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One unit of credit equals four semester hours. 

NME 500 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
.75 credit
Examines epidemiological and statistical knowledge and skills that are foundational for an advanced nursing role. Concepts essential for evidenced based practice and clinical prevention and population health are addressed.

NME 501 Theories and Concepts for Advanced Nursing Role 
.50 credit
Examines the direct entry clinical nurse leader through the framework of ethical professional nursing practice and clinical leadership. Concepts, theories, and principles from nursing and related disciplines are examined from a systems perspective. Differentiation of roles in health professions, including nursing education, certification, and licensure are discussed.

NME 502: Health Care System: Public Policy and Finance

.75 credit
Examines the essential knowledge for the advanced role of clinical nurse leader to understand the organizational, policy and financial framework of the evolving health care system in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the economic realities of health care finance in shaping care delivery systems and clinical practice. Policy is examined at multiple levels and impact on nursing and health care systems are explored. Content in the course provides a foundation to exercise clinical leadership in health organizations and to advocate for diverse populations. Prerequisite: NME 501

NME 503 Research and Evidence Based Practice 
.75 credit
Provides the foundation for evidence based decision making in the advanced role of clinical nurse leader. Knowledge of research design and essential competencies related to research in professional nursing are developed. Retrieval and systematic appraisal of evidence and the application of evidence to foster change and achieve optimal outcomes in nursing practice are addressed.

NME 504 CNL Role: Patient Centered Care, Quality and Safety 
.50 credit
Examines the mandates to address issues of quality and safety in health care delivery systems. Knowledge, skills and attitudes for the clinical nurse leader role of provider and designer of direct care across the care continuum are the focus. Advocacy and accountability for safe, quality, patient centered care within standards of nursing practice are stressed. Prerequisite: NME 501

NME 505 CNL Role: Teamwork, Communication and Conflict Management
 
.50 credit
Examines clinical nurse leader role in coordination and evaluation of care, and management of the care environment. Knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for collaboration within the health care team are explored. Teamwork, communication, and conflict management are the focus. Prerequisite: NME 501

NME 508 Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice
1 credit
Examines knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to professional nursing practice with individuals, families, and populations across the lifespan. Clinical reasoning skills for the professional nursing role are developed using the concepts of quality, safety, evidence-based practice, and patient-centered care within the health-illness continuum. Ethical principles and social determinants of health are introduced as framework for professional nursing practice. Clinical practicum provides opportunity for application of these concepts as a provider of care in a variety of health care systems.

NME 509 Chronic Health Alterations across the Lifespan 
1 credit
Patient centered nursing care for select chronic health alterations is examined. The professional roles of provider and designer of nursing care using an evidence based approach are developed. Clinical practicum builds on previous knowledge, skills and attitudes and provides opportunity for application of course concepts in a variety of health care systems.

NME 510 Acute Health Alterations across the Lifespan 
1 credit
Patient centered nursing care for select acute health alterations is examined. The professional roles of provider and designer of nursing care using an evidence based approach are developed. Clinical practicum builds on previous knowledge, skills and attitudes and provides opportunity for application of course concepts in a variety of health care systems.

NME 511 Complex Health Alterations across the Lifespan
 
1 credit
Patient centered nursing care for the management of clients with complex health problems is addressed in a variety of settings. Selected complex health alterations are used as the context within concepts of case management, care transition, and discharge planning. Clinical practicum builds on previous knowledge, skills and attitudes and provides opportunity for application and synthesis of course concepts. Emphasis is on increasing leadership, collaboration in inter-professional teams, and ethical practice.

NME 512 Community Nursing and Population Health 
1 credit
Individual, community and population centered care using the Clinical Prevention and Population Health Framework is addressed. Principles of teaching, learning and health promotion to design, implement and evaluate health education are examined. Clinical practicum builds on previous knowledge, skills and attitudes and provides opportunity for application and synthesis of course concepts. Professional nursing roles of advocate, clinical leader and educator within an interdisciplinary model are emphasized.

