NUR 249 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role (2)

This course will introduce the student to the theoretical foundations of the advanced practice nursing focusing specifically on the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) role. Core practice competencies identified by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist (NACNS) will highlighted. An integrated model of CNS practice, the Spheres of Influence, will be utilized for role and practice discussion. Prerequisites: Admission into the MSN program, graduate standing NUR 200, 203, 206, 246, 248, and 290.

NUR 250A Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum (5) (3 units effective Spring 2012)

This is the first course in the CNS practica series which will provide opportunities for the student to experience professional growth in advanced nursing practice as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in order to promote the health and well-being of adults. Entry level competencies and behaviors that are expected of graduates of master's and post-master's programs that prepare CNSs, identified by the National CNS Core Competency Task Force Executive Summary (2010), will be emphasized throughout the practica course series. The focus in the course will be on the competency areas of direct care and coaching. Prerequisites: Admission into the MSN program. Successful completion of NUR 200, 201 (N/A for post-MSN CNS), 203 (N/A for post-MSN CNS), 206, 246, 247, 248, and 290 (N/A for post-MSN CNS). NUR 249 taken concurrently with NUR 250A.