Course Catalog

Nursing@Georgetown students complete a curriculum made up of core courses, program-specific courses and hands-on, clinical placement experience. Learn more about our courses below.

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Sample Course Schedules

The MS in Nursing program’s FNP specialization offers both full-time and part-time options. The MS in Nursing program’s AG-ACNP, NM/WHNP, and WHNP specializations are available only on a part-time basis.

The DNP program’s FNP, AG-ACNP, NM/WHNP, and WHNP specializations are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.

Review examples of program- and specialization-specific course schedules below.


Core Courses
Core Courses

MS in Nursing and DNP
(Required for All Specialties)

These core courses, designed to build fundamental technical, ethical, and interpersonal nursing skills, are required for students in all Nursing@Georgetown programs and specialties:

NURO-548 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 
Credits: 4 | Prerequisites: Undergraduate Course in Physiology/Pathophysiology 
This course presupposes a basic knowledge of human physiology and pathophysiology. Topics are covered from a molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and system perspective, and related to disease states that are important to advance nursing practice. The focus of this course is to impart concepts of advanced physiology and pathophysiology that are elemental to advanced practice nursing based on a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s underlying physiological and disease processes and their impact on the plan of care. Emphasis is also placed on integrating and conceptualizing information gained from many sources to develop a diagnosis and a plan of care for clients of all ages, with any disease states.

NURO-528 Advanced Health Assessment 
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: NURO-546 
This course focuses on providing students with advanced knowledge and skills in the health assessment of individuals across the life span within the context of the advanced practice role. Emphasis is placed on the collection, interpretation, and synthesis of relevant historical, genetic, biological, cultural, psychosocial, and physical data for the development of a comprehensive and holistic health assessment. Evidence-based practice concepts related to health promotion/disease prevention are introduced. Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills are developed.

NURO-544 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology 
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: None 
This course focuses on the pharmacologic concepts important to advanced practice nurses. The course will initially provide the student with an understanding of fundamental pharmacological principles such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism, and dose-response relationships. The primary focus of the course will then be to study the major pharmacological classes surrounding disease processes affecting the major organ systems. Course content is geared toward providing the student with a solid foundation in the major pharmacological drug classes as to apply the principles in their therapeutic decision-making. Application of these principles to various disease states and real-world situations will be touched upon for enhanced understanding of the concepts; however, the goal of this course is not to focus on disease diagnosis and treatment.

NURO-518 Health Care Ethics 
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: None 
This course aims to cultivate a refined capacity for moral reflection and discourse. It offers an invitation for learners to reflect on their ability to address the ethical challenges inherent in contemporary nursing practice. Students will be challenged to develop the moral agency and ethical skills essential for ethical practice in today’s world. Students will also be challenged to analyze when health care as it is currently being practiced advances the human flourishing of all (with special concern for vulnerable populations) — and when it falls short. This course promotes the formation of the type of moral agency essential to excellent practice.

NURO-539 Professional Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: None 
This course focuses on advanced roles for professional nursing practice. Emphasis is on philosophical inquiry, theory analysis, and the development of leadership skills for working with individuals and groups in advanced nursing practice. Major theoretical perspectives from a variety of disciplines are explored as a foundation for advanced practice.

NURO-710 Care of the Family in Crisis (FNP, NM/WHNP, WHNP Specialties) 
Credits: 1 | Prerequisites: NURO-687, NURO-691, or NURO-675 
This seminar course provides the opportunity to develop advanced competency as an advanced practice nurse working with family systems in crisis. Emphasis will be on crisis management, specifically management of psychological and behavioral problems within the family. Current psychological, social, and ethical issues pertinent to families in crisis will be explored. Particular attention will be given to interdisciplinary collaboration to ensure continuous and reliable care for families in crisis, as well as how APNs can utilize community resources for their patients. Additionally, this class will discuss how providers can provide professional and compassionate care and maintain professionalism and prevent provider fatigue and burnout. This course is a 12-session seminar course. Each session will last one hour.

