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ACSM 1110 - Academic Seminar

This course is designed to welcome students as new members of the academic community at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. The course will assist students with their transition to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University by introducing them to the academic philosophy and expectations at the University. Students will develop attitudes, behaviors, skills, and strategies that will contribute to their ongoing learning at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University and beyond.

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisites: For all new students, ACSM 1110 should be the first credit course for matriculation into the University.

ACSM 1310 - Introduction to Baccalaureate Education

This course provides students in baccalaureate programs program-specific information, insights, and tools that maximize their academic success and achievement of career goals. ACSM 1310 should be taken concurrently with ACSM 1110 or in the semester immediately following completion of ACSM 1110.
 
Credit Hours: 3

ACSM 4110-Senior Seminar

ACSM 4110 serves as a capstone course for the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program.  Students in the seminar (1) reflect upon and evaluate their undergraduate experiences, especially the interrelatedness of the courses they have studies and the major concepts they have assimilated, (2) demonstrate skills they have mastered, and (3) refine their postgraduate plans.  This course should be in the final semester of the program. This course may be offered with an integrated service-learning component.

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisites:  All requirements for the BA in Liberal Studies except those taken in last semester of the senior year

ANES 7310 - Physical Science in Nurse Anesthesia

This course focuses on chemistry and physics relative to nurse anesthesia practice. It includes an emphasis on organic and biochemistry principles, medical mathematics and physics with application of these principles to nurse anesthesia practice. Gas laws, chemical structure of anesthetics, vaporizers, and principles related to monitoring modalities in anesthesia will be included.

Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7340 - Anesthesia Skills and Simulation Lab

This course provides the opportunity for students to practice anesthetic techniques in the skills lab utilizing high fidelity simulation and task trainers. Each student is evaluated for readiness for clinical practice in the operating room. The hands-on practice correlates with the concepts covered in Principles of Anesthesia I and II with an emphasis on communication, safety and standards of care for anesthesia practice.

Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program


ANES 7360 - DNP Project I

This course engages DNP-NA students to use scholarly evidence to develop and plan a DNP project to advance nursing practice, improve patient or population outcomes and enhance clinical, organizational or education system change. In consultation with the faculty advisor and committee, students will identify a problem or topic of interest relevant to clinical practice, education, or leadership. Students will perform an extensive review of the literature that guides and clarifies multiple approaches to problem resolution followed by critical appraisal and synthesis of the evidence to support project design analysis and proposal.  

Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7370 - DNP Project II

DNP Project II is a continuation of DNP Project I and builds on the content and processes developed for implementation of the DNP project.  In consultation with the faculty advisor and committee, students will implement and evaluate their change project and disseminate the outcomes. The final DNP Project will result in a final paper that is peer-reviewed, of sufficient rigor to be replicated, and/or published in a professional journal and presented to their peers during Anesthesia Seminar.

Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7375 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice III

This course provides an in-depth study of selected advanced anesthesia concepts to include anesthetic implications and management of the neurologic and pain patient and techniques of regional anesthesia. Laboratory experience is provided for students to develop beginning mastery of regional anesthesia techniques and the use of ultrasound equipment.

Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7380 - Anesthesia Seminar

This course provides a comprehensive review in preparation for the certification exam and includes physical science, physiology and pathophysiology, pharmacology and principles of anesthesia. Formal DNP Project presentations by the students will contribute to the synthesis of information acquired throughout the nurse anesthesia program and encourages inter-professional collaboration and dissemination to improve patient and population health care outcomes.

 Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7425 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I

This course provides an in-depth knowledge of the microscopic and macroscopic structure of the human body with emphases on the nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiac, and renal systems. The relationship between structure, function, dysfunction and integration of these body systems and anesthetic management across the lifespan will be assessed and evaluated.

Credit Hours: 4
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7435 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice I

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of anesthesia practice and the perioperative setting. Focus of the course includes patient assessment, physiological monitoring, anesthetic techniques, interventions, and associated equipment with an emphasis on safety and standards of care for anesthesia practice. Laboratory experience is provided for students to develop beginning level airway and anesthesia management skills.

