Curriculum: Executive Nurse Leader

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

First Year
Semester IUnits
MSNC 511Evidence Based Practice: Role of Theory and Research3
ENLC 556Management of Health Care System Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety3
Semester IIHours
ENLC 555Resource Management in Health Systems3
MSNC 512Influencing the Health Care Environment: Policy and Systems3
Semester III (Summer)Hours
ENLC 500Health Care Leadership, Values and Social Justice3
HCIN 540Introduction to Health Care Information Management3
Second Year
Semester IHours
ENLC 553Financial Management in Health Care Systems3
MSNC 507Statistics3
Semester IIHours
ENLC 557Strategic Planning and Management of Health Systems3
ENLC 591Leadership Practicum in Health Care Systems3
Semester III (Summer)Hours
ENLC 598Evidence-Based Practice Practicum3
Note regarding a full-time plan of study: If you are interested in a full-time program plan please contact the Associate Dean of MSN programs. 

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

ENLC 500 , ENLC 553 , ENLC 555 , ENLC 556 , ENLC 557 , ENLC 591 , ENLC 598 , HCIN 501 , HCIN 540 , HCIN 541 , HCIN 542 , HCIN 543 , HCIN 544 , HCIN 545 , HCIN 546 , HCIN 547 , HCIN 548 , HCIN 549 , HCIN 550 , HCIN 551 , HCIN 552 , HCIN 553 , HCIN 554 , HCIN 555 , HCIN 556 , HCIN 557 , HCIN 558 , HCIN 559 , HCIN 560 , HCIN 600 , HCIN 605 , HCIN 610 , HCIN 611 , HCIN 615 , HCIN 620 , HCIN 625 , HCIN 630 , HCIN U540 , HCIN U554 , MSNC 503 , MSNC 507 , MSNC 511 , MSNC 512 , MSNC 518 , MSNC 518L , MSNC 534 , MSNC 534P , MSNC 590 , MSNC 599

ENLC 500 | HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP, VALUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Examines leadership theories, corporate ethics, valuesfocused strategies and principles of social and health care justice that can be actualized across the spectrum of health care settings. Synthesis of the literature is required to support development of a clinical project relevant to a health care setting.

ENLC 553 | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of the financial environment of the health care industry. The course will emphasize the development of practical financial analysis skills that will provide students with a foundation for immediate application within the health care delivery system.

ENLC 555 | RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: MSNC 512 with a minimum grade of C- and ENLC 500 with a minimum grade of C- and GSBA 502 with a minimum grade of C-

Focuses on the management of human, financial and material resources in health systems. Designed for health professionals seeking careers as operations managers in health care delivery systems. Emphasizes cost-effective use of resources to accomplish organizational objectives.

ENLC 556 | MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEM QUALITY OUTCOMES AND PATIENT SAFETY

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Focuses on the evaluation of patient safety and quality of care outcomes from a systems perspective. Explores theoretical and methodological foundations for understanding and applying patient safety and quality of care outcomes within the current health care environment. Reviews safety applications in other high-risk industries with application to nursing and the health care industry. Emphasizes identification, implementation, and evaluation of quality indicators for patient safety and other patient outcomes. Evaluates patient safety and quality indicators for their sensitivity and specificity to clinical care. Addresses the role of leadership in error prevention and maintenance of a culture of patient safety.

ENLC 557 | STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Emphasizes strategic planning and management as requisite to growth and survival of health care systems. Acquaints students with the language, processes, tools and techniques of strategic planning and marketing that will enable them to contribute effectively to strategic thinking and action in health care systems.

ENLC 591 | LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Under the guidance of a healthcare manager, administrator, or executive preceptor in health system the student will have an opportunity to observe and participate in various situations associated with the healthcare system administrative process (e.g. human resource management, fiscal management, strategic planning, marketing, information management, and/or political activity). Seminars will provide a forum for discussion of operational and clinical observations as they relate to empirical and evidencebased literature as well as issues and trends in healthcare s stem administration.

ENLC 598 | EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PRACTICUM

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides a self-directed and systematic opportunity to gain greater knowledge and expertise in an area of nursing practice. Involves development of direct or indirect nursing roles in a health care or community service agency. The practicum consists of completion of an evidence-based practice project to address a nursing practice problem; implementation of an innovative approach to the problem through integration of related theory and best evidence; evaluation of project outcomes; and dissemination of findings.

