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School of Nursing

http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/son

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Introduction

The mission of the WVU School of Nursing is to lead in improving health in West Virginia and the broader society through excellence in student-centered educational programs, research and scholarship, the compassionate practice of nursing, and service to the public and the profession.  This mission is responsive to changing health care needs and emerging national and state changes in technology and health care delivery, and is enhanced by a supportive and open environment.  The faculty’s educational effort is directed at providing high quality student-centered programs of instruction at all levels which prepare superb professional nurses to meet basic health care needs; advanced practice nurses to address complex health needs; and doctorally educated nurses to advance nursing knowledge through research, to assist in the formulation of policies to improve health care, and to serve as faculty in higher degree programs.  Unique characteristics of the state mandate that the health care needs of rural populations and vulnerable groups be a major focus of education, research, and service, including faculty practice.

The School of Nursing offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-master’s programs of study.  The baccalaureate program (BSN) is available for high school graduates who aspire to a career in nursing (basic students) and to registered nurses (RN) who are licensed graduates of associate degree or diploma nursing programs seeking to continue their career development.  In addition, a BS/BA to BSN programs are available for the college graduate seeking a BSN.

The master of science in nursing (MSN) prepares graduates for advanced practice roles in rural primary health care.  These roles include family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, geriatric nurse practitioner, women’s health nurse practitioner, and nursing leadership.

Post-graduate nurse practitioner certification programs in these role specialties are available for those who already had an MSN The RN to MSN program also has these role specialties available.

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) prepares advanced practice nurses who will practice at the highest level of professional nursing and will advance the application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving health care for diverse populations.

The doctor of philosophy in nursing (PhD) prepares nurse scholars/educators for roles in teaching, service, and research in nursing.  The program prepares graduates who will continue unique nursing experience to the collaborative development of knowledge to improve health and quality of life.

Accreditation

Initial accreditation was received with graduation of the first class in 1964.  The baccalaureate program in nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national accrediting agency.

Fees, Expenses, Housing, Transportation, and Immunization

Students enrolling at the Morgantown campus pay fees which are detailed at http://adm.wvu.edu/home/cost_of_attendance .  Special fees and deposits are also required.  Students enrolling at other sites pay the fees shown in the catalog for that site.  Fees are subject to change without notice.  Students’ expenses vary according to the course of study and individual needs.  Information concerning financial assistance, application forms, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form may be obtained from the financial aid website http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/fin/ or by contacting the HSC Financial Aid Office, PO Box 6004, Morgantown, WV 26506-6004; telephone (304) 293-5242 (toll free) 1-800-344-WVU1.

The University Housing and Residence Life Office, telephone (304) 293-4419, provides information concerning University-owned housing.  The Student Life Office in E. Moore Hall, telephone (304) 293-5611, provides information concerning privately owned, off-campus housing.

Students are expected to provide their own transportation, equipment, and instruments for the clinical courses.  Some clinical experiences require travel in a multi-county area.

Proof of specific immunizations is required for all health sciences students.  Students in the master of science in nursing program must undergo a criminal background check prior to clinical courses.  Felony convictions and serious misdemeanors may preclude participation in the clinical courses.  This could, in turn, prevent the completion of course requirements and completion of the nursing program.

Scholarships

The School of Nursing offers several scholarships.  These scholarships are administered by the Health Science Center Financial Aid Office and require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in order to be considered for financial aid.  Most School of Nursing scholarships are available only to students already admitted to the School of Nursing and are awarded each April for the following academic year. HOwever there are a limited number of scholarships for which students may apply before admission. Further information is provided on the School of Nursing website. http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/son/jobOpportunities.aspx#scholarshipOpportunities

Additional Information

Visit the School of Nursing website at http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/son .  Call the WVU school of Nursing Office of Student Services at 1-866-WVUNURS or (304) 293-1386.  Write to WVU School of Nursing at:

PO Box 9600, Morgantown, WV 26506-9600

 

Courses

NSG 001. Nursing Experiential Learning. 75 Hours.

Student's will not register for this course but it will show on their official transcript. Grade will be listed as CR.

NSG 100. Introduction to Nursing. 2 Hours.

Introduction to the role of the nurse in modern health care: critical thinking, nursing interventions, professionalism, caring and communication in nursing practice with emphasis on safety, quality, health, culture, ethics, leadership, and health policy.

NSG 110. Health and Wellness. 3 Hours.

Health promotion and risk reduction; data collection; cultural diversity; values that contribute to health; interpersonal communication in promoting professional relationships.

NSG 211. Health Assessment/Communicatn. 6 Hours.

PR: NSG 100. Examination of concepts, principles, and models that guide nursing practice related to physical, psychosocial, spiritual, developmental, cultural, intellectual assessment and communication across the lifespan in the classroom, simulation, and various clinical settings.

NSG 212. Foundations-Nursing Practice. 6 Hours.

PR: NSG 211. Theories, concepts, principles, and processes that lay the foundation for critical thinking, nursing interventions, communication, professional role and caring in the practice of nursing. Application of the nursing process in classroom, simulation, and clincial experiences.

NSG 221. Concepts:Nursing 1. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 110 and CoReq: NSG 225. Focuses on human responses that promote health throughout the life span and individual health assessment.

NSG 223. Sem 1:Prof Role Development. 1 Hour.

