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Nursing knowledge development, worldview, and competencies of the advanced practice nurse are examined. This focus of this course is professional practice development, communication, leadership, team building, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Evidenced based practice and clinical reasoning are explored. Problem identification, problem solving, ethical standards and principles of research are the focus of a research proposal. Dissemination of research and translational research are analyzed for interdisciplinary practice.
Quality improvement, standards of care, health care policy, and organizational science, are topics of this course. Information technology and trends of healthcare are examined. Legal and economic challenges of advanced practice nursing are incorporated.
Family, community and public health nursing are the focus of this course. Complex science and systems theory are explored in relation to design, delivery and evaluation of population health. Concepts of cultural safety are considered.
Principles of evidence - based nursing education for pre-licensure nursing students are the focus of this course. Classroom and clinical teaching is emphasized. Evaluation of student learning outcomes is included.
The aim of this course is to prepare nurse educators to evaluate student progress in achieving course objectives. Course content includes evaluation of learning in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Construction of test items based on course blueprints, use of rubrics, and clinical evaluation are included topics. Objective evaluation and student feedback are discussed as critical legal and ethical standards for nurse educators.
This course focuses on the knowledge and tools to support, promote, and implement change leading to improvements in patient and health system outcomes. Students will be introduced to concepts and theories of quality measurement and best practices including application to Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method of continuous quality improvement.
This course examines cultural safety, cultural tolerance, and cultural diversity related to population-focused nursing through the study of healthy ethnic communities and diverse socio-cultural groups. Travel to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for an accelerated cultural experience is required. This course is offered in the first summer session. This course requires additional course fees TBA prior to registration depending on current cost of travel, room and board.
Fiscal management, strategic planning, trend analysis, and resource management are the focus of this course. Elements and processes of outcome measurements are explored. Leadership and management of personnel are included topics.
This course describes an overview of nursing informatics the importance to healthcare and general categories of software. Electronic health records and electronic communication are explored with an emphasis on technology, ethics, and legal implications.
This course explores the integral approach of Holistic Nursing as an art and a science in concert with contemporary nursing by examining the Core Values of Holistic Nursing and Holistic Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. The focus is on the role of the nurse as an instrument of healing the whole person, mind, body, spirit and emotions while honoring the interconnectedness and the interrelatedness of the nurse, client, society, and universal environment. Holistic nursing is based on a foundation of self-care, healing relationships, mutuality and presence. Caring healing interventions will be introduced and considered for integration into relationship-centered clinical practice and self-care to restore balance and enhance well-being.
This course explores essential writing skills for professional nurses. Grant application and papers for submission as publications are the focus of this course. Components of the course include: clear exposition, persuasive argument, effective synthesis and mastery of writing mechanics including APA format.
Principles of pathophysiology including biopsychosocial science and genomics are the focus of this course. Nursing’s role in management of chronic and acute adult onset illnesses is examined.
Pharmacological management of adult onset acute and chronic illness is the focus of this course. Principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics will be examined. Cultural beliefs and practices for adult onset illnesses related to medication management are analyzed.
Health assessment of individuals and families are explored from the perspective of client-centered care, safety, cultural diversity, genomics, and biopsychosocial principles. Laboratory practice is required.
Clinical practicum practice in nursing education is the focus of this course. Students begin their own reflective nursing education practice with the guidance of a mentor. A practicum project presentation is required. Pre-requisite: NUR540
Clinical practicum practice in nursing administration is the focus of this course. Students are mentored in a nursing administrative practice with an advanced practice nurse. A practicum project presentation is required. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR550