Independent study in Nursing
This course focuses on the specialized knowledge in nursing including nursing theory, ethical principles, historical perspectives, and aesthetics. Emphasis is placed on relating these dimensions to the student's professional nursing practice. The role of praxis, empirics, ethics, and aesthetics in theory development is studied. The course goal is to prepare practitioners of nursing to interpret current literature of nursing and its application. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
This course prepares nurses to lead policy changes to advance population health. All levels of policy making processes are examined, with emphasis placed on how nurses can effect policies to ensure alignment with the Code of Ethics. Students learn practical strategies for engaging in productive discussions about health policy and politics while integrating and synthesizing knowledge about health promotion and disease prevention.
This course examines guideline-supported evidence for advanced disease management of the acute/critically/chronically ill adolescent and adult including the frail elderly. The course reinforces the case based learning approach for commonly encountered problems. The course examines advanced health promotion and disease prevention management strategies, and advanced approaches to evaluate outcomes of interventions.
This course will provide an overview of palliative care including the evidence base and historical and ethical perspectives. The 8 domains of the National Consensus Project's Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care is the structure for the course. Communication, advocacy, and primary and specialist palliative care will be examined in the context of advanced nursing practice.
Course emphasizes use of quantitative analysis in support of data based management decisions. The context of decision-making will be from the perspective of health care providers, managers, and planners. Data based decision-making is made based on resource allocation at the individual, unit, organizational, and population level analysis. The use of data to influence quality decisions relevant to clinical and administrative managers is the focus. Prerequisite: GNUR 6470 or 8650 and 6450
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Graduate Nursing
This course focuses on health promotion and the management of illnesses affecting women from adolescence through older adulthood. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, GNUR 6020, GNUR 6025, GNUR 6120
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
The first APN preceptorship, for ACNP and CNS students, focuses on the acquisition of expert clinical knowledge in a specialty and the diagnostic and decision-making skills necessary to function in an acute care environment. The focus is on the student's specialty and on the cardiac and pulmonary systems and management of medical patients. (280 clinical hours) Prerequisite: All core and APN courses of the MSN Program, GNUR 6310 and 6315 (co-req).
A culminating clinical experience in the role of ACNP or CNS, emphasizing clinical decision making in an interprofessional environment specific to the student's career goals and specialty interest. 280 clinical hours. Prerequisite: GNUR 7312.
This course builds upon master's level advanced nursing practice competencies by introducing the DNP student to expert doctoral nursing practice, AACN DNP Essentials, DNP-APRN Competencies, reflective practice, practice inquiry and scholarship. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement frameworks and socialization to doctoral nursing practice is initiated. A foundation for DNP practicum self-assessments is introduced.
This course provides foundational knowledge so the DNP student will be a resilient leader in the translation of evidence into practice and in driving quality improvement in complex systems. Leadership and change theory, and data driven decision making will be integrated with self-leadership, resiliency, communication skills, and advocacy as the foundation for leadership in the practice setting. Data based resource management will be emphasized.
Credit taken concurrentlyw ith master's coursework as approved by the faculty.
DNP practicum builds upon master's level advanced nursing competencies by supporting the DNP students' transition to expert doctoral nursing practice and students' achievement of AACN DNP Essentials and DNP-APRN Competencies. Students are expected to advance to a higher level of expertise and demonstrate leadership in practice and scholarship.
This course is the first of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. Students finalize the scholarly practice project.
This course is the second of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum II students implement the scholarly practice project.
This course is the third of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 56 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum III, students evaluate and disseminate their scholarly practice project.
Students register for GNUR 9997 until DNP Scholarly Practice Project is complete.
Students register for GNUR 9998 concurrently with course work until the dissertation proposal is successfully defended. Credits from non-topical research are not counted in the total program hours of credit. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty advisor.