theory coursework including GNSG 6020  and GNSG 6022 . GNSG 6007  may be taken concurrently.
  
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    GNSG 6095B - Comprehensive Exam B


    (.5)

    For final completion of the MSN requirements with a clinical nurse specialist or general track, the student will complete a written comprehensive exam demonstrating breadth and depth of scholarly thought, critical analysis and synthesis of complex healthcare topics for the Masters prepared nurse.  All nursing theory course work must be completed prior to registering. Credit/No Credit.

    Prerequisite(s): GNSG 6095A  
  
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    GNSG 7001A - Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis


    (1)

    Explores research design, methodology and data analysis. This course introduces the DNP student to the process of quantitative data analysis, including the procedures which are appropriate for handling these data in given situations. Inferential statistics are incorporated in the research process. Students will also acquire the knowledge and skills to evaluate the use of building infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional healthcare work force data.

  
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    GNSG 7001B - Applied Statistics and Data Analysis


    (2)

    Explores research design, methodology and data analysis. This course introduces the DNP student to the process of quantitative data analysis, including the procedures which are appropriate for handling these data in given situations. Inferential statistics are incorporated in the research process. Students will also acquire the knowledge and skills to evaluate the use of building infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional healthcare work force data.

  
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    GNSG 7003 - Healthcare Policy Leadership


    (2)

    This course reviews the legislative process focusing on individual involvement at the local state and national levels to effect healthcare change for individuals and patient populations, and marginalized groups. Advanced practice nurses are prepared to lead change to advance health. Students take a leadership role in the legislative process through analysis and synthesis of healthcare policy.

  
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    GNSG 7005 - Informatics


    (2)

    An overview of concepts that formulate the framework for professional nursing practice. The historical, philosophical, and professional perspectives are presented as the genesis for the development of professional nursing. Emphasis is placed upon the theoretical basis for the science of nursing. Also included in the module are the concepts of communication between health providers to assist nurses as they develop health information, health education materials, and health presentations.

  
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    GNSG 7007 - Project Management


    (2)

    Students will implement the principles of planning, scheduling and controlling activities within organizations.  The conceptual underpinnings to apply knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to develop and manage a project to successful completion will be emphasized. Utilization of evidence based practices are emphasized related to innovative practice change.

  
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    GNSG 7008 - Healthcare Leadership Perspectives


    (2)

    Focuses on strategic management and organizational theories and evaluation of health, education or quality programs. Includes the principles of program evaluation necessary in monitoring quality initiatives.

  
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    GNSG 7020 - Translating Research into Practice


    (3)

    This course builds on the student’s understanding of evidence based practice, scholarly inquiry, knowledge generation, research design (quantitative and qualitative), methods in research and research utilization as best practices to inform and change health care. The student will evaluate healthcare practice and outcomes and participate in collaborative research dissemination. The scholarship of translational research and evidence based practice will support the student in constructing the first two chapters of an Evidence Based Change of Practice Project.

  
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    GNSG 7022 - Evidence Based Practice Methods


    (3)

    This course incorporates the process of extensive critical appraisal and literature synthesis within the context of scholarly inquiry. Overview of methodology and statistical analysis is presented.  The development of research methodology informs the clinical dissertation process.  The scholarship of application will support the student in constructing the third chapter of a clinical dissertation.

    Concurrent: GNSG 7090 (A,B,C,D)  
  
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    GNSG 7041 - Special Topics


    (1-3)

    This course provides opportunity for selected studies in the area of Nursing as determined by the School of Nursing. Permission is required from the Dean of the School of Nursing and the course faculty. The student must be in good academic standing.

     

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    GNSG 7058-7069L - DNP Clinical Residency


    (12) taken in one-unit increments

    Individualized residency experience designed as a culminating experience for the advanced practice nurse.  Focus is on operationalizing the role of the advanced nursing practice nurse and integrating evidence based practice as relevant to patient outcomes across the practice domains. The Role practicum hours will allow the student to apply and master the role of the DNP within a variety of specialty specific clinical settings. A total of 1000 clinical hours will be acquired. Credit/No Credit.

  
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    GNSG 7080 - Context of Practice, Populations and Outcomes Management


    (2)

    This course will focus on clinical prevention (health promotion and risk reduction/illness prevention for individuals and families), chronic health care conditions and complex healthcare issues related to diverse patient populations.  Through the analysis of policy processes, the student will actively engage in politically competent action to improve outcomes.

  
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    GNSG 7090 (A,B,C,D) - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project


    (6)

    The clinical dissertation is distinguished by the completion of a specific project that demonstrates synthesis of the student’s work and lays the groundwork for future scholarship and expert clinical practice.  It is a rigorous and significant academic work.