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MS in Nursing Only

Students in all specializations of Nursing@Georgetown’s MS in Nursing program will complete three additional core courses.

NURO-530 Research Methods and Biostatistics for Health Care Providers
Credits: 4 | Prerequisites: None 
This course provides students with an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods commonly used by the health care provider in systematic clinical inquiry. Use of research design and methodology along with analytic tools will assist the learner to evaluate clinical issues. Emphasis is given to the application of statistical methods in the evaluation of clinical questions, focusing on selection and application of appropriate statistical procedures.

The course will provide a broad framework for understanding and applying commonly used research methodologies and data analysis techniques in health care research. Basic concepts of interpretation and application of statistics are included, such as types of distributions, concepts of significance testing, and discussion of basic descriptive statistics. The student is introduced to common non-parametric and parametric statistical tests of association and trend analysis, including a practical experience with various methods to manage a data set. Qualitative techniques of data analysis based on ethnography, critical social theory, phenomenology, and grounded theory are also applied.

NURO-540 Research Evidence and Best Practices in Health Care 
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: NURO-530
This course is designed to prepare the master’s-level nursing student to critically evaluate knowledge, research, and evidence for implementation of best practices in health care. Students will formulate and conceptualize clinical research questions, critically appraise the evidence, and synthesize research findings to develop an innovative evidence-based practice and design an implementation plan. 

NURO-624 Health Policy 
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: None 
This course provides an introduction to health care organization, financing, and delivery in the United States, to include the role of public policy, advocacy, and industry regulation. Health policy perspectives and the analytical tools to understand the national policy-making environment will be integrated throughout the course. Key policy issues and core constructs for analysis include national health expenditures and cost containment strategies, patient access and health disparities, health care quality and performance improvement, and workforce policy. Health care reform, future directions and trends, and policy innovations will be examined for their impact on advanced practice, service delivery, and health outcomes.

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DNP Only

Students in all specializations of Nursing@Georgetown’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will complete seven additional DNP-focused core courses.

DNPO-532 Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Credits: 4
In this course, students will learn to utilize basic principles and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics such as parametric and non-parametric statistics. Appropriate statistical methods will be integrated with the main epidemiological content, and practical sessions will make use of relevant computer software. Students will explore the use of epidemiological methods to study the effects of environmental exposures in human health and disease outbreaks.

DNPO-711 Scholarly Writing
Credits: 1
This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of scholarly writing and the skills necessary to write in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on techniques for writing for graduate papers and pursuing publication.

DNPO-541 Evidence-Based Practice I (EBPI)
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: DNPO-532
This course is designed to prepare the graduate nursing student to critically evaluate knowledge, research, and evidence of implementation of best practices in health care. The student will conceptualize clinical research questions using the PICO taxonomy and develop an understanding of the principles used to conduct a systematic literature search, including critical appraisal of the existing literature to determine the level of evidence.

DNPO-542 Evidence-Based Practice II (EBPII)
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: DNPO-532 and DNPO-541
This course builds upon Evidence-Based Practice I (EBPI) to examine the applicability of evidence-based practice and practice guidelines in an organizational setting. The course explores methods of EBP and quality improvement models for enhancing the outcomes of a group, population, or community. Students will synthesize information and data via evaluation strategies, including program evaluation designs and metrics, comparative research designs and use of appropriate statistical analysis, fidelity of the intervention, and outcome measurement. Students will conceptualize the elements essential to create a sustainable EBP project.

DNPO-740 Health Care Outcomes, Quality, and Safety
Credits: 3
This course will analyze key issues related to the current changes in health care outcome. Students will examine the conceptual frameworks used to demonstrate health care outcomes and identify the forces that drive the development of current outcomes. The influence of select health care outcomes on nursing, advanced practice nursing, health care systems, and policy formation will also be analyzed. The course will further cover current practical approaches to developing valid and reliable statistical measures, as well as standard tools such as H-CAHPS, HEDIS, relating to safety efficiency, timeliness, patient satisfaction, safety, and equitable distribution of resources. Finally, strategies to manage and transform health care delivery based on health outcomes will be addressed.

