NURS 6141 – Introduction to Neurocritical Care and Management of Neurological Disease
NURS 6141 – Introduction to Neurocritical Care and Management of Neurological Disease
This course provides an introduction into the subspecialty field of neurocritical care and management of neurological disease across care settings (i.e. outpatient specialty clinic to intensive care). This course will build upon a foundational understanding of neurocritical care and management of neurological disease specific to the role of the AGACNP or ENP.
Prerequisite: 6101, 6102, 6103, 6114.  Summer
NURS 6142 – Concepts in Advanced Trauma Nursing [Formerly NURS 396G]
This course explores, at an advanced practice level, pathophysiology, assessment and diagnosis and collaborative management of adults who have experienced a severe trauma. Each student will demonstrate in writing his or her ability to analyze, integrate, and synthesize pathophysiologic concepts and current research findings for the collaborative management of trauma patients.
Pre/corequisite: 6101, 6105 and 6114.  Spring
NURS 6143 – Fundamentals of Point of Care Ultrasound for the Advanced Practice Provider
This course introduces advanced practice students to the utilization of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in clinical practice. Course concepts include basic ultrasound physics and mechanics, anatomical landmarks in the context of pathophysiology, ultrasound exam types, and ultrasound methods for diagnostic, procedural and therapeutic applications of the technology in patient care. Students will participate in module-based didactics and apply course concepts during hands on simulation experiences.
Pre/corequisite: 6102.  Summer
NURS 6147 – Advanced Concepts in Cardiovascular Nursing [Formerly NURS 347]
This course is designed to provide a conceptual basis for the diagnosis and treatment of human response to actual and/or potential cardiovascular health problems. The concomitant influence of physical, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental variables will also be explored. Emphasis is placed on acute and/or critically ill adult and older-adult patients with alterations in cardiovascular health states, as well as on the selection and application of concepts and theories relevant to advanced cardiovascular nursing.
N347 is an elective support course for students within the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
Program who wish to develop a foundation for advanced practice in the management of cardiovascular disease. Learning experiences focus on management of cardiovascular disease in acute and critically ill adult and older-adult patient populations.
Prerequisite: 6102, 6103 or with permission of course coordinator.  Spring
NURS 6148 – Concepts of Diagnostics and Care for the Hospitalist Acute Care Nurse Practitioner [Formerly NURS 348]
The course introduces basic concepts of hospital practice used by adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners. The Hospitalist manages care from admission of the adult and older adult patient from admission to discharge, in a variety of hospital settings and situations. A variety of hospital topics will be covered in this course to include infectious disease, dermatology, wound care and hospital specific pulmonary and cardiac situations. Lab and diagnostic testing during all phases of the hospitalization process, consultation practice, working with ancillary services, including physical occupation and speech therapists and case management issues are also included in the course content. Concurrent enrollment in 6165 is strongly recommended but not required for enrollment in the course.
Pre/corequisite: 6102.  Spring
NURS 6149 – Advanced Critical Care Concepts for the ACNP Intensivist [Formerly NURS 396D] This course assists students in developing the competence to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with a variety of complex critical illnesses. Students will be educated on a variety of advanced intensive care topics. The primary focus is on evidence-based practice diagnostics and treatment of the critically ill patient. This course builds on previous coursework, including the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner core courses.
Prerequisite: 6102, and Fundamental Critical Care Support Provider Certification through the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Course.  Spring
NURS 6155 – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Intensivist Practicum
This course is designed to provide clinical experience in and application and integration of the roles of the adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner as an intensivist. The clinical setting will be used for application, synthesis, and evaluation of nursing theory and pathophysiologic and psychosocial concepts.Advanced Practice Nurse Assignment Papers. The student will practice in clinical settings for a total of 280 hours and will focus on working with complex patients in a variety of intensive care units. Clinical conference will be held every week and will focus on pathophysiology, diagnoses, and therapeutic management related to critical care and acute care problems for the adult population in an intensive care setting or step down unit.
Prerequisite: 6101, 6102, 6103, 6105, 6114, 6124, 6135, 6149. Pre/corequisite: 6134.  Summer
NURS 6165 – Advanced Clinical Skills for the AG-ACNP Hospitalist The course engages the Hospitalist student in simulation geared toward diagnostic techniques and patient management strategies utilized by the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner for hospitalized patients. Additional diagnostic skills and documentation techniques such as assessment note dictation will be introduced in this course. Procedures include I&D of an abscess and skin biopsy. Prerequisite: 6102. Advanced Practice Nurse Assignment Papers. Completion or current enrollment in 6148 is required for enrollment in the course. No exceptions will be made.  Spring
NURS 6170 – Advanced Critical Care Simulation [Formerly NURS 396E]
This course is designed to provide advanced cognitive and procedural experience in the critical care simulator at the Center for Experimental Learning and Assessment at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.Advanced Practice Nurse Assignment Papers. Simulations are designed to provide clinical content surrounding the management of complex patients in the ICU setting. These class sessions provide an opportunity for students to integrate complex diagnostics and therapeutics with communication and team management skills. Sessions focus on clinical situations that student NPs are unlikely to directly manage during their clinical rotation where more experienced providers are available. Prerequisite: 6101, 6105, 6102, 6103, 6114, 6135, 6149. Pre/corequisite: 6134.  Summer
NURS 6185 – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship [Formerly NURS 343B]
N6185 is the final acute care nurse practitioner clinical preceptorship, and is designed to provide clinical experience, application and integration of the roles of the acute care nurse practitioner for students in the dual AG-ACNP/FNP – Emergency Care program. The emergency clinical setting will be used for application, synthesis, and evaluation of nursing theory, pathophysiologic and psychosocial concepts in planning and developing care for culturally diverse adults and older adults. The student will practice in clinical settings for a total of 280 hours, and will focus on working with complex patients. Clinical conference will be held weekly and will focus on pathophysiology, diagnoses, and therapeutic management related to episodic/chronic problems in adult acute/critical care.
Pre-requisite: 6101, 6102, 6103, 6114, 6124, 6125, 6301, 6305 Pre/corequisite: 6134, 6385.  Summer
NURS 6195 – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship [Formerly NURS 343]
This course is the final clinical preceptorship, and it is designed to provide clinical experience in and application and integration of the roles of the acute care nurse practitioner. The clinical setting will be used for application, synthesis, and evaluation of nursing theory and pathophysiologic and psychosocial concepts. The students practice in clinical settings for a total of 280 hours, and will focus on working with complex adult and older adult patients. Clinical conference will be held every week and will focus on pathophysiology, diagnoses, and therapeutic management related to episodic/chronic problems in acute/critical care in the adult population.
Prerequisite: 6101, 6102, 6103, 6105, 6114, 6115, 6124, RN licensure; Pre/corequisite: 6134.  Summer
NURS 6205 – Advanced Health Assessment Applications for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner [Formerly NURS 305B]
This course builds on knowledge of advanced health assessment with a focus on clients commonly seen in the adult practice setting. Advanced health assessment techniques are emphasized. Diverse approaches are used in expanding proficiency in conducting histories and physical examinations in clinical laboratory settings with adult clients.
Pre/corequisite: 6011, graduate-level standing, admission to the specialty.  Fall