Courses

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ATC NURSP 2061D 3 Organizational & Management Theory

This graduate level distance education (synchronous) 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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ATC NURSP 2064 3 Practicum in Nursing Systems

Course is designed for students enrolled in the administration minor and serves as the clinical practicum. Course will provide students with opportunities to observe, apply, analyze and discuss selected administrative and managerial skill and processes which are relevant to the practice of nursing administration. Seminar portion will provide content, discussion and individual and group activities. A critical course component is a practicum with a designated preceptor employed full-time in a selected site. Negotiated sites and experiences are tailored to enhance student's career goals.

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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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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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ATC NURSP 2092D 3 Leadership Development

This distance education (synchronous) course focuses on the application of leadership theory and the development of critical leadership skills necessary for success in today's 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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ATC NURSP 2093 3 Education and Mentoring in The Clinical Setting

This course is designed to develop a theoretical, practical, and evidence-based foundation for graduate students in the education of clients/patient/families, nurse colleagues, and other health care providers. Students will broaden their knowledge base in the dynamics of human behavior, values clarification, educational psychology, and motivation which are fundamental to behavior change and sustaining that change (transformation). Content includes principles of andragogy and pedagogy, analysis of learning styles, replete with instruments and a contemporary model focusing upon behavior change of employees, mentoring, the role and function of preceptors, coaching and feedback skills and application of a competency model will be emphasized. The AACN competencies and curricular expectations for clinical nurse leader education and practice (October 2013) will serve as the overall framework for the course.

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ATC NURSP 2095 2 Contemporary Issues in Nursing and the CNL Role Seminar

This course focuses on the major contemporary issues facing the nursing profession. Patient safety, process improvement, effective patient care and family partnerships, improved care coordination and implementation of evidence-based practice are examples that the CNL role could impact. The course also focuses on successful implementation of the CNL role through knowledge, evidence-based practice and application of leadership principles. The AACN competencies and curricular expectations for clinical nurse leader education and practice (October 2013) will serve as the overall framework for the course.

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ATC NURSP 2096 2 CNL Clinical Practicum 1

This course is designed to focus on the role of the clinical nurse leader in implementing quality improvement strategic imperatives with special emphasis on process improvement at the micro and macro levels, customer satisfaction, patient centered care, interprofessional healthcare teams, outcomes management and evidence-based practice. The AACN competencies and curricular expectations for clinical nurse leader education and practice ( 2013) will provide the framework for the practicum.

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ATC NURSP 2097 3 CNL Clinical Practicum 2

This course is designed to synthesize the knowledge, skills and critical thinking developed through the core content courses of the clinical nurse leader area of concentration. Students practice the role of the CNL in a clinical setting within the healthcare milieu. The AACN competencies and curricular expectations for clinical nurse leader education and practice (October 2013) will serve as the overall framework for the course.

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ATC NURSP 2098 2 Healthcare Quality

Knowledge and understanding of how healthcare quality is measured and improved is an important competency for healthcare professionals. This course will provide students with opportunities to discuss and analyze key issues in the healthcare quality movement. The AACN Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) graduate level competencies for quality and safety will serve as the framework for this course. 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 quality and safety outcomes environment will be detailed.

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ATC NURNP 2100 4 Management Of Adults With Episodic/Chronic Health Problems

This course is designed to develop a theoretical, practical, and evidence-based foundation for advanced nursing practice in the diagnosis and management of common episodic and complex chronic dysfunctions/alterations in the acutely ill adult-gerontology population. Through didactic information, students develop the knowledge base needed to apply advanced practice skills in patient/family assessment, develop and implement a management plan, and evaluate the plan's effectiveness when caring for adult-gerontology patients across the continuum of acute care services. Health promotion, health restoration, and health protection appropriate to these patients and families will be emphasized.

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ATC NURNP 2100D 4 Management of Adult Episodic/Chronic Health Problems in Acute Care Theory

This course is designed to develop a theoretical, practical, and evidence-based foundation for advanced practice nursing in the diagnosis and management of common episodic and chronic dysfunctions/alterations. Through didactic information, students develop the knowledge base needed to apply advanced practice skills in patient/family assessment, develop and implement a management plan, and evaluate the plan's effectiveness when caring for patients across the continuum of acute care services. Health promotion, health restoration, and health protection appropriate to these patients and families will be emphasized.

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ATC NURNP 2101 3 Clinical Management of Adult Episodic/Chronic Health Problems in Acute Care

This clinical course is designed to provide opportunities to apply a theoretical, practical and evidenced based foundation for advanced practice nursing in the diagnosis and management of common episodic and chronic dysfunctions/alterations. Through clinical experience, students implement advanced practice skills in patient/family assessment, develop and implement a management plan and evaluate the plan's effectiveness when caring for patients across the continuum of the acute care services. Health promotion, health protection, and health restoration appropriate to these patients and families will be emphasized.

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