DNPO-762 Health Policy and Advocacy
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: None
This course teaches students how to analyze health care policies using data (research literature as well as local, state, national, and international data sets) and provides them with the necessary skills to advocate for changes in health policies to improve health.

DNPO-771 Principles of Economics and Health Care Finance
Credits: 2
This course examines the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics applied to the study of health care supply and demand. Students will explore why the health care markets are fractured and what this implies for access to care, the cost of care, and the quality of care. They will learn about the structure of health care payment and delivery and how employer-provided health insurance and health care coverage from public programs like Medicare and Medicaid not only serve as primary sources of financing care but also have a large role in shaping how care is organized and delivered. The course will explore the financial and business aspects of health care practice as related to the delivery of APRN services, including health care financing and reimbursement, cost-benefit analysis, and entrepreneurship.

DNP Project Seminar and Immersion

Students in the DNP program will develop a DNP Project through seminar courses and one DNP-specific on-campus intensive.

DNPO-802 Seminar I
Credits: 1 | Prerequisites: DNPO-532, DNPO-541, DNPO-542, and APRN courses
This course is the first of three core courses that focus on translating the evidence into advanced clinical practice. Content includes translational research approaches and evidence-based practice processes. Theoretical approaches and empirical evidence, including outcomes measurement and management, will be explored. This knowledge will help to inform and shape the beginning work of the students’ DNP Scholarly Project.

DNPO-804 Seminar II
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: DNPO-532, DNPO-541, DNPO-542, and APRN courses
This course is the second of three core courses that prepare the learner to conduct translational research at the systems level, and moves the learner’s DNP Scholarly Project forward. In this course, the learner will collect and analyze data, write up results of analysis, and plan for the implementation the DNP Scholarly Project.

DNPO-806 Seminar III
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: DNPO-532, DNPO-541, DNPO-542, and APRN courses
This course is the third of three core courses that prepare the learner to conduct translational research at the systems level, and guides the learner in making forward progress on the DNP Scholarly Project. In this course, the student implements the DNP Scholarly Project.

DNPO-808 DNP Immersion
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: DNPO-532, DNPO-541, DNPO-542, and APRN courses
This course is the final implementation phase of the DNP Scholarly Project. Students write the results and discussion, defend their projects, and prepare for dissemination. This may include a poster presentation, submission to ProQuest, and submission of a manuscript. Acceptance for publication is not a requirement for graduation.

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Specialization-Specific Courses

AG-ACNP-Specific Courses

AG-ACNP-Specific Courses

NURO-469 Anatomy for Health Care Professionals 
Credits: 1 | Prerequisites: None 
This course provides the student with an overview of the human body by the exploration of the human dissected cadaver. The students will examine organ systems by region following a brief lecture on the topic. The lecture will focus on the clinical interplay of form and function, while the lab will relate to the three-dimensional aspects of anatomy.

NURO-670 Diagnostic Reasoning 
Credits: 3 | Co-requisites: NURO-546, NURO-528 
This course applies the principles learned in advanced health assessment by teaching diagnostic reasoning skills needed to assess and manage the care of acutely ill adult and gerontology patients. The student will evaluate diagnostic studies and develop differential diagnoses for the acutely ill population and develop safe clinical decision-making strategies. Students will demonstrate skilled communication to improve quality patient outcomes and ensure safe patient care. The scope and practice of the advanced practice nurse will be introduced through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Synergy Model and ACNP and CNS Scope and Standards of Practice.

NURO-673 Adult Gerontology ACNP I 
Credits: 4 | Prerequisites: NURO-670, NURO-528, NURO-546, NURO-544 
This course focuses on the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice nursing management of acute and chronic health care problems common to adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and management of acute episodic and chronic conditions of adult and geriatric patients, while integrating the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Synergy Model as a basis for advanced practice. Students utilize clinical practice guidelines to ensure safe evidence-based care. Case studies are used to challenge students to think critically and to improve quality outcomes for patients. Interdisciplinary collaboration among health care providers is promoted. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of direct patient care settings.