PR: NSG 110 and sophomore standing or consent. Characeristics of self in role transition; values and beliefs; prsonal and professional behaviors in nursing care.

NSG 225. Nursing Interventions 1. 3 Hours.

CoReq: NSG 221. PR: Sophomore standing or consent. Critical thinking in application of the nursing process in individuals with altered mobility, comfort, or potential infection; health protection, promotion and maintenance interventions.

NSG 241. Concepts: Nursing 2. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 221 and NSG 225 and CoReq: NSG 245. Focuses on enhancing student understanding of human responses to minor deviations in health throughout the lifespan;emphasizes professional nursing role in health restoration and critical thinking; examines family health assessment.

NSG 245. Nursing Interventions 2. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 221 and NSG 225 and CoReq: NSG 241. Critical thinking in the application of the nursing process to individuals with minor deviations in health protection, health restoration, and health promotion/maintenance. Pre-requisite(s) and/or co-requisite(s) may differ on regional campuses.

NSG 251. Basic Concepts of Nursing. 3 Hours.

PR: BS/BA/BSN students only. An emphasis on the professional nursing role in health promotion and restoration, which enhances the student's understanding of human responses to health promotion activities and minor health deviations throughout the lifespan.

NSG 255. Basic Nursing Interventions. 3 Hours.

PR: BS/BA/BSN students only. Clinical practicum with focus on critical thinking in application of the nursing process to individuals and families with minor deviations in health. Emphasis is on health protections, restoration, promotion, and maintenance.

NSG 276. Intro-Evidence Basd Prac/Rsrch. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 211 and STAT 211. Theory, concepts, and methods of the research process intende to provide a basic understanding that is necessary for the translation of current evidence into nursing practice.

NSG 293A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

NSG 322. Concepts:Pediatric Health. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 325. The focus is on the human responce to physiological system dysfunction. The emphasis is on the professional nursing role in complex physiological health restoration for children.

NSG 325. Interventions:Pediatric. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 332. Nursing interventions specific to human responces to pediatric problems. Emphasis on advanced independent and collaborative nursing activities.

NSG 333. Ethics in Nursing. 3 Hours.

PR: ENGL 102; RN licensure. Ethical issues and decision making in nursing and health care situations across the lifespan. Emphasizes professional writing skills.

NSG 334. Concepts:Adult Health. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 335. The focus is on the human responce to physiological system dysfunction. The emphasis is on the professional nursing role in complex physiological health restoration for adults.

NSG 335. Interventions:Medical Surgical. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 332. Nursing interventions specific to human responses to multiple physiological system dysfunction. Emphasis on advanced independent and collaborative nursing activities.

NSG 340. Professional Role Transition. 3 Hours.

PR: RN licensure. The course focuses on concepts and principles of professional nursing inherent in the curriculum of the School of Nursing. Emphasis is placed on how these concepts and principles affect nursing role.

NSG 345. Interventions:Psychosocial. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 356. Nursing interventions specific to human response to multiple psychosocial system dysfunctions. Emphasis on advanced independent and independent and collaborative nursing activities.

NSG 351. Concepts:Maternal Child. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and Coreq: NSG 355. Human response to adaptations of child-bearing family. Emphasis on professional role in caring for child-bearing families.

NSG 355. Interventions:Maternal Child. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and Coreq: NSG 351. Nursing interventions specific to human responses related to individuals and families experiencing child bearing adaptations. Emphasis on advanced independent and collaborative nursing activities.

NSG 356. Concepts:Psychosocial. 3 Hours.

PR: PSYC 241 and Coreq: NSG 351 and NSG 355. Normal psychosocial function change as a result of altered health; integration of developmental changes and preventive aspects of health.

NSG 361. Health Assessment. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 225 or consent. Comprehensive, in-depth assessment of the client's health status, health patterns, physical examination and health history. Interviewing techniques including taped interactions and accurate recording of data for clients across the life span.

NSG 362. Clinical Health Promotion. 3 Hours.

PR or CONC: NSG 361. Theory and practice of promoting health and wellness for individuals and families across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on integrating knowledge and behaviors that support movement toward optimal health.

NSG 371. Basic Parish Nurse Education. 3 Hours.

Explores the nurse's role in managing care within faith communities. Focus is on dimensions of nurse's role: spiritual caregiver, health promoter, counselor, advocate, educator, care coordinator, resource agent and manager of developing practice.

NSG 376. Clinical Nursing Pharmacology. 3 Hours.

PR: Junior standing and Coreq: NSG 332. Principle of pharmacology with an emphasis on nursing role in accurate drug adminstration and patient assessment. Pharmacological management is analyzed with Pathophysiology. Particular emphsais is on patient/family teaching of pharmacological gaols in order to maximize health potential.

NSG 400. Spirituality and Health. 3 Hours.

In this course, students will examine the mind/body/spirit connection that occurs in the process of healing and wellness. Theories and practices of relationships between mind/body/spirit will be examined as they impact health/wellness of patients.

NSG 421. Concepts:Critical Care. 3 Hours.

PR: Senior standing in NSG or consent and CoReq: NSG 425. Emphasis on professional nursing role in supporting individual/family/ group responces to acute life threating situations involving vulnerable populations; focus is on role in providing care to unstable individuals/families/groups.

NSG 423. Leadership in Nursing. 2 Hours.

