Courses

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ATC NUR 1990 1 Senior Seminar

The goal of this course is to support the senior students successful progression to entry-level professional nursing practice. Classroom activities and self-directed learning will prepare students to attain the benchmarks associated with professional licensure and provide a foundation for the continuous self-evaluation and life-long learning required to support professional nursing practice (AACN, 2008).

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ATC NUR 2000 2 Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1

This course examines the interaction of theory, research, and clinical expertise in the development of evidence-based nursing practice. Students develop the skills needed to identify relevant research and to critically appraise published studies to evaluate their quality and applicability to clinical practice. Students gain an understanding of the research process, the critical appraisal of published research studies that use a variety of research designs, and the role of research in evidence-based practice.

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ATC NUR 2004 4 Pathophysiology Across the Life Span

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function in diverse populations across the life span. Information gained in this course will prepare the student for subsequent courses related to the diagnosis and management of disease processes associated with pathophysiologic dysfunction/alterations in people of various ethnic/cultural groups across the life span.

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ATC NUR 2004D 4 Pathophysiology Across The Life Span

This distance education (synchronous) course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function in diverse populations across the life span. Information gained in this course will prepare the student for subsequent courses related to the diagnosis and management of disease processes associated with pathophysiologic dysfunction/alterations in people of various ethnic/cultural groups across the life span.

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ATC NUR 2007 2 Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

During this course students build on the knowledge they acquired in NUR 2000/NUR 2200 and NUR 2011/2211 to develop an evidence-based protocol to address an answerable clinical question. Students will learn how to write an evidence-based question, conduct an exhaustive review of published literature on a clinical topic, integrate critically appraised research studies, develop an evidence-based protocol, and propose a method to implement and evaluate the protocol. Students will also learn to critically appraise published clinical practice guidelines. Students will develop an evidence-based document that transforms empirically developed information for use in clinical practice.

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ATC NUR 2008 Ethics for Advanced Practice Nursing

This course provides a web-based learning experience that includes a review of basic terms, concepts, and theories related to ethics. The student is guided through methods of ethical decision-making in clinical, research, health care organizational, local and international settings. The course provides a basis for continuing the study of ethics-based advanced nursing practice as integrated in specialty-specific courses.

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ATC NUR 2009 Leadership and Healthcare Systems: Policy, Organization, and Financing Of Health Care Module

The purpose of this web-enhanced course is to equip the graduate nurse with beginning skills to influence health policy, to provide leadership in the healthcare delivery system, and to utilize basic principles of fiscal management in making high-quality cost-effective choices in the use of health care resources. The module consists of three units. The first unit explores the policy making process, the role of the advanced practice nurse or advanced generalist and the effect of public policy on healthcare delivery systems. The second unit examines the organization and delivery of healthcare with an emphasis on the continuum of health care, including acute, specialized, and community based systems. Preparation for a nursing leadership role in these integrated care systems is emphasized. The third unit presents an overview of healthcare financing as it relates to the delivery of health care services. The nurses role as the monitor of quality control, patient safety, and cost-effective care is examined in the context of clinical decision making.

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ATC NUR 2010 3 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations

Health promotion and disease prevention are examined from theoretical foundations to clinical applications. The course focuses on individual and community health promotion assessment, screening, and interventions in diverse populations. Epidemiological principles and real clinical examples are discussed as a basis for focusing health promotion assessment and interventions. Course topics are delineated according to health people 2010 goals with a corresponding focus on factors related to health care disparities among vulnerable populations. Current research in health promotion and disease prevention is the basis for identifying appropriate interventions in diverse populations and settings.

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ATC NUR 2010D 3 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations

Health promotion and disease prevention are examined from theoretical foundations to clinical applications. The distance education (synchronous) course focuses on individual and community health promotion assessment, screening, and interventions in diverse populations. Epidemiological principles and real clinical examples are discussed as a basis for focusing health promotion assessment and interventions. Course topics are delineated according to health people 2010 goals with a corresponding focus on factors related to health care disparities among vulnerable populations. Current research in health promotion and disease prevention is the basis for identifying appropriate interventions in diverse populations and settings.

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ATC NUR 2025 1 Physical Diagnosis - Anes

This course focuses on health assessment of the adult. Concentration is on selected theories, principles and techniques from the physical and behavioral sciences essential to developing the patient database and to applying the diagnostic process.

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ATC NUR 2033 2 Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span

This didactic course builds upon the diagnostic process introduced in NUR 2031. Using a problem-based approach to symptoms, students will be introduced to the diagnostic framework, algorithms, and terminology that will allow them to move from symptom to diagnosis. Evidence-based diagnosis will focus on the accuracy of the health history and sensitivity of the physical exam, laboratory studies and tests to rule in or rule out specific diseases. Students will learn the importance of formulating clinical impressions that lead to hypothesis testing in the care of patients across the life span.

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ATC NUR 2034 3 Advanced Pharmacology

This is a basic science course covering the principles of drug action for several important classes of drugs. A basic knowledge of principles of chemistry and biochemistry will be helpful in understanding the chemical basis of drug receptor interactions. The course begins with fundamentals of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and then covers the pharmacology of the central nervous system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, renal/cardiovascular system, endocrine system, immunosuppression, antibiotics and antifungals.

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ATC NUR 2034D 3 Advanced Pharmacology

This is a basic science distance education (synchronous) course covering the principles of drug action for several important classes of drugs. A basic knowledge of principles of chemistry and biochemistry will be helpful in understanding the chemical basis of drug receptor interactions. The course begins with fundamentals of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and then covers the pharmacology of the central nervous system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, renal/cardiovascular system, endocrine system, immunosuppression, antibiotics and antifungals.

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ATC NUR 2040 1 Literature & Film Understand Patient Practice

This course emphasizes the importance of understanding the universal human aspects of health and disease to further develop empathetic and holistic skills among health professional students. The importance of interprofessional collaboration as a mechanism to improve patient outcomes will be explored. Students and faculty will read and/or view selected works that focus on the human condition that may impact the physical and/or psychological health of the patient, families, communities, and care providers - and their interaction with the healthcare system. Guided discussion that helps students to reflect on the humanistic aspects of healthcare will be conducted. 

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ATC NURSP 2061 3 Organizational and Management Theory

This graduate level course focuses on organizational, leadership, and management theories and how they apply to health service organizations, both today and in the future. Emphasis will be placed on leading the clinical discipline of nursing based on organizational and systems thinking as well as relevant political and cultural perspectives. Quality and performance improvement strategies, as well as creating and sustaining appropriate levels of change, are explored in order to facilitate the ability to create safe and effective care delivery environments.

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