NURO-677 Adult Gerontology ACNP II 
Credits: 4 | Prerequisites: NURO-544, NURO-676 or 673 
This course focuses on the progressive development of the adult gerontology ACNP in health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, and management of acute episodic and chronic conditions common to adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis is placed on progressing competency in the formation and evaluation of comprehensive evidence-based plans of care for complex and multisystem disorders. Integration of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Synergy Model will serve as a basis for advanced practice. Student clinical experiences are provided in a variety of direct patient care and acute care settings, with emphasis on collaborative partnerships among health care professionals to ensure patient safety and quality patient outcomes.

NURO-695 Adult Gerontology ACNP III 
Credits: 4 | Prerequisites: NURO-677 or 678 
This course focuses on the advanced synthesis of the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice nursing in the care and management of acute and chronically ill adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis is placed on advancing competency in the formation and evaluation of comprehensive evidence-based plans of care for complex and multisystem disorders in adult and geriatric patients. Integration of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Synergy Model will serve as a basis for advanced practice. Content addresses the professional and ethical aspects of advanced clinical practice. Extensive clinical experiences prepare the student to assume the role and professional responsibilities of the entry-level adult gerontology ACNP.

AG-ACNP students are required to complete four rounds of clinical hours, totaling approximately 600 hours. Learn more about the AG-ACNP curriculum here.

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FNP-Specific Courses

FNP-Specific Courses

NURO-687 Primary Health Care of Family I 
Credits: 4 | Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces the student to the role of the nurse practitioner in the primary health care management of individuals and families across the life span. Students explore family concepts and theories relevant to the advanced practice nursing role. Emphasis is placed on the application of advanced health assessment skills, preventive health care practices, the promotion of health, and the clinical application of research. Concepts including family systems, developmental theories, cultural considerations, environmental factors, spiritual concerns, genetic influences, learning styles, and the objectives of Healthy People 2020 are integrated. Experiences are provided in clinical decision-making and in the implementation of evidence-based practice in a variety of primary care settings.

NURO-691 Primary Health Care of the Family II 
Credits: 5 | Prerequisites: NURO-687, NURO-528, NURO-546, NURO-544 
This course focuses on the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice nursing management of health care problems common to individuals and families across the life span. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and management of acute episodic and chronic conditions of families in the context of the primary care setting and community. Inter-disciplinary collaboration among health care providers is promoted. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of primary care settings. 

NURO-714 Primary Health Care of the Family III 
Credits: 5 | Prerequisites: NURO-687, NURO-691, NURO-546, NURO-528, NURO-544 
This course focuses on the progressive development of the family nurse practitioner in health promotion, prevention, and diagnosis and management of acute episodic and chronic conditions common to individuals and families across the life span. Emphasis is placed on advanced competency in the formation and evaluation of comprehensive evidence-based plans of care for complex and multisystem disorders. Student clinical experiences are provided in a variety of primary care settings, with emphasis on collaborative partnerships among individuals, families, and other health care professionals.

NURO-752 Primary Health Care of the Family IV 
Credits:5 | Prerequisites: NURO-687, NURO-691, NURO-546, NURO-714, NURO-544 
This course is the final synthesis of the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice nursing in the primary care management of individuals and families across the life span. Emphasis is placed on professional, ethical, and legal aspects of advanced clinical practice. Updates on legislation and health policy are incorporated utilizing multidimensional clinical case studies. Extensive clinical experiences prepare the student to assume the role and professional responsibilities of the entry-level family nurse practitioner.

FNP students are required to complete four rounds of clinical hours, totaling approximately 650 hours. Learn more about the FNP curriculum here.