PR: Senior status or consent. Professional role in creating and managing the health care milieu. Focus is on the nurse teacher/manager roles and interventions in support of the client/family experiencing acute or long-term problems.

NSG 425. Interventions:Leadership. 6 Hours.

PR: Senior standing in nursing or consent and CoReq: NSG 421. Professional nursing role in supporting human responses to acute, life-threating situations involving identified vulnerable populations; focus is on therapeutic nursing interventions specific to aid human responses of individuals with physiologic instability and their families.

NSG 433. Sem 8:Prof Role Synthesis. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 343. Emphasis is on implementation of the professional nursing role within a changing health care system. Focuses on analysis of societal, institutional and economic factors that affect the delivery of health care.

NSG 434. Evidence-Based Practice. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 476 and CoReq: NSG 433. Focus is on evidence based practice in nursing, through analysis of clinical questions, appraisal of evidence for clinical decision making strategies to apply evidence, and exploring creation of a culture for evidence based practice.

NSG 441. Concepts:Community. 3 Hours.

PR: Senior standing in nursing or consent and CoReq: NSG 445. Community health nursing processes with emphasis on the professional nursing role in the assessment of community health needs and identification of health action potential.

NSG 442. Review Clinical Problems. 2 Hours.

PR: Senior status. Professional nursing role in dealing with advanced clinical problems in health promotion and disease prevention in vulnerable population groups. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving in health care.

NSG 443. Sem 6:Prof Role Development. 2 Hours.

Emphasis on professional nursing role in health promotion/ risk reduction in groups/communities of vulnerable populations. Focuses on multidisciplinary team approaches to problem solving in community health.

NSG 445. Interventions:Community. 5 Hours.

PR: Senior standing in nursing or consent and CoReq: NSG 441 and NSG 455. Emphasis on the collaborative role of the nurse in assisting communities to develop and implement plans for health promotion/risk reduction across the life span. Focus on vulnerable populations.

NSG 455. Interventions:Capstone. 1 Hour.

PR: Senior standing in nursing or consent and PR or Conc: NSG 441 and NSG 476 and CoReq: NSG 445. Synthesis of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in undergraduate nursing career. Emphasis on critical thinking, ethical decison-making and civic responsibility in the design and implementation of a service-learning project addressing a community health need.

NSG 476. Intro-Nursing Research. 3 Hours.

PR: STAT 211 or consent. Theory, concepts and methods of the research process intended to provide a basic understanding that is necessary for intelligent consumership of research findings.

NSG 481. Introduction-Cardiac Nursing. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG juniors and seniors. Introduction to the interpretation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

NSG 482. Palliative Care Nursing. 2 Hours.

Nursing care of the patient across the lifespan with a diagnosis that requires palliative care.

NSG 484. Care of the Diabetic Patient. 2 Hours.

In-depth analysis of nursing care of the patient with diabetes.

NSG 486. NCLEX Review. 1 Hour.

PR:Senior status. Focuses on achievement of professional success by preparing for RN licensure. Preparation for NCLEX will be the focus of this by enhancing NCLEX testing skills.

NSG 493A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

NSG 495. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.

Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

NSG 496. Senior Thesis. 1-3 Hours.

PR: Consent.

NSG 497. Research. 1-6 Hours.

Independent research projects.

NSG 498A-Z. Honors. 1-3 Hours.

PR: Students in the Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study or research.

NSG 522. Culture and Health. 3 Hours.

Healthcare is encountering increasing cultural diversity. By identifying cultural behaviors, beliefs, and meaning of health in diverse cultural contexts, students will become more culturally proficient in delivering care.

NSG 593A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 610. Leadership in Health Care. 3 Hours.

PR or CONC: NSG 622 and NSG 623. Critical analysis of leadership frameworks, values and beliefs, and application of skills in the practice setting.

NSG 611. System Based Decision Making. 2 Hours.

PR or CONC: NSG 622 and NSG 623. Decision making grounded in an understanding of the organization as an open living system.

NSG 612. Leading Health System Change. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 610 and NSG 611. Developing system-based change management critical to advanced nursing in various settings, including selection training, and support of effective teams and workgroups.

NSG 613. Managing Health Care Resources. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 622 and NSG 623. Management of financial and human resouces to promote professional practice and organizational growth within organizational financial constraints.

NSG 614. Health Care Informatics. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 627. Explore technologies to improve health care practices and learn to utilize technology for outcomes management.

NSG 615. Program Planning/Evaluation. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 613. Health care program planning, strategies for program implementation, and program evaluation techniques.

NSG 617. Leadership Practicum 1. 2-5 Hours.

PR or CONC: NRS 615. Supervised practicum designed to apply healthcare leadership principles to practice. Students participate in nursing leadership and administrative activities in a selected healthcare setting.

NSG 618. Leadership Practicum 2. 2-5 Hours.

PR: NSG 617. Supervised practicum designed to build on initial application of healthcare leadership principles. Students participate in leadership and administrative activities in a selected health care setting.

NSG 622. Theory & Disciplined Reasoning. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the theoretical foundations of the discipline of nursing as a basis for applying critical thinking skills to the development of a conceptual framework for nursing.

NSG 623. Concepts of Advanced Nursing. 2 Hours.