HCIN 501 | HCI NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Units: 0 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Master orientation course. Online HCI students only.

HCIN 540 | INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides students with necessary skills to understand the basis for heath care informatics. Emphasizes basic understanding of computer hardware, network architecture, clinical application of electronic health records, and health care software applications. Includes relevant regulatory, patient privacy, security and reimbursement issues. Examines current trends in meaningful use and elctronic health record (EHR) certificaiton as a foundation for understanding emerging issues in health care informatics.

HCIN 541 | INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides an overview of the health care delivery system, professional roles, care delivery models, and relevant regulatory environment in the United States. Overviews common chronic and acute disease states that drive the U.S. health care system to provide the student with context for care delivery models. Intended for non-clinician students or individuals who lack significant professional health. Course is NOT required for Nursing Informatics students.

HCIN 542 | SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 540 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently) and HCIN 541 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently)

Prepares students in the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of computer-based information and technology systems. Includes systems development life cycle, project management skills, requirement analysis and specification, feasibility and cost-benefit analysis, logical and physical design, prototyping, system validation, deployment, human factors, and post-implementation review.

HCIN 543 | DATABASE DESIGN AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 540 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 541 with a minimum grade of C-

Provides opportunities to gain advanced skills in data and knowledge management. Addresses applied skills in database design, data structure, modeling, and development of database amanagement systems to resolve problems in health care informatics and research settings. Also focuses on development of fundamental skills in knowledge management and knowledge engineering as applied to the health care environment. Provides an overview of national health care databases such as National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) and Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS) Core measures and data mining techniques. Promotes skills in accessing clinical databases to resolve selected clinical problems.

HCIN 544 | ADVANCED HEALTH CARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 540 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 541 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 542 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 543 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently) and HCIN 545 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently)

Provides information and skills neccessary for leadership in informatics roles in health care systems. Emphasizes design, implementation, and evaluation of electronic health record systems and clinical decision support systems. Also addresses regulatory, reimbursement, ethical issues, and emerging technology in health care informatics.

HCIN 545 | PRACTICUM FOR HEALTH CARE AND NURSING INFORMATICS

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 540 with a minimum grade of B- and HCIN 542 with a minimum grade of B- and HCIN 543 with a minimum grade of B- and HCIN 544 with a minimum grade of B-

Provides an integrative field experience to synthesize and apply knowledge attained in the HCIN core courses. Includes related practices and seminar experiences that foster achievement of career goals related to health care informatics.

HCIN 546 | CAPSTONE

Units: 1 Repeatability: No

This is the final course in the online Health Care Informatics program sequence and is given during the final 14-week semester of the degree program. The purpose of this course is to thread program concepts, skills, and knowledge developed throughout the program into a culminating capstone experience.

HCIN 547 | HEALTH CARE ANALYTICS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 541 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 542 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 543 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 552 with a minimum grade of C-

Prepares students to apply various types of clinical data to solve complex clinical questions based on prior knowledge achieved in the Health Care Informatics program. Students apply an evidence-based practice approach to solve various clinical questions using a variety of clinical data sets including population level data. Course focus includes how data can be leveraged to solve specific clinical questions, the development of Clinical Decision support rules, and Precision Medicine applications. Students will develop data analytics skills by utilizing real-world use cases found in the clinical setting.

HCIN 548 | HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS SEMINAR

Units: 2 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

The HCI seminar course provides the student with the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and student colleagues to address concepts and ideas emerging in the field of Health Care Informatics. Each seminar focuses on various aspects of the Clinical Informaticist Health Care Data Analyst and Health Care Informatics Leader role. Throughout the seminar course, students will use various methods to analyze emerging trends in health care and informatics. Seminar students will generate self-reflective and field-relevant capstone projects. Students will fulfill program competencies through individual projects.

HCIN 549 | BIOSTATISTICS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

The HCI seminar course provides the student with the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and student colleagues to address concepts and ideas emerging in the field of Health Care Informatics. Each seminar focuses on various aspects of the Clinical Informaticist Health Care Data Analyst and Health Care Informatics Leader role. Throughout the seminar course, students will use various methods to analyze emerging trends in health care and informatics. Seminar students will generate self-reflective and field-relevant capstone projects. Students will fulfill program competencies through individual projects.