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Dual NM/WHNP-Specific Courses

Dual NM/WHNP-Specific Courses

NURO-510 Introduction to Reproductive Health Care of Women 
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces the learner to the midwifery management process as the organizing framework for clinical practice in well-woman gynecology and care of the pregnant woman. Evidence-based care processes are considered within the midwifery management process. Topics include women’s reproductive anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and common variations experienced by the woman with a healthy pregnancy and during normal life processes. Cultural influences and psycho-social factors influencing adaptation to pregnancy, motherhood, and reproductive life issues are explored. Psycho-motor skills include physical assessment skills specific to midwifery care of pregnant women, and skills for gynecological assessment. Emphasis is on the independent management of healthy women’s health care needs. Collaborative care and referral to medical management are introduced. Management approaches for selected women’s health care scenarios are taken up, including well-woman gynecologic care, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive methods, preconception care, and preparation for childbirth and breastfeeding. Pharmaco-therapeutic agents and prescribing responsibilities used in the management of well-woman care, preconception, and pregnancy are considered throughout the course.

NURO-511 Ambulatory Care of Women I (Clinical) 
Credits: 1 
The course encompasses supervised clinical practice in the midwifery/WHNP management of women needing prenatal care, routine primary care, care for common gynecologic problems, or contraception. An on-campus intensive prepares students for this clinical course and includes an introduction to microscopy skills; contraceptive techniques; and sensitive, thorough pelvic examination skills.

NURO-502 Primary Care of Women 
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: None 
This course focuses on the integration of primary care into midwifery practice in women’s health care settings. Utilizing principles of health promotion and disease prevention within the midwifery model of care, the course provides the learner with knowledge and skills for primary care of women across the adult life span. Adaptation of midwifery management to low- and high-resource settings is considered.

NURO-503 Primary Ambulatory Care of Women (Clinical) 
Credits: 1 
The course encompasses supervised clinical practice in the midwifery/WHNP management of women needing routine primary care, care for common gynecologic problems, or contraception. An on-campus intensive prepares students for this clinical course and includes an introduction to microscopy skills; contraceptive techniques; and sensitive, thorough pelvic examination skills, as well as primary care exam skills as they relate to women’s primary health.

NURO-671 Reproductive Health Care of Women II 
Credits: 4 | Prerequisites: None 
This course expands on the foundations of ambulatory women’s health care. The midwifery management process continues to be the organizing framework for clinical practice in well-woman gynecology and care of the pregnant woman. Evidence-based care processes are considered within the midwifery management process. Topics include women’s reproductive anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and common variations experienced by the woman with a healthy pregnancy and during normal life processes. Cultural influences and psychosocial factors influencing adaptation to pregnancy, motherhood, and reproductive life issues are explored. Psycho-motor skills include physical assessment skills specific to midwifery care of pregnant women, and skills for gynecological assessment. Emphasis is on the independent management of healthy women’s health care needs. Collaborative care and referral to medical management are expanded upon. Management approaches for selected women’s health care scenarios are taken up, including well-woman gynecologic care, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive methods, preconception care, and preparation for childbirth and breastfeeding. Pharmaco-therapeutic agents and prescribing responsibilities used in the management of well-woman care, preconception, and pregnancy are considered throughout the course.

NURO-672 Ambulatory Care of Women II (Clinical) 
Credits: 1 
This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts of complex antepartum and gynecologic conditions and advanced women’s health procedures, and to continue to gain experience in primary care of women in the ambulatory setting. Psycho-motor skills include physical assessment skills specific to midwifery/WHNP care of pregnant women with complex antepartum, gynecologic, and primary care conditions. Emphasis is on growing independent midwifery/WHNP management of the woman with complex antepartum conditions, and appropriate decision-making concerning collaborative care and referral to medical management. Knowledge of appropriate prescribing of pharmaco-therapeutic agents is applied.

NURO-731 Seminars in Advanced Women’s Health Care 
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: None 
This course focuses on complex issues in gynecologic care of women. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of gynecologic conditions are the focus of this course. The midwifery role in collaborative management and appropriate referral will be the basis of the seminars. In the clinical setting, students will build on their knowledge of well-woman gynecological care and skills to include a wide scope of ages, psycho-social needs, and specific acute and chronic health issues, as well as the need for specialized procedures and case management.

