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Post-Master's students will not take N5000, N5120, N5010, or N5160. Previous MSN focus will determine if Post Master's Certificate applicant will be required to take N5830, N5840, and N5800.

 

Summer Year I

(May - August)
Hours
The role of the advanced practice nurse within the framework of nursing science. Selected theoretical and conceptual nursing frameworks, which provide a foundation for advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSN programs or permission of the Director.
3
Advanced health assessment of clients of all ages, including formulation of a clinical diagnosis based upon the health assessment findings. Prerequisites: Undergraduate health assessment.
3
Application of advanced health assessment techniques of clients of all ages, including formulation of a clinical diagnosis based upon the health assessment findings. Prerequisites: Undergrad Health Assessment, Pre or Corequisite NURS 583.
1
Prepares the nurse anesthesia student for an in-depth, concise and current presentation of those aspects of anatomy and physiology which are relevant to the anesthetic management of clients. Includes cell physiology, fluid and electrolytes, and the cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic, and musculoskeletal systems. Allows the student to gain a knowledge base for use in analyzing, evaluating and utilizing principles of anatomy and physiology in anesthesia care. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
3
An in-depth, concise and current presentation of those aspects of science and technology, which are applicable to human physiology and the equipment/environment directly associated with anesthesia patient care. Allows the student to gain a knowledge base for use in analyzing and evaluating the principles of physical science in anesthesia care. Prerequisite: admission to Nurse Anesthesia Concentration.
3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12

Fall Year I (August - December)

 
A continuation of N5420. An in-depth, concise and current presentation of those aspects of anatomy and physiology which are relevant to the anesthetic management of clients. Includes mechanisms of shock and the systems of endocrine, genitourinary/renal, neurological, metabolic/ gastrointestinal and hepatic. Allows the student to gain an increased knowledge base for use in analyzing, evaluating and utilizing anatomy and physiology in anesthesia. Prerequisite: NURS 5420
3
Theoretical concepts basic to safe anesthesia care. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills for the pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-operative anesthesia periods are emphasized. Corequisites: NURS 5470r.
3
An in-depth, presentation of aspects of pharmacology which are relevant to safe administration of anesthesia. Prerequisite: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
3
Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress. Prerequisites: NURS 5410, NURS 5420, NURS 5450. Graded S/NC.
4
Total Semester Credit Hours 13

Spring Year I (January - April)

 
Analysis of complex interrelationships and interdependence of pathophysiological concepts that serve as a primary component of the foundation for clinical assessment, decision making, and management for advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Undergraduate pathophysiology or permission of the Director.
3
An examination of selected disease processes and surgical complications of the anesthesia client. Selected surgical specialties and their implications for anesthesia care. Prerequisite: NURS 5450.
2
Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress. Prerequisites: NURS 5410, NURS 5420, NURS 5450. Graded S/NC.
6
Total Semester Credit Hours 11

Summer Year II (May - August)

 
An examination of health care policy, economics, and finance in health care systems including a focus on the advanced practice nursing role.
3
Essential pharmacotherapeutics for advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on commonly prescribed medications for clients of all ages. Prerequisites: admission to nursing graduate program or permission of the Director.
3
Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress. Prerequisites: NURS 5410, NURS 5420, NURS 5450. Graded S/NC.

4

Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress. Prerequisites: NURS 5410, NURS 5420, NURS 5450. Graded S/NC.
4
Total Semester Credit Hours 14

Fall Year II (August - December)

 
An examination of methods and statistical applications in nursing research, utilizing nursing theory both as a basis for research and in practice. Prerequisite: Undergraduate level statistics: pre or co-NURS 5110 & NURS 5000.
4
An examination of additional disease processes and potential and surgical complications of the anesthesia client. Selected surgical specialities and their implications for anesthesia care are explored. Prerequisite: NURS 5460. Corequisite: NURS 5470r.
2
Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress. Prerequisites: NURS 5410, NURS 5420, NURS 5450. Graded S/NC.
8
Total Semester Credit Hours 14

Spring Year II (January - April)

 
Provides a basis for decisions regarding ethical issues in health care as they affect the person, communities, society and the health care profession as well as explore the wide diversity of cultural influences on behavior including ethnic, racial, gender and age differences. (Capstone) Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Program or permission of the Director.
3
Exploration of the professional role expectations of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Anesthetist, utilizing both a historical and mentoring process.
2
Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress.

 

8
Total Semester Credit Hours 13

Summer Year III (May - August)

 
Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress. Prerequisites: NURS 5410, NURS 5420, NURS 5450. Graded S/NC.
4
Clinical application of knowledge and skills necessary for safe administration of anesthesia. Students assume increasing responsibility for the independent delivery of anesthesia care as they progress. Prerequisites: NURS 5410, NURS 5420, NURS 5450. Graded S/NC.
4
Total Semester Credit Hours 8
Total hours: 85 Credit Hours


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