HCIN 550 | HEALTH CARE SIX SIGMA, GREEN BELT

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Employs the structured Six Sigma “DMAIC” methodology: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control to introduce principles, tools, and techniques to improve processes within a health care organization. Enables students to apply the Six Sigma model to improve such systems as: patient throughput, clinical diagnostics reporting, and care delivery redesign. Defines tools and techniques of Six Sigma in order to successfully develop, launch, and transition a project through each phase terminating with an evaluation phase.

HCIN 551 | INTRODUCTION TO GEOHEALTH

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Enhances the student’s familiarity and builds competence in using geographic information systems (GIS) applied to health surveillance and research. Provides the student interactive experiences to map clinic data and to conduct geographic modeling decisions. Incorporates an active learning environment to provide students an opportunity to develop a practical understanding of GIS software.

HCIN 552 | CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Clinical documentation: Electronic systems explore hardware/software development requirements for EMRs and application of EMR data for: quality, risk assessment, billing, and research applications. Includes overview of clinical devices that assist in medication administration such as BCMA(Bar Code Medication Administration). Applies problem-based learning to the development of clinical rules and alert systems for both Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and CPOE (computerized Physician Order entry) systems. Course emphasizes regulatory requirements for electronic medical records to include: HIPPA, Meaningful Use Requirements, security applications, and federal breach reporting.

HCIN 553 | CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION SYSTEMS: SPECIALIST ROLE

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provide a basic understanding of the electronic medical record and how digital billing systems are evolving to meet the clinical documentation needs of health care organizations. Fosters skills in applying diagnostic coding standards to meet quality, regulatory and billing requirements, including: code book formats; coding techniques; formats of the ICD, DRG, and CPT manuals; health insurance; billing, reimbursement, and collections. Course examines federal regulations covering billing and patient privacy (HIPPA).

HCIN 554 | TELEHEALTH & EMERGING TECH

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides an introduction to the emerging discipline of telehealth. Provides a historical perspective of remote monitoring of patients using various types of telehealth, including video conferencing, telephonic, and home based sensors. Includes an overview of relevant hardware and software requirements for a telehealth program. Includes federal and state regulations covering telehealth practice and reimbursement models by Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers. Includes consumer grade health monitoring devices and emerging health care technology.

HCIN 555 | HEALTH CARE SIX SIGMA, BLACK BELT

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 550 with a minimum grade of C

This is the second course in the Health Care Six Sigma Course Series. Builds upon skills and knowledge acquired during the Six Sigma Green Belt course. Develops team leadership knowledge and applied skills using the quality and performance improvement methodology, “DMAIC” model (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) applied to an actual health care project.

HCIN 556 | HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP, VALUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

This course develops knowledge and hones skills concerning the management of people in healthcare organizations. It examines issues critical to being an effective leader with an emphasis on practical application. These issues include: leadership, motivation, effective team functioning, power and influence, corporate ethics, principles of social and health care justice, building and enabling high quality relationships and organizational structure. Students will improve abilities to diagnose, analyze, and take effective action as leaders in the healthcare arena.

HCIN 557 | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of the financial environment of the health care industry and how it specifically affects the role of the health care leader. Emphasizes the development of financial analysis skills that provides a foundation for application within the health care delivery system.

HCIN 558 | STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

This course emphasizes strategic planning and management as requisite to growth and survival of health systems. It also acquaints students with the language, processes, tools and techniques of strategic planning and change management that will enable them to contribute effectively to strategic thinking and action in health systems.

HCIN 559 | MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEM QUALITY OUTCOMES AND PATIENT SAFETY

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Focuses on the evaluation of patient safety and quality of care outcomes from a systems perspective. Explores theoretical and methodological foundations for understanding and applying patient safety and quality of care outcomes within the current health care environment. Reviews safety applications in other high-risk industries with application to nursing and the healthcare industry. Emphasizes identification, implementation, and evaluation of quality indicators for patient safety and other patient outcomes. Evaluates patient safety and quality indicators for their sensitivity and specificity to clinical care. Addresses the role of leadership in error prevention and maintenance of a culture of patient safety.

HCIN 560 | INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE SIMULATION

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides an overview of the fundamentals and exploration of health care simulation concepts. Innovative teaching strategies and technology are presented including opportunities to gain “hands-on” experience using multiple simulation methods such as task trainers, hi and lo-fidelity mannequins, and standardized patients within active learning scenarios. Emphasizes basic understanding of entire continuum of planning, executing, and debriefing a successful simulation incorporating creation of cases, resource planning, event management, development of competency checklists, and facilitation of reflective learning.