NURO-683 Labor, Birth, and Newborn Care 
Credits: 3 | Prerequisites: None 
This course addresses midwifery care of the woman during the intrapartum and immediate postpartum periods. Care of the normal newborn from its early transitional period through the first four weeks of life is included. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the processes of labor and birth are studied intensely. Management of normal and common deviations from normal labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum period will be presented in didactic study and classroom seminars. Clinical experience focuses on assessment and management of women during the birthing process, with the aim of development of critical thinking, specialized hand skills, and management of normal as well as emergent situations. Application of evidence-based practice is imbedded throughout the course. Birth settings that may be used include home, out-of-hospital birth centers, and hospital labor and delivery suites. Additionally, adaptation of management strategies to low- and high-resource settings is explored. Newborn resuscitation techniques, as well as management of the normal newborn from birth to 4 weeks of age, are integrated into the course.

NURO-684 Full Scope Midwifery Care I (Clinical) 
Credits: 2 
The student builds on primary care and management skills acquired in NURO-675 Reproductive Health Care of Women II and begins to care for the family in the perinatal period. The clinical care of the childbearing woman during labor, birth, and the postpartum period and the care of her fetus/newly born infant is added. The midwifery management process continues to be the organizing framework for clinical practice. Upon completion of this course, the student will begin to manage the care of women during the intrapartum and postpartum periods and to provide primary care of newborns using the midwifery management process.

NURO-721 Integrated Health Care of Women 
Credits: 6 | Prerequisites: None 
This course guides the learner in a comprehensive synthesis of the skills and knowledge base acquired throughout the program’s core clinical courses and graduate core courses. With a supervising CNM and/or WHNP preceptor, the learner functions as a full-scope midwife/WHNP in a women’s health clinical setting. Learners will demonstrate their ability and readiness to assume the role and professional responsibilities of the beginning-level CNM/WHNP. Didactic components of the course consider issues in clinical practice management, career strategies, and professional ethics and accountability.

NURO-722 Full Scope Midwifery Care II (Clinical) 
Credits: 4 This course guides the learner in comprehensive synthesis of the skills and knowledge base acquired throughout the program’s core clinical courses and graduate core courses. With a supervising CNM/CM preceptor, the learner functions as a full-scope midwife/WHNP in a women’s health clinical setting. Learners will demonstrate their ability and readiness to assume the role and professional responsibilities of the beginning-level CNM/CM. This course fulfills the clinical hours and competency requirements for the CNM/WHNP dual certification.

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WHNP-Specific Courses

WHNP-Specific Courses

NURO-510 Introduction to Reproductive Health Care of Women 
Credits: 3 This course introduces the learner to the midwifery management process as the organizing framework for clinical practice in well-woman gynecology and care of the pregnant woman. Evidence-based care processes are considered within the midwifery management process. Topics include women’s reproductive anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and common variations experienced by the woman with a healthy pregnancy and during normal life processes. Cultural influences and psychosocial factors influencing adaptation to pregnancy, motherhood, and reproductive life issues are explored. Psycho-motor skills include physical assessment skills specific to midwifery care of pregnant women, and skills for gynecological assessment. Emphasis is on the independent management of healthy women’s health care needs. Collaborative care and referral to medical management are introduced. Management approaches for selected women’s health care scenarios are taken up, including well-woman gynecologic care, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive methods, preconception care, and preparation for childbirth and breastfeeding. Pharmaco-therapeutic agents and prescribing responsibilities used in the management of well-woman care, preconception, and pregnancy are considered throughout the course.

NURO-511 Ambulatory Care of Women I (Clinical) 
Credits: 1 
The course encompasses supervised clinical practice in the midwifery/WHNP management of women needing prenatal care, routine primary care, care for common gynecologic problems, or contraception. An on-campus intensive prepares students for this clinical course and includes an introduction to microscopy skills; contraceptive techniques; and sensitive, thorough pelvic examination skills.

