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Doctor in Nurse Anesthesia Practice - Post Baccalaureate | Course Descriptions

AFN-800. DNAP Seminar I. This course is  first in a series of four seminar courses that introduces the student to the role of the doctoral prepared nurse anesthetist in the healthcare arena. It includes concepts of professional wellness and ethnical decision-making. Students begin planning for their final scholarly project. 2 s.h.

AFN-802. DNAP Seminar II. This course serves as a continuation of the DNAP Seminar Series. It includes the integration of organizational change concepts, leadership, ethics, and economics into the scholarly project. 2 s.h.

AFN-803. DNAP Seminar III. This course is a continuation of the DNAP Seminar Series. It focuses on the application of concepts of continuous quality assurance/quality improvement to the clinical process. Students will be working on the continued development and implementation of the scholarly project. 2 s.h.

AFN-804. DNAP Seminar IV. This is the final course in the DNAP Seminar Series. It includes the final synthesis of the components of the scholarly project including analysis of the data, discussion of the results, policy implications, and a plan for dissemination of the project. 2 s.h.

AFN-805. Teaching and Learning. This course focuses on the components of effecting teaching and learning.  The emphasis is on the application of learning theories; designing effective models of teaching; and developing innovative educational experiences that facilitate achievement of desired learning outcomes. 2.s.h.

AFN-807. Principles of Pain Management. This course is a foundational pain management course that focuses on all aspects of chronic and acute pain management. Includes concepts in interventional pain management, ultrasound, pharmacotherapuetics, and complimentary techniques. Learners will have hands–on experiences using ultrasound technology. 2 s.h.

AFN-809. Management Principles for Nurse Anesthesia Practice. This course includes management principles relevant to leaders in nurse anesthesia. It includes content on financial management principles; billing/payment strategies; efficient deployment of resources; and contract development and negotiation. 3 s.h.

AFN-811. Principles of Evidence Based Practice. This course focuses on the application of analytic methods for searching, selecting, evaluating, and synthesizing the literature. Includes a focus on types/levels of evidence and application of the best evidence to clinical practice. 3 s.h.

AFN-813. Clinical Simulation in Crisis Management. This course is a high-fidelity simulation lab course that applies theories of simulation to clinical management of low occurrence, high-risk anesthetic crisis. Emphasis will be on evidence-based decision-making and critical thinking skills. 1 s.h.

AFN-815. Professional Issues Seminar. This course provides the entry-level nurse anesthesia student with a foundational knowledge of the scope of practice of nurse anesthetists, an introduction to professional organizations, and the history of the profession. 1 s.h.

AFN-817. Chemistry and Physics of AnesthesiaThe emphasis of this course is on developing an understanding of measurement, basic physics principles, gas laws, states of matter, solutions, electricity, fire, and radiation safety, organic compounds, and the anesthesia machine. Drug calculations, clinical application of gas laws and chemical reactions, breathing circuits, and patient monitors will be covered along with the operating principles of the anesthesia machine. 2 s.h.

AFN-819. Human Anatomy for Nurse Anesthetists. This course is a comprehensive review of human cadaver anatomy to include major muscles, skin, bones and joints, internal organs, vascular system, the central nervous system, and major nerves. It includes a full dissection laboratory with an emphasis on airway anatomy, neurovascular system, and internal organs. 5 s.h.

AFN-820. Information Systems in Healthcare Delivery. This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills to use information management systems for clinical decision-making, implementing quality improvement initiatives, and evaluating the impact on patient care. The course will address legal and legislative issues impacting healthcare information systems.  3 s.h.

AFN-821. Advanced Health and Physical Assessment. This course focuses on the integration of patient history and physical assessment in the development of an evidence-based, patient centered plan of care. Students will acquire needed skills that incorporates information from the physical, psychological, social, functional, and environmental domains.  It includes diagnostic reasoning, risk assessment, and hands-on skill acquisition. 3 s.h.

AFN-823. Research Methods for Nurse Anesthesia. This course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and application of knowledge of research design and methods. Course topics include: justifying a research proposal, sampling techniques, research ethics, study design, statistics and research ethics. Students will use the knowledge acquired in this course to write a research proposal and submit an IRB application. 3 s.h.

AFN-825. Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology. This course addresses the study of integrative regulatory mechanisms responsible for maintenance of homeostasis in the normal human and the alterations that occur in these mechanisms leading to specific disease processes. Understanding the mechanisms of disease is essential to the role of the health care professional in determining the appropriate therapy and/or surgical interventions for the patient. 5 s.h.

