Courses

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HPD NURNM 3511 4 Normal Childbearing Family

This course targets evidence-based practices and interventions that serve as the basis for nurse-midwife (NM) management of normal and common health conditions associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, and the neonatal period.  Theories related to the woman’s experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the taking-on of the maternal identity/role in context of family are also examined.

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HPD NURNM 3512 1 Women's Health Role Practicum 1

This is an entry level clinical practicum focused on well-woman care and includes intermediate level seminars that emphasize issues unique to the implementation of the role of the Nurse-Midwife (NM) as provider of primary care for women in various settings. This course is designed to develop assessment skills and differential diagnoses with beginning management skills, and to analyze factors that have an impact on advanced nursing practice, emphasizing the scope of practice in NM and DNP health care trends, health care needs in diverse environments, and professional practice issues.  Professional, inter-professional, economic, cultural, and legal issues related to NM DNP practice experiences will be emphasized.

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HPD NURNM 3513 1 Women's Health Role Practicum 2

This practicum focuses on implementing the nurse midwife (NM) model of care with non-pregnant woman.  Examination, assessment, and management of the woman from puberty through menopause will be the focus of this course.

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DNA NURSAN 3751 2 Team Training in Patient Safety

This course is designed to provide the student with a theoretical and practical foundation relating to human factors, crew resource management and team performance issues that impact patient safety. Information and skills gained in this course will prepare the student to function as a patient advocate in a multidisciplinary environment and implement team-based strategies designed to promote patient safety. Crisis management protocols and communication algorithms e. g.,situation-background-assessment-recommendation (SBAR) will be used as examples.

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DNA NURSAN 3782 1-3 Directed Seminars in Nurse Anesthesia Practice

This seminar based course series is designed to provide the nurse anesthesia program DNP student with a strong theoretical and practical foundation grounded in nurse anesthesia science. In consultation with their faculty advisor, students will choose from among four different areas of focus including nurse anesthesia education, nurse anesthesia simulation methods, clinical research for the nurse anesthetist, and nurse anesthesia administration. The seminar series focus and content will change according to current state-of-the-art practice in nurse anesthesia with consideration given to faculty and student areas of interest.

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DNA NURSAN 3783 3 Regulation and Reimbursement in Nurse Anesthesia Practice

This course examines the current regulatory requirements of governmental and non-governmental entities that impact and control nurse anesthesia practice. Approaches to influence positive changes in this practice discipline are explored.  The generation of revenue in the specialty of anesthesia, including billing procedures and requirements of governmental and private health insurance providers, effective departmental organizational structure, and fraud are discussed. Current legal and advanced professional issues are included.

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DNA NURSAN 3784 3 Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation in Nurse Anesthesia Education

This course will prepare CRNAS for the various roles of an educator within a nurse anesthesia program. Concepts of academic and clinical curriculum development specific to nurse anesthesia programs, best practice methodologies for clinical and didactic instruction, and evaluation approaches for academic and clinical performance will be included.

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DNA NURSAN 3785 1.5 Introduction to the Nurse Anesthetist Role

This introductory course will provide student socialization into the role of nurse anesthesia practice and prepares the student for more advanced content within curriculum. This course provides fundamental concepts related to the professional role, anesthesia types and anesthesia processes. Safety principles essential to preventing negative outcomes for both patients and providers will be emphasized.

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DNA NURSAN 3786 3.0 Basic Principles of Anesthesia

This course prepares the student for entry into the clinical practice setting by presenting fundamental concepts of general, regional, pain management, and sedation anesthesia. Airway management techniques, positioning and an introduction to anesthetic pharmacology are emphasized. Anesthetic management strategies for patients with common diseases and perioperative problems are examined.

 

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DNA NURSAN 3787 1.0 Basic Principles of Anesthesia Lab

This course provides students with necessary skills to enter clinical practice. Psychomotor, critical thinking and affective skills will be developed using a variety of experiential learning approaches. Best practices in simulation educational methods will be used and will include a variety of approaches. Students will demonstrate attainment of entry level skills required for clinical practice.
 

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DNA NURSAN 3788 2.0 Chemistry and Physics in Anesthesia

This course provides the nurse anesthesia student with a fundamental understanding of chemical, biochemical and physics principles as they relate to physiology, pharmacology and the practice of anesthesia. Essential concepts related to chemistry and physics principles necessary to provide safe and effective anesthesia care are emphasized. Chemistry and physics concepts will be related to anesthesia equipment and processes in order to illustrate their importance to practice.
 

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DNA NURSAN 3789 1 Physical Diagnosis: Anesthesia

This course offers students the skills required for conducting a preoperative anesthesia history and physical (H&P) exam, identifying risk factors (anesthetic, patient, surgical), developing a relevant anesthetic management plan and writing appropriate post-operative orders.  Students will gain skill in interpreting pre-operative diagnostic tests and lab values.  Students will gain familiarity with the Electronic Medical Record and charting skills.  Students in this course will also develop in the areas of enhancing patient and family relations as well as health screening and intervention. Students will participate in immersive educational approaches utilizing standardized patients and structured debriefing methods 

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DNA NURSAN 3790 1.0 Basic Clinical Care-1: Introduction to Technology, Monitoring and Practice

This initial clinical course is designed to integrate with basic didactic coursework. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Students will be introduced to basic level anesthesia technology and equipment, medications, monitoring procedures, and the perioperative environment. Experiences will begin with simple cases and techniques and build to more complex ones. Clinical experiences will be guided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and/or Anesthesiologists. Clinical case conferences and ongoing assessments will be conducted to evaluate the students’ ability to apply basic didactic coursework into clinical anesthesia care.

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DNA NURSAN 3791 3 Advanced Principles of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 1

This first course in a 2- course series is designed to help students understanding of advanced   concepts   in  Anatomy,   Physiology   and  Pathophysiology   related  to anesthesia care.  Advanced principles of patient management supported by best evidence will be applied to the clinical practice of nurse anesthesia across a variety of body systems and surgical procedures.   Students will formulate and evaluate approaches   to  anesthesia   management   in  the  presence   of  pathophysiologic conditions affecting the Central Nervous System (CNS), neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, and immune systems.

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DNA NURSAN 3792 1.5 Basic Clinical Care 2: Basic Pre-operative, Intraoperative and Post-operative Care

This second clinical course promotes development of skills gained in NURSAN 3790 and integrates prior basic didactic content with more advanced concepts. The primary focus will be on the application of physiology and pathophysiology into anesthetic practice.  Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas as well as increasingly complicated cases. Clinical experiences will be guided by Certified Registered    Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists. Clinical case conferences will be conducted to assess the students’ ability to combine more advanced didactic content into patient specific perioperative anesthesia care.

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