    Clinical experience in advanced professional nursing practice, broadly defined practice scholarship in nursing education and interprofessional collaboration.


School of Nursing - ADC

  
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    NRS 3050 - Communicating and Following Faithfully


    (4)

    This course examines the role of the professional nurse and utilizes self-reflection to internalize the value of being faithful to those placed in trust.  This course explores Christian nursing history, scholarly writing, research, theory, and the legal/ethical foundations for practice in the professional role.  This course explores the role of the nurse within the context of Christian service and caring and will analyze major nursing concepts including therapeutic communication and health informatics.  Current trends in nursing management and servant leadership for communication, decision making and management of groups are also investigated.  Core Competency: Oral Communication, Information Literacy, Written Communication **BSN Essential: I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX

    Corequisite(s): NRS 3051  
  
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    NRS 3051 - Communicating and Following Faithfully Practicum


    (1)

    This practicum will provide the opportunity for the student to apply the role of professional nurse in a variety of contexts.  Credit/No Credit. **BSN Essential: I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX

    Corequisite(s): NRS 3050  
  
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    NRS 3060A - Inquiring Faithfully I: Nursing Research


    (1)

    This online course will focus on the analysis and critique of the science of nursing.   Core Competency: Written Communication, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning, Information Literacy **BSN Essential:  II, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX

  
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    NRS 3060B - Inquiring Faithfully I: Nursing Research


    (2)

    This course is a continuation of NRS 3060A  focusing on foundational concepts and inquiry techniques in nursing research.  Quantitative and qualitative methods are examined through individual and small group work in basic research utilization to identify best practices in health care. 

    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3060A  and student must have successfully completed a Statistics course.
  
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    NRS 4020 - Caring Faithfully in the Community


    (4)

    This course introduces the role of the nurse within the context of Christian service and caring.  Students will explore the environmental, multi-cultural, and global issues related to nursing in the community as a vocational calling.  The focus is on the health of populations with emphasis on epidemiology, health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, health policy, health care delivery systems, and cultural competency.  Core Competency: Oral Communication, Written Communication and Critical Thinking BSN Essential:  II, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX

    Corequisite(s): NRS 4021  
  
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    NRS 4021 - Caring Faithfully in the Community Practicum


    (1)

    This practicum will provide the opportunity for the student to analyze community/public health issues in a variety of contexts.  An emphasis on critical synthesis from nursing and the social sciences as it relates to population health will focus on healthcare conditions associated with patients, families and communities.  Core Competency: Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking Credit/No Credit. **BSN Essential: II, IV, I, VI, VII, VIII, IX

    Corequisite(s): NRS 4020  
  
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    NRS 4030 - Leading Faithfully in Diverse Health Systems


    (4)

    This course explores nursing theory as it relates to trends and issues in healthcare management including analysis and synthesis of the professional nurse role.  Reflective practice will focus in leadership theories and styles within multiple healthcare environments.  Content includes nursing theory as it relates to leadership/management principles, career development, communication, leading change, problem solving, decision making, coordinating client care, conflict management, interdisciplinary team approaches, cultural diversity, managing personal and organizational resources, legal, ethical and political influences on the professional nurse role.  Core Competency: Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning, and Information Literacy

    Corequisite(s): NRS 4031  
  
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    NRS 4031 - Leading Faithfully in Diverse Health Systems Practicum


    (1)

    This practicum will provide the opportunity for the student to apply leadership principles in a variety of contexts.  Core Competency: Written Communication, Critical Thinking, Information Literacy Credit/No Credit. **BSN Essential:  II, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX

    Corequisite(s): NRS 4030  
  
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    NRS 4040 - Capstone Inquiring Faithfully II: Evidence-Based Practice


    (4)

    This culminating course will provide the learner with the opportunity to apply evidence-based principles to the work place. A project will demonstrate successful completion of learning outcomes for the university and School of Nursing. This course will apply the process of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and theoretical foundations. The EBP content will center on the development of clinical practice questions and review of the literature.  Students will gain knowledge and develop skills to determine the quality of research evidence. Research evidence will also be explored for the proposed application to improve clinical practice.  Core Competency: Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning, and Information Literacy **BSN Essential: I, II, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX
     

  
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    WRT 3000 - Professional Writing


    (3)

    This course is designed to help students improve and polish their professional writing skills within their chosen profession. Specially, students will learn to write professional reports, and compose professional routine and persuasive letters. Throughout this course, students will learn how to leverage their strengths and skills on paper, in person, and online.

