National University




NSG600 Advanced Practice Nursing

Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary Kracun

Course Description

This course explores the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse within a changing health care environment, focusing on role theory and role development related to advanced practice. Leadership skills are developed for independent practice and collaboration within multidisciplinary professional and organizational frameworks.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the concepts of role theory and role development to advanced practice.
  • Integrate management and leadership theories into the understanding of the advanced practice role.
  • Assume a leadership role within the context of an inter-professional team using effective communication skills.
  • Mentor and coach new and experienced nurses along with other healthcare team members.
  • Design systems change strategies targeting improvement of the care environment.
  • Evaluate new models of care delivery and coordination, and systems that support health care.