Courses

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ATC NURSP 2372 2 Nursing Administration Seminar and Practicum II

This course is designed to apply the knowledge, skills and critical thinking developed through the core content courses of the administrative program. Using a data base of a virtual hospital, students are presented with common administrative problems they are likely to encounter in an administrative role. Particular emphasis is given to solving problems with the appropriate balance of cost and quality.

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ATC NURSP 2373 3 Nursing Administration Seminar and Practicum I

This course is designed to synthesize the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking developed through the core content courses of the administrative program within a practice environment. Students will be assigned a preceptor based on their identified learning needs and area of interest. It is anticipated that students will be exposed to and involved in various experiences that nursing administrators face in todays health care environment

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ATC NUR 2690 2 Exploring Cancer Care

The overall objective of this course is to provide the student a broad introduction to cancer care and the role of the professional within this specialty. Through the use of discussion, presentations and observational experiences, students explore various aspects of cancer care. Specific cancers, therapies and care issues are explored. The health needs of the cancer patient and family are examined. Health promotion through education, screening and early detection as recommended thru the american cancer society and healthy people 2000/2010 will be emphasized.

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ATC NUR 2830 6 Advanced Leadership In Clinical Practice

This course is designed for experienced nurse managers currently operating at a department director level or above. The course will include an advanced level overview of nursing leadership in the areas of finance, clinical practice, information technology, leadership development, and human resource management.

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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.

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ATC NURCNS 2851 4-5 CNS Clinical Practicum I

Practicum is the first of two clinical practica designed to provide experience in role development for the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). Emphasis is placed on enhancing competencies within the three spheres of influence of the CNS (patient, nursing personnel, organization/network) and developing characteristics essential to cns practice.

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ATC NURCNS 2852 1-4 CNS Clinical Practicum II

This practicum is designed to provide experience in role development for the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). Emphasis is placed on further refinement of characteristics essential to CNS practice and competencies.

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ATC NUR 2865 2 Fundamentals Of Disaster And Mass Casualty Care

This course is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding and practical foundation for advanced nursing practice of the causes, prevention, and response to disasters as well as insight into the disaster management system nationally and locally. Didactic content focuses on information central to emergency preparedness, disaster planning and response and mass casualty care.

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ATC NUR 2865D 2 Fundamentals of Disaster and Mass Casualty Care

This distance education (synchronous) course is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding and practical foundation for advanced nursing practice of the causes, prevention, and response to disasters as well as insight into the disaster management system nationally and locally. Didactic content focuses on information central to emergency preparedness, disaster planning and response and mass casualty care.

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ATC NUR 3012 2 Public Policy in Health Care

This course offers political and analytical insights into understanding U.S. health policy-making and into developing strategies that influence health policy outcomes. The course presents an analysis of the functions of the public and private sector in creating and implementing health policy across diverse patient populations. The role of political and social philosophy in defining nursing and health services is examined. The course includes consideration of areas in which policy made by multiple branches of government and various types of public and private organizations significantly affects nursing as a profession and its ability to deliver care; regulation of professional practice; and the impact of public policy on patient health outcomes.

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ATC NUR 3012D 2 Public Policy in Health Care

This distance education (synchronous) course offers political and analytical insights into understanding U.S.  Health policy-making and into developing strategies that influence health policy outcomes. The course presents an analysis of the functions of the public and private sector in creating and implementing health policy across diverse patient populations. The role of political and social philosophy in defining nursing and health services is examined. The course includes consideration of areas in which policy made by multiple branches of government and various types of public and private organizations significantly affects nursing as a profession and its ability to deliver care; regulation of professional practice; and the impact of public policy on patient health outcomes.

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ATC NUR 3013 1 Ethics in Healthcare

Philosophical and clinical foundations in ethics are analyzed and used to provide a basis for guidelines in ethical decision-making and practice. Content will include legal-ethical issues in practice, ethical implications in the role of the doctorally prepared nurse, historical and political influences on ethics in health care, diversity in race, gender, and sexual orientation, and principals of justice, autonomy, and provider-patient relations. Additionally this course describes general ethical practices and ethical principles associated with the proper conduct of research, scientific integrity and protection of human subjects.

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ATC NUR 3013D 1 Ethics in Healthcare

Philosophical and clinical foundations in ethics are analyzed and used to provide a basis for guidelines in ethical decision-making and practice. Content will include legal-ethical issues in practice, ethical implications in the role of the doctorally prepared nurse, historical and political influences on ethics in health care, diversity in race, gender, and sexual orientation, and principals of justice, autonomy, and provider-patient relations. Additionally this distance education (synchronous) course describes general ethical practices and ethical principles associated with the proper conduct of research, scientific integrity and protection of human subjects.

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ATC NUR 3030 3 Research Development

This seminar focuses on competencies needed to develop and sustain a program of research. Emphasis is placed on developing skills that support a program of research, and assist in the dissemination of knowledge, e. g., abstract/oral/poster presentations, grant preparation, IRB submission, grants management. The course will include presentations by researchers conducting multidisciplinary research using a variety of funding mechanisms. Students will analyze strategies used in initiating and sustaining a research career.

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ATC NURNP 3038 1-10 DNP NP Role Practicum

A culminating practicum experience in role development for the DNP NP. Experiences emphasize clinical decision making in a multidisciplinary environment with focus on the nurse practitioner as a principal provider of care.

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