Christian Simmers

Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
GCNL 5110: Clinical Practice & Decision-Making: Nursing Care of Adults & Older Adults
Credits: 4
This course provides the student with the theoretical knowledge necessary to provide basic safe and effective nursing care to adults and aging individuals. Clinical experiences focus on developing applying fundamental nursing skills. Prerequisite: GCNL 5100.
GCNL 5130: Clin Prac & Decis-Making: Nursing Care of Adults w/ Common Health Problems
Credits: 3
This course provides students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and clinical skills needed to provide safe and effective nursing care to adults experiencing acute illness. Clinical experiences in acute care settings focus on applying the principles of family-centered care and offer opportunities to provide nursing care focusing on health promotion as well as health protection and recovery from illness. Prereqs: GNUR 6010 & GCNL 5110.
GCNL 5180: Clinical Practice & Decision-Making: Synthesis Practicum
Credits: 4
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired from previous courses. Students refine clinical skills in group patient care delivery, priority setting and decision-making, explore the nurse's role in the formal organization, the progression of leadership roles and responsibilities, and to begin the transition to leadership in professional nursing practice. Prerequisites: GNUR 5410,GCNL 5160 & 5170.
GCNL 5991: CNL Role Immersion and Capstone
Credits: 5
This course is an intensive clinical experience in an area selected by the student. The experience allows for full implementation of the clinical nurse leader competencies and includes a strong interdisciplinary practice focus. A capstone project is required and will be presented in a poster session at the end of the course. Prerequisites: GCNL 5180 and GCNL 5240.