PR or Conc: NSG 622. Exploration, analysis, and evaluation of concepts, theories, and research guiding the advanced practice of nursing. Learning activities emphasize advanced practice role.

NSG 624. Advanced Pathophysiology. 4 Hours.

Theoretical basis of pathophysiological changes in acute and chronic illness confronted in primary care across lifespan. This course lays the foundation for subsequent courses in diagnosis, management, and therapeutic interventions.

NSG 626. Lifespan Health Promotion. 2 Hours.

An in-depth study of theoretical foundations, epidemiological principles, and advance practice strategies for the promotion of health and prevention of disease across the life-span.

NSG 627. Research/Systematic Analysis. 5 Hours.

PR: NSG 622. An overview of research methods, evidence and epidemiological and statistical measures used in advanced practice nursing.

NSG 628. Health Policy/Finance/Ethics. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 622. Study of how health policy, the organization and financing of health care, and of how ethical principles shape professional practice.

NSG 629. Advanced Practice/Families. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 622 and NSG 623 and NSG 626 and NSG 627. Exploration and analysis of family theories, assessments, and interventions applicable to the advanced practice of nursing.

NSG 631. Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 624. Examination of the relationship between pharmacologic principles and the selection of pharmacologic agents in altered health states across the lifespan. This course lays the foundation of subsequent courses in diagnosis, management, and therapeutic interventions.

NSG 632. Advanced Assessment. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 622 and NSG 623 and NSG 624. Preparation for the conduct of advance health assessment of patients. Diagnostic reasoning is emphasized as the student collects and analyzes data obtained from the patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic procedures.

NSG 633. Primary Care: Rural Families 1. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 622 and NSG 623 and NSG 624 and NSG 626, and NSG 631 and NSG 632. Introduction to the domains and competencies of the advanced practice nursing role that are fundamental to primary health care of the rural family unit.

NSG 634. Primary Care: Rural Families 2. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 633. Further development of the domains and competencies of the advanced practice nursing role introduced in NSG 633 that are fundamental to primary health care of the rural family unit.

NSG 635. Rural Family Hlth Practicum 1. 2-5 Hours.

PR or Conc: NSG 634. Supervised practicum designed to apply theory- and evidence-based advanced practice nursing. Students develop the advanced practice role as they manage health care and participate in service learning.

NSG 636. Rural Family Hlth Practicum 2. 4-5 Hours.

PR: NSG 635. Supervised practicum that builds upon NSG 635 and focuses on the application of theory- and evidence-based advanced nursing practice. With supervision, students manage health care and participate on interdisciplinary terms.

NSG 644. Pediatric Primary Care 2. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 647. Further acquisition of knowledge and skills central to the assessment of health status, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of children in the primary care setting.

NSG 645. Pediatric Practicum 1. 5 Hours.

PR or CONC: NSG 644. Supervised practicum designed to facilitate the student's competency in the delivery of primary health care to children.

NSG 646. Pediatric Practicum 2. 5 Hours.

PR: NSG 645. Supervised practicum designed to advance the student's competency in the delivery of primary health care to children.

NSG 647. Assessment/Pediatric Care 1. 5 Hours.

PR: NSG 622 and NSG 623 and NSG 624 and NSG 627. An Introduction to the knowledge and skills basic to the assessment of health status, diagnosis, and evaluation of children in the primary care setting.

NSG 654. Neonatal Pathophysiology. 4 Hours.

An introduction to the scientific foundations underlying processes contributing to health/illness states in neonates. Principles from genetics, embryology, and developmental physiology lay the foundation for subsequent courses in assessment, diagnosis and management.

NSG 655. Neonatal Health Promotion. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 622. Review of practices and services that contribute to healthy outcomes for sick and well neonates with focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and maintenance of function in the context of critical care and primary care.

NSG 656. Current Issues in Aging. 2 Hours.

An overview of contemporary gerontology that offers a multidisciplinary approach to providing services to older people in the United States.

NSG 657. Adv Assessmnt Older Adults. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 624. Preparation for the conduct of advanced health assessment of older adults. Diagnostic reasoning is emphasized as the student collects and analyzes data obtained from the patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic procedures.

NSG 658. Geriatric Primary Care 1. 2,3 Hours.

PR: NSG 631 and NSG 657. Study of constellation of symptoms in the older adult that may be manifestiations of other health problems.

NSG 659. Geriatric Primary Care 2. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 657 and NSG 658. Study of common diseases and disorders seen in the older adult. An integration of advanced practice skills and role competencies in the care of older individuals and their families is emphasized.

NSG 660. Women's Reproductive Health. 2 Hours.

PR: Graduate status or permission. This course focuses on fertility control, reproductive health, menopause, and health promotion activities for women.

NSG 663. Neonatal Assessment/Care 1. 5 Hours.

PR: NSG 622, NSG 623 and NSG 654. COREQ: NSG 655. Preparation for conducting advanced assessment of neonates/young infants. Disgnostic reasoning is emphasized through collecting and analyzing data obtained from patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic procedures.

NSG 664. Neonatal Care 2. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 663 and NSG 631. This course focuses on the management of common problems and conditions in neonates.

NSG 665. Neonatal Practicum 1. 5 Hours.

PR: NSG 631. COREQ: NSG 664. This supervised practicum is designed to facilitate the student's competency in the delivery of care to infant populations.