Credit Hours: 4
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7445 - Advanced Pharmacology II for Nurse Anesthesia

The course provides a systematic approach to the in-depth understanding of pharmacological principles and monitoring modalities underlying the use of anesthetic agents and adjuvants as well as the management of anesthetic complications. Implications of current drug therapy used in the treatment of various disease processes with attention to chemical properties, preparation, dosage, administration, and side effects will be emphasized.

Credit Hours: 4
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7450 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice IV

This course provides an in-depth study of selected advanced anesthesia concepts to include the anesthetic implications and management of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, transplant, and trauma patient. Laboratory experience is provided for students to refine ultra sound guided and central venous cannulation techniques.

Credit Hours: 4
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7455 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology II

This course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the microscopic and macroscopic structure of the human body with emphases on the endocrine, pulmonary and gastroenterology systems. The relationship between structure, function, dysfunction and integration of these body systems and anesthetic management across the lifespan will be assessed and evaluated.

Credit Hours: 4
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7465 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice II

This course builds upon knowledge acquired in Principles of Anesthesia Practice I while focusing on anesthetic delivery across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed upon the effects of age related changes in anatomy and physiology with implications for anesthetic management of pediatric, obstetric and geriatric population, and disease states.  

Credit Hours: 4
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7710 - Clinical Practicum I

This practicum introduces the student to clinical practice with individualized preceptor-guided instruction in the management of patients receiving anesthesia with an emphasis on safety and monitoring modalities. Experiences include introduction to the role of the nurse anesthetist, development of basic nurse anesthesia skills, preparation of patients and equipment, pre- and post-operative evaluation, planning and implementing individualized anesthesia care plans, and airway management techniques. The clinical practicum requires the integration of knowledge learned in the nursing core, anesthesia specialty and science courses. DNP-NA students are also required to participate in journal club and clinical correlation conferences to promote role responsibility.

Credit Hours: 4
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7720 - Clinical Practicum II

This practicum provides clinical experiences across the lifespan with increasing integration and application of knowledge and skills. Particular attention is given to anesthetic management of the pediatric, obstetric and geriatric patient. DNP-NA students are also required to participate in journal club and clinical correlation conferences to promote role responsibility.

Credit Hours: 5
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7730 - Clinical Practicum III

This practicum continues and advances clinical skills and progression of decision-making skills for anesthesia practice. The hands on practice correlates with the concepts covered in Principles of Anesthesia II & III, which focus on the neurosurgical patient and procedures, regional anesthesia, and pain management. DNP-NA students are also required to participate in journal club and clinical correlation conferences to promote role responsibility.

 Credit Hours: 6
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7740 - Clinical Practicum IV

This practicum continues and advances clinical skills and provides more complex clinical experiences in a variety of areas. Concepts taught in Principles of Anesthesia IV to include anesthetic management of the cardiovascular, pulmonary and trauma patient will be emphasized. Students are also required to participate in journal club and clinical correlation conferences to promote role responsibility.

Credit Hours: 6
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANES 7750 - Clinical Practicum V

This practicum provides the opportunity for advancing clinical practice in specialty areas with an emphasis on synthesis of information acquired throughout the program. While supervision continues, evolution of independent thinking and autonomy is required. DNP-NA students are also required to participate in journal club, clinical correlation conferences and mentorship of junior students to promote professional role responsibility.

Credit Hours: 6
Pre-requisite: Admission to the DNP-NA program

ANTH 1310 - Introduction to Anthropology

This is a course in socio-cultural anthropology. It will discuss and describe such concepts as: 1) important explanatory and interpretive paradigms (cultural materialism, sociobiology, symbolic anthropology, cognitive anthropology,) post-modernism); 2) subsistence, technology and economics (subsistence types, culture and technology variation, exchange systems); 3) social organization (class and castes, marital residence, descent and kinship, enculturation, rites of passage); 4) religion and ideology (mythology, prehistoric religions, a survey of world religions, witchcraft and magic); 5) fieldwork (data collection, data analyses, culture shock).

