MS Nursing Administration
Upon completion of this program students will be able to:
- Translate evidence to develop new models for nursing practice that will transform care.
- Lead and diffuse interprofessional care coordination teams and collaborative efforts.
- Direct the development and implementation of social, economic, political, and health policy initiatives to ensure the quality of health care.
- Lead the design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based practice improvement initiatives.
- Evaluate the impact of health information technology on organizations and nursing practice.
MS Nursing Anesthesia
The Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) ensures that graduates of the NAP will demonstrate the listed terminal skills, knowledge, and competencies in the area of patient safety, perianesthestic management, critical thinking, communication, and the professional role. The NAP Outcome Criteria/Objectives are listed below:
Upon completion of the thirty-two (32) month graduate nurse anesthesia program, the student will be able to:
- Conduct a complete preoperative assessment of patients undergoing all varieties of surgical procedures.
- Identify factors of a pathological, physiological, and pharmacological nature that may complicate the anesthetic management.
- Evaluate the patient’s medical history, physical findings, laboratory, diagnostic data available, and utilize the obtained data to develop a comprehensive anesthesia care plan.
- Utilize strategies to promote culturally sensitive anesthesia care.
- Document the preoperative evaluation in an appropriate manner
- Protect patients from iatrogenic complications
- Select appropriate pre-medication orders
- Select and assemble appropriate anesthetic and monitoring equipment, and check for safe operation.
- Use and interpret correctly a broad variety of monitoring modalities, including but not limited to, EKG, non-invasive and invasive arterial pressure, CVP, pulmonary artery catheters, pulse oximetry, BIS monitoring, and end-tidal carbon dioxide monitors.
- Establish and maintain optimal effective communication and rapport with other health care team members involved in the care of patients.
- Implement an appropriate plan of anesthetic management for scheduled surgical procedures, demonstrating adequate and appropriate planning and moment-moment flexibility in order to insure optimal patient care and quality outcomes. Implementation of such an anesthetic care plan should include but not limited to the following:
- Receive, identify, and prepare the patient psychologically and physically for their anesthesia experience
- Perform venipuncture and secure an intravenous access line
- Administer general/monitored anesthesia care (MAC)/regional anesthesia with skill and safety.
- Monitor and manage patients undergoing anesthesia care.
- Calculate, initiate, and manage fluid and blood therapy during the anesthetic process.
- Position or supervise the positioning of patients to prevent injury.
- Perform arterial punctures and insert arterial lines.
- Measure and correctly interpret arterial blood gases.
- Respond appropriately to, accurately access, and correct any airway difficulty at any Point during the peri-anesthesia period.
- Perform endotracheal intubation with skill.
- Demonstrate skill in controlled and assisted ventilation.
- Utilize mechanical ventilation effectively.
- Correctly interpret & respond appropriately to information gained from monitoring equipment.
- Record the patient’s vital signs and other pertinent data in a legible and timely fashion on the anesthesia record.
- Demonstrate decision-making skills in solving a variety of problems as they arise during anesthetic management.
- Appropriately evaluate the effectiveness of corrective measures instituted.
- Make provisions for and maintain vigilance for the safety of patients and other members of the surgical team.
- Conduct anesthesia emergence in such a manner that the patient experiences as rapid and satisfactory recovery as is appropriate.
- Safely transport and transfer patients postoperatively to appropriate and qualified personnel
- Identify and correct physiological problems that may arise while transporting the patient to the post-anesthesia care unit.
- Report the patient’s condition accurately to the post-anesthesia care unit staff. Act as a resource person in determining the appropriate methods for immediate post-operative care for each patient.
- Evaluate and document the patient’s progress in the immediate post-operative period.
- Effectively manage immediate respiratory assistance for patients during post-anesthesia care.
- In addition to the anesthesia care of adults, the student will be able to assess and adequately manage the anesthesia for neonates, infants, and children.
- Respond quickly and effectively as a team member when cardiovascular and/or pulmonary emergencies occur.
- Utilizes universal precautions and provides effective infection control, by the proper cleaning and sterilization of equipment, especially respiratory care devices.
- Promptly identify and report defective equipment and supplies to the appropriate authorities to promote rapid service and repair.
- Demonstrate continuing synthesis of new knowledge through clinical performance.
- Safely functions independently whenever necessary.
- Participates in quality management activities.
Students will be able to:
- Assume leadership in the promotion of health and well-being of urban populations nationally and internationally.
- Design a program of research that builds upon the historical and philosophical foundations of nursing science.
- Implement research studies that advance health science outcomes.
- Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary research team.
- Conduct research that demonstrates the theoretical, methodological, and analytical knowledge, skills, and strategies to address population health.
- Assume faculty, leader, and/or nurse scientist roles.
- Apply principles of professional research ethics and judgment in the conduct of research.