Courses

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DNA NURSAN 3797 1.5 Advanced Clinical Care 1: Pain Management, Ultrasound, Regional Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Obstetrics

This third clinical course is designed to begin integrating more advanced clinical concepts into the clinical experience. Primary focus will be on application of the principles of advanced physiology, pathophysiology and applied pharmacology to management of increasingly advanced clinical cases. Students will be assigned to affiliated clinical sites and anesthesia related specialty areas. Clinical experiences will be guided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists. Supplemental clinical case conferences will focus on the students’ ability to integrate more advanced didactic content into patient specific clinical anesthesia care. Particular emphasis will be placed on discussion of approaches to pain management, regional anesthesia, obstetrics and pediatrics.

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DNA NURSAN 3798 3 Advanced Principles of Anesthesia 2

The second course in the Advanced Principles series provides in-depth study of specialized areas of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Lectures concentrate on the theoretical basis for specific interventions and relevant research-based rationale for their use in each area of sub specialization. Planning for the anesthetic care of patients with diseases requiring cardiothoracic, pulmonary, vascular, gynecologic, genitourinary and transplant (heart and lung) procedures is the focus. Current techniques and technology related to safe management of care for patients undergoing these procedures will be reviewed.  Incorporated interactive workshops using models and mannequins will allow skill development in the areas of fiberoptic bronchoscopy, jet ventilation, Double Lumen Endobronchial Tube placement (DLEBT) and Central Venous Catheter insertion.  Skills in scientific writing for publication in preparation for Capstone project completion will be developed. 

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DNA NURSAN 3799 1.0 Directed Seminar for the BSN to DNP Student Anesthetist

This seminar based course 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, and nurse anesthesia policy.  The 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, to include international practice in developing countries.

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DNA NURSAN 3800 1.5 Nurse Anesthetist Role Seminar

This course prepares the nurse anesthesia student for their new role as a CRNA and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Areas of professional responsibility and potential professional roles will be addressed including APRN, educator, military member, consultant, self-employed practitioner, CRNA clinician, leader, change agent, organizational leadership position and administrator. Licensure, accreditation, certification and educational requirements for CRNAs as APRNs will be reviewed. Pathways to active involvement in community service and legislative advocacy will be discussed and analyzed. Legal, financial, malpractice and ethical issues related to nurse anesthesia practice will be addressed.
 

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DNA NURSAN 3801 1.5 Advanced Clinical Care-2: Cardiothoracic, Cardiovascular and Vascular

This fourth clinical course is designed to assist the nurse anesthesia student  to  integrate  advanced  clinical  concepts  being  covered concurrently in the classroom with the clinical experience. Primary focus will be on specialty case management, including 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 to manage increasingly complicated and specialty cases. Clinical experiences will be guided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and/or Anesthesiologists. Supplemental clinical case conferences will be conducted with focus on these specialty populations These conferences will correspond to current didactic courses.
 

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DNA NURSAN 3802 3 Advanced Principles of Anesthesia 3

The third course in the Advanced Principles series provides in-depth study of specialized areas of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Lectures concentrate on the evidence base for specific anesthetic and surgical interventions. Anesthetic approaches and management plans for patients with traumatic injuries, burns (across the lifespan), alterations of hemostasis, hematologic disorders and neuropathology and pulmonary conditions will be reviewed.  Neurosurgical, diagnostic radiology, solid organ transplant (renal, hepatic etc.) trauma, reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures will be reviewed. Current techniques and technology related to safe management of care for patients undergoing procedures involving these areas will be examined.  Interactive workshops in managing trauma and performing invasive and non-invasive procedures will allow development of psychomotor skills in caring for burn and trauma patients.  This course will also focus on principles of scientific writing for publication

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DNA NURSAN 3803 1.5 Advanced Clinical Care-3: Neurosurgical, Trauma and Emergency

This fifth clinical course builds upon experiences gained in NURSAN 3801 and prior courses. The focus will be on demonstration and refinement of more advanced skills as well as incorporating content from concurrent didactic coursework into patient care. Students will demonstrate the ability to implement patient specific plans of care for neurosurgical, neurovascular, trauma, renal, hepatic and emergency procedures. Students  will  also  demonstrate  the  ability  to  manage complex pathophysiology. Students will gain an awareness of the broader professional roles and responsibilities of the CRNA (administrative, patient advocacy, process and patient safety evaluator). Supplemental clinical case conferences will be conducted with focus on these specialty populations and the CRNA role.

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DNA NURSAN 3804 2.0 Advanced Clinical Care-4: Synthesis of Perioperative Care

This sixth clinical course builds upon experiences gained in NURSAN 3803 and prior courses and is designed to help the student refine their knowledge base and develop increasing sophistication in practice. Students will be able to provide care for any combination of patient acuity level and complexity of procedure across the lifespan. Clinical experiences will be guided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and/or Anesthesiologists. Integrated clinical case conferences will require students to present their patients and defend their plan of care with rationale based on best practices.
 

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DNA NURSAN 3805 2.0 Comprehensive Anesthesia Review Seminar

This course is designed to comprehensively review the body of knowledge necessary to enter Nurse Anesthesia practice. Nurse Anesthesia student preparation for both the DNP Comprehensive Examination and the National Board of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist National Certification examination will be enhanced. Review topics will include: Basic Sciences, Equipment, Instrumentation, Technology, Basic Principles of Anesthesia and Advanced Principles of Anesthesia. A series of seminars and presentations interspersed with comprehensive, computerized examinations will be administered to allow students to evaluate their knowledge level and their test taking skills.

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DNA NURSAN 3806 2.0 Transition to Clinical Practice

This final clinical course is designed to help the student transition from the student role to clinical practice. Students will be expected to create sophisticated patient and case specific management plans. Clinical experiences will be guided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and/or Anesthesiologists, but students will be expected to practice with little or no prompting from their clinical supervisors and understand their limitations. Clinical experiences will include specialty cases and experiences in all areas of practice as assigned. Clinical case conferences will be held that challenge the breadth of the students’ knowledge base across the full scope of the clinical and professional role of the CRNA.

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zzz FTDP 9999 Full Time Dissertation Study

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