Jan 28, 2023  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 610 - Practicum in Nursing Administration

The 135-hour practicum experience is designed to meet course and individual student objectives related to the application of theories, concepts and research in nursing administration and management. The student is provided an opportunity to lead change and improve outcomes, build and lead collaborative teams, design and implement innovative nursing practices and gain skills and confidence in leadership abilities. The experience is completed under the guidance of a master’s prepared nurse preceptor in collaboration with course faculty. 

Prerequisites & Notes
All MSN core courses and specialization courses except NU801

Course Learning Objectives
  1.  Identify, formulate, analyze, and evaluate an appropriate project relating to the advanced role of the nurse manager/administrator in a health-care setting.
  2.  Conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment as a foundation for decision making. (AACN Essential IX)
  3. Use knowledge of illness and disease management to provide evidence-based care to populations, perform risk assessments, and design plans or programs of care.  (AACN Essential IX)
  4. Employ knowledge and skills in economics, business principles, and systems in the design, delivery, and evaluation of care.  (AACN Essential IX)
  5. Apply theories and evidence-based knowledge in leading, as appropriate, the healthcare team to design, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of care. 
  6. Apply advanced knowledge of the effects of global environment, individual and population characteristics to the design, implementation, and evaluation of care.  (AACN Essential IX)
  7. Demonstrate mastery of subject matter learned within the graduate curriculum as it relates to the topics presented in the course.
  8. Achieve individualized objectives.
  9. Analyze and evaluate the role of the master’s prepared nurse administrator.
  10. Apply the best available evidence from nursing and other sciences as the foundation for practice. (AACN Essential IX)
  11. Advocate for patients, families, caregivers, communities and members of the healthcare team.   (AACN Essential IX)
  12. Use leadership skills to teach, coach, and mentor other members of the healthcare team.  9AACN Essential IX)
  13. Use information and communication technologies to advance patient education, enhance accessibility of care, analyze practice patterns, and improve health outcomes, including nurse sensitive indicators.  (AACN Essential IX)
  14. Integrate an evolving personal philosophy of nursing and healthcare into nursing practice.  (AACN Essential IX)
  15. Establish therapeutic relationships to negotiate patient-centered, culturally appropriate, evidence-based goals and modalities of care.  9AACN Essential IX)
  16. Incorporate scientific and ethical principles in identifying ethical issues arising from practice, including the use of technologies, and in assisting patients and other healthcare providers to address such issues.  (AACN Essential IX)
  17. Analyze informaiton and design systems to sustain improvements and promote transparency using high reliability and just culture priniciples (AACN III).


Credits: 3

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