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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

Post-MSN Cert Adult AP HSP & Pall Care Nurse Specialty | Post-MSN Cert Adult AP HSP & Pall Care Prerequisite Sequence
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Post-MSN Cert Adult AP HSP & Pall Care Nurse Specialty    
   Certificate Requirements (12 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 5010   Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research, and Practice 3 cr.  Identification and examination of current and emerging bereavement theories, emphasizing transdisciplinary clinical application with grieving individuals and families. The grieving process as a progression of coping, management, and growth through significant losses and life transitions. Skill development in designing effective coping strategies that facilitate healing in families and communities. Intended for persons desiring to work in palliative/end-of-life care settings and related health care and human service fields. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5005. 
      NUR 5011   Multidim Assessment in Palliative Care: Psychosocial & Bereav Issues 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 7 cr.)  The role of the advanced practice palliative and hospice care nurse in the care of patients/families experiencing life-limiting progressive illness. The clinical practicum focuses on assessment of the physiological, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and bereavement aspects of care. Students gain knowledge of the palliative care system, ranging through palliative care, hospice care, and family support services in bereavement. Prerequisites: NUR 5250 and HSP 5010. 
      NUR 6800   Adv Clinical Management of Complex Symptoms/Syndromes-Pallative Care 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 7 cr.)  Discriminating plans of care and implementing treatment plans for clients experiencing complex symptoms and syndromes of terminal illness. Emphasis is on care of the client and family who are on a palliative care trajectory. Development of expertise in reflecting the nursing perspective and its contribution to transforming palliative care practice. Analysis of current trends and business practices that affect provision of quality care at the end of life and compassionate use of resources. Includes a clinical practicum. Prerequisites: NUR 6750 or NUR 6751. 
Post-MSN Cert Adult AP HSP & Pall Care Prerequisite Sequence    
   Prerequisite Requirements    
      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 5010   Professional Foundations for Advanced Roles in Nursing 3 cr.  The professional foundations of advanced roles in nursing. Examination of nursing as a profession and practice discipline, ethics, scope of practice, and roles of graduate-prepared nurses. 
      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. Includes an academic service-learning experience. 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 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. 
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