|ATC||NURCNS||2850||2||CNS Role Implementation|
This course is designed to provide a framework for clinical nurse specialist (CNS) practice that is organized around the three spheres of influence (patient, nursing personnel, organization/network) that encompass consumers of CNS services. Students are introduced to unique competencies in each sphere of influence as operationalized in acute care. Emphasis will be placed on acquisition of skills needed to develop population-based programs of care; facilitate systems that promote innovative, cost-effective and comprehensive care; develop and implement evidence-based practice initiatives; and collaborate with health team members to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. Using model cases and problems derived from their practice, students examine how leadership, consultation and collaboration skills can be used to solve problems for patients/populations, health team members, and organizations/systems.