     


Organizational Leadership

  
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    LDR 6001 - Assessing Leadership Skills


    (4)

    This course provides learners with the opportunity to explore leadership on both a theoretical and a practical level. This course provides extensive opportunity for self-assessment and discovery of leadership abilities, as well as communication, decision-making, and learning styles. It explores personality theories, key contributors and factors, including personal and professional experiences, values and attitudes. Course provides students with the opportunity to discover, discuss, and analyze their leadership style utilizing several inventories for identifying leadership competencies. Focus is on applying various instruments to assess effectiveness of personal, interpersonal and organizational leadership styles. Psychometric instruments used in this course: MBTI, Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTSII), Change Style Inventory, and Rath StrengthsFinder.

  
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    LDR 6002 - Concepts of Strategic Leadership


    (4)

    This course provides learners with a broad overview of leadership strategies and practices in a variety of organizational settings.  Leadership theories, processes, and best practices are analyzed and applied with special emphasis on leadership stewardship.  Students will be asked to identify and analyze the leadership behaviors of the profiles studied and will create their own leadership game plan that flows from their personal “core.”  Development of the leadership portfolio begins in this course. 

  
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    LDR 6003 - Organizational Systems and Behavior


    (4)

    This course examines the various factors that influence the culture of an organization and focuses on the importance of utilizing an understanding of systems to build a well-performing organization.  Learners discern the importance of identifying strategic values and, as servant leaders, set realistic objectives for improving effectiveness as group members.

  
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    LDR 6004 - Organizational Communication


    (4)

    This course examines the theoretical and empirical literature addressing the function of communication within the context of complex organizations.  Particular emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the roles and responsibilities of leaders as communicators and agents of change, while focusing on a variety of communication problems typically experienced in organizations. 

  
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    LDR 6005 - Managing Conflict and Change


    (3)

    This course focuses both on cognitive skills (knowledge of the theories and strategies) and behavioral skills (enacting various strategies).  The course also includes assessment tools whereby students can gain a greater understanding of their usual strategy along with its strengths and weaknesses.  Critical thinking skills must be applied in the course.  A mark of a leader is the ability to know when to go against prevailing thinking.  So, while various “lists” may be introduced during the course, students are expected to challenge those lists and ascertain what is valuable in them and what is not.  The course is not designed to resolve all conflicts.  Using real life case studies, this course explores the theories, practices and issues involved in managing conflict in interpersonal and intergroup settings.  Also discussed are methods available to leaders to use conflict to advance their organization.  Psychometric instrument used in this course:  Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

  
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    LDR 6006 - Human Resources Issues


    (4)

    This course provides learners with an overview of the strategic importance of effective human resource management within organizations.  Key functions such as HR planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training/development, performance appraisal, compensation, and labor relations are examined.  Learners acquire a greater understanding of and appreciation for the impact of values, ethical behavior, and diverse legal and regulatory requirements on the shaping of leadership style, HR practice, and organizational performance.

  
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    LDR 6007 - Financial Reporting in Organizations


    (4)

    This course will prepare learners to read, develop, and write financial text for those in organizational leadership.  Organizational leadership involves the allocation and distribution of resources as well as an ongoing knowledge of the financial impact of the local, regional and national economies.  Offering an overview of inter-relations of money and markets, investment, and financial management, the course proceeds to develop concrete skills in regard to fiscal leadership.  Designed as a graduate level focus on financial analysis, design and reporting from a leadership perspective, the course will provide learners with an opportunity to focus on organizational issues, which have a financial impact on the entity.

  
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    LDR 6017 - Ethics in Organizations


    (1)

    This course explores the theories of ethics and a process of ethical decision making in order to develop a stakeholder approach to managing in today’s business environment. Students will be challenged to consider personal ethical standards (goals, norms, beliefs, and values) and to create a framework for evaluating ethical choices, resulting in the ability to develop, articulate, and implement a compelling moral decision.

  
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    LDR 6018 - Legal Environment of Organizations


    (1)

    This course investigates the key aspects of business law relevant to leaders and managers of organizations. Topics include contracts, strict and product liability, organizational structures, alternative dispute resolution and human resource law. Case studies and case law will be used to understand and apply legal concepts.

  
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    LDR 6020 - Practice of Leadership


    (4)

    This culminating course provides learners with an opportunity to explore a leadership topic of particular interest to the student and develop a research paper on the topic.  The paper must include the gathering of information on the topic and an analysis of how that information adds to the field of leadership studies.  The instructor must approve topics and the instructor will monitor progress toward the completion of the topic.

  
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    LDR 6021 - Developing a Strategic Plan


    (4)

    This culminating course surveys models and best practices for organizational strategic planning, including leaders’ roles in the planning process and in implementing the plan at various operational levels.  Various methods for analyzing and solving problems, as well as decision-making strategies, are examined for utilization as change in organizations’ operations becomes necessary.  Using the servant-leadership model, learners will discern how to serve others while staying focused on achieving results in line with the organization’s values and integrity.

