NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 632 – Teaching Strategies
This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.
NURS 633 – Seminar and Practicum in Advanced Specialty
This course explores instructional frameworks, learning environments including traditional and virtual classrooms as well as clinical environments, and student management and motivation techniques. Students will examine theories associated with optimizing the teaching experience and student outcomes and gain an understanding of evidence-based teaching, learning, communication, and motivation strategies used for specific learning situations and student populations.
NURS 635 – Practicum in Nursing Education
This course includes didactic content and practicum opportunities to expand clinical knowledge of procedures and develop skills and clinical reasoning related to acute and chronic health conditions. Collaborative skills and the importance of interdisciplinary team development are emphasized, as well as the application of content to the nurse educator’s role.
NURS 725 – Adv. Leadership and Management
This practicum course is designed to combine practice and theory and provide an opportunity to apply knowledge and competencies acquired throughout the program of study to educational environments. It is a time intensive practicum in an educational setting of the student’s choice (160 clinical hours).
This course is designed to advance the student’s ability to use leadership and management theory in nursing practice within current and emerging organizational systems. The student will build on previous course work to further develop the DNP leadership role in these focus areas: leadership development, management of care, collaboration with other health professionals, group and team dynamics, finance, physician relations/alignment, planning and human resource management (150 clinical hours).