AFN-827. Basic Principles of Anesthesia Practice. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of nurse anesthesia practice. The emphasis is on diverse patient populations along with basic monitoring and the implications of selected surgical techniques. 3 s.h.

AFN-829. Advanced Principles for Nurse Anesthesia.This course provides in-depth examination of complex patient populations and anesthesia clinical topics. Includes exploration of advanced monitoring, diagnostic, and other technical modalities. 5 s.h.

AFN-831. Clinical Simulation I. The purpose of the course is to provide nurse anesthesia students with foundational cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary to perform airway assessment and management plan for patients undergoing general anesthesia.  The emphasis is on acquisition of nurse anesthesia technical skills and clinical decision-making utilizing evidence based practice principles applied to simulations of both low and high fidelity. 2 s.h.  

AFN-832. Clinical Simulation II. The purpose of the course is to provide nurse anesthesia students with advanced cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary to perform clinical anesthesia management to includes case plans for patients undergoing general anesthesia.  In addition to the reinforcement of skills demonstrated in prior courses, emphasis remains on acquisition of nurse anesthesia technical skills and evidence-based clinical decision making utilizing low and high fidelity simulation. 2 s.h.

AFN-833. Clinical Simulation III. The emphasis is on acquisition of nurse anesthesia technical skills and clinical decision-making utilizing a combination of both low and high fidelity simulation.  For example, students will negotiate evidence-based simulated surgical procedures via an online simulation program (low-fidelity) as well as demonstrate hands-on patient care within a simulated operating room with a computerized patient mannequin (high fidelity).  In addition to the reinforcement of skills demonstrated in prior courses, this course includes insertion of invasive monitoring catheters. 1 s.h.

AFN-835. Advanced Pharmacology I. This course focuses on the basic and advanced clinical concepts of pharmacology and medication administration for the healthcare professional. Topics to be covered will include pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system, pharmacology of the respiratory system, cardiac pharmacology, endocrine pharmacology and other topics relevant to pharmacology and medication administration. 3 s.h.

AFN-836. Advanced Pharmacology II. This course provides an exploration of the advanced clinical concepts of pharmacology for the anesthesia provider. The focus will be on the clinical application and utilization of anesthesia drugs and other medications relevant to anesthesia during the perioperative period. Application of principles of pharmacology to formulate proper strategies for providing an anesthetic while minimizing adverse effect will be utilized. 4 s.h.

AFN-838. Introduction to Clinical AnesthesiaIntroduction to Clinical Anesthesia offers an in depth survey of the anesthetic management of diverse clinical topics. Topics include, but are not limited to, ambulatory surgery, ENT, Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA), orthopedics, and transplant anesthesia. The focus of this course is to prepare the student for cases that are commonly encountered in clinical practice. The content is delivered via lecture, clinical case studies, and class discussion. 3 s.h.

AFN-841:  Anesthesia Practicum I. First in a series of five clinical courses that develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice with an emphasis on integrating prior knowledge to decision-making and case management for various patient populations in the clinical area. 5 s.h.

AFN-842. Anesthesia Practicum II. Second in a series of five clinical courses that develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice. Emphasis on evidence-based practice and integration of knowledge to decision-making and case management for various patient populations. 10 s.h.

AFN-843. Anesthesia Practicum III. Third in a series of five clinical courses that develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice. Emphasis on complex case management and increasing autonomy and skill in the perioperative period. 10 s.h.

AFN-844. Anesthesia Practicum IV. Fourth in a series of five clinical courses that develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice. Emphasis on analyzing impacts of research on clinical practice and on increasing efficiency in decision-making and case management for various patient populations. 10 s.h.

AFN-845. Anesthesia Practicum V. Fifth in a series of five clinical courses that develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice. Emphasis is placed on autonomy and leadership in clinical practice. 10 s.h.

DHA-868. Foundations in Health Policy. This course is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the structure and functioning of the health policy process, particularly at the national level.  Macro and micro-level models of the health policymaking process, and the operation of policy marketplaces, are described in the lectures and readings, along with applications of the models to health policymaking cases.  There is a special focus on examining the current and possible future tradeoffs at the national government level between health services delivery preferences, and growing resource limitations. 3 s.h.

  
Last Published with EditsMay 14, 2018 11:24 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:June 2016
 
 
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