Courses

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS – Course Descriptions

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Nurs661 Principles of Anesthesia Practice I
1 credit
This course presents the physiology of various positions for anesthesia, various care plans, and the importance of universal precautions.

Nurs662 Principles of Anesthesia Practice II
2 credits
This course presents the administration of general anesthesia with emphasis on gas machines, vaporizers, and monitoring devices.

Nurs668 Principles of Anesthesia Practice III
1 credits
This course presents concepts of pre-, intra-, and post-anesthesia patient assessment; and basic physiologic monitoring.

Nurs674 Principles of Anesthesia Practice IV
1 credit
This course presents advanced concepts of practice including anesthesia techniques for head and neck, abdominal, and orthopedic surgery.

Nurs675 Principles of Anesthesia Practice V
4 credits
This course presents advanced concepts of practice including anesthesia techniques for pediatrics; obstetrics; neuro; and regional anesthesia.

Nurs676 Principles of Anesthesia Practice VI
1 credit
This course presents advanced concepts of cardiovascular anesthesia including intrathoracic and open heart.

Nurs687 Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases
1 credit
This course presents advanced concepts of uncommon disease processes and the implications for anesthesia care.

Nurs664 Chemistry and Physics
5 credits
This course presents aspects of inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics, which are applicable to the science and practice of anesthesia are presented. The course covers the application of learned principles to various aspects of anesthesia practice. Topics include: the chemistry and physics of anesthetic agents; accessory drugs; therapeutic agents; explosion hazards and electrical safety.

Nurs665 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology I
6 credits
This course presents aspects of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, which are relevant to the science and practice of anesthesia. Topics include cell physiology, nervous system, and respiratory system.

Nurs669 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology II
6 credits
This course continues the in-depth analysis of the body systems relevant to the science and practice of anesthesia. Topics include: circulatory, endocrine, and excretory systems

Nurs666 Advanced Pharmacology I
2 credits
This course is a comprehensive study of specific anesthetic drugs and their clinical use by the anesthetist.

Nurs671 Advanced Pharmacology II
5 credits
This course presents pharmacological principles as applied to the clinical practice of anesthesia. Topics include pharmacodynamics, anesthetic agents, accessory drugs, and drug interactions.

Nurs667 Advanced Health Assessment
1 credit
This course focuses on the development of advanced practice nursing skills in health assessment; including assessment of all human systems, advanced assessment techniques, diagnosis, concepts and approaches.

Nurs663 Professional Aspects of Anesthesia I
1 credit
This course presents a series of topics directly related to the professional discipline of nurse anesthesia including ethical, legal and policy issues.

Nurs672 Professional Aspects of Anesthesia II
1 credit
This course presents a continuation of topics directly related to the professional discipline of nurse anesthesia.

Nurs678 Professional Aspects of Anesthesia III
1 credit
This course presents a continuation of topics directly related to the professional discipline of nurse anesthesia.

Nurs686 Instructional Design
1 credit
This course examines the learning process and how it influences instructional design. Topics include current trends in instruction, evaluation, and planning for the teaching/learning process.

Nurs673P, 679P, 688P, 689P, 694P,  695P Clinical Practicum
10 credits
Clinical experience is provided in the member hospitals on a rotating basis. Clinical instructors will guide the student utilizing appropriate principles of anesthesia practice.

Nurs698 Research Presentation
3 credits
In this course, students will prepare literature based papers that examine and analyze anesthesia related topics. All papers will be in a publishable format using American Psychological Association (APA) style. The student will present and defend one of the papers before a faculty committee and students.

Nurs692 Theories of Management and Leadership
1 credit
This course is designed to educate the student in current theories and approaches to management and leadership.

Nurs677 Statistical Techniques and Research Methods
3 credits
The methods of descriptive and experimental research, the study of statistical procedures, and the development of research methodology are presented.

Clinical Conferences and Seminars
0 credit
Clinical Conferences and seminars at the School help to expand knowledge of the scientific principles of anesthesia practice; correlate didactic and clinical experience; and provide training in research and oral presentation.

Review Course
0 credit
The course is designed to prepare the student nurse anesthetist for the Certifying Examination. In the process, and more importantly, the knowledge gained in this course will enhance the student’s clinical capabilities and expertise.

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