Course Index

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NRS 517 CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF KNOWLEDGE FOR PRACTICE

The purpose of this course is the understanding of research processes and interpretation of statistics to make accurate critical appraisals. Students apply the process of drawing conclusions, finding implications, and making recommendations based on an appraised study. Students learn to judge relative merits of studies in answering particular research questions. Questions of the fit of evidence or theory within an identified agency or institutional setting are explored.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission

NRS 516 TEACHING-LEARNING PRINCIPLES FOR NURSING EDUCATION

Teaching-learning principles and holistic adult education theories appropriate for college level students are examined.  Learning theory that emphasizes andragogy and its related concepts such as transformational learning, reflective learning and self-directed learning is included. Motivational and personality characteristics for the broader social system are discussed and evaluated as are specific considerations with regard to ethnic, cultural, and other diversity topics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission

NRS 513 MEASUREMENT & STATISTICAL CONCEPTS FOR DATA INTERPRETATION

In this course, students apply nursing knowledge with theory and statistical methods to broaden understanding of nursing concepts and nursing outcomes. Measurement principles, descriptive statistics and relationships between variables are explored to better comprehend nursing and nursing phenomena. Using the framework of disparity and risk in a specific population, students apply content on variable association. Reports using statistics to compare groups and measure patient improvement over time are analyzed for implications for patient populations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 509 or by permission

NRS 509 ADVANCED NURSING ROLES & PHENOMENA

This course facilitates the transition of the nurse into the advanced nursing role. The contributions of five ways of knowing to nursing praxis are examined, and students reflect on the use of these ways in their own practice. To broaden understanding of the concerns of nursing, students explore concepts, conceptual meaning and concept analysis. Students begin to develop their professional portfolio based on program outcomes.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: To be taken first semester or by permission

OTH 785 LEVEL IIB FIELDWORK

This course is the second in a series of two Level II fieldwork experiences involving the full time application of the curriculum's didactic knowledge, skills, and values.  Service delivery of professional and client services are supervised and evaluated within a variety of practice settings.  Experiences are selected for the quality and compatibility with the institution's curriculum design. Students complete 480+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. Communication with the course instructor is online.

  • Credits: 9.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework and fieldwork Level I and IIA requirements.

OTH 780 LEVEL IIA FIELDWORK

This course is Level II fieldwork experience involving the full time application of the curriculum's didactic knowledge, skills, and values.  Service delivery of professional and client services are supervised and evaluated within a variety of practice settings.  Experiences are selected for the quality and compatibility with the institution's curriculum design. Students complete 480+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. Communication with the course instructor is online.

  • Credits: 9.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework, Level I fieldwork.

OTH 750 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE COMPETENCIES

The course explores professional practice competencies needed for the occupational therapist.  Professional memberships, licensure, certifications, and advancing professional competencies are explored. The knowledge, skills, and values to successfully pursue life long professional development are explored. This course meets in blended format; some weeks are online, and some are face-to-face. This course runs over a 5-week term, prior to Level II fieldwork.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester four coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 740 LEADERSHIP AND ETHICAL MANAGEMENT: PRACTICE AND HEALTHARE POLICY

The development and management of applied advocacy, supervision, marketing and leadership skills are included. A professional practice will be initiated including a mission, vision, strategic and business plans, budget, policies and procedures, job descriptions, performance benchmarks and appraisal methods.  Supervision and leadership models are addressed. Emerging trends in healthcare systems, policies, management expectations, promotion and marketing, liability, consultation, advocacy, and consulting roles are addressed. This course meets in blended format; some weeks are online, and some are face-to-face. This course runs over a 5-week term, prior to Level II fieldwork.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester four coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 730 ORTHOTICS, PROTHETICS, AND PHYSICAL AGENT MODALITIES

The therapeutic use of orthosis, prosthesis and physical agent modalities to address clients' needs to enhance participation and engagement in valued occupations are addressed. Current evidence and use of the adjunctive methods are analyzed including application protocols, contraindications, and safety procedures.  Skills in the design, fabrication, application, and prescriptions are addressed. This course meets face-to-face.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 720 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR ADULTS

This course includes analysis of evidence-based models of practice addressing rehabilitation, disability and participation needs for the adult population.  Major topics include but are not limited to orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, burns, general medicine,  and general surgery and their impact on occupational performance.  This course will continue to develop the student's ability to critically reason through the occupational therapy process for the adult client. The lecture for this course is online only. The lab meets face-to-face each week.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.