Courses

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ATC NUR 2078D 3 Clinical Diagnostics

This distance education (synchronous) course emphasizes performing and/or interpreting cost effective office-based laboratory and selected diagnostic tests in problem-based cases. The course is designed for nurse practitioners who may practice where on-site laboratory and diagnostic services may not be available. Included are ekg and x-ray interpretation and performing and interpreting selected laboratory tests. Suturing, casting, splinting workshops and wound care techniques are also included.

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HPD NUR 2079 1-3 Children With Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Clinical Practicum

Provides graduate students from nursing, medicine, public health, social work, education, early intervention and health and rehabilitation sciences with an opportunity to work as part of the university community leaders for individuals with disabilities (UCLID) center intensive leadership training clinical program. The UCLID program implements an interdisciplinary family-centered, culturally sensitive, community-connected model of care to children with disabilities and to their families. The model demonstrates innovative clinical services/educational methods for teaching about disabilities.

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HCS NUR 2081 2 Data Management for Researchers

This course focuses on computing tools and techniques currently used in health science research. Principles for organizing, collecting, sorting, managing, and analyzing data will be presented. Software for scanning, spreadsheets, database management, and statistical analysis will be presented.

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HCS NURSP 2082 3 Informatics Theories and Issues

This course covers relevant theories and models from the fields of: nursing informatics, communication, information science and computer science. The foundations of behavioral theories, group dynamics and principles of adult learning will be introduced. Students will apply these theories and models to emerging issues in informatics.

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HCS NURSP 2083 3 System Usability and Evaluation Methods

This course is designed to provide informatics students with the knowledge necessary to take an applied role in the design, implementation and evaluation of healthcare information systems. In this course, students will apply principles of usability and evaluation theory to informatics projects.

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HCS NURSP 2084 3 Systematic Approaches to Data Analysis in Informatics

This course covers key applications for data analysis in nursing informatics practice. Core application areas include: evaluation methods, terminology linkage and interoperability analysis, and database utilization for quality improvement. Emphasis will be placed on the practice implications for nurse informaticists.

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HCS NURSP 2085 3-4 Nursing Informatics Seminar and Practicum I

This course provides an opportunity for the learner to synthesize all previous nursing informatics coursework. The course employs a seminar format in which the learner demonstrates leadership attributes, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities in simulated and actual situations. The student will focus on expansion of leadership skills and the development of a focused project in informatics.

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HCS NURSP 2086 3-4 Nursing Informatics Seminar And Practicum Ii

This course provides an opportunity for the learner to implement the theory learned in class in a real-world setting and to demonstrate beginning competency in nursing informatics. The course employs an application focus in which the learner demonstrates leadership, comprehension, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities within the context of a real-world environment. The student will implement a project in an informatics environment and assume the role of a beginning specialist in nursing informatics.

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HCS NURSP 2087 3 The Internet and Health Informatics

This course is designed to survey applications and technologies for health informatics. Web-based and multimedia approaches will be emphasized. The focus will be on the design, development and evaluation of applications that support training, education and access to health information. The course is taught in a web-enhanced format.

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HCS NURSP 2088 3 Introduction To Database Management Systems

Course provides students with the conceptual knowledge base and practice experiences necessary to understand the workings of a modern relationship database mgt system. It provides the students with the historical and practical knowledge needed to design a relational database. Students have hands-on experience with databases and other software that interface with databases. Standards html, sql, odbs & normalization are stressed in both theory and practical aspects of this course. The future of database design and access from non-traditional environments is discussed.

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HPD NUR 2089 2 Children With Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Clinical Practicum 2

Course provides an interdisciplinary clinical training experience to graduate students from nursing, medicine, public health, psychology, social work, education, early intervention, nutrition, physical therapy, speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, and audiology. Students have the opportunity to learn about the impact of disabilities on children, families, schools, communities, and society thru clinical activities as part of the university, community leaders for individuals with disabilities (UCLID) center's leadership training program.

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HCS NURSP 2090 3 Healthcare Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of healthcare outcomes is an important competency for healthcare professionals. This online course will provide students with opportunities to discuss and analyze key issues in the healthcare movement. Conceptual frameworks used in explaining healthcare outcomes and identification of driving forces defining the development of various outcomes will be addressed. Specific healthcare outcomes and the influence that they have on advance practice nursing and policy formulation will be examined and analyzed. Finally, the strategies and skills healthcare professionals will need to practice and manage effectively within this outcomes environment will be detailed.

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ATC NURSP 2091 3 Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders

This course is designed to familiarize clinical leaders with the basic concepts of business, economics, and financial management in health care organizations. Students will learn key financial terms; the relevance of health care finances in todays environment; the ability to develop and monitor budgets for practice initiatives; and the business and financial acumen needed to evaluate and design effective practice changes. The course utilizes financial and clinical data from a virtual hospital which allows those in clinical leadership roles learn how to effectively balance the administrative and clinical needs of todays health care environment.

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ATC NURSP 2091D 3 Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders

This distance education (synchronous) course is designed to familiarize clinical leaders with the basic concepts of business, economics, and financial management in health care organizations. Students will learn key financial terms; the relevance of health care finances in today's environment; the ability to develop and monitor budgets for practice initiatives; and the business and financial acumen needed to evaluate and design effective practice changes. The course utilizes financial and clinical data from a virtual hospital which allows those in clinical leadership roles learn how to effectively balance the administrative and clinical needs of today's health care environment.

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ATC NURSP 2092 3 Leadership Development

This course focuses on the application of leadership theory and the development of critical leadership skills necessary for success in todays health care environment. The course is based on five essential competencies for nursing leadership: professionalism, business skills and principles, knowledge of the health care environment, communication and relationship management, and transformational leadership.

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