NSG 666. Neonatal Practicum 2. 5 Hours.

PR: NSG 665. This supervised practicum is designed to facilitate the student's competency in the delivery of care to infant populations.

NSG 670. Curriculum in Nursing. 3 Hours.

A review of contemporary theory-based determinants of curriculum development in nursing, including analysis and evaluation of curricula for nursing education.

NSG 671. Clinical Practicum-Educators. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 635. Implementation of theory-based advanced nursing practice in an area of student's clinical interest/expertise. Student develops the advanced practice role with a select population of clients and families.

NSG 672. Education Practicum. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 674. Guided teaching experience under the supervision of an experienced facutly member that allows the student to function in the role of nurse educator in classroom and clinical settings.

NSG 674. Teaching in Nursing. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 670. A general methods course involving the principles of instruction in didactic and clinical nursing education including analysis of course planning, teaching methods, and evaluation of student outcomes.

NSG 675. Geriatric Practicum 1. 2-5 Hours.

PR: NSG 657 and NSG 658 and Co-Req: NSG 659. Supervised practicum focusing on developing and implementing advanced practice knowledge and skills and essential to the role of geriatric nurse practitioner. Students engage in delivering evidence-based care with older adults.

NSG 676. Geriatric Practicum 2. 4-5 Hours.

PR: NSG 675. Supervised practicum that focuses on evidence-based advanced practice in a variety of settings. The students, with supervision, will manage health care of geriatric clients and their families and participate on interdisciplinary teams.

NSG 683. Primary Care:Women/Girls 1. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 622, NSG 623, NSG 624, NSG 626, NSG 631 and NSG 632. Introduction to the domains and competencies of the advanced practice nursing role that are fundamental to primary health care of women and girls.

NSG 684. Primary Care:Women/Girls 2. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 683. Further development of the domains and competencies of the advanced practice nursing role introduced in NSG 683 that are fundamental to primary health care of the rural family unit.

NSG 685. Clinical Scholarship. 1 Hour.

Co-Req: NSG 635 (For FNP track) or NSG 645 (For PNP track). Knowledge dissemination within the advanced practice role using disciplined reasoning and systematic inquiry to examine and incorporate evidence-based strategies in the caring/healing process.

NSG 686. WHNP Practicum 1. 2-5 Hours.

PR or CONC: NSG 684. Supervised practicum designed to apply theory- and evidence- based advanced practice nursing. Students develop the advanced practice role as they manage health care and participate in service learning.

NSG 687. WHNP Practicum 2. 4-5 Hours.

PR: NSG 686. Supervised practicum that builds upon NSG 686 and focuses on the application of theory-and-evidence-based advanced nursing practice. With supervision, students manage health care and participate on interdisciplinary teams.

NSG 691A-Z. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

NSG 693A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 695. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.

Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

NSG 697. Research. 1-3 Hours.

PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper, or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation guided by a student-graduate faculty contact based on the course objectives and culminating in a written product. (Grading may be S/U.).

NSG 715. Scientific Underpinnings. 3 Hours.

Provides an understanding of the scientific underpinnings of the application of theory to health care at the highest level of advanced nursing practice.

NSG 716. Analytical Methods. 4 Hours.

PR or CONC: NSG 715. Prepares the DNP student to translate research into practice, evaluate practice guidelines to improve health care practices and outcomes, and to participate in collaborative research.

NSG 717. Organization and Leadership. 3 Hours.

Provides a foundation for developing organizational and systems leadership skills critical to clinical care and health outcomes. Knowledge will help students to promote patient safety and excellence in health care organizations.

NSG 718. Population Health. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 716. Provides a foundation for analysis of clinical prevention and population health programs for individuals, aggregates, and populations.

NSG 719. Health Care Policy. 3 Hours.

Provides a foundation for influencing, developing, implementing, and evaluating health care policies and legislation pertinent to issues in health care such as ethics, safety, costs, access, and quality.

NSG 724. Health Research Statistics 1. 3 Hours.

This course provides development of statistical knowledge and skills needed for quantitative health research using SPSS. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, chi-squared testing, linear regression, and logistic regession.

NSG 725. Health Research Statistics 2. 3 Hours.

This course continues the development of statistical knowledge and skills needed for quantitative health research using SPSS, including nonparametric testing, advanced regression topics and diagnostics, ANCOVA, SPSS syntax, classification, and factor, survival and power analyses.

NSG 727. Contemporary Nursing Science. 3 Hours.

PR: 728. In-depth study of the theoretical, empirical, and methodological dimensions of foundational nursing science in the conceptual areas of empowerment, significant life transitions, and health system outcomes.

NSG 728. Theoretical Basis of Nursing. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 722. This course builds on philosophical basis of nursing. Discovery and verification of scientific knowledge are addressed by focusing on theory development. Methodologies include concept analysis and evaluation of middle-range theories of nursing and related sciences.

NSG 729. Quantitative Research Methods. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 726 and PR or CONC: STAT 512. This course continues the study of the quantative and qualitative research process extending from methodology to analysis and interpretation. It includes sampling theory, power, measurement, data collection procedures, and advanced analysis procedures.

NSG 730. Principles of Measurement. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 727 and NSG 728. The role of measurement in nursing research is studied. Measurement in the areas of attitudes, personality, competence, development, and group qualities is emphasized. Instrument development and reliability/ validity issues are also discussed.

