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MGH Institute of Health Professions (Department of Nursing)




As a pioneer in preparing non-nurses to become nurse practitioners, our direct-entry master's program will give you the knowledge base and critical thinking skills to become a sought-after advanced practice nurse in just three years.

The 14-month Accelerated BSN program provides you with the skill preparation that employers increasingly prefer for registered nurses providing direct patient care.

In our post-professional program, you'll integrate scientific nursing knowledge, academic scholarship, as well as clinical and leadership skills with the ability to step into supervisory or management roles that improve the way health care is delivered.



School name:MGH Institute of Health Professions Department of Nursing
Address:36 First Avenue, Charlestown Navy Yard
Zip & city:MA 02129-4557  Massachusetts
Phone: (617)726-3164
Web:http://www.mghihp.edu/Academics/Nursing.html?cw=1
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NURSING PRACTICE: PROCESS AND SKILLS
Introduction to the Advanced Practice role with emphasis on scientific inquiry and critical judgment. Assessments of individuals in beginning problem identification, outcome evaluation, intervention, and evaluation.

NURSING PRACTICE: COMMON PROBLEMS IN ADULT HEALTH
Integration of theory, practice, and research in the care of adults with acute and chronic health problems. Emphasis on advanced practice in health maintenance, restoration, and management of patient and family responses to acute and chronic illness.

BIOBEHAVIORAL PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES
The interrelationship of body-mind-spirit in achievement of mental health is examined from historical, philosophical, psychosocial, and scientific perspectives.

THE HISTORY OF NURSING IDEAS
The contributions of nursing history, nursing theory, and contemporary issues in the social evolution of nursing as a profession, including the nature of nursing theory and the relationship between philosophy, theory, and science

BIOBEHAVIORAL PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES
The interrelationship of body-mind-spirit in achievement of mental health is examined from historical, philosophical, psychosocial, and scientific perspectives.

COMMUNITY PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES
Concepts, theories, and models of community health are discussed in relation to nursing process application to a community, including principles of program planning and evaluation.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Role, execution, and importance of health assessment in well adults, with emphasis on approaching the patient/client, relevant history taking, and execution and communication of findings related to the physical examination.

MATERNAL CHILD NURSING
Family - centered framework necessary for the nursing care of childbearing women and children from infancy through adolescence in wellness and illness. Clinical practice is required.

STUDENTS EXPERIENCE AND ROTATION IN COMMUNITY HEALTH (SEARCH)
This community health experience provides students with the opportunity to serve on interdisciplinary health care teams in underserved areas. Typically students apply to NHSC sites. Students take responsibility to the sites; and if selected, students participate in such activities health promotion and disease prevention community projects, assiting clinicians with routine screenings, and working with local health departments. The faculty NHSC ambassador or delegate provides guidance and consultation for students throughout the process.

ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY
Building on basic knowledge of pharmacology, commonly used drugs, drug interactions, and pharmacotherapeutics will be explored. The course is designed to meet requirements for prescription writing by advanced practice nurses.

ADVANCED ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC REASONING
Performance of comprehensive wellness-oriented screening and symptom-driven exams with appreciation of normal adult life cycle variations. Emphasis is placed on mastery of interviewing and psychomotor assessment skills, diagnosis of common problems, and exploration of treatment options.

ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE PEDIATRIC CLIENT
Comprehensive health assessment and interpretive diagnostic process is explored. Students are provided opportunity for further development of clinical reasoning in holistic evaluation of well clients and those with deviations from normal from birth through adolescence within a social context.

SCHOLARLY PROJECT
Designed as a rigorous culminating scholarly activity which provides an opportunity to integrate research, clinical, and theoretical knowledge in a faculty guided project.

THESIS/SCHOLARLY PROJECT CONTINUATION
This designation is used for students who are continuing thesis research or scholarly projects. Students must register for thesis/ scholarly projects continuation for each term that either is incomplete.

THESIS RESEARCH I
Registration for the student's work with assigned thesis readers on planning and implementing the thesis study and preparing the written thesis.

THESIS RESEARCH II

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING


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