Courses

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ATC NURCNS 3039 1-5 DNP CNS Role Practicum

This course is designed to provide a culminating practicum experience for the DNP CNS. Students will focus on promoting evidence based practice as interdisciplinary team members and providing high quality, cost effective care in a dynamic health care environment. Emphasis is placed on further refinement of competencies within the three spheres of influence of the CNS (patient, nursing personnel, and systems) and further development of characteristics essential to CNS practice at the doctoral level

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ATC NUR 3044 3 Research Emphasis Seminar: Cancer Survivorship

The cancer survivorship research emphasis seminar focuses on synthesis of the empirical evidence in cancer survivorship and critical evaluation of theories from multiple disciplines underlying this research. Students will examine controversies and methodological issues associated with investigations of the physical, psychological and social responses to cancer and cancer therapy and discuss innovations in cancer survivorship research. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of the influence of underrepresented populations on research in cancer survivorship.

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ATC NUR 3052 1 Manuscript Development

This course focuses on the process of preparing a manuscript for possible publication. Attention is directed toward selecting an appropriate journal, the organization of the paper, relevant legal and ethical issues, single vs. Multiple authorship, refining ones writing skills, and the development and preparation of a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

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ATC NUR 3070 2 Advanced Multivariate Quantitative Statistical Topics

This course focuses on the application of advanced quantitative statistical topics applicable in nursing research. A variety of statistical strategies will be explored for their utility in answering research questions and/or testing hypotheses in nursing.

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ATC NUR 3071 1-6 PhD Research Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship provides the student with mentored practical application of the research process from inception through dissemination. The course is designed to allow an active, participatory role in the mentor’s program of research. The goal is to develop, under supervision, competencies necessary for the development, implementation, analysis and dissemination of scholarly research. This will be accomplished through the construction and implementation of an apprenticeship plan in congruence with mentor’s and student’s research focus.

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ATC NURSP 3092 3 Leadership in Complex Systems

This advanced level leadership course focuses on leading complex organizations and systems to facilitate the transformation of health care. Using principles of chaos and complexity theory, students will explore methods for assessing organizations, identifying emerging issues, and facilitating organization-wide changes to meet the ongoing challenges facing health care organizations.

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ATC NURSP 3094 3 Evidence-Based Management & Quality Improvement

This course is designed to assist students pursuing leadership roles within health systems with the application of evidence-based management principles and the design of quality improvement approaches that support a culture of clinical and service excellence.  During this course, students learn to find, interpret, and use scientific evidence related to managerial decisions.  Using quality improvement theories, students will analyze their own organizations and identify best practices.  Students will apply selected quality tools and techniques to solve actual problems in their workplaces.

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ATC NURSP 3096 3 Data Analytics and Clinical Systems Design

This course is designed to assist students pursuing leadership roles within health systems to use data analytics to assist with the design of clinical systems to improve organizational outcomes.  Using a web-designed structure, students will access a Virtual Hospital and use financial and clinical data to successfully resolve issues presented in a case study format. These case studies are designed to simulate actual problems facing nursing leaders both today and in the future. Through class discussions, students will then learn multiple approaches to resolving complicated issues.

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ATC NURSP 3097 1-10 DNP Residency: Administration

This course is designed to provide a culminating practicum experience for the DNP leadership student. Students will focus on promoting evidence based practice as interdisciplinary team members and providing high quality, cost effective care in a dynamic health care environment. Emphasis is placed on further refinement of competencies related to the leadership complex issues, organizations and systems.

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ATC NUR 3099 2 The Science of Health Care Delivery

This course is designed to develop a theoretical, practical, and evidence-based foundation for the delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based health care. Participants in this course will develop the knowledge base and critical thinking skills central to identifying and solving problems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health care across the continuum of care delivery systems and across professions. The two overarching goals of the course are to a) develop a better understanding of how the healthcare delivery system works and fails to work, and b) develop a foundation for organizational and systems leadership for care reform, quality improvement and systems thinking in the delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based care using interprofessional approaches.

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ATC NUR 3099D 2 The Science of Health Care Delivery

This distance education (synchronous) course is designed to develop a theoretical, practical, and evidence-based foundation for the delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based health care. Participants in this course will develop the knowledge base and critical thinking skills central to identifying and solving problems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health care across the continuum of care delivery systems and across professions. The two overarching goals of the course are to a) develop a better understanding of how the healthcare delivery system works and fails to work, and b) develop a foundation for organizational and systems leadership for care reform, quality improvement and systems thinking in the delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based care using interprofessional approaches.

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ATC NUR 3110 3 Nursing Research Instrumentation

This course focuses on the general properties of skillful measurement integral to the research process. The domain sampling model is presented as the major theory of measurement error with the parallel test model presented as a special case of domain sampling model. The construct, criterion and content validity of psychosocial instruments are explored and methods for evaluating each of these relative to specific instruments are presented. The theory of reliability is approached from the domain sampling model and factors are identified that reduce the reliability of an instrument. Methods to estimate reliability such as internal consistency, alternative forms and long-range stability are included. The basic concepts of biomedical instrumentation and the static characteristics that describe instruments performance (e. g., accuracy, precision, resolution, reproducibility, zero drift, sensitivity drift, and linearity) of physiological instruments are reviewed. Also, a basic discussion will be held on laboratory standardization's (e. g, CDC) and reliability of laboratory assays (use of split samples, coefficient of variation measures). A variety of scaling methodologies will be discussed as well as the principles involved in the design and formatting of questionnaires.

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DNA NURSAN 2700 5 Basic Principles of Anesthesia

This course prepares the student for entry into the clinical setting using classroom lecture and workshops. Basic concepts of anesthesia practice, techniques, monitoring, pharmacology, and responsibilities of the nurse anesthetist are presented. Students are introduced to anesthesia management strategies for common problems and situations.

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DNA NURSAN 2701 3 Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia

Provides a detailed study of chemical and physical principles which apply to physiology, pharmacology and anesthesia equipment. Students will be able to identify the chemical properties of drugs able to produce anesthesia and to understand the dynamics of the anesthesia delivery system and related equipment.

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DNA NURSAN 2701 3 Chemistry & Physics of Anesthesia

Provides a detailed study of chemical and physical principles which apply to physiology, pharmacology and anesthesia equipment.

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