NSG 731. Qualitative Research Methods. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 727 and NSG 728. An exploration of the philosophical foundation and methods of qualitative inquiry. Research designs, ethical issues, rigor, integrity, data collection, interpretation, and representation are studied in depth.

NSG 734. Use of Data. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 726 and NSG 729. This course focuses on use of the following data bases: clinical, financial, health services, nursing, local, state, and national. The uses of existing data in clinical and policy decisions and in research will be explored.

NSG 735. Principles:Nursing Education. 3 Hours.

PR: EDP 700. This course examines the research base of educational strategies in nursing education in classroom and clinical settings. The course also examines external determinants on nursing curriculum, accreditation issues, and evaluation of nursing programs.

NSG 737. Leadership. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 734. Through exploration of contemporary leadership theory and application to self, an authentic personal leadership style will be developed to enable the student to enact a leadership role in health care and/or education.

NSG 738. Issues In Nursing Scholarship. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 729, NSG 731, and NSG 737. Seminar focused on broad issues of ethics in the conduct of research and role acquisition of nurse scientist in academic, clinical, and health policy settings.

NSG 741. CLinical Focus. 2 Hours.

Provides for the development of knowledge and skills relative to the state of the science in a particular area of clinical practice.

NSG 742. Clinical Application. 1-8 Hours.

PR: NSG 741. Provides for the mastery of clinicial skills relative to the state of the science in a particular area of clinicial practice.

NSG 761. Clinical Project 1. 1 Hour.

PR: NSG 715 and NSG 716. Identifies a practice problem and connects the problem to existing knowledge and science.

NSG 762. Clinical Project 2. 1 Hour.

PR: NSG 761 and NSG 717 and NSG 718. Students design an initiative to address the practice problem identified in NSG 761 using the appropriate research methods and a variety of scientific principles.

NSG 763. Capstone1. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 762. Develops leadership skills to create change relative to the practice problem as designed in NSG 762.

NSG 764. Capstone 2. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 763. Evaluates the change implemented in NSG 763 and analyzes the relationship of the findings to practice and policy.

NSG 781. Research Mentorship. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 729. In this guided practicum, the student's research skills are developed and cultivated through participation in the mentorship process with an experienced researcher (the chairperson or his/her designee).

NSG 783. Dissertation Seminar. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 729. This seminar provides an opportunity for continued knowledge synthesis related to the selected topic of research. Students will participate in proposal presentation and critique. The expectation is a National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship Application.

NSG 791A-Z. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

NSG 792A-Z. Directed Study. 1-6 Hours.

Directed study, reading, and/or research.

NSG 793. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793A. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793B. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793C. SPTP:Dissertation Seminar 2. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793D. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developoments in the field.

NSG 793E. SPTP:Population Hlth Promotion. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793F. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793G. SPTP:Clinical Project 1 & 2. 1-6 Hours.

Study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793H. SPTP:Evidence Based Practice. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793I. SPTP:Theory of Practice. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793J. SPTP:Multivariate Statistics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793K. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793L. SPTP:Clinical Immersion. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793M. SPTP:Focusd Stdy:Hlth Care Iss. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent develpments in the field.

NSG 793N. SPTP:Health Care Informatics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793O. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793P. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics seleced from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793Q. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793R. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793S. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793T. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793U. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793V. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793W. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793X. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793Y. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 793Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

A study of contemporary topics selected from recent developments in the field.

NSG 794A-Z. Seminar. 1-6 Hours.

Special seminars arranged for advanced graduate students.

NSG 795. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.

Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

NSG 796. Graduate Seminar. 1 Hour.

PR: Consent. Each graduate student will present at least one seminar to the assembled faculty and graduate student body of his or her program.

NSG 797. Research. 1-9 Hours.

PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis, problem report, research paper, or equivalent scholarly project, or a dissertation. (Grading will be S/U.).

NSG 798. Dissertation. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. This is an optional course for programs that wish to provide formal supervision during the writing of student reports (6978), or dissertations (798). Grading is normal.

NSG 799. Graduate Colloquium. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. For graduate students not seeking coursework credit but who wish to meet residency requirements, use of the University's facilities, and participate in its academic and cultural programs. Note: Graduate students who are not actively involved in coursework or research are entitled, through enrollment in their department's 699/799 Graduate Colloquium to consult with graduate faculty, participate in both formal and informal academic activities sponsored by their program, and retain all of the rights and privileges of duly enrolled students. Grading is S/U; colloquium credit may not be counted against credit requirements for masters programs. Registration for one credit of 699/799 graduate colloquium satisfies the University requirement of registration in the semester in which graduation occurs.


Faculty

Dean

  • Georgia L. Narsavage - PhD (U. of PA)
    Professor

Associate Dean for Research and PhD Program

  • Deborah Shelton - PhD (U. VA)
    Endowed Professor

Associate Dean for Graduate Practice Programs

  • Cynthia Armstrong Persily - PhD (U. of PA)
    Professor, Chair-Charleston Department

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

  • Elisabeth Shelton - PhD (Widener U.)
    Associate Professor

Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs

  • Misti Michael - MBA (Wheelilng Jesuit U.)

