COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will analyze major nursing theories and explore theories from related fields.  This course will apply the knowledge of nursing theory to evidence-based practice in domains of clinical, research, leadership, management and education. Students in this course will explore in depth the core concepts of Jean Watson’s Caring Science Theory.

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The student will develop a personal theoretical framework for their practice of advanced practice nursing- clinical practice, education, or administration.

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COURSE NUMBER and TITLE

MSN 561 Theoretical Foundation of Advanced Practice Nursing

COURSE CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will analyze major nursing theories and explore theories from related fields. This course will apply the knowledge of nursing theory to evidence-based practice in domains of clinical, research, leadership, management and education. Students inthis course will explore in depth the core concepts of Jean Watson’s Caring Science Theory. The student will develop a personal theoretical framework for their practice of advanced practice nursing-clinical practice, education, or administration.

PREREQUISITES

MSN 560

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course has been developed to meet the essential curriculum element V. defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing.By the end of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate ability to comprehend and critique components, structure and development of theories/models in nursing and related fields.

2. Analyze application of nursing theory in evidence-based practice and research literature.

3. Synthesize nursing theories in the development of advanced practice nursing.

4. Evaluate nursing theory and theoretical frameworks for advanced practice nursing.

5. Demonstrate the ability to select an appropriate theory for a personal theory based philosophy of advanced nursing practice.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student who completes this program will be able to:

PLO 1 –Demonstrate the ability to effectively engage in collaborative caring intra and inter-disciplinary relationships in the conduct of advanced nursing practice.

PLO 3 –Synthesize concepts and theories from nursing and related disciplines to develop and integrate new approaches for nursing practice of the whole/healthy human being.

PLO 6 –Apply the process of scientific inquiry to validate and contribute knowledge relevant to improving healthcare outcomes within a dynamic healthcare environment.

PLO 8 –Demonstrate expertise in a culture of caring and engage in critical dialogue a vision for advanced nursing practice

NSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

This course assures learning by engaging the student using strategies that may include face-to-face meetings and/or online lectures, demonstrations, case studies, simulations,discussions, andother interactive and group activities.Practicing personal and professional reflection are core principles of Jean Watson’s Caring Science Theory. Reflective practice allows us to grow and to develop a better understanding of ourselves and our practices. Setting weekly goals provides purposefulplanning and consequential reflection upon the evaluating the journey and achievement of those goals at the end of the week.

REQUIRED TEXTS

Core Texts:

McEwen, M. & Willis, E. M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing, 4th ed. Philedelphia, PA: LippincottWilliams & Wilkens. ISBN: 978-1451190311

Nightingale, N. (2010). Notes on nursing: What it is and what it is not. Radford, VA: WilderPublication. ISBN: 978-1934451847Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 2010 (6th Edition).Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-14338005615Watson,

J. (2008). The philosophy and science of caring, revised edition. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.

Smith, M. C. & Turkel, M. C. (2012). Caring in nursing classics: An essential resource. NewYork, NY: Springer Publishing. ISBN: 978-0826171115

Required manuscripts:

Leach, J. L. (2014) Using Simulation to Expose Shortcomings in Clinical Learning Outcomes.Nursing Education Perspectives 35:1, 56-57.Laurent, C. L., (2000) A nursing theory for nursing leadership. Journal of NursingManagement, 8 (2); 83-7.

Fawcett, J., Watson, J., Neuman, B., Walker, P. H., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2001). On nursing theories and evidence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 33(2); 115-119

ECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

To successfully complete this course, you will need access to appropriate technology with reliable Internet access and the appropriate system and software to support theD2Llearning platform. The technical requirements for users can be found in the Course Welcometab in your D2L course.

DOCUMENTATIONAny material not original to the student must be cited in the American PsychologicalAssociation (APA) style. Deliberate use of information or material from outside sources without proper citation is considered plagiarism and can be grounds for disciplinary action.See the explanation of Academic Integrity below.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

As a learning community of scholars, United States University emphasizes the ethical responsibility of all its members to seek knowledge honestly and in good faith. Students areresponsible for doing their own work, and academic dishonesty of any kind will not betolerated. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, or misrepresentation of information in oral or written form. Such violations will be dealt with severely by the instructor, the dean/director, and the standards committee. Plagiarism means presenting someone else’s idea or writing as if it were your own. If you use someone else’s idea or writing, be sure the source is clearly documented. Other guidelines for acceptable student behavior are specified in the United States University Catalog.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, an individual with disability is defined as having functional limitations resulting from a diagnosed disability and applies to an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the individual’s major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment. In compliance with ADA guidelines, students who have any condition, either permanent or temporary, that may impair or impact their ability to successfully complete assignments, tasks or satisfy course criteria are requested to notify the Dean’s Office in order to understand how to apply for Student Disability Services. It is highly suggested that the student contact their professor to discuss the accommodations during the first week of the session. The granting of accommodations will not be retroactive and cannot jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course