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    Aug 27

    Online Start Date
    Aug 27, 2014

    Sep 17

    Online Start Date
    Sep 17, 2014

    Dec 03

    Online Start Date
    Dec 03, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Certificate Requirements

    MN 508: TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES (5 Credits)

    This course examines theories and teaching/learning strategies relating to the development of effective educational experiences. Factors affecting the learning environment are explored in relation to staff development, patient education, and nursing education. Strategies for developing the educator role are included.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 551, MN 552, and MN 553; completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

    MN 509: CURRICULUM DESIGN (5 Credits)

    This course emphasizes the foundations of curriculum design and the application of these foundations to the development of courses, groups of courses, and programs. Integration of nursing philosophy, conceptual framework, objectives for programs, and competencies/standards is also included. This course provides content and learning experiences that enable students to understand all phases of the curriculum development process.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 551, MN 552, and MN 553; completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

    MN 510: IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGY—ENHANCED LEARNING IN NURSING EDUCATION (5 Credits)

    This course examines the use of selected technologies that are appropriate to the instruction and curriculum process. The course will provide an introduction to the applications of educational technologies including: educational hardware and software, multimedia, interactive media, and, appropriate Internet use in classroom, online, and distance settings. Ethical and legal issues related to technology and teaching will also be discussed.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 551, MN 552, and MN 553; completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

    MN 511: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION (5 Credits)

    This course explores the principles and practices involving evaluation methods integral to nursing education. Concepts related to assessment, measurement, and evaluation in nursing are developed and analyzed. The process of analysis and modification of educational programs is emphasized to promote compliance with relevant standards, criteria for evaluation, and accountability.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 551, MN 552, and MN 553; completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

    MN 519: NURSE EDUCATOR PRACTICUM (5 Credits)

    This practicum (90 hours), which will take place between this course and MN 600: Evidence-Based Project Proposal, provides the student with a mentored learning experience in the content area and site selected by the student and approved by the Practicum Coordinator.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing, and completion of all specialization courses

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

    MN 551: ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN (5 Credits)

    This course integrates knowledge of advanced physiology and pathophysiology across the life span and the clinical implications for the advanced practice nurse. Function and dysfunction of organ systems are analyzed from the cellular level through the integrated organ level. Students will examine the pathophysiological factors that influence the incidence and manifestations of acute, episodic, and chronic diseases in populations across the life span. Disease processes and symptom management approaches are investigated utilizing an evidence-based approach.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

    MN 552: ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT (5 Credits)

    This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge to conduct a focused and comprehensive health history, and a functional, physical, and psychosocial assessment. Relationships between assessment findings and underlying physiology and pathophysiology to the healthy and unhealthy client are investigated. Clinical judgment and clinical reasoning skills are used in establishing differential diagnoses. Students will learn to address variables such as age, culture, ethnicity, and developmental stages into their differential diagnosis and evaluation and management plans.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 551 and MN 553

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

    MN 553: ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN (5 Credits)

    This course integrates advanced knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and genomics across the life span and prepares the advanced practice nurse to prescribe pharmacotherapeutics safely and effectively. Students will apply client history and physical examination findings, together with laboratory and imaging studies, in the evidence-based selection of the correct prescriptive and nonprescriptive medications for therapy. Students will examine ethical, legal, regulatory, and cost-effective prescribing practices of the advanced practice nurse. Communication plans for the interdisciplinary team, clients, and/or families for both prescriptive and nonprescriptive drug therapies will be created.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 551

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

    MN 600: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROJECT (5 Credits)

    Students who have successfully completed the core and specialization courses have a theoretical base in nursing, evidence-based decision making, health policy, finance, and organization of the health care delivery system. Students also have a theoretical base in advanced practice issues, ethics, health promotion and disease prevention, and biostatistics. In this capstone course, students demonstrate their depth of knowledge by working with a mentor to identify a problem in the student’s concentration area amenable to an evidence-based solution showing mastery of the program outcomes. Students integrate diverse content areas and submit an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses the identified problem.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing, and completion of all specialization courses; students may not concurrently register for MN 519, MN 520, MN 534, or MN 599

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 45
    Total Program Credits: 45

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