Metropolitan State University

NURS 490 : Integrative Seminar and Practicum

A. Course Description
Credits: 7
Prerequisites: NURS 459 Population Based Care AND
NURS 464 Nursing Leadership II  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This clinical practicum course provides a bridge for the role transition from student to baccalaureate nurse generalist. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing theories, principles, concepts, and skills from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for implementing and evaluating holistic nursing care within systems and to diverse populations across the lifespan. This course may include seminar, self-directed study, service learning, simulation and clinical learning experiences.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/17/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Integrate reflection, self-analysis, self-care, and lifelong learning into nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills to enhance quality nursing care and improve health outcomes.
  3. Evaluate best available evidence to guide decision making utilizing information technology.
  4. Collaborate with inter-professional teams to provide services within the broader health care system.
  5. Adapt communication strategies to effectively respond to complex situations.
  6. Promote ethical practice and research within the nursing discipline and organizational and political environments.
  7. Practice holistic, evidence-based nursing care including diverse and underserved individuals, families, communities, and populations.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Corequisite: NURS 485.