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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NRSG 651 - MSN Practicum

3 hours
The practicum proposal will be submitted during the first didactic course of the practicum experience, NRSG 627 . Experiences and previous coursework can be used as the foundation for the 150 -hour practicum project, with a self-selected approved preceptor, where students apply the knowledge gained in the didactic courses of the specialty tracks. In addition, advanced pain management pathophysiology, assessment of pain and related symptoms, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of pain guide discussions and assignments in each section of this course, designed to give graduate students in nursing advanced knowledge of pain management. The knowledge in this course may be used for clinical practice which emphasizes a multimodal analgesic approach. Various lectures by pain management experts, scholarly internet sources, websites of pain management societies, scholarly publications, classic and recent pain management research, as well as the core curriculum for the Advanced Pain Management Certification will be utilized. A 30-hour practical clinical experience in a pain management clinic, with a self-selected approved preceptor, allows the student to assess, evaluate, and apply the knowledge gained in this course. In total the student completes 180 hours during this practicum course. This practicum is divided into three sections, corresponding with the didactic courses in the Education Track (NRSG 621 , NRSG 622 , and NRSG 624 ) and Leadership/Management Track (NRSG 631 , NRSG 646 , and NRSG 647 ), which are taken congruently with this course. Each section of this course is 1 credit hour, for a total of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): All core courses. GR