278 Graduate Programs
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
to evaluate and apply scientific knowledge surrounding practice issues.
Prerequisite: NURS U700.
NURS U711. Healthcare Delivery Systems (2). Examination of health
care policy organization and finance. Topics explore the role of the Masters-prepared
nurse in providing high quality, cost-effective care and addresses
issues related to the delivery of healthcare. Prerequisite or corequisite:
NURS U712. Role of the Nurse as Leader (3). Leadership in the healthcare
delivery system across all settings. The definition and role of the transforma-tional
nurse leader will be explored as well as implementation across various
settings. Fundamental aspects of nurse leadership will be expanded upon
to prepare the graduate for this multifaceted responsibility. Prerequisite:
Admission to the graduate program, NURS U700.
NURS U713. CNL Practicum I (1). Introduces the CNL role as clinician,
outcomes manager, client advocate, educator, information manager, sys-tems
analyst, team member and lifelong learner. CNL portfolio is initiated.
Minimum of 75 clinical practicum hours required. Prerequisite: NURS U700.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS U712.
NURS U714. Organizational Theory (3). The challenges that nurse
managers and healthcare organizations face including the relationships
between healthcare systems and structures within organizational theory
and their ability to efficiently plan and organize within an ever-changing
and highly complex healthcare system. Prerequisites: NURS U700.
NURS U715. Global Healthcare (2). Immersion experience in an inter-national
or national setting. Exploration of the interplay of culture, public
health, ethics, social justice, policy, and models of health care delivery
in a global perspective. Course will require travel and related expenses.
Language course preparation may be required. Prerequisite: Admission
to the graduate program.
NURS U716. Economics & Healthcare Outcomes (3). Healthcare policy
from an economic perspective including alternative healthcare systems and
healthcare reform. Content examines the US healthcare structure compre-hensively
including the important role of finances and policies within the
current healthcare system.
NURS U717. Healthcare Policy & Financing (3). Exploration of current
issues influencing healthcare policies including finance with specific attention
to the role of the nursing leader as an advocat. The current health policies
at the local, state, and federal level and analysis of nursing contributions
to healthcare policies are empahsized.
NURS U720. Advanced Applied Pharmacology (3). Comprehensive
review of pharmacological concepts and principles. Focuses on use of
pharmacotherapeutics in the treatment of disease and in health promotion.
Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.
NURS U721. Quality and Risk Management in Health Systems Leader-ship
(2). Application of leadership principles to quality and risk management.
Emphasis is placed on clinical judgment and decision making skills in illness
management, health restoration and risk reduction in prototypic health
care problems. Prerequisites: NURS U711, U712. Co-requisite: NURS U722.
NURS U722. Data Analysis in the Healthcare System (2). Examina-tion
of appropriate data analysis techniques to various research designs.
An overview of health information systems that are utilized to develop
patient data sets and safeguard privacy is provided. Prerequisite: NURS
U710; Co-requisite: NURS U721.
NURS U723. Evidence Based Practice Project I (1). Provides an op-portunity
for students to address problems in health systems leadership
education using evidence based approaches. Prerequisite: NURS U710;
Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS U722.
NURS U724. CNL Practicum II (1). Transition into the CNL role as clinician,
outcomes manager, client advocate, educator, information manager, systems
analyst, team member and lifelong learner. Functioning under the guidance
of a faculty member and clinical preceptor, the student continues creating
the CNL portfolio with additional emphasis on microsystem assessment.
A minimum of 75 clinical practicum hours required. Prerequisites: NURS
U711, U713; Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS U720.
NURS U725. Role of the Nursing Educator (3). Exploration of the role
of nurse educators in academic, community, and clinical settings. Teach-ing
and learning strategies used by nurse educators in various settings
including academia, community, and in-patient settings are emphasized.
Prerequisite: NURS U704.
NURS U726. Nursing Educator Practicum (4). Preceptor-guided
experience with advanced educational principles and theories. Application
of the nurse educator core competencies from the National League of Nurses
for a minimum of 250 hours is required. Prerequisites: NURS U704, NURS
U705, NURS U706.
NURS U730. Outcomes Evaluation in Healthcare Systems Leadership
(3). Accountability for healthcare outcomes for specific groups of patients
within a unit or setting. Application of research is utilized to implement
and evaluate plans of care. Relevant factors are synthesized to evaluate
and achieve optimal patient outcomes. Prerequisites: NURS U711, U712,
NURS U731. Evidence Based Practice Project II (2). Culmination of
evidence based practice project initiated in NURS U723. A required final
portfolio verifies the development and competency of the student in the
CNL role and records the student’s achievements. Prerequisite: NURS U723,
U724; Co-requisite: NURS U732.
NURS U732. CNL Practicum III (4). Immersion experiences in the role
of the Clinical Nurse Leader. Involves 300 clinical practicum hours. Prereq-uisites:
NURS U720, U721, U722, U723, U724. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
NURS U733. Nursing Leadership Immersion I (3) Instruction on
performance and organizational dynamics of healthcare. Healthcare orga-nizations
throughout American history will be examined with a focus on
the twenty-first century health care system.
NURS U734. Nursing Leadership Immersion II (3) Evalution of perfor-mance
and organizational dynamics of healthcare with a focus on healthcare
organizations throughout American history emphasizing twenty-first century