Credit Hours: 3

ANTH 2310 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

This course will examine the origin and subsequent development of hominids (extinct and extant members of the genus Homo) with a specific emphasis on the genetic and cultural factors that have affected human evolution.  Important topics will include micro- and macro-evolutionary processes, primate taxonomy, hominid fossil evidence, and human adaptation and variation.

Credit Hours: 3

ANTH 2320 – Introduction to Religious Studies

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with certain issues in religious studies. Three such issues have been specifically identified for this course: 1) the philosophical foundations for a critical analysis of religion; 2) the foundations of Christianity; 3) and a cross-cultural examination of the major world religions. By selecting these three issues, it is intended that students will become sensitive to the philosophical nature and presuppositions of many religious claims, to the origin of Christianity and Christian beliefs about Jesus, and to the unique, as well as common perspectives of the major world religions. 

Credit Hours: 3 
Prerequisites: WRIT 1310


ANTH 3310 - Religions of the World

The primary objective of this course will be to study, compare, and contrast the great world religions. These will include: Christianity; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism; Confucianism; Taoism; and Judaism. Lesser known religions will also be studied: Baha'ism; Jainism; Shintoism; Zoroastrianism. This course may be delivered in a blended or online format.

This course is cross listed with RELS 3315.

Credit Hours: 3

ANTH 3315 - Ethnomedicine

This course will focus on the concepts of medicine and healing in a cross-cultural context. Topics covered will include medical pluralism (indigenous healing practices and ideologies vs.: formal or western medical practices), cultural specific illness, and ethnobotany. The future of traditional medicine in an increasingly westernized world will also be discussed. This course may be delivered in a blended or online format.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: WRIT 1311

ANTH 3325 - Anthropology of Religion

This course will explore and analyze religion (understood as both a social institution and a cultural ideology) from a distinctively anthropological point of view. Particular emphasis will be placed on both the purely theoretical and ethnographic issues that are intrinsic to a cross-cultural examination of religion. This course cross registers with RELS 3325.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: WRIT 1311, RELS 1310 or RELS 2310

ANTH 4310-Anthropology of Gender, Sexuality, and Patriarchy

This course will critically examine the dynamics of power vis-à-vis the disenfranchised and the dispossessed in both general terms and in regard to specific cases globally, specifically in those cases involving abuses of patriarchy.  This examination will necessarily involve discussions of feminism and feminist theory, the cultural construction of gender and sexuality, and the cultural origins of patriarchy.  Also, the traditional or essentialist perspective will be compared and contrasted with the postmodern perspective.

Credit Hours:  3
Prerequisites: ANTH 1310

ART 1310 - Art Appreciation

This introductory course is a study of how art reflects and shapes human experiences. Students are provided with concepts, terms, and a historical context with which to develop, analyze and articulate their personal responses to a variety of visual media, painting, sculpture, architecture and photography. Class sessions include lecture, discussion, and reflective writing. Works of art are experienced through exhibits, slides, films, and field trips. One research paper is required.

Credit Hours: 3

ART 3310 - Literature and the Visual Arts

This course examines the relationships of the literary and visual arts. Comparative study focuses upon various practices, critical theories, and social, historical, and philosophical concepts that cross-artistic boundaries and influence specific works of literature and/or visual arts. Class sessions include lecture, discussion, film, and slide presentations as well as group activities. Critical thinking is encouraged as students apply concepts to analysis of fiction, poetry, paintings and sculpture from Western and Non-Western cultures. One analytical research paper and several short class presentations are required. This course is team taught by English and art faculty. Credit may be earned for either ENGL 3310 or ART 3310, but not for both.

Completion of ART 1310 and ENGL 2310 is strongly recommended.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: WRIT 1311

ATSC 3310 – Special Topics in Arts and Sciences

This course addresses issues or content of topical interest and value within a discipline or program offered by Arts and Sciences.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester credit hours and a grade point average of 2.7 or higher