College Credit - Fall Courses

N613 Advanced Pathophysiology

The focus of this course is on the interrelation of human systems and the effect that illness in one body system has on the functions of the whole person. Concepts related to clinical physiology and research literature related to pathophysiology of various body systems are examined. Pertinent literature related to nursing interventions associated with improved physiological status is analyzed.
This course is offered on Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. 3 credits

N614 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

This course emphasizes the pharmacological knowledge required by the advanced practice nurse to safely treat patients with common acute and chronic health problems. Students apply knowledge of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of select medications to the management of common health conditions occurring in pre-and post–natal women, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.  Ethical and legal aspects of advanced  nursing practice  prescribing will be fully addressed.  This course will provide the basis for safely and effectively incorporating drug therapy to optimize health outcomes.

This course is offered on Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. 3 credits

N652 Military & Veterans Healthcare

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the experiences, beliefs and health practices within the military culture. Health care concerns related to deployment, re-integration, family and veterans services will be discussed. Strategies to improve the health of military members and veterans in civil society will be presented.
This course is offered on Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. 3 credits

N685 Living with Chronic and Terminal Illness

This course will explore the physical, psychological, social, ethical, spiritual and existential issues raised by the prospect of long-term, disabling, life- shortening conditions and illnesses as well as death and bereavement. It will prepare the participants with the necessary understanding and skills to develop supportive advanced practice nursing care for pediatric, adult and geriatric populations across settings.
This course is offered on Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. 3 credits

N705 Trends Influencing the DNP

This course explores the trends influencing the role of the DNP in hospitals and community-based settings.  The student will develop strategies to address these challenges that are grounded in evidence-based practice.  The course enables graduates to serve as leaders in synthesizing clinical nursing knowledge and translating research findings into practice within complex health care settings and community-based organizations.  This course requires approval by Jean.Boucher@umassmed.edu prior to registration.
This course is offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. 3 credits

N719A Genetics, Genomics and Pharmacogenomics

This course provides an introduction to fundamentals of genetics, and genomics, including pharmacogenomics. Basic concepts and principles of genetics and genomics will be covered in these lectures, including course assignments involving quizzes and case studies. This course will also discuss integration of the basic concepts to enhance understanding, knowledge, application and utilization of these principles in clinical settings for education and practice. Perspectives on ethical, legal and socioeconomic issues for advanced practice nurses will also be addressed. Implications regarding personalized medicine and direct-to-consumer testing in regard to patient care and practice will be discussed.
This course is offered ONLINE with three synch sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. 3 credits

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