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NURS 800 Scientific Underpinnings for Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description: Advanced practice nursing is dynamic and requires practitioners to draw from a wide range of theories/models to guide and direct practice. This course provides students the opportunity to identify and analyze philosophical, historical and contemporary issues, including culture, central to the development of nursing science and the delivery of advanced practice nursing. Relevant theories/models from a variety of disciplines are synthesized to develop frameworks for advanced practice nursing.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Corequisites

NURS 810

NURS 810 Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing

Course Description: This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in complex primary health care organizations that deliver care to diverse populations. Emphasis will be on development of core competencies to assure high quality outcomes. Students will analyze multiple factors that impact delivery and outcomes of clinical care, they will learn strategies to maintain accountability for quality health care and patient safety.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Corequisites

NURS 800

NURS 820 Evidence-Based Practice: Methods and Techniques I

Course Description: In this course students’ focus on the evaluation of evidence related to questions of diagnosis and screening, prognosis, and harm, and recommend culturally competent practice applications and/or further research. Content includes the most common research designs and analytic methods used to study these types of clinical questions and will include the actual or potential impact of these designed and methods on vulnerable populations.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 830

NURS 830 Health Care Policy: Strategic Action

Prerequisite: NURS 803 and NURS 804.

Co-requisite: NURS 840.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of health care policies and political advocacy. Key issues will be presented within the framework of health care delivery systems, organization, and evaluation of impact on health. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of advanced practice nursing and its impact on policy for all, and in particular vulnerable populations.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 803 Min Grade B and NURS 804 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 840

NURS 840 Teaching and Learning in Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description: The focus of this course is on developing student's knowledge and skills for teaching and mentoring, recognizing diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Course content includes teaching/learning philosophy and theory, specific strategies to facilitate learning, the historical development of teaching/learning practices in nursing, and the evaluation of learning outcomes. In addition, emphasis is given to knowledge and skills needed to function as a mentor for nursing students and nurses in clinical purposes.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 803 Min Grade B and NURS 804 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 830

NURS 850 Ethical Choices and Legal Context for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Course Description : The focus of this course is ethical decision making for the advanced practice nurse within the context of the health care system. Ethical decision making with particular to clinical research, access to care, and best practice issues are examined. Students reflect on past clinical experiences that inform the decisions they make and influence law and/or policy formation and the implementation of that policy and/or law. Students will analyze legal, political, organizational, social, cultural and financial factors that create ethical challenges in the delivery of care. Creating ethical practice through critical examination of ethical theories, moral reasoning, and self-reflection in relation to cultural competence and social responsibility is emphasized with particular reference and practice management.

3 credits

NURS 860 Evidence-Based Practice: Methods and Techniques

Course Description : This course prepares students to prepare an evidence summary for culturally competent clinical evidence-based practice improvement. Students develop a proposal for implementing and evaluating a change in primary health care practice following a careful review of the evidence related to the selected topic. In addition students design a best practice audit within a clinical setting and select appropriate outcome measures. Students prepare a plan for ensuring that implementation and evaluation are well designed. The course emphasizes intra and interprofessional collaboration in all aspects of the evidence-based practice improvement process.

Course Rotation : Fall;NYC

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 804 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 870

NURS 870 Health Care Economics and Finance for Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with concepts of health care economics and finance for advanced practice nursing. Key economic issues, including cost, efficiency and accessibility, affecting health care financing and delivery will be addressed. The students will apply economic models to consider the demand for and utilization of health services and supply of health services. The incentives and behavior of consumers and producers of health care will be considered, including their implications for vulnerable populations.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B and NURS 820 Min Grade B and NURS 830 Min Grade B and NURS 840 Min Grade B and NURS 850 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 860

NURS 880 Technology and Information Systems for Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description : This course is designed to provide the advanced practice nurse with increased proficiency in the evaluation and utilization of technology and information systems to improve health care quality, safety, access and efficiency. The student will learn to use information systems and technology-based resources to facilitate clinical and administrative decision-making, evaluation of nursing outcomes, and quality improvement.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B and NURS 820 Min Grade B and NURS 830 Min Grade B and NURS 840 Min Grade B and NURS 850 Min Grade B and NURS 860 Min Grade B and NURS 870 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 900A