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Provides 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.
Focuses on health care organizations and delivery of care. Students will understand public policies on issues affecting nursing and healthcare. Content includes economic and organizational theory, current issues in nursing, trends in health care delivery, political, social, ethical and fiscal accountability from a global perspective.
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 related 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 population health.
Focuses on mastery of advanced health assessment skills, including history taking, interviewing, collection of data, and documentation of findings, building on basic assessment skills. Content provides a foundation for decision making and the management of care. This will be coupled with an understanding of the principles of pharmacodynamics and the pharmacodynamics management of common acute and chronic illnesses. Note: Students are responsible for identifying preceptors in consultation with course faculty. 3 hours didactic, 1 hour practicum = 45 clinical hours.
Prerequisite(s):NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510
Focuses on the study of cell structure as a foundation for understanding physiological and pathological processes. Normal human physiology will serve as the foundation to examine and understand the pathophysiology of common diseases, including incidence, etiology, manifestations, and prognosis.
Focuses on instructional delivery, including simulation and advanced technology. A focus on teacher behaviors that promote student centered learning will be explored. Additionally, education of hospital staff and patients will be addressed.
Focuses on best practices for curriculum development, including pedagogy and andragogy, in nursing education. As an overview of nursing education, students will examine the current legal and ethical frameworks of nursing education, accreditation standards and processes.
Focuses on program evaluation utilizing advanced technologies. Students will explore the components of a systematic evaluation plan and identify evaluation tools for educational assessment, both in the classroom and clinical environment.
Requires students to work directly with a preceptor to examine and deepen knowledge and skills in nursing education. The major focus of the practicum experience is to synthesize knowledge and demonstrate skills to assure program outcomes. Note: Students are responsible for identifying preceptors in consultation with course faculty. 90 clinical hours are required.
Prerequisite(s):Program Dean/Director approval, Liability insurance, NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5410
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