HCIN 600 | POPULATION HEALTH ANALYTICS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 540 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 542 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently) and HCIN 543 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently) and HCIN 549 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 552 with a minimum grade of C-

This course explores methods for measuring and analyzing the burden of disease in populations. Students will apply various data sets including disease registries, electronic health records, claims data, and socio-economic data; to measure, trend, and analyze, the impact of disease on various populations.

HCIN 605 | DATA STRUCTURES AND TERMINOLOGIES

Units: 2 Repeatability: No

This course provides the Health Care Analytics, Data Science, Doctoral Nursing and Informatics student a review of health care standards, terminologies, and quality outcome measure data. Students will examine how these are applied to document, measure, evaluate, and reimburse health care in the United States. This includes standards and terminologies common to Electronic Health records to include the following: The International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets, Health Level Seven (HL7) Reference Information Model, Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED), Logical Observation Identifiers, Names, and Codes (LOINC), and RadLex, Standards, terminologies, and outcome measures unique to medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Health Care delivery organizations (such as hospitals, clinics, and medical provider practices) is included.

HCIN 610 | ADVANCED LEADERSHIP AND HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

This course explores theoretical and applied principles of leadership in complex health care delivery systems. Students will explore health care organizations to determine how leadership, technology, and system complexity affects care delivery. Students will examine how learning health care systems management differs from traditional systems management and the benefits they offer to complex delivery systems.

HCIN 611 | HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

This course analyzes the Health Care industry and public health systems in the United States. Students will evaluate the impact of both private and public sectors of the health care industry and the impact of competing goals of: broad access, high quality, and affordability. This course will also examine the way consumers and providers affect the availability and quality of health care. Additional course topics include: supply and demand modeling; cost-benefit analysis; reimbursement models including pay for performance; global drivers on the US healthcare industry and implications of policy, regulatory and political philosophy regarding care.

HCIN 615 | ADVANCED HEALTH CARE ANALYSIS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 540 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 542 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently) and HCIN 543 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently) and HCIN 547 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 549 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 552 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 600 with a minimum grade of C-

This course will explore methods and tools to address a variety of health care issues by leveraging data to design, solve, and test a data-driven hypothesis. This course will explore the application of quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate programs and research studies. Students will also examine data stewardship and data governance roles in organizations that employ enterprise data warehouses (EDW). Data security and privacy are examined from the health care data analyst role. Additional course topics include emerging trends in health care, data science, and bioinformatics.

HCIN 620 | MACHINE LEARNING APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 540 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 541 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 542 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently) and HCIN 543 with a minimum grade of C- (Can be taken Concurrently) and HCIN 547 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 549 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 615 with a minimum grade of C-

This course will explore the application of machine learning (ML) to the health care setting. ML is a field of computer science that trains computers to recognize patterns in complex data sets and formulate predictions based upon designed algorithms. ML can be used to predict hospital readmission, identify patients who may develop hospital acquired infections, and support diagnostic reasoning for clinicians. The course will explore various ML methods to design algorithms for solving common clinical problems. In addition, students will gain a basic understanding of how ML methods can learn from data to find underlying patterns useful for prediction, classification, clustering, and exploratory data analysis.

HCIN 625 | DIGITAL HEALTH CARE MARKETING

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: HCIN 540 with a minimum grade of C- and HCIN 541 with a minimum grade of C-

This course will explore marketing principles and methods utilized in the health care industry from the perspective of a health care leader. Students will learn how to assess market needs for health care organizations and service lines. Course will include case studies to understand ethical, regulatory, and liability issues in health care marketing. Additional course topics include web-based advertising, management of marketing staff, and website design.

HCIN 630 | HEALTH CARE LAW AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

This course explores laws encountered by health care managers and strategies to reduce liability to health care organizations. Case studies will assist the Student to examine legal and ethical issues encountered when managing health care delivery systems. This course will examine laws and regulations that govern the relationships between health care providers and entities, the management of employees and medical staff who deliver patient care, labor relations, the management of information, patient rights and responsibilities, and tort law. Students will research an area of health care liability and develop a plan to mitigate risk in the health care setting.

