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NURS 750 Building Cultural Competency for Advanced Nursing Practice

Course Description: This course provides students with the fundamental tools necessary to build cultural competence using an evidence-based practice framework within a primary health care environment. Students will explore theoretical models and concepts that culturally based care are offered to enhance their skills and abilities as practitioners and educators. Various models will be studied, with particular emphasis on those that include concepts of considering health care disparities, access to health care, and educational settings, access to nursing education, the historical and current representation of various ethnic, religious and racial groups in nursing, and global nursing supply and demand. The student will have an opportunity to consider their own values and beliefs in the context of delivering culturally competent care and education.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

NURS 751 Health Care Economics and Policy

Restricted to graduate students in the Nursing and/or MPA program.

Course Description: This course introduces the principles of economics and finance as applied to the health care industry in the United States. The course will provide an analysis of the role of public, profit and nonprofit institutions in the health care system. Special attention will be paid to the interaction of economics and the political process. The material to be included is particularly important to advanced practice nurses because of the critical market and governmental forces that are affecting access, delivery, financing and structure of health care. Specific topics to be covered are: public vs. private goods, market failure, externalities in the health care market, supply and demand analysis applied to health care, public and private financing of health care, health care personnel supply and the nursing shortage, US health care policy, specific issues in health care, national health insurance, comparative health care systems, the relationship among health, health care and a nation's national economic health, and the globalization of health care. Economic analysis will be presented and applied to the variety of topics selected.

Course Rotation: PL and GC: Spring, odd years.

3 credits

NURS 753 Wellness Coaching

Course Description:This course will enhance the therapeutic relationship skills for graduate nurses in the coaching and guidance realm. The course will provide an overview of "Wellness-Coaching" mythology, which integrates principles and tools from behavioral science, psychology, counseling and life and corporate coaching. Coaching is the art and science of creating a conversation and way of being with patients that facilitates a person to move toward their desired goals. Because behavior change starts in the mind, nurses can use wellness coaching skills to help clients develop the mindsets necessary to navigate the difficult path of lifestyle change. Students will learn the current evidence on the mythology and get an introduction to the wellness coaching process and techniques, including appreciative inquiry, reflective listening, motivational interviewing, non-violent communication and radical acceptance, visioning, goal-setting, extreme self care, coaching presence and the power of generative moments.

Course Rotation: WWW:FALL

3 credits