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GNSG 5300 | Research and Evidence-based Practice for Advanced Practice Nursing | (5 credits, 8 weeks, online)

The course will focus on evidence-based practice as a framework for advanced nursing practice.  The use of research and evidence-based nursing processes to improve clinical practice and decision making in the health care setting will be explored in depth.  This course will include an emphasis on developing clinical questions, acquiring evidence, appraising evidence and synthesis of findings and measurement of outcomes.

GNSG 5100 | Nursing Science and Theory for Advanced Nursing Practice | (5 credits, 8 weeks, online)

This course focuses on critical analyses of theory and its’ use for advanced nursing practice. Nursing’s scientific body of knowledge is examined through consideration of selected nursing models, theories, and constructs. Selected theories, models, and concepts from social and behavioral sciences, which enhance nursing as a scientific discipline, are also considered. The inter‐relationship between theory, practice and research is examined and various methods for developing scientific knowledge for practice are explored. Application of theoretical frameworks to nursing practice is emphasized as the student’s chosen theoretical base for the identification and development of nurse-led evidence-based changes in a chosen healthcare setting.

GNSG 6500 | Graduate Project Course | (8 weeks, 3 credits, online)

The purpose of the graduate project is to identify a clinical problem, analyze the problem, and propose an evidence-based change to address the problem. Students will choose problems within their area of clinical specialty, thoroughly review and analyze the available literature/ information, identify the current best practices and, using a change theory/evidence-based practice model, propose and initiate a change that would lead to improved quality and safety for patients in primary care. The student will include measurable outcomes to evaluate the practice change in the proposal. The proposal will be developed as a substantive, formal paper and a professional presentation appropriate to primary care practice.

GNSE 5250 | Advanced Clinical Foundations for Nurse Educators Part 1 | 3 credits

These graduate level courses will integrate principles of advanced pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology as a foundation to support the role of the nurse educator in clinical practice. The focus will be on the development of advanced knowledge of human pathophysiological functions and response to selected disease processes and the integration of this knowledge into evidenced-based nursing practice. He students will expand and refine skills related to health assessment essential for advanced nursing practice. Students will complete 16 hours of supervised clinical practice with a focus on a population of interest or specific role.

GNSE 5260 | Advanced Clinical Foundations for Nurse Educators Part 2 | 3 credits

These graduate level courses will integrate principles of advanced pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology as a foundation to support the role of the nurse educator in clinical practice. The focus will be on the development of advanced knowledge of human pathophysiological functions and response to selected disease processes and the integration of this knowledge into evidenced-based nursing practice. He students will expand and refine skills related to health assessment essential for advanced nursing practice. Students will complete 16 hours of supervised clinical practice with a focus on a population of interest or specific role.

GNSE 5150 | Educational Theory and the Scholarship of Teaching | 3 credits

This module highlights teaching and learning theories appropriate to nursing education and within the context of teaching as a scholarly endeavor. Contrasting theories of learning will be explored, with an emphasis on educational psychology of adults. Students also will examine various theories of measurement and evaluation as they begin to understand the psychometrics of student evaluation. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Education Program

GNSG 5050 | Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare | 1 credit

This course is designed to give the learner an overview of Lean Six Sigma methodology; with an emphasis on healthcare quality applications and initiatives. It is intended to give the learner a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles and tools to prepare them for participation in Quality Initiatives in their organization. Upon successful completion of the course the earner will earn a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate. Prerequisites: NSG 510, 520, 535 or MS in Nursing.

GNSE 6150 | Curriculum Development & Evaluation | 3 credits

The history of nursing education in America will form a backdrop for examining the processes for developing and assessing curricula. Students will explore the issues and controversies affecting curriculum development in the 21st century. The relationship between course development and curriculum design will be explored and students will have the opportunity to begin to design a course as it relates to a specific curriculum. The emphasis will be on undergraduate and staff development.

GNSE 6250 | Teaching Strategies & Learning Assessment | 3 credits

This course explores the creative design of teaching/learning strategies in the context of classroom instruction specific to nursing education within a caring student/faculty community. Learners develop teaching plans, learner objectives, and specific teaching/learning strategies while addressing the topics of caring, facilitating learning in large and small classrooms, clinical instruction, using creative teaching strategies, and evaluating classroom and clinical learning using formative and summative evaluation strategies. The course culminates in the development of a teaching toolbox portfolio showcasing dynamic teaching strategies to engage future students in interactive and student-centered learning.

GNSE 6050 | Informatics for Nurse Educators | 3 credits

In this course the significance of informatics as a part of effective teaching and learning in the virtual learning environment is examined. This course provides nurse educator students with the knowledge and skills for understanding and using a variety of computer technologies to support the teaching-learning process. The course will discuss principles and application of online learning, use of the Internet in teaching and learning, and how to integrate computer technologies into the nursing curriculum. The course includes email, electronic discussion forums, world-wide web, blogging, and internet assignments.

GNSE 6400 | Seminar/Practicum in Teaching Nursing | 6 credits

This module provides an opportunity to apply the theories and principles of teaching RN students and practicing nurses in classroom, clinical, and laboratory settings. Aspects of nurse education, such as planning and implementing experiences and documenting and evaluating clinical performance of individual students will be practiced. In addition student will take responsibility for designing and delivering classes on various nursing topics to nurse learners. Each student will be precepted by one or more nursing faculty or professional nurse development staff. Seminar topics include closing the theory-practice gap; evidence- based teaching; confronting difficult situations; giving constructive criticism/evaluation; the tripartite role of the academic nurse educator; and the multiple roles of the professional nurse development nurse.

Total credits: 39

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