HCIN U540 | INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Units: 3

Provides students with necessary skills to understand the basis for heath care informatics. Emphasizes basic understanding of computer hardware, network architecture, clinical application of electronic health records, and health care software applications. Includes relevant regulatory, patient privacy, security and reimbursement issues. Examines current trends in meaningful use and elctronic health record (EHR) certificaiton as a foundation for understanding emerging issues in health care informatics.

HCIN U554 | TELEHEALTH & EMERGING TECH

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides an introduction to the emerging discipline of telehealth. Provides a historical perspective of remote monitoring of patients using various types of telehealth, including video conferencing, telephonic, and home based sensors. Includes an overview of relevant hardware and software requirements for a telehealth program. Includes federal and state regulations covering telehealth practice and reimbursement models by Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers. Includes consumer grade health monitoring devices and emerging health care technology.

MSNC 503 | NURSING PRACTICE WITH DIVERSE FAMILIES IN COMMUNITIES

Units: 2 Repeatability: No

Corequisites: MSNE 546

Examines philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual bases for care of diverse families and groups in community settings. Analysis of community perspectives provides a foundation for general and advanced practice and research with families across the lifespan. The national health objectives provide a framework for family and community health promotion and risk reduction. Issues that affect family, aggregate, and community health and wellness are examined using an ecological perspective that includes social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the environment. Addresses intervention strategies with families to achieve desired health outcomes in their community.

MSNC 507 | STATISTICS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides students with necessary skills to perform statistical analysis of data in order to present information in a meaningful way. Emphasizes basic understanding of probability concepts, common probability distributions, and inferential statistical methods. Includes identification of data requirements and statistical method to answer specific research questions. Incorporates SPSS statistical software as well as statistical calculations. Explores methods to display data and findings. Assists students to interpret SPSS output, and effectively present findings. Also focuses on critical review of scientific manuscripts and interpretation of findings.

MSNC 511 | EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE: ROLE OF THEORY AND RESEARCH

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Focuses on the critical links between nursing theory, research and evidence based practice. Examines the theoretical foundations of nursing science including how theory has influenced the history and current practice of nursing. Emphasizes the importance of research for building an evidence base for nursing practice. Reviews the components of evidence-based practice, with emphasis placed on knowledgeable appraisal of theory and research to evaluate the evidence base for clinical practice.

MSNC 512 | INFLUENCING THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT: POLICY AND SYSTEMS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Provides an understanding of nursing’s leadership role in the analysis and evaluation of policy, organization, and financing of health care. Focuses on the organization of health care systems, the political and economic forces that influence health care delivery, and the formulation of policies affecting health care.

MSNC 518 | PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS FOR RNS

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: APNC 520 with a minimum grade of B-

Corequisites: MSNC 518L

Focuses on theoretical and clinical skill development in physical assessment and diagnosis, across the life span. Designed to prepare the advanced generalist registered nurses with the knowledge and skills to make appropriate focused assessments and draw accurate conclusions about physiological/psychosocial instability/complications/sequelae of disease processes and/or therapeutic interventions.

MSNC 518L | PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS FOR RNS LAB

Units: 0 Repeatability: No

Corequisites: MSNC 518

This is the lab section for MSNC 518.

MSNC 534 | CLINICAL NURSE LEADERSHIP: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Units: 6 Repeatability: No

Corequisites: MSNC 534P

Explores and integrates concepts of leadership that are central to the practice of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) including: horizontal leadership, effective use of self, reflective practice, advocacy, lateral integration of care, change theory, and role analysis and implementation. Oversees patient care provided by staff, in collaboration with RN preceptor or mentor, to improve patient outcomes. Serves as a role model for staff in anticipating risks and providing comprehensive care to individuals and clinical cohorts. Reviews and modifies, if necessary, standards of care for specific patient populations. Designs and proposes an implementation and evaluation plan for an evidence-based project designed to effect change in patient/staff outcomes.

MSNC 534P | CLINICAL NURSE LEADER PRACTICUM II

Units: 0 Repeatability: No

This is the practicum section of course MSNC 534.

MSNC 590 | ESSENTIALS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Focuses on the concepts and frameworks that impact and support critical care nursing of the adult patient. Explores the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and collaborative management of disorders commonly seen in critically ill patients. Emphasizes evidence-based therapeutic interventions to manage complex patient problems and prevent complications.

MSNC 599 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 6