Chair-Morgantown Department

  • Roger Carpenter - PhD (WVU)
    Clinical Assistant Professor

Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs

  • Mary Jane Smith - PHD (N.Y.U.)
    Professor

Professors

  • Laurie Badzek - MS (WVU)
  • Nan Leslie - PHD (U. Pitt.)
  • Susan H. McCrone - PHD (U. of Utah)

Associate Professor

  • K. Joy Buck - PHD (U. Va)
  • Pamela Deiriggi - PHD (U. of Tx.)
    Coordinator PNP Track
  • Barbara Kupchak - PHD (U. of Tx.)
  • Susan Newfield - PHD (U. of Tx.)
  • Catherine V. Nolan - EDD (WVU)
    Director - Evaluation
  • Kari Sand-Jecklin - EDD (WVU)

Assistant Professor

  • Dottie Oakes - MSN (Duke U.)
    Director - Clinical Services
  • Taura Barr - PhD (U. Pitt.)
  • Susan Coyle - PHD (WVU)
  • Stacey Culp - PHD (U of Mich.)
    Research
  • Patty Hermosilla - MSN (WVU)
  • Dorothy M. Johnson - EDD (WVU)
  • Susan Pinto - MSN (WVU)
  • Heidi Putman-Casdorph - PHD (Widener U.)
  • Aletha Rowlands - PhD (U. of VA)
  • Laurie Theeke - PHD (WVU)
  • Gail O’Malley Van Voorhis - MSN (WVU)
    Director - LRC

Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Emily Brinker Barnes - DNP (WVU)
  • Sandra Cotton - MS (U. of Md.)
    Director - Faculty Practice
  • Daniel J. DeFeo - MSN (WVU)
  • Gina Maiocco - PHD (U. of Utah)
  • Jennifer A. Mallow - MSN (WVU)
  • Elizabeth A. Minchau - MSN (U of Pitt.)
  • Judith Polak - MSN (U. of Fla.)
    Coordinator NNP Track
  • Amy Sparks - MSN (WVU)
  • Martha Summers - MSN (WVU)

Senior Lecturer

  • Lori Constantine - MSN (WVU)
  • Dana Friend - MPH (WVU)
  • Kathy Linkous - MSN (Bellarmine Coll.)
  • Patricia Joyce Maramba - DNP (WVU)
  • Danielle McGinnis - MSN (WVU)
  • Joanne E. Watson - MSN (U. of Va.)
  • Diana L. McCarty - MSN (WVU)

Lecturers

  • Debbie Bellisario - BSN (WVU)
  • Jenna Elder - MSN (WVU)
  • Kelly Jenkins - DNP (Duquesne U.)
  • Rebecca Kromar - ND (Case Western)
  • Amanda MaChesky - MSN (Walden U.)
  • Terri L. Marcischak - MSN (WVU)
  • Evelyn Martin - MSN (Marshall U.)
  • Amy Miner - MSN (Waynesburg U.)
  • Christine Mott - MSN (WVU)
  • Tonya Payerchin - MSN (Waynesburg U.)
  • Trisha Petitte - MSN (WVU)
  • Teresa D. Ritchie - MSN (WVU)
  • April Shay - BSN (WVU)
  • Natalie Sypolt
  • Kara Terhune - MSN (Wilkes U.)
  • Sharon Thralls - MSN (Waynesburg U.)
  • Kimberly Wallace - BSN (WVU)
  • Ashley Wilson - MSN (WVU)

Clinical Instructor

  • Kendra Barker
  • Billie Murray - MSN (WVU)
  • Dennelle Parker - MSN (WVU)
  • Angel Smothers - MSN (WVU)
  • Barbara Summers - MSN (Marshall U.)

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Carolyn Donovan - MSN (WVU)
  • Lisa Hardman - DNP (Rush U.)

Charleston Division - Associate Professor

  • Ilana Chertok - PHD (Ben-Gurion U. of the Negev.)
  • Barbara Nunley - PHD (U. of Ky.)
  • Alvita Nathaniel - PHD (WVU)
    Coordinator FNP Track
  • Marilyn Smith - PHD (U. of Tenn.)

Charleston Division - Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Robert David Lane - DNP (U. of Tenn.)
  • Sheila Stephens - DNP (U. of Ky.)

Charleston Division - Lecturer

  • Nancy Atkins - MSN (Bellarmine Coll.)
  • Kristina Childers - MSN (Marshall U.)
  • Jarena Kelly - MSN (WVU)
  • Barbara Koster - MSN (WVU)
  • Crystal Sheaves - MSN (WVU)

Coordinator - GSC/WVU Joint Nursing Program

  • Alison Witte - MS (U. of South Aftica)
    Glenville State College, Assistant Professor

WVU Tech Division - Assistant Professor

  • Peggy Fink - MSN (WVU)
  • Evelyn Klocke - EDD (Marshall U.)
    Chair-Department of Nursing,
  • Melanie Whelan - MSN (WVU)

WVU Tech Division - Senior Lecturer

  • Barbara Douglas - MSN (Wright St. U.)
  • Mindy Harris - MSN (Marshall U.)
  • Robin Spencer - MSN (Marshall U.)

WVU Tech Division - Lecturer

  • Debra Bostic - MSN (WVU)
  • Kelli Kirk - MSN (Mountain St. U.)
  • James Messer - MSN (U. of Phoenix)
  • Amy Shaw - MSN (Marshall U.)
  • Melinda Stoecklin - MSN (Marshall U.)

