NRS-430V Professional Dynamics Course Syllabus

NRS-430V Professional Dynamics

Version 12.0

Professional Dynamics

Course Code                       Type                                    Duration                                            Credit Hours

NRS-430V v:1    Credit Based      35 Days                  3.0

2.0

Course Description

This course is a bridge course for the RN who is returning to formal education for the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The course focuses on differentiated nursing practice competencies, nursing conceptual models, professional accountability, integrating spirituality into practice, group dynamics, and critical thinking. The course also emphasizes writing and oral presentation skills.

Pre-Requisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

NRS-430V

Course Materials

LoudCloud Technical Support Help Center

Description:

Use the LoudCloud Technical Support Help Center to get answers to frequently asked questions about navigating LoudCloud, discussion forums, and assignments and quizzes.

Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice

Description:

Grand Canyon University. (Ed.). (2018). Dynamics in nursing: Art and science of professional practice.

Topic 1: Essentials of Baccalaureate Education

 Description

Objectives:

  1. Discuss characteristics of successful
  2. Propose strategies to support successful completion of a program of
  3. Discuss the effect of plagiarism on the nursing

Study Materials

Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice

Description:

Read Chapter 1 in Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice.

Tips for Successful Students

Description:

Read “Tips for Successful Students,” adapted by Lake and von Baeyer, located on the University of Saskatchewan website.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Nursing Students

Description:

Read “7 Habits of Highly Effective Nursing Students,” by Murphy (2015), located on the Nursing Studentsblog, located on the Minority Nurse website.

Conducting Scholarly Research

Description:

Read “Conducting Scholarly Research” for information and links to tutorials that will assist you in identifying and locating scholarly literature in the GCU Library.

Take the following tutorials linked in the “Conducting Scholarly Research” resource:

  1. Evaluating Websites
  2. How to Find Scholarly Research
  3. Scholarly Writing

APA 6th Edition Tutorial

Description:

View the “APA 6th Edition Tutorial,” provided in the Student Success Center.

Plagiarism Tutorial

Description:

View the “Plagiarism Tutorial.”

Balancing Work and Nursing School

Description:

Read “Balancing Work and Nursing School,” located on the All Nursing Schools website.

Tasks

Topic 1 DQ 1

Description:

Discuss why you have decided to complete your BSN at this time, and the concerns you have about completing your baccalaureate degree. Based on the readings in the course materials, what strategies can you implement to be a successful student?

 

Topic 1 DQ 2

Description:

List three examples of plagiarism and discuss how plagiarizing as a student affects the integrity of a baccalaureate degree, the public perception of the nursing profession, and evidence-based practice. Describe two things you will do to ensure academic integrity in your work.

Topic 2: Scope of Practice and Differentiated Practice Competencies

Description

Objectives:

  1. Compare practice competencies between associate and baccalaureate nursing
  2. Define the scope of practice for a baccalaureate prepared
  3. Discuss how the general public is educated about the role of

Study Materials

Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice

Description:

Read Chapter 3 in Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice.

Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing Workforce

Description:

Read “Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing Workforce,” by Rosseter (2015), located on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website.

The Impact of Education on Nursing Practice

Description:

Read “The Impact of Education on Nursing Practice,” by Rosseter (2017), located on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website.

Scope of Practice

Description:

Read “Scope of Practice,” located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.

Initial Course Survey

Description:

In an effort for continuous improvement, Grand Canyon University would like you to take this opportunity to provide feedback about your experience with the university. Your participation is appreciated.

 

What Is Nursing?

Description:

Read “What is Nursing,” located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.

