Nursing Practicum - NUPR


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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NOTE:  All courses in the College of Nursing were recently converted from the course subjects NUAS, NUMC, NUMS, NUPH, NUPS, NUSC, and NUWH to the new course subjects NUEL, NUPR, NUSP, and NURS. To see a listing of the previous and new subjects and numbers for each course, visit http://www.uic.edu/nursing/students/registration.shtml

405 Integrated Practicum I
5 hours. Clinical application of fundamental nursing and physical assessment skills within various clinical settings. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in NURS 404.

410 Integrated Practicum II
7 hours. Clinical application of nursing concepts and processes to the care of adults in various clinical settings. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 405 and Credit or concurrent registration in NURS 408 and NURS 404 and Credit or concurrent registration in NURS 414. Must enroll concurrently in NURS 406 and NURS 408.

415 Integrated Practicum III
8 hours. Clinical application of nursing concepts and processes to the care of women, children, families and the mentally ill in various clinical settings. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 410 and Credit or concurrent registration in NURS 412; and graduate standing.

420 Clinical Synthesis
7 hours. Focus is on clinical synthesis of nursing knowledge and skills and on implementation of leadership and management skills, including organizing care and delegation, in the provision of care. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 416.

513 Internship in Advanced Nursing
1 TO 3 hours. Intensive field study for advanced nursing practice with emphasis on integration of graduate course work. May be repeated.

514 School Nursing Internship
1 TO 3 hours. Concepts and principles and best practices of school nursing applied within the school community. Clinical experience with an emphasis on development of a coordinated school health program. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 513.

521 Clinical Practice in Primary Care I
3 hours. Practicum emphasizing evidence-based clinical practice, including data-gathering, differential diagnosis, health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): NURS 532 and credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 515.

522 Clinical Practice in Primary Care II
2 hours. Practicum emphasizing evidence-based clinical practice, including data-gathering, differential diagnosis, health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): NURS 532 and Credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 515.

523 Advanced Clinical Practice in Primary Care I
4 hours. Practicum emphasizing evidence-based clinical evaluation, differential diagnosis, health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common to complex health problems across the lifespan.. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 522 and Credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 516.

524 Advanced Clinical Practice in Primary Care II
2 TO 5 hours. Practicum emphasizing evidence-based clinical evaluation, differential diagnosis, health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common to complex health problems and co-morbidities across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 523 and credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 517.

528 Practicum in Population-Focused Interventions in Primary Care
1 hours. Supervised practicum experience in population-focused assessment, program planning, and evaluation. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 518.

529 Advanced Clinical Practice in Occupational Health Nursing
1 TO 5 hours. Practicum emphasizing interdisciplinary experience in the identification of work-related health problems, their treatment, and follow-up. Learning activities are individualized to meet the student's learning needs. Prerequisite(s): NUSP 514 and credit or concurrent registration in EOHS 421 and credit or concurrent registration in EOHS 482 and credit or concurrent registration in EOHS 551. Corequisite(s): Must enroll concurrently in NUPR 524.

531 Mental Health Assessment of Acute and Chronic Illness Practicum I
3 TO 7 hours. Practicum I: Management of mental health problems presented in various settings. Application of assessment and diagnosis of pathology; crisis, triage and emergency care. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 527.

532 Mental Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
3 TO 8 hours. Clinical Practicum II: Management of mental health problems presented in various settings. Application of various approaches to psychotherapy, psychoeduation, and complementary care to promote health and prevent disease. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 531.

533 Professional Role and Policy Development
2 TO 5 hours. Practicum III: Development of psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner role to deliver psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic services; and impact policies and procedures. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 532.

536 Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum I: Adult Health and Illness
4 TO 5 hours. Practicum emphasizing clinical practice, education, research and consultation related to the care of adults with acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisite(s): NUSP 534.

537 Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum II: Adult Health and Illness
4 TO 5 hours. Practicum emphasizing clinical practice, education, research and consultation related to the care of adults with acute and chronic health problems. NUPR 536 and Credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 535.

538 Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum III: Adult Health and Illness
3 TO 5 hours. Practicum emphasizing clinical practice, education, research and consultation related to the care of adults with acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 537.

539 Nurse Practitioner Practicum I: Management of Health and Illness in Adults
4 TO 5 hours. Practicum emphasizing clinical evaluation, health promotion, differential diagnosis, symptom management, education and case management of adults with complex health problems that may be acute, episodic, or chronic. Prerequisite(s): NUSP 534.

540 Nurse Practitioner Practicum II: Management of Health and Illness in Adults
4 TO 5 hours. Practicum emphasizing clinical evaluation, health promotion, differential diagnosis, symptom management, education and case management of adults with complex health problems that may be acute, episodic, or chronic. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 539 and Credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 535.

