Courses

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HCS NUR 1800 2 Coordinating Clinical Trials

The purpose of this course is to provide individuals with a basic understanding of clinical trials research conducted in accordance with federal regulations. Aspects of clinical trials research such as regulatory requirements, informed consent, pre and post study activities, audit procedures, and budgetary issues will be covered. This course will include presentations by individuals experienced in conducting trials; clinical research coordinators, IRB staff, investigational pharmacists, statisticians, and other experts in clinical research.

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HCS NUR 1801 1-2 Coordinating Clinical Trials Practicum

The course is designed to familiarize students with roles and responsibilities of a clinical research coordinator through observation during a practicum, discussion of different types of clinical research protocols, and discussion of how these protocols are implemented in a variety of research settings. Each student selects focus area and preceptor who guides observations designed to exemplify the role of the clinical research coordinator. Each student also participates in review of research proposals in nih funded center at the university of pittsburgh.

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HCS NUR 1810 2 Case Management

Introduction to the case management process of organizing and providing services to clients to achieve cost and quality outcomes. Case management as a system of assessing, planning, procuring services, and delivering care to meet the multiple needs of clients will be discussed. Topics include assessing the population and organizational needs; identifying high-volume or high-risk cases; determining goals; forming a multidisciplinary team; designing a critical pathway; conducting a pilot project; and evaluating the process.

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HCS NUR 1811 1-3 Case Management Practicum

This practicum is optional and is designed to complement the theory content offered in NUR 1810. The student will assess the population and organizational needs, identify high-volume or high-risk cases; determine goals; form a multidisciplinary team; and/or design a critical pathway.

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HCS NUR 1829 3 Contemporary Issues in Cross Cultural Health Care

Purpose of course is to increase awareness of how the delivery and acceptance of health care may be influenced by social, cultural, and environmental factors. It will provide an overview of how these factors influence a person's response to stressors, daily health and living needs. Goal is to help students increase their understanding of culturally-congruent care by utilizing cultural concepts, theories, and research. Students will analyze factors that facilitate/hinder communication about health needs, acceptance fo the health care regimen, and access to health care systems.

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ATC NUR 1865 2 Fundamentals Of Disaster And Mass Casualty Care

This course is designed to build on the base of medical-surgical nursing and to provide the student with an understanding of the causes, prevention, and mitigation of disasters and insight into the disaster management system nationally and locally. The course will include content relevant to all disciplines in the disaster care continuum and then focus on nursing's role in these systems.

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HPD NUR 1900 2 Global Health Care

The world health organization states that in the 21st century

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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 identify relevant research and 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. Students synthesize critically appraised evidence on a clinical topic. Students describe the methodologies used for quality. 

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HCS NUR 2000D 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 identify relevant research and 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. Students synthesize critically appraised evidence on a clinical topic. Students describe the methodologies used for quality improvement and safety initiatives.

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HCS NUR 2002 2 Research Practicum

This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in NUR 2000 and 2007 and focuses on the continuing development of an understanding of the research process through participation in an ongoing research, quality improvement, evaluation, or informatics project and through course seminars. Students identify a researcher, clinician, educator, or informatics specialist who is conducting an ongoing research or evaluation project and who is willing to serve as a preceptor. Students prepare a contract defining the role of the student and how he/she will meet the course objectives while working with the designated preceptor. Alternately, students can work with a faculty mentor to complete a quality improvement project (implement and evaluate the evidence-based protocol developed during NUR 2007) or a research pilot study. A written log is submitted documenting the students learning activities for the practicum. Seminars are held on a regular basis by the primary teacher and focus on discussion of the research process, guided critical appraisals of published research, and presentations by the students of their practicum experiences.

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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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HCS NUR 2007D 2 Research For Evidence-Based Practice 2

During this distance education (synchronous) course students build on the knowledge they acquired in NUR 2000/2200/2400 and NUR 2011/2211/2411 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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