Course Catalog


Introduction to Advanced Practice Nursing: Knowledge for Practice in the Global Community

This required core course presents a foundational context for the global, inclusive environment in which advanced practice nurses participate in the care of diverse populations. The course focuses on the integration of knowledge from nursing and the biopsychosocial fields for the continual improvement of advanced practice nursing care across diverse populations and settings. Populations are defined in the context of diversity of age, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, language, sexual orientation, abilities, religion and socioeconomic status as well as those that may be underserved, vulnerable populations or experience health disparities. The course builds on learners' understanding of nursing knowledge gained in their undergraduate studies and provides the opportunity to analyze a broad spectrum of conceptual and theoretical frameworks from multiple disciplines. Learners select a nursing conceptual-theoretical framework to explore in-depth and to apply to advanced nursing practice with a selected population and health condition of interest.

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