Courses

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ATC NUR 1690 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 1710 3 Applied Adult Cardiopulmonary Critical Care

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize and apply concepts related to the cardiopulmonary assessment and multidisciplinary management of critically ill adults. Through the use of presentations and laboratory sessions, the student will explore the pathophysiologic basis of critical cardiopulmonary instability, physical and technologic assessment parameters, and treatment modalities commonly utilized in the care of these patients in the intensive care unit. Interactive laboratory demonstration of vasoactive drugs, arterial, central venous and pulmonary artery monitoring, artificial airways, mechanical ventilation and rhythm strip interpretation will be provided. Critical clinical decision making and nursing responsibilities specific to dysrhythmia interpretation are addressed, including institution of appropriate immediate nursing intervention, pharmacological, and electrical therapeutic interventions based on advanced cardiac life support (acls) algorithms. Further, students will have the opportunity to synthesize and apply this information within patient care scenarios of respiratory and cardiac instability.

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ATC NUR 1770 2 Nursing Care of Adults Experiencing Cardiac Dysrhythmia

Course is focused on interpretation and management of cardiac dys rhythmias occurring in the adult. Mastery of cardiac rhythm interpretation is the end goal. Critical clinical decision making and nursing responsibilites specific to dysrhythmias interpreted are addressed, including institution of appropriate pharmacological and electrical therapeutic interventions based on acls algorithms. Information on basis of electro-physiology, dysrhythmias etiologies and electrocardiographic monitoring is provided. Case studies and multiple examples are used to support repetitive practice in rhythm interpretation.

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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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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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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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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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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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ATC NUR 2033 2 Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span

This didactic course builds upon the diagnostic process introduced in NUR 2031. Using a problem-based approach to symptoms, students will be introduced to the diagnostic framework, algorithms, and terminology that will allow them to move from symptom to diagnosis. Evidence-based diagnosis will focus on the accuracy of the health history and sensitivity of the physical exam, laboratory studies and tests to rule in or rule out specific diseases. Students will learn the importance of formulating clinical impressions that lead to hypothesis testing in the care of patients across the life span.

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