Apr 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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NUR 200A - Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Didactic


Semester Hours: 3
This didactic course is the first of two courses designed to prepare the nurse participant with a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the educational preparation necessary to assume the role of the RNFA during operative and other invasive procedures, using an innovative approach to learning. The didactic content emphasizes the expanded functions unique to the RNFA during preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of care. Specialized surgical areas for this course include gastrointestinal, obstetrics and gynecology, breast, endocrine, plastic and reconstructive, ophthalmic, Otorhinolaryngologic (ENT) and neurosurgery. Professional role development as well as scope of practice is emphasized. The course clinical component emphasizes the integration of the didactic role delineation throughout the periprocedural continuum into practice. Multiple innovative learning methodologies add depth and breadth to the learner’s experience and facilitate enhanced comprehension of the periprocedural management and care of the patient. Instructional strategies used throughout the course include, but are not limited to, case-based/problem-based case studies, simulations, and large group facilitated discussions by content experts. Formative and summative learner assessments will be conducted periodically and cumulatively throughout the course. The course uses an interprofessional approach to the content emphasizing holistic, evidence-based, patient-centered care.





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