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Sarah J. Craig

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
CMNEB 2015
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Sarah Craig is a certified clinical nurse specialist and has been a single course faculty member, clinical instructor and graduate teaching assistant since 2010 at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She is employed with the University of Virginia Health System as a clinical nurse specialist in post-operative cardiovascular and thoracic surgery care.

NUCO 2440: Principles and Application of Case-Based Learning for Nursing Practice
Credits: 2
Using patient cases, this learner-centered seminar facilitates student exploration of patient- & family-centered care across the continuum of health care delivery and provides clinical experiences to apply critical elements of the BSN Essentials and IOM Competencies. Thinking critically, students synthesize prior and concurrent knowledge in their clinical reasoning and incorporate evidence-based practice across the lifespan.
NUCO 3110: Patient-Family Centered Care: Adult-Gero Nursing in Acute Care
Credits: 4
This required course covers the nursing care of adult patients with common illnesses and conditions requiring medical and/or surgical treatment in acute health care settings.
NUCO 4110: Patient-Family Centered Care: Complex and Transitional Care
Credits: 4
This course builds on previous Adult Health courses and prepares students to plan and deliver care in a wider variety of settings and on a more complex level. Half the semester will be spent studying critical care nursing concepts while gaining clinical experience in intensive care. The other half will be devoted to nursing care in transitional care settings, with a goal of facilitating patient transition from one setting to the next.
NUIP 4200: Pathophysiology
Credits: 4
Pathophysiology is a four credit interprofessional course which provides a foundation of basic knowledge of common pathophysiologic conditions affecting adults and children and their clinical management.
NUCO 4720: Transition to Practice: Synthesis Practicum
Credits: 3
Synthesis Practicum provides students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills acquired from all previous courses. Students work directly with clinical preceptors in an intensive 168-hour clinical, refining their skills and exploring the professional nurse's role. They assume leadership roles and begin to transition to independent professional practice.
GCNL 5100: Health Assessment and Clinical Interventions
Credits: 4
Focuses on acquiring, analyzing, and refining of health assessment data to develop an accurate nursing problem list. Considers normal variations and abnormalities of different developmental, cultural, and ethnic groups. Introduces therapeutic communication, psychomotor skills, and interpersonal skills in providing care. The laboratory portion allows the student to practice assessment and clinical intervention skills in a simulated environment. Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Nurse Leader program.
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 5170: Clin Prac & Decision-Making: Nursing Care of Ind w/ Complex Health Problems
Credits: 3
The course focuses on the use of the nursing process in the management of complex health problems, with particular emphasis on the collaborative and independent functions of the nurse in an intensive, specialty, and technologically advanced care environment. Prerequisite: GCNL 5130.
GCNL 5240: Leadership Seminar: Microsystem Assessment and Capstone Development
Credits: 3
Students examine career, leadership, and practice environment issues and situations. Students expand their understanding of the legal context of practice and ability to advocate for needed change. Job acquisition skills including the development of a professional portfolio and formal leadership project proposal are focal points of the course. Prerequisite: GCNL 5220.
GNUR 7313: AG ACCNS Practicum II
Credits: 5
This synthesis practicum validates the expert knowledge, clinical skills and practice of the CNS student. The focus is to integrate the key CNS role components of direct care, consultation, systems leadership, collaboration, coaching, ethical decision making, and research. It is in this final practicum that the student's practice will be evaluated according to the CNS core competencies. Prerequisites: GNUR 7311
GNUR 8005: An Introduction to Classroom & Clinical Teaching in Nursing
Credits: 2
This elective course introduces graduate students to the role of nurse educator in the classroom and clinical teaching setting. The course reviews applicable teaching learning principles and presents a variety of classic and contemporary teaching methods and strategies for instruction and student evaluation. Challenges for nurse educators related to student diversity, active learning, use of technology, and student evaluation are explored. The focus is on the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills to begin teaching students in a college of nursing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.