Course Catalog


Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care IV

This course focuses on the organizational/ network sphere of influence and strategies for implementing the CNS role, with emphasis on the CNS as a nursing leader and an essential member of the interdisciplinary team. Theoretical and evidence-based, practical approaches to assessing health care systems as organizations and designing and implementing effective change are discussed. Focus is on the analysis of the organizational issues specific to effective CNS practice in acute and critical care. Analysis of factors such as finances and regulatory requirements will be examined. Students will develop the skills to assess the impact of organizational factors on clinical practice across the continuum of care and design strategic approaches to implementing change.

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