For Registered Nurses with bachelor degrees in areas other than nursing. The purpose of the course is to provide non-traditional students with a common knowledge base including the community perspective as a foundation for graduate study in nursing. Students examine realities of modern nursing practice; explore the philosophical, professional, and theoretical bases for nursing practice as a framework for graduate study; reflect on professional practice and evaluate it in light of established standards; explore strategies aimed at promoting success in graduate education such as critical thinking and written communication; analyze issues and trends in the health care delivery system; and develop a population focus for nursing interventions that improve health outcomes consistent with Healthy People 2020. In addition, students examine professional values essential to advancing nursing practice.
Transitions in Advanced Nursing Practice
Monday, March 5, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018