Ethics-Adv Prac in Health Care

The emphasis of the course is on exploration of ethical knowledge development with a focus on clarification, analysis and justification relevant to advanced nursing practice; examination and development of learners’ moral understanding; and distinguishing between moral and other professional responsibilities. Enroll Info: Admission to the DNP program or cons inst (e.g., for other graduate students in health sciences)

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Leadership&Org Decision-Making

Provides healthcare leaders with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve patient, organization and health system outcomes. Effective organizational and systems leadership will help to eliminate health disparities and promote patient safety and excellence in practice. The course includes the analysis, integration, and application of principles of leadership and management to healthcare organizations and to population-based efforts across the healthcare delivery system including a basic introduction to finance. Emphasis is placed on the practical skills needed to succeed as leaders in today’s complex environments. Enroll Info: None

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Pharmacology for Nrsg Practice

Introduces the foundational concepts of pharmacology, drug therapy, actions and interactions, and their therapeutic and adverse effects. Major drug classes are paired with health and illness concepts while considering the appropriate client-centered nursing interventions for disease states as they relate to retaining, attaining, or maintaining patients’ health status across the lifespan. Enroll Info: None

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Contemp Practices-Nursing

Health problems and their nursing management, e.g., critical care nursing, health promotion and prevention of disease, nursing of developmental disabilities. Enroll Info: None

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Scholarly Project

Independent scholarly project involves a systematic, evidence-based approach to enhance health-related outcomes. Project completed over two to three semesters. Enroll Info: Grad statistics crse, Nursing 706 and Nursing 806

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Health Care: Intrdis Appr

Introduction to health care systems. Factors affecting health and the value placed on health, the delivery of health care in different settings, the roles of various health workers, and the sociological and economic aspects of health care. Enroll Info: None

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Hlth Promo&Disease Prevention

Best practice approaches to health promotion and disease prevention are explored from their theoretical foundations to clinical applications in diverse populations. Content focuses on the study and synthesis of epidemiologic evidence with emerging social, psychological, and biological science to critically examine and propose evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes, mitigate risk, and reduce disparities at the population level. Epidemiological principles, levels of prevention, population health theory, infectious disease control, and considerations specific to health equity and ethical health promotion practice in populations will be addressed. Enroll Info: None

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Nursing and Health Informatics

Application of computer and information technologies to support nursing in the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to health, illness, and developmental challenges. Identification of information processing challenges and evaluation of informatics solutions. Ethical, legal and social issues related to informatics in patient care. Enroll Info: None

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Clinical Psychopharmacology

This course examines the history, rationale and mechanism of action of drugs used in the treatment of mental health and behavioral disorders. Emphasis is placed on neurobiological processes underlying psychopathology and clinical application of evidence-based pharmacological interventions across the lifespan. In addition, the course focuses on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, side-effects, drug interactions, therapeutic monitoring and variations in special populations. Finally, this course will review prescriptive authority, the potential impact of the current mental health care service system and ethical decision making for health care professionals. Enroll Info: None

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Ethics & Conduct of Research

Ethical issues in the design, conduct and reporting of research are examined in the context of the nature of the scientific endeavor, the structure of the research community, and professional and federal guidelines for supporting scientific integrity and controlling misconduct. Enroll Info: None

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