Courses

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DNA NURSAN 2792 8 Clinical Practicum

This second clinical course is designed to integrate with more advanced didactic coursework with focus on pathophysiology. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Students will be assigned to more complicated cases and will be required to meet or exceed level specific objectives. Clinical experiences will be guided by certified registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists.

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DNA NURSAN 2793 8 Clinical Practicum

This third clinical course is designed to build on more advanced didactic coursework including focus on pathophysiology, applied pharmacology and specialty case management. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Students will be assigned to increasingly complicated cases and will be required to meet or exceed level specific objectives. Clinical experiences will be guided by certified registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists.

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DNA NURSAN 2794 8 Clinical Practicum

This fourth clinical course is designed to assist the nurse anesthesia student to apply concepts from didactic coursework including focus on cardiovascular, thoracic, and vascular anesthesia. Advanced airway techniques and sophisticated laboratory analysis will be included. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Students will be assigned to increasingly complicated and specialty cases and will be required to meet or exceed level specific objectives. Clinical experiences will be guided by certified registered nurse anesthetists and/or anesthesiologists.

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DNA NURSAN 2795 8 Clinical Practicum

This fifth clinical course is designed to assist the nurse anesthesia student to apply concepts from didactic coursework including focus on neurosurgical, trauma, orthopedic, renal transplant and hepatic transplant anesthesia. Students will apply advanced principles of fluid and blood management and demonstrate the ability to treat perioperative hematologic disorders. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Students will be assigned to increasingly complicated and specialty cases and will be required to meet or exceed level specific objectives. Clinical experiences will be guided by certified registered nurse anesthetists and/or anesthesiologists.

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DNA NURSAN 2796 13 Clinical Practicum

This sixth clinical course is designed to assist the nurse anesthesia student to synthesize content from all advanced principles courses and to become increasingly independent in their clinical practice. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Students will be assigned to increasingly complicated and specialty cases and will be required to meet or exceed level specific objectives. Clinical experiences will be guided by certified registered nurse anesthetists and/or anesthesiologists.

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DNA NURSAN 2797 13 Clinical Practicum

This seventh clinical course is designed to assist the nurse anesthesia student to synthesize all didactic content and to demonstrate their ability to meet all program outcome criteria for clinical practice. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Students will be assigned to all types of cases for patients across the acuity spectrum. Students will be expected to manage anesthesia with a high degree of autonomy in this clinical rotation. Clinical experiences will be guided by certified registered nurse anesthetists and/or anesthesiologists.

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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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