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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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Email: grad@madonna.edu

MSN Adult-Ger Acute Care NP
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MSN Adult-Ger Acute Care NP    
   Required Courses    
      Nursing Core    
         NUR 5010   Profess Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice Roles 3 cr.  The professional foundations of advanced nursing practice. Examination of nursing as a profession and practice discipline, ethics, scope of practice, and roles of graduate prepared nurses. 
         NUR 5050   Leadership in Health Care Systems 2 cr.  Leadership skills and responsibilities of nurses in advanced roles in health care delivery systems and organizations. Analysis of the theoretical and contextual basis for effective interprofessional, collaborative, and team-based relationships. 
         NUR 5120   Health Policy and Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice 2 cr.  Examine issues and develop critical thinking skills used in advanced nursing practice that help shape the health care system and advance values such as social justice through policy processes and advocacy. Legal and political aspects of the health care system are explored to prepare nurses in advanced roles to partner to improve societal health outcomes and the effectiveness of the health care system. 
         NUR 5150   Translating&Integrating Scholarship into Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.  The methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality improvement and research. Integration of theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives using translational scholarship. Prerequisite: MTH 2350 or equivalent within past five years. 
         NUR 5480   Theoretical & Scientific Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.  Analysis of nursing and other theories from the humanities and related sciences that are used in advanced nursing practice roles, with a focus on selected grand and middle-range theories and concepts related to teaching and learning, epidemiology, genetics, and health promotion. Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 5010. 
         NUR 5860   Impacting Change through Advanced Nursing Practice 2 cr.  Examination of multiple theories of change and their relationships to the practice of nursing within an interprofessional environment. Exploration of change principles in relationship to healthcare organizational systems, leadership, quality improvement, and safety. Prerequisites or corequisites: NUR 5010 and NUR 5480. 
      Advanced Practice Core    
         BIO 5610   Advanced Human Pathophysiology I 2 cr.  Focus on advanced pathophysiologic concepts over the life span using a research-based, system-focused approach, including developmental physiology, normal etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of commonly found/seen altered health states that include the following: cellular injury, immunology, circulation, oxygenation, coagulation, and metabolic functions. Acquisition of knowledge to guide the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in clinical assessment, differential diagnosis, decision making, and clinical management of persons with various health conditions is emphasized. Prerequisite: admission to NP program or NP certificate or BIO 3710 or equivalent. 
         BIO 5620   Advanced Human Pathophysiology II 2 cr.  Focus on advanced pathophysiologic concepts over the life span using a research-based, system-focused approach, including developmental physiology, normal etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of commonly found/seen altered health states that include the following: inflammation, hematology, neurology, gastrointestinal, and genital urinary functions. Acquisition of knowledge to guide the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in clinical assessment, differential diagnosis, decision making, and clinical management of persons with various health conditions is emphasized. Prerequisite: BIO 5610. 
         NUR 5240   Health Promotion in Advanced Practice 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Analyze the evidence basis of health promotion practice with adolescents and adults. Analyze models of clinical decision making. Use logical reasoning to interpret and tailor health promotion interventions for client populations within the context of family, culture, systems, and community. Synthesize evidence supporting selected health screening and health promotion practices. Prerequisite: NUR 5010; prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 5480. 
         NUR 5250   Health Assessment in Advanced Practice 4 cr.  Development of advanced-practice level health assessment knowledge and skills in preparation for entry into APRN clinical course work. Emphasis is placed on health assessment across the lifespan, including diagnostic reasoning and data synthesis for health-illness determination, risk factor reduction, health protection, and health maintenance needs. Prerequisite: admission to an advanced practice nursing specialty (APRN) program, BIO 5610; prerequisites or corequisites: BIO 5620, NUR 5240. 
         NUR 5360   Advanced Pharmacology I 2 cr.  Broad-based knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics across the lifespan. Advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students examine evidence-based prescribing standards of care in relation to age and health care continuum. 
         NUR 5370   Advanced Pharmacology II Adv Pharmacology II 2 cr.  The role of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in prescribing according to evidence-based standards of care to clients across the health care continuum and lifespan. The ethical and legal basis for prescriptive practice in the State of Michigan. Prerequisite: NUR 5360. 
      Specialty Curriculum    
         NUR 5330   Adult-Gerontology Acute Care I 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 6 cr.)  The analysis of foundational and complex care of patients across the adult-older adult age spectrum within acute care settings. Activities include diagnostic reasoning and managing complex health problems in order for the patient to return to an optimal state of wellness. Includes practicum in an acute care setting. Prerequisites: NUR 5010, NUR 5250 and NUR 5360; prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 5370. 
         NUR 6540   Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 6 cr.)  Further analysis of concepts related to the care of patients across the entire adult-older adult age spectrum in acute care settings with complex, acute health care needs. Chronic disease processes will be explored in relation to exacerbation of illness, impact on mental health, as well as returning the patient to an optimal state of wellness. Includes a practicum in an acute care setting and an academic service-learning component. Prerequisite: NUR 5330. 
         NUR 6751   Adult-Gerontology Acute Care III 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 6 cr.)  Further development of the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner role in achieving improved health outcomes for patients and families with diverse care needs. Expertise developed in strengthening the nurse practitioner-patient relationship in addition to managing and negotiating health care delivery systems. Current trends and business/organization practices and opportunities to impact on quality of care and efficient use of resources. Includes pracicum in an acute care setting. Prerequisite: NUR 6540. 
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