Tasks

Contemporary Nursing Practice

Description:

The field of nursing has changed over time. In a 7501,000 word paper, discuss nursing practice today by addressing the following:

  1. Explain how nursing practice has changed over time and how this evolution has changed the scope of practice and the approach to treating the
  2. Compare and contrast the differentiated practice competencies between an associate and baccalaureate education in nursing. Explain how scope of practice changes between an associate and baccalaureate
  3. Identify a patient care situation and describe how nursing care, or approaches to decisionmaking, differ between the BSN-prepared nurse and the ADN
  4. Discuss the significance of applying evidence-based practice to nursing care and explain how the academic preparation of the RNBSN nurse supports its
  5. Discuss how nurses today communicate and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and how this supports safer and more effective patient

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

Topic 2 DQ 1

Description:

Define critical thinking and evidence-based practice. Discuss what critical thinking in nursing practice entails and explain why it is important. Discuss the role of critical thinking and evidence-based practice as they relate to patient outcomes.

 

Topic 2 DQ 2

Description:

Describe how the nursing profession is viewed by the general public. Discuss factors that influence the public’s perception of nursing? Describe ways to educate the general public on the professional nurse’s role and scope of nursing within a changing health care system.

 

Topic 3: Nursing History, Theories, and Conceptual Models

Description

Objectives:

  1. Describe how historical events and nursing leaders have influenced the practice of
  2. Evaluate the use of nursing theory in nursing
  3. Evaluate the use of conceptual models in nursing

Study Materials

Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice

Description:

Read Chapter 2 in Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice.

Beginner’s Guide to PowerPoint – 2017 Tutorial

Description:

View “Beginner’s Guide to PowerPoint – 2017 Tutorial,” by Technology for Techers and Students (2017), located on the YouTube website.

Nursing Timeline

Description:

View “Nursing Timeline,” located on the Grand Canyon University website.

What Is Nursing?

Description:

Review “What Is Nursing,” located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.

Grand Canyon University College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Philosophy

Description:

Read “Grand Canyon University College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Philosophy.”

Tasks

CLC – Nursing Theory and Conceptual Model Presentation

Description:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Nursing theories are tested and systematic ways to implement nursing practice. Select a nursing theory and its conceptual model. Prepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint in which you describe the nursing theory and its conceptual model and demonstrate its application in nursing practice. Include the following:

  1. Present an overview of the nursing theory. Provide evidence that demonstrates support for the model’s efficacy in nursing practice. Explain how the theory proves the conceptual model.
  2. Explain how the nursing theory incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts.
  3. Provide three evidence-based examples that demonstrate how the nursing theory supports nursing practice. Provide support and rationale for each.

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

Topic 3 DQ 1

Description:

How has nursing practice evolved over time? Discuss the key leaders and historical events that have influenced the advancement of nursing, nursing education, and nursing roles that are now part of the contemporary nursing profession.

 

Topic 3 DQ 2

Description:

Discuss the difference between a nursing conceptual model and a nursing theory.

Select a nursing theory and provide a concise summary of it. Provide an example in nursing practice where the nursing theory you selected would be effective in managing patient care.

Topic 4: Professional Accountability, Standards of Practice, and Professional Development

Description

Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of the 2010 IOM report on the nursing
  2. Examine standards of practice within nursing
  3. Define professional accountability in nursing

Study Materials

Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice

Description:

Read Chapter 4 in Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice.

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Description:

Review “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2010), located on the National Academies of Sciences website.

Nurse Practice Act

Description:

Review the Nurse Practice Act of your home state. A copy of the Nurse Practice Act should be available on the website of your state’s board of nursing or nursing regulatory body.

List of Nursing Organizations

Description:

Explore the “List of Nursing Organizations,” located on the Nurse.org website.

America Nurses Credentialing Center

Description:

Explore the America Nurses Credentialing Center website. In particular, familiarize yourself with the resources describing standards of practice.