NURO-502 Primary Care of Women 
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: None 
This course focuses on the integration of primary care into midwifery practice in women’s health care settings. Utilizing principles of health promotion and disease prevention within the midwifery model of care, the course provides the learner with knowledge and skills for primary care of women across the adult life span. Adaptation of midwifery management to low- and high-resource settings is considered.

NURO-503 Primary Ambulatory Care of Women (Clinical) 
Credits: 1 
The course encompasses supervised clinical practice in the midwifery/WHNP management of women needing routine primary care, care for common gynecologic problems, or contraception. An on-campus intensive prepares students for this clinical course and includes an introduction to microscopy skills; contraceptive techniques; and sensitive, thorough pelvic examination skills, as well as primary care exam skills as they relate to women’s primary health.

NURO-671 Reproductive Health Care of Women II 
Credits: 4 | Prerequisites: None 
This course expands on the foundations of ambulatory women’s health care. The midwifery management process continues to be the organizing framework for clinical practice in well-woman gynecology and care of the pregnant woman. Evidence-based care processes are considered within the midwifery management process. Topics include women’s reproductive anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and common variations experienced by the woman with a healthy pregnancy and during normal life processes. Cultural influences and psychosocial factors influencing adaptation to pregnancy, motherhood, and reproductive life issues are explored. Psycho-motor skills include physical assessment skills specific to midwifery care of pregnant women, and skills for gynecological assessment. Emphasis is on the independent management of healthy women’s health care needs. Collaborative care and referral to medical management are expanded upon. Management approaches for selected women’s health care scenarios are taken up, including well-woman gynecologic care, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive methods, preconception care, and preparation for childbirth and breastfeeding. Pharmaco-therapeutic agents and prescribing responsibilities used in the management of well-woman care, preconception, and pregnancy are considered throughout the course.

NURO-672 Ambulatory Care of Women II (Clinical) 
Credits: 1 
This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts of complex antepartum and gynecologic conditions and advanced women’s health procedures, and to continue to gain experience in primary care of women in the ambulatory setting. Psycho-motor skills include physical assessment skills specific to midwifery/WHNP care of pregnant women with complex antepartum, gynecologic, and primary care conditions. Emphasis is on growing independent midwifery/WHNP management of the woman with complex antepartum conditions, and appropriate decision-making concerning collaborative care and referral to medical management. Knowledge of appropriate prescribing of pharmaco-therapeutic agents is applied.

NURO-731 Seminars in Advanced Women’s Health Care 
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: None 
This course focuses on complex issues in gynecologic care of women. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of gynecologic conditions are the focus of this course. The midwifery role in collaborative management and appropriate referral will be the basis of the seminars. In the clinical setting, students will build on their knowledge of well-woman gynecological care and skills to include a wide scope of ages, psycho-social needs, and specific acute and chronic health issues, as well as the need for specialized procedures and case management.

NURO-724 Integrated Health Care of Women (WHNP) 
Credits: 2 | Prerequisites: NURO-671, NURO-672 
This course guides the learner in comprehensive synthesis of the skills and knowledge base acquired throughout the program’s core clinical courses and graduate core courses. Comprehensive review and introduction of selected advanced concepts adds breadth and depth to the learner’s knowledge base. Learners will demonstrate their ability and readiness to assume the role and professional responsibilities of the beginning-level women’s health nurse practitioner.

NURO-725 Ambulatory Care of Women III (WHNP) (Clinical) 
Credits: 4 
This course guides the learner in comprehensive synthesis of the skills and knowledge base acquired throughout the program’s core clinical courses and graduate core courses. With a supervising preceptor practicing in women’s health, the learner functions as a full-scope WHNP in a women’s health clinical setting. Learners will demonstrate their ability and readiness to assume the role and professional responsibilities of the beginning-level WHNP. This course fulfills the clinical hours and competency requirements to be eligible to sit for WHNP certification.

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