Dec 02, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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NUR 200B - Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Clinical Immersion


Semester Hours: 3
This is the second of two didactic and clinical 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. 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. Specialized surgical areas for this course include trauma, integrative medicine as well as cardiac, hepatobiliary, orthopedic, vascular, thoracic and genitourinary surgery. Additional emphasis in pediatric and gerontology patient populations is included in the course. Professional role development as well as scope of practice is emphasized. 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.  

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
NUR 200A  





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