Tasks

Professional Development of Nursing Professionals

Description:

Review the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” Write a 750-1,000 word paper discussing the influence of the IOM report on nursing practice. Include the following:

  1. Summarize the four messages outlined in the IOM report and explain why these are significant to nursing
  2. Discuss the direct influence the IOM report has on nursing education and nursing leadership. Describe the benefits and opportunities for BSN-prepared nurses.
  3. Explain why it is important that a nurse’s role and education evolve to meet the needs of an aging and increasingly diverse population.
  4. Discuss the significance of professional development, or lifelong learning, and its relevance in caring for diverse populations across the life span and within the health-illness continuum.
  5. Discuss how nurses can assist in effectively managing patient care within an evolving health care system.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

Topic 4 DQ 1

Description:

Outline the process for the development of nursing standards of practice for your state, including discussion of the entities involved in developing the standards of practice and how the standards of practice influence the nursing process for your areas of specialty.

 

Topic 4 DQ 2

Description:

Outline the concept of professional accountability as it pertains to nursing. Provide examples of how a nurse demonstrates professional accountability in clinical expertise, the nursing process, and evidence-based practice.

Topic 5: Advocacy and Activism

Description

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the benefits of belonging to a professional nursing
  2. Explain the importance of advocacy and activism as a professional
  3. Discuss the benefits of networking within a professional nursing

Study Materials

Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice

Description:

Read Chapter 5 in Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice.

List of Nursing Organizations

Description:

Explore the “List of Nursing Organizations,” located on the Nurse.org website.

Advocacy

Description:

Explore the Advocacy page of the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.

America Nurses Credentialing Center

Description:

Explore the America Nurses Credentialing Center website. In particular, familiarize yourself with the resources describing standards of practice.

Tasks

Professional Association Membership

Description:

Examine the importance of professional associations in nursing. Choose a professional nursing organization that relates to your specialty area, or a specialty area in which you are interested. In a 750-1,000 word paper, provide a detailed overview the organization and its advantages for members. Include the following:

  1. Describe the organization and its significance to nurses in the specialty area. Include its purpose, mission, and Describe the overall benefits, or “perks,” of being a member.
  2. Explain why it is important for a nurse in this specialty field to network. Discuss how this organization creates networking opportunities for nurses.
  3. Discuss how the organization keeps its members informed of health care changes and changes to practice that affect the specialty area.
  4. Discuss opportunities for continuing education and professional development.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

Topic 5 DQ 1

Description:

Discuss how professional nursing organizations support the field of nursing and how they advocate for nursing practice. Explain the value professional nursing organizations have in advocacy and activism related to patient care.

 

Topic 5 DQ 2

Description:

Discuss the importance of advocacy as it pertains to patient care. What is the nurse’s role in patient advocacy? Describe a situation in which you were involved with patient advocacy. Explain what the advocacy accomplished for the patient, and what the repercussions would have been if the patient would not have had an advocate.

 

Grade Scale

Final Grade Column

 

Letter Grade GPA Value Minimum (%) Maximum (%)
A 4.0 95.0 100.0
A- 3.7 92.0 94.99
B+ 3.3 90.0 91.99
B 3.0 87.0 89.99
B- 2.7 84.0 86.99
C+ 2.3 80.0 83.99
C 2.0 76.0 79.99
D 1.0 72.0 75.99
F 0.0 0.02 71.99
I 0.0 0.0 0.01

Grade Categories

Assignments (%) Points Percentile
CLC – Nursing Theory and Conceptual Model Presentation  

150.0

 

 

Professional Development of Nursing Professionals 250.0
Professional Association Membership 210.0
Contemporary Nursing Practice 150.0

 

Discussion Question (%) Points Percentile
Topic 5 DQ 1 10.0
Topic 3 DQ 1 10.0
Topic 2 DQ 2 10.0
Topic 1 DQ 1 10.0
Topic 4 DQ 1 10.0
Topic 2 DQ 1 10.0
Topic 1 DQ 2 10.0
Topic 4 DQ 2 10.0
Topic 3 DQ 2 10.0
Topic 5 DQ 2 10.0

 

Participation (%)                                                                                           Points                                                                                                                          Percentile
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