Adjunct Professor

  • Joy Henson Penticuff - PHD (Case Western Reserve)
  • Gretchin Spreitzer - PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Diana Boyle - MSN (WVU)
  • Malene Davis - MSN (WVU)
  • Elizabeth Durant
  • Patricia Johnston - EDD (WVU)
  • Judith D. Klingensmith - MSN (U. of Pitt.)
  • June Lunney - PhD (U. of MD)
    Research
  • Charlotte Nath - EDD (WVU)
  • Janet Stout - MSN (Syracuse U.)
  • Bonnie Wakefield - PhD

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

  • Nancy K. Bradshaw - MS (Marshall U.)
  • Bonnie B. Coradetti - MPH (WVU)
  • Donna J. Dorinzi - MSN (WVU)
  • Shirley Zinn Gainer - BSN (WVU)
  • Kevin Lewis - MSN (WVU)
    Research
  • Neil R. McLaughlin - MED (Penn. St.)
  • Barbara M. Mulich - MSN (WVU)
  • Renee Schwertfeger
  • Virginia M. Selanik - MSN (Marshall U.)
  • Linda L. Singer - BSN (Ohio U.)
  • Pamela Smith
    Research

Adjunct Instructor

  • Aila Accad - MSN (WVU)
  • Melanie Harper Allen - MSN (Marshall U.)
  • Katherine A. Atassi - MSN (Marshall U.)
  • Jacquelyn P. Bauer - MSN (WVU)
  • Maribeth Beckner - MSN (WVU)
  • Charlotte Bennett - MSN (WVU)
  • Eleanor K. Berg - MSN (WVU)
  • Murrita C. Bolinger - (U. of Va.)
  • Lucinda M. Brown - MSN (U. of Ky.)
  • Karen Campbell - MSN (Vanderbilt U.)
  • Lena Antimonova Cerbone - MSN (Yale SoN)
  • Susan Collins - MSN (Duke U.)
  • Jill Cochran - MSN (WVU)
  • Pamela S. Courtney - MSN (WVU)
  • Erin Craffey
  • Peggy L. Cramer - MSN (Marshall U.)
  • Brenda Daugherty - MSN (WVU)
  • Toni Dichiacchio
  • Karen L. Fahey - MSN (WVU)
  • Deborah Falconi
  • Mary Friel Fanning - MSN (WVU)
  • Jann E. Foley - MSN (Casse Western Reserve)
  • Nancy I. Greenstreet - MSN (WVU)
  • Hilda Heady - MSN (WVU)
  • Patricia Horstman - MSN (WVU)
  • Elizabeth Hupp - MSN (WVU)
  • Jodie Jackson - MPH (Johns Hopkins U.)
  • Cheryl Jones - MSN (WVU)
  • Linda Joyce Justice - MSN (WVU)
  • Ruth Kershner - EDD WVU
  • Barbara J. Koster - MSN (WVU)
  • Diane Ladd
  • Roberta McKee - MSN (WVU)
  • Julia Z. Miller - MSN (WVU)
  • Diane Morris - MSN (WVU)
  • Lynne Durback Morris - MBA (WV Grad. Coll.)
  • Kathleen Murphy - MSN (U. of Phoenix)
  • Barbara Jean Nightengale - MSN (WVU)
  • Sally Olynyk
  • Mary Phillips - MSN (WVU)
  • Denice Reese - MSN (Case Western Reserve)
  • Samantha Richards
  • Susan Ritchie - MPH (UNC)
  • Bonita Roche - MSN (WVU)
  • Sherry L. Rockwell - MSN (U. of Pitt.)
  • Dawn M. Scheick - MN (U. of Pitt.)
  • Elizabeth Schramm
  • Robin W. Shepherd - MSN (Wesley Coll.)
  • Cynthia A. Smith - MSN (WVU)
  • Kathy Talley
  • Leslie Toppins
  • Blitz E. Turner - MSN (WVU)
  • Suzy Walter - MSN (WVU)
  • Mary Lynne Withrow
  • Jerry H. Yoho - MSN (WVU)

Dean Emeritus

  • Lorita Jenab - EDD (Columbia U.)

Professor Emeritus

  • June Larrabee - PHD (U. of Tenn.)
  • E. Jane Martin - PHD (U. Pitt.)
  • Gaynelle McKinney - MSN ED (Ind. U.)

Associate Professor Emeritus

  • Peggy Burkhardt - PHD (U. of Tx.)
    Charleston Division
  • Imogene P. Foster - EDD (WVU)
  • Debra Harr - EDD (WVU)
  • Jean Hoff - MPH (U of Pitt.)
  • Nancy A. Koontz - MSN (U. of Md.)
  • Lois O'Kelley - MSN (Wayne St. U.)
  • C. Lynn Ostrow - EDD (WVU)
  • Jacqueline Riley - MN (U. of Fla)
  • Jane A. Shrewsbury - MN ED (U. of Pitt.)
  • Patricia Simoni - EDD (WVU)
  • Jacqueline Stemple - EDD (WVU)
  • Fredona Stenger - MSN (Boston U.)

Assistant Professor Emeritus

  • Ann Cleveland - EDD (WVU)
  • Suzanne Gross - PHD (U of Tx.)
  • Kathleen Marsland - MS (U. Colo.)