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

This is the final course in the CNS practica series with emphasis on providing opportunities for the student to focus on the competency areas of consultation, collaboration, and systems leadership. These areas are identified as expected entry-level competencies and behaviors expected of graduates of maters and post-master's programs that prepare CNSs by the National CNS Core Competency Task Force Executive Summary (2010). It is expected that the student will be able to build on the knowledge and experience gained in the previous two practica courses and continue to incorporate those advanced competencies and associated behaviors in direct care, coaching, researching, ethical decision-making, moral agency, and advocacy in addition to the emphasis of this course. 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, 239 (concurrently), 246, 247, 248, 249, 250A, 250B, and 290 (N/A for post-MSN CNS). NUR 249 taken concurrently with NUR 250C.

NUR 251 AB Community/ Public Health Practicum (4-4)

This course is designed to assist the student in gaining practical knowledge and develop expertise in the role of Public/Community Health nursing. The student will complete this practicum with a preceptor in Public/Community Health settings. The seminar portion of the course will provide the student with additional knowledge and skills related to advanced public health nursing in an interactive setting and will allow the student to debrief and problem-solve with faculty and students.  Prerequisites: Admission into the MSN program. Successful completion of NUR 210, 206, 245 and 290. NUR 105 required for non-BSN degree holders

NUR 252A Leadership/Administration Practicum (3)

This is the first course in the Leadership/Administration practica series for students in the nursing Leadership/Administration track. This course is designed to assist the student in gaining practical knowledge, skills, and experience regarding the nursing leadership role in a variety of settings by precepting with a practicing nurse leader/administrator. The seminar portion of this course provides the student an opportunity to debrief and problem-solve with course faculty and other students. Entry-level competencies and behaviors identified in the American Organization of Nurse Executives' Competencies (AONE, 2005) will be emphasized throughout the practica series. This practicum will concentrate on the competency areas of communication and relationship-building, leadership, and professionalism. Prerequisites: Admission into the MSN program. Successful completion of NUR 201, 203, 240, 241, 247, 254, and 290. NUR 253 taken concurrently with NUR 252A. NUR 256 taken concurrently with NUR 252B.