NSG 591 Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Synthesis, 3 credits
This clinical course serves as a culminating experience in the advanced practice nursing clinical sequence for students who will seek certification as clinical specialists. Students work with clinical preceptors to integrate and apply previously acquired knowledge and skills. The clinical experience focuses on the synthesis of the clinical specialist roles, including expert practitioner, case manager, consultant for patient problems and quality improvement, staff educator, collaborator, and clinical leader. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice, the formulation, use, and evaluation of independent nursing interventions, and strategies for administration of nursing systems.