NUR 249 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role (2)

This didactic course will provide the student with concepts related to the advanced practice role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). Core competencies of the Adult-Gerontology CNS will serve as the foundation to discuss the CNS’s role and influence in direct care, consultation, systems leadership, collaboration, coaching, research, ethical decision-making, moral agency, and advocacy. Strategies related to developing innovative intervention design and evaluation, creating a culture of quality, safety and change, utilizing advanced communication & information technology as well as ways to promote professional and personal development will be covered. Prerequisites: Admission into the MSN program, graduate standing NUR 200, 203, 206, 246, 248, and 290.

NUR 250A Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum (3)

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-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist in order to promote the health and well-being of adults. Current 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, 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, 238, 246, 247, 248, and 290 (N/A for post-MSN CNS). NUR 249 taken concurrently with NUR 250A.