NUR-513: Introduction to Advanced Registered Nursing ANI

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NUR-513: Introduction to Advanced Registered Nursing ANI

Introduction to Advanced Registered Nursing


4 Credits

Course Description

This course examines nursing theory and the role of ethics for advanced registered nurses within the Christian worldview and through a leadership perspective focused on improving health care outcomes. Learners explore the moral/ethical responsibilities and legal and regulatory obligations of advanced registered nurses in health promotion and disease prevention. Learners also review evidence-based practice (EBP) literature and the research process with application to their program of study and learn to navigate scholarly EBP literature, resources, and guidelines.

Class Materials

Class Resources

Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

DeNisco, S. M.Barker, A. M. (Eds.). (2019). Advanced practice nursing: Essential knowledge for the profession (4th ed.). Jones Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9781284176124

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Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care
Weberg, D. R., Mangold, K., Porter-O’Grady, T. Malloch, K. (2019). Leadership in nursing practice: Changing the landscape of health care (3rd ed.). Jones Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9781284146530

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NUR-513 Course Objectives

In this course, the learner will:

Determine the current state of advanced specialty nursing practice.

Examine nursing theory and the role, ethical responsibilities, and legal obligations of the advanced specialty nurse in health promotion and disease prevention from a Christian perspective and as a leader who improves health care outcomes.

Navigate GCU’s library and other scholarly resources of evidence-based practice (EBP) literature and guidelines.

Review evidence-based practice (EBP) and the research process.

Determine avenues for role development, including identifying relevant professional organizations and professional developm

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Refer to the LopesWrite webpage for guidance regarding assignments requiring submission to LopesWrite.

APA Writing Style

APA Style is required for all writing assignments in this course, where indicated. Prepare these assignments according to the APA Style Guide, located in the in the Student Success Center.

You may want to consider purchasing a copy of the APA style guide as this will be a useful resource throughout your program
The Writing Process
View The Writing Process media presentation for information on how to strengthen your writing for future assignments.

University Policy Handbook

Read the Code of Conduct and Academic Standards section of the University Policy Handbook.

Library Walkthrough Tutorial

View the Library Walkthrough Tutorial, located in the Student Success Center.

Academic Integrity

Read the About LopesWrite and Plagiarism sections of the Academic Integrity page of the GCU website.

GCU Library: General Research

Review the General Research guide, located on the GCU Library website.

GCU Library: Persistent Links

Review the Persistent Links research guide, located on the GCU Library website, to learn how to locate persistent links for library articles, videos, etc.

GCU Library: RefWorks and EndNote

Manage your citations with the RefWorks tool, located on the RefWorks and EndNote Login page of the GCU Library website. RefWorks automates the creation of your reference lists in the format of your choice (APA, MLA, etc.).

APA Writing Checklist

Use the APA Writing Checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Applying this checklist will help ensure conformance with APA style.

MSN-APA Writing Checklist-Student.docx

Optional: ThinkingStorm

For additional information, the following is recommended:

ThinkingStorm is an online tutoring resource that provides flexible support to supplement traditional educational environments. The tutoring center is remotely accessible to GCU learners with a computer and an Internet connection and offers convenient hours for learners with busy schedules. ThinkingStorm tutoring includes a writing center that offers 24/7 submission-based writing support, as well as live writing support across the curriculum.

If you are interested in utilizing ThinkingStorm’s writing support, submit your documents chapter by chapter, rather than as a full manuscript…. Read More

Optional: Grammarly

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Grammarly is an online writing assistance app that reviews written submissions and suggests context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, word usage, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism. The reasoning for each suggested correction is provided, allowing users to make informed decisions about how to correct writing issues.

Grammarly can be installed as free browser extension, though Grammarly Premium requires an annual subscription. This subscription is not a GCU-required purchase.

Discussion Forum Guidelines and Example

Review the Discussion Forum Guidelines and Example document for your weekly discussion forum participation.