541 Nurse Practitioner Practicum III: Management of Health and Illness in Adults
4 TO 5 hours. Practicum emphasizing clinical evaluation, health promotion, differential diagnosis, symptom management, education and case management of adults with complex health problems that may be acute, episodic, or chronic. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 540.

542 Nurse Practitioner Practicum IV: Management of Health and Illness in Adults
4 hours. Practicum emphasizing clinical evaluation, health promotion, differential diagnosis, symptom management, education and case management of adults with complex health problems that may be acute, episodic, or chronic. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 541.

566 Practicum in Advanced Pediatric Primary Care I
1 TO 5 hours. Emphasizes clinical experiences in prevention, health promotion and maintenance through teaching, counseling, guidance and support of children and their families. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 553.

567 Practicum in Advanced Pediatric Primary Care II
1 TO 5 hours. Emphasizes clinical experiences and management of acute episodic and stable chronic illnesses commonly encountered in pediatric ambulatory health care settings. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 566.

568 Practicum in Advanced Pediatric Primary Care III
1 TO 5 hours. Emphasizes clinical experiences that integrate prevention, health promotion and maintenance, and clinical management of acute episodic and stable chronic illnesses commonly encountered in pediatric ambulatory health care settings. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s):NUPR 567.

569 Pediatric and Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum I
3 TO 6 hours. The application of advanced knowledge of theory and research to care for pediatric and perinatal patients and families who require the care of a clinical nurse specialist. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NURS 530 and NURS 531 and NURS 532 and NUSP 558 and credit or concurrent registration in NUSP 551.

570 Pediatric and Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum II
3 TO 6 hours. The application of theory and research related to pediatric and perinatal nursing personnel and the healthcare organization; systematic assessment for problem identification and outcome evaluation. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUSP 552 and NUPR 569.

571 Pediatric and Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum III
3 TO 6 hours. The application of theory and research for expansion of professional role competencies related to pediatric and perinatal nursing personnel and the healthcare organization. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in NUPR 570.

572 Practicum: Health Care of Women
1 TO 8 hours. Clinical experiences to develop nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner competencies in the health care of women. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUSP 555 and NURS 531 and NURS 532.

573 Practicum: Birth and the Newborn
1 TO 8 hours. Clinical experiences to develop beginning competence in the nurse-midwifery care of women and their newborns during parturition. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUSP 556 and NURS 531 and NURS 532.

574 Advanced Neonatal Nurse Clinical Practicum
1 TO 6 hours. Assessment, stabilization, and management of infants with common problems or complex disturbances, alterations, and multi-organ dysfunction and their unique neurodevelopmental needs and vulnerabilities emphasizing patient and family centered care. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NURS 532 and NURS 535.

580 Individualized Graduate Practicum
1 TO 5 hours. Individualized practicum that will develop skills, competencies and knowledge in a chosen health care delivery setting. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

582 DNP Residency I: Direct Care Role
2 TO 4 hours. Individualized residency experience that will expand clinical expertise and specialized knowledge in the selected direct care, advanced nursing practice specialty role. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

583 DNP Residency II: Direct Care Role
2 TO 4 hours. Individualized residency experience that will facilitate development of systems-level clinical expertise in the selected direct care advanced nursing practice specialty role. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 582 and consent of the instructor.

584 DNP Practicum I
2 TO 4 hours. IIndividualized practicum experience that will expand clinical expertise and specialized knowledge in the selected advanced nursing practice specialty role. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

585 DNP Practicum II
2 TO 4 hours. IIndividualized practicum experience that will expand clinical expertise and specialized knowledge in the selected advanced nursing practice specialty role. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 584 and consent of the instructor.

586 DNP Residency I: Systems-Focused Role
2 TO 4 hours. Individualized residency experience that will expand expertise and specialized knowledge in the selected systems-focused advanced nursing practice specialty role. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

587 DNP Residency II: Systems-Focused Role
2 TO 4 hours. Individualized residency experience that will expand development of systems-level expertise in the selected systems-focused advanced nursing practice specialty role. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): NUPR 586 and consent of the instructor.

592 Practicum in Population-Focused Nursing Interventions
2 hours. Advanced nursing practice experiences to develop beginning competency in the design and implementation of evidence-based interventions with populations and aggregates. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in NURS 551.

593 Advanced Research Practicum
1 TO 4 hours. An intensive guided research practicum in design, data collection, psychometric analysis or specific analytic technique relevant to the student's research specialization. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Must be repeated for a minimum of 3 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): NURS 573 and two advanced statistics courses.

595 Clinical Option: Population Health Nursing
1 hours. Advanced nursing practice experiences within community and population health subspecialty areas (public health informatics, public health systems, leadership, health policy, school health, economics, epidemiology, maternal-child health, etc). This course must be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in NUPR 592.


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