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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / MSN Track: Nursing Leadership / MSN Track: Nursing Leadership Course Requirements | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

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    MSN Track: Nursing Leadership Course Requirements

    MSN Track: Nursing Leadership Core Course Requirements

    • NR 532 - Intro to Evidence Based Practice

      This course guides the student in the research process and its relevance to the advancement of nursing theory and practice. Students will advance as participants in the research process and as consumers of nursing research. Prerequisite: Graduate level.

    • NR 533 - Application of Evidence Based Prac

      This course guides the student in the research process and its relevance to the advancement of evidence-based nursing practice. Students will develop skills related to generation, synthesis and translation of nursing research evidence for use in clinical practice.

    • NR 535 - Health Care Inform

      Health Care Informatics builds on the student

    • NR 545 - Leadership & Mgmt in Health Care

      This course is specifically designed for nursing graduate students who are pursuing the nurse executive or nurse administrator role. In this course, students will explore, examine, and analyze the role of the nurse leader in administrative or executive roles with a strong focus on organizational and systems leadership. Knowledge gained in this course will aid nurse leaders in meeting the demands of changing patient care services within the entire spectrum of complex, adaptive, health care systems. Experiential learning of 80 hours are aligned with this course with a mutually agreed upon leadership preceptor.Prerequisite/Co-requisite Courses: MSN Level or Permission of Associate Dean

    • NR 546 - Leadership for Complex Learning

      This course is specifically designed for nursing graduate students who are pursuing the nurse executive or nurse administrator role. In this course, students will explore, examine, and analyze the role of the nurse leader in administrative or executive roles with a strong focus on organizational and systems leadership. Knowledge gained in this course will aid nurse leaders in meeting the demands of changing patient care services within the entire spectrum of complex, adaptive, health care systems. Experiential learning of 40 hours are aligned with this course with a mutually agreed upon leadership preceptor.Prerequisite/Co-requisite Courses: MSN Level or Permission of Associate Dean

    • NR 547 - Population Health in a Global Socty

      This course introduces students to the population health in relationship to principles and methods of epidemiology. The emphasis will be to bridge the health care needs of defined populations into the community settings. The course addresses epidemiologic research methods and their applications to the study of determinants and health outcomes in population of interest. Global health issues as they influence population health will be explored.Prerequisite/Co-requisite Courses: MSN Level or Permission of Associate Dean

    • NR 548 - Healthcare Innovations & Quality

      This course prepares the graduate nurse to take a leadership role in identifying systems and process failures that lead to errors, monitoring and analyzing information, and initiating quality improvements within organizations. Emphasis is on identification of critical variables that serve as catalysts for positive clinical outcomes. An overview of the health care system in the United States is followed by the quality challenges and issues in the system. Current national efforts in performance measures, financial incentives, and quality are discussed. The merging of quality outcomes with evolving reimbursement paradigms and models will be examined. A final project proposal will include the use of quality improvement tools, measurement and management of project outcome and associated costs, fostering evidence-based practice and evaluating patient outcomes, emphasizing the promotion of safe, effective, and efficient patient-centered care. Prerequisite/Co-requisite Courses: MSN Level or Permission of Associate Dean

    • NR 650A - Health Care Policy

      In this course, students develop knowledge of health policy and its impact on clinical practice. Current issues and trends are discussed and analyzed from the perspective of the policy maker, the APN and the public.

    • NR 650B - Health Care Organizations & Finance

      This course introduces students to business concepts that will allow them to take leadership roles in providing quality cost-effective care. Students discuss and apply basic health care economics in the context of advanced practice nursing.

    • NR 650C - Advanced Practice Ethical & Legal

      Students will develop and understanding of the principles, personal values and beliefs that provide a framework for nursing practice. This course will highlight legal issues as they relate to the APN.

    • NR 650D - Adv Practice Roles & Respon

      Health care and clinical practice issues and trends are identified and discussed as well as roles of the advanced practice nurse in the changing health care environment. Course content is evaluated based upon ethical concepts from a personal and organizational perspective. A culminating project, representing the student

    • NR 651 - Synthesis of Adv Nrs Prac

      This course serves to develop the student preparing to function in an executive leadership role in nursing. Students will apply fundamental concepts of leadership and management as they work with a nurse in a leadership role within a health care organization. Students will gain experience in understanding the structures and processes of health care management; fiscal planning, execution and accountability; community engagement and collaboration, and organizational compliance requirements. The focus of the practicum experience will be on role application as a nurse leader related to professional practice, working within a care delivery system and utilizing quality monitoring and improvement processes. Transformational leadership aligned with skill development in strategic planning, advocacy, leadership effectiveness, application of evidence-based practice and innovations adoption will be emphasized. Co requisite Courses: MSN Leadership level 2