NME 513 Family Health Nursing
1 credit
Patient and family centered nursing care for select conditions and health alterations specific to reproductive-age women, newborns, children, and families across the health-illness continuum are examined. The professional roles of provider and designer/ manager/coordinator of nursing care using an evidence based approach are developed. Clinical practicum builds on previous knowledge, skills and attitudes and provides opportunity for application and synthesis of course concepts in a variety of health care systems.

NME 514 Mental Health Nursing 
1 credit
Patient and family centered nursing care for select psychiatric/mental health conditions across the health-illness continuum are examined. The professional roles of provider and designer/ manager/coordinator of nursing care using an evidence based approach are developed. Clinical practicum builds on previous knowledge, skills and attitudes and provides opportunity for application of course concepts in a variety of health care systems. Clinical practicum builds on previous knowledge, skills and attitudes and provides opportunity for application and synthesis of course concepts in a variety of health care systems.

NME 520 Advanced Health Assessment
.75 credit
Focuses on the knowledge that is foundational for clinical decision making in an advanced nursing role. A systematic, patient-centered approach to health assessment across the lifespan is emphasized. Skills in interviewing, history-taking, and physical examination are developed. Lab experiences provide the opportunity to demonstrate advanced assessment skills.

NME 521 Advanced Pathophysiology
.75 credit
Provides the scientific foundation for practice in an advanced nursing role. Focuses on etiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of common disease processes across the life span. This course provides the scientific rationale for clinical decision making and care management.

NME 522 Advanced Pharmacology 
.75 credit
Focuses on major drug classifications, including indications, actions, interactions and side effects. Principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics provide the foundation for evidence-based, patient centered approach to clinical decision making and care management across the lifespan.

NME 523 Leadership in Systems and Organizations
 
.75 credit
Focuses on the leadership role of the professional nurse as a clinical nurse leader. Role transition is supported by examination of the front -line clinical competencies of nursing leadership, clinical outcomes management, and care environment management at the microsystem level. Integration of systems theory, change theory, leadership and management theories, and social responsibility in professional nursing practice are emphasized. Organizational, economic, regulatory and interpersonal factors that impact nursing practice are explored. Skills in coordination, delegation, management, and utilization of resources are addressed. Students analyze essential patient advocacy and education competencies to ensure delivery of quality care as a professional nurse.

NME 524 CNL Role: Transition to Advanced Professional Practice
 
.50 credit
Focuses on transition of the graduate for entry into the profession as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). Emphasis is placed on clinical reasoning and ethical principles needed for professional nursing practice. Structured to examine preparation for NCLEX, CNL certification and CNL role implementation. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NME540

NME 525 Informatics and Technology 
.75 credi
Focuses on the relationship of information systems and management of data to delivery of quality, cost effective, evidence based care. Knowledge and skills in informatics and healthcare technology for effective communication and coordination of care within the health care team are examined. Legal, ethical, economic and sociocultural factors that affect information technology are explored. Prerequisite: NME 501

NME 538 Management of Clinical Outcomes
 
.75 credit
Focuses on management of outcomes for individuals and populations. Health care systems are analyzed at the point of care to anticipate client risk, identify patterns of problem occurrence, target areas in need of intervention and examine cost. Skills are developed in microsystem assessment and the use of information systems and technology. Outcomes related to quality, risk, and cost are reviewed in relationship to benchmarks.  Recommendations for changes in practice for optimal outcomes are explored.

NME 540 Clinical Nurse Leader Residency
1.75 credit
Designed as a capstone experience to synthesize knowledge and skills of professional nursing practice developed through the program and integration of the clinical nurse leader role. Focuses on clinical leadership in lateral integration of care at the point of care to promote optimal outcomes. Residency is a precepted clinical immersion experience. Residency supports implementation of clinical nurse leader role functions including advocate, health professional, team manager, information manager, system analysis/risk anticipator, clinician, outcomes manager, and educator. Designated clinical faculty maintain frequent communication with students and assume responsibility for assessment and evaluation of student clinical experiences and competencies. Students complete 420 clinical hours. Prerequisites: All core and advanced competence courses, and consent of the program director.

Elmhurst College reserves the right to modify courses, schedules and program format without advanced notice to students.

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