This elective in Nursing Resilience provides graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to experience known supportive and stress management modalities that might allow them the opportunity to recognize the need for self-care and reduce the work stress associated with the novice role and throughout their career.
This elective in Oncology Nursing gives undergraduate students an opportunity to experience the related specialties of oncology nursing, palliative care, and hospice care. They will be able to apply basic knowledge about cancer pathophysiology and nursing management and develop basic nursing skills as they visit selected clinical settings. The course will emphasize current concepts and practices in oncology nursing and issues related to palliative and hospice care. Prerequisite: Third-year and fourth-year traditional students or RN to BSN and MSN-CNL students; permission of instructor.
Independent study in Nursing
The course provides an opportunity to learn and use bio-psychosocial concepts in the care of mentally ill of all ages and in a variety of hospital and community settings. The focus is on assessment strategies, plans of care, nursing interventions, medication management, and rehabilitative processes for individuals with a variety of acute and chronic mental health problems. Prerequisite: GCNL 5150.
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.
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.
This seminar is designed to build the knowledge and skills of the APRN student in the use of appropriate pharmacotherapy for the treatment of conditions and diseases relevant to their specialty practice using a systems-based approach. Using a case-based format, students will apply advanced pharmacologic principles and published guidelines to inform clinical therapeutic decision making and to avoid medication related adverse effects.
Paradigms and models examined include: psychotherapeutic, biopsychosocial, behavioral, stress and coping, health promotion, rehabilitation, self-help theories, and psychiatric mental health nursing theoretical frameworks. Course also includes exploration of selected diagnoses with respect to theoretical perspectives, Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
This course provides the opportunity for students to develop basic understanding and skills in psychiatric nursing interventions with patients in inpatient and community care system. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a large repertoire of advanced nursing care strategies and application of these skills to certain patient groups and the patient care environment.
Students will further develop and refine clinical skills of the advanced psychiatric nurse and represents the final clinical experience area of psychiatric mental health nursing in the Master's of Nursing graduate program. The purpose is to focus on specific populations such as the elderly, chronically mentally ill, rural populations, and substance abusers, and to explore nursing strategies and methods of practice specific to the population.
Independent Study in Nursing
Credit taken concurrentlyw ith master's coursework as approved by the faculty.
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 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.