Designed to provide an overview of advanced roles of graduate nursing practice, with a focus on specialty roles in nursing. Issues involving ethics, scope of practice, and credentialing will be addressed as students’ transition into their selected specialty roles. Leadership theories within an ethical environment will be discussed.
Prerequisite(s):Acceptance into the program
The focus of this course is professional role development related to leadership in advanced nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration, methods of effective communication, strategies to promote change in healthcare systems, and leadership strategies to deliver high quality and culturally competent healthcare which positively impacts patient outcomes. Special focus will address population health.
Provides students with the knowledge to translate ethical evidence into practice and identify gaps where evidence is lacking. Students will focus on methodology, statistical analysis, and problem identification.
Provides an in-depth study of information technology as it is utilized in healthcare organizations. Students will compare and contrast the tools, processes, and strategies available to manage information, data, and software and hardware in healthcare organizations. Practical applications will be emphasized and students will analyze the impact of information systems and technology to work more efficiently, allocate resources and improve patient care.
Requires students to be able to articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and safety standards as they relate to quality. Students will analyze their role as effective leaders and change agents based on quality principles. Focus is on measures to assure optimal patient outcomes in multiple environments, with emphasis on patient and staff safety.
Focuses on health care organizations and delivery of care. Students will understand public policies on issues affecting nursing and healthcare. Content includes economic and organization theory, current issues in nursing, trends in health care delivery, political, social, ethical and fiscal accountability from a global perspective. Additionally, students will explore political and social forces which shape healthcare delivery and examine the role of advanced practice nurses in political advocacy.
Students will begin initiation of their capstone project by developing project objectives, identifying an MSN prepared preceptor, and practice site by which to conduct the project. Additionally, students will complete 60 practice hours in the clinical facility. Note: Students in the education track must work directly with a clinical educator.
Prerequisite(s):Program Dean/Direct or approval, liability insurance.
Requires students to work directly with a preceptor to examine and deepen knowledge in the chosen specialty. The major focus of the practicum experience is to synthesis knowledge and demonstrate skills to assure program outcomes. 90 practice hours. Note: Students are responsible for identifying preceptors, and clinical practicum site in consultation with course faculty. This should be an extension of work begun in NUR 6220, Clinical Practicum Preparation.
Evaluates a variety of human resource issues facing corporations and businesses today. These include employee development, performance appraisal systems, job design, hiring and dismissal processes, career management strategies, legal issues, morale monitoring, domestic and global labor market problems, as well as how cultural and economic factors influence the effectiveness of human resource management.
Prerequisite(s):BUS 6780 or NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510
Explores various legal and ethical issues relevant to the healthcare field. Topics include medical malpractice, informed consent, professional liability, patients' rights, employee rights and responsibilities, and medical ethics.
Provides a deeper understanding of financial concepts applied to the healthcare field. Topics include financial statement analysis, principles of reimbursement, cost concepts and decision making, financial forecasting, budgeting techniques, capital project analysis, and strategic financial planning within the healthcare industry.
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