Courses

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ATC NUR 2008 Ethics for Advanced Practice Nursing

This course provides an online 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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HCS NUR 2011 3 Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

This course will provide students with the basis for understanding and interpreting commonly used statistical tests, as well as critically appraising their use in published research studies. Content will include descriptive and inferential statistics commonly reported in published research studies including both univariate and multivariate parametric and nonparametic tests. The course will also cover meta-analytic techniques and students will learn to calculate effect sizes.

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HCS NUR 2011D 3 Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

This distance education (synchronous) course will provide students with the basis for understanding and interpreting commonly used statistical tests, as well as critically appraising their use in published research studies. Content will include descriptive and inferential statistics commonly reported in published research studies including both univariate and multivariate parametric and nonparametic tests. The course will also cover meta-analytic techniques and students will learn to calculate effect sizes.

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HCS NUR 2018 2 Data Management for Researchers

This course focuses on computing tools and techniques currently used in health science research. Principles for organizing, collecting, sorting, managing, and analyzing data will be presented. Software for scanning, spreadsheets, database management, and statistical analysis will be presented.

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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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HPD NURNP 2026 1 Role Seminar 1

This is an introductory seminar emphasizing issues unique to the implementation of the role of the nurse practitioner in various practice settings. This course is designed to analyze factors that have an impact on advanced nursing practice with emphasis on the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner, health care trends, health care needs in diverse environments, and professional practice issues. Professional, economic, cultural, and legal issues related to nurse practitioner practice will be emphasized

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HCS NURNP 2026D 1 Role Seminar 1

This is an introductory distance education (synchronous) seminar emphasizing issues unique to the implementation of the role of the nurse practitioner in various practice settings. This course is designed to analyze factors that have an impact on advanced nursing practice with emphasis on the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner, health care trends, health care needs in diverse environments, and professional practice issues. Professional, economic, cultural, and legal issues related to nurse practitioner practice will be emphasized.

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HPD NURNP 2028 1-6 Role Practicum

This course is designed to provide each student with a practicum experience in role development for the nurse practitioner. Experiences emphasize clinical decision making in an interprofessional environment with a focus on the nurse practitioner as a principal provider of care for individuals with population specific health care needs and conditions

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HPD NURNP 2029 2 Role Seminar 2

This is a culminating seminar emphasizing issues unique to transitioning to the role of the nurse practitioner in various practice settings. This course is designed to analyze factors that have an impact on advanced nursing practice with emphasis on the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner, health care trends, and legislative and professional practice issues.

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HCS NURNP 2029D 2 Role Seminar 2

This is a culminating distance education (synchronous) seminar emphasizing issues unique to transitioning to the role of the nurse practitioner in various practice settings. This course is designed to analyze factors that have an impact on advanced nursing practice with emphasis on the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner, health care trends, and legislative and professional practice issues.

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HCS NUR 2030 2 Professional Communications

This course will focus on the development of skills necessary for effective professional communications, both written and oral. Scientific writing and effective oral presentation principles will be discussed. Students will learn to use computer software to develop audiovisual aids to enhance oral presentations. This course will focus on writing effective abstracts, project proposals, professional reports, irb applications, and research reports, as well as writing for publication and making effective oral presentations.

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HPD NUR 2031 3 The Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Life Span

This didactic course focuses on health assessment and the use of the diagnostic history and physical examination to formulate a differential diagnosis in both pediatric and adult patients. Concentration is on selected theories, principles and techniques from the physical and behavioral sciences essential to obtaining a complete health history and performing methodical physical examination on patients across the life span.

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