  
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    LDR 6031 - Graduate Writing and Research


    (1)

    This course initiates students into graduate level research methodologies and academic writing that will set the expectations for papers and articles they will write throughout the program. The focus of research methodologies will be qualitative in nature. Academic writing activities will focus on proficiency in APA format. The course will also develop students’ Lines of Inquiry (LOI), which are students’ personal research interests in the field of organizational leadership. The LOI students establish in this course will be an integrated assignment in each course throughout the program to gather data about the course content specifically related to their research interest in organizational leadership.

  
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    LDR 6041 - Leadership Portfolio Development


    (1)

    This course helps students create a portfolio which serves as a significant portion of the final assessment to the program. Students will create a portfolio that presents findings concerning the Lines of Inquiry (LOI), which are students’ personal research interests in the field of organizational leadership developed in the first course in the program. The LOI have helped students identify applications of material in each course in relation to their own interests in the field. The portfolio will be an accumulation of this information, complemented by current research in the field, and made presentation-ready for future professional use.


Theology

  
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    THE 6072 - Wesleyan Theology and Contemporary Ministry


    (3)

    A study of Wesleyan history, theology and practice with implications and applications for ministry in the local congregation.


Maestría Ministerio Cristiano

  
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    BIB 6035S - Estudio de las Sagradas Escrituras


    (3)

    Una exploración de la literatura y de la teología del Canon Cristiano prestando especial atención a los textos antiguos y su relevancia para el ministerio cristiano.

  
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    BIB 6037S - Interpretando las Sagradas Escrituras


    (3)

    Una introducción a las diversas formas de leer las sagradas escrituras desde la antigüedad hasta la actualidad, con énfasis en su significado teológico para el minsterio.

  
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    CHU 6052S - Tradición Cristiana


    (3)

    Una panorámica de la historia del pensamiento Cristiano.

  
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    CMI 6012S - Formación Cristiana


    (3)

    Un estudio de la formación cristiana que abarca prácticas personales y congregacionales que contribuyen a la madurez espiritual y al desarrollo de una persona y práctica ministerial saludable.  

  
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    CMI 6022S - Predicando y Enseñando las Sagradas Escrituras


    (3)

    Un encuentro con textos bíblicos para considerar sus posibilidades en la proclamación cristiana y los métodos y practicas apropiadas para facilitar su uso.

  
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    CMI 6046S - La Iglesia en Misión


    (3)

    Una exploración de la eclesiología, el ministerio multicultural e intercultural y la teología misional.

  
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    CMI 6062S - Liderazgo y Ministerio


    (3)

    Un estudio bíblico y teológico y una comprensión práctica del liderazgo en la Iglesia.

  
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    CMI 6076S - La Misión Cristiana en Contextos Locales


    (3)

    Un estudio de los contextos sociales, culturales y demográficos del ministerio. Instrucción sobre la “practica” misional y el liderazgo en la iglesia local.

  
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    CMI 6077S - Discipulado y Formación Congregacional


    (3)

    Una exploración de prácticas congregacionales que forman a personas y a comunidades en discípulos fieles. Se presta atención al hecho de que la teología informa a las prácticas educativas y formativas de las congregaciones.

  
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    CMI 6078S - Consejería y Cuidado Pastoral


    (3)

    Se estudia el papel del pastor al ofrecer y equipar a la comunidad de fe en diferentes formas de cuidado cristiano integral. Se tratará de pulir las habilidades básicas para la consejería pastoral de crisis y de corto plazo, cuando referir o derivar a las personas que necesiten tratamiento profesional de un médico o psicólogo y cómo organizar ministerios laicos para asesoramiento pastoral. Se prestará especial atención a la ética ministerial y al cuidado continuo de la salud y desarrollo espiritual de los lideres ministeriales.

  
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    CMI 6090S - Estudios especiales en Ministerio Cristiano


    (1-3)

    Este curso presenta estudios selectos en el área de Ministerio Cristiano determinados por la Escuela de Teología y Ministerio Cristiano. Se requiere la autorización previa del Decano de la Escuela de Teología y Ministerio Cristiano y del profesor del curso. El estudiante debe poseer un buen record académico. Los estudiantes podrán repetir el curso para un total de hasta nueve unidades.

  
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    PHL 6011S - Ètica Cristiana


    (3)

    Este curso estudia importantes teorías éticas cristianas y puntos de vista sobre la vida moral. Se examinan cuestiones morales contemporáneas como la justicia, la guerra y la paz, el trabajo y la familia.

  
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    THE 6072S - Teología Wesleyana y Ministerio Contemporáneo


    (3)

    Un estudio de la historia, teología y práctica Wesleyana y sus implicaciones para el minsterio en la iglesia local.

 

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