hsn505 | Graduate

Introduction To Graduate Studies In Nursing

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This course presents the University of Phoenix model and learning goals. A key focus of this course is an introduction to the role of masters-prepared nurses in professional practice. Topics include working in learning teams, academic honesty, graduate-level oral and written communication, APA guidelines, and professional presentations.



This graduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 2
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Introduction to the University of Phoenix and the College of Nursing

    • Determine strategies for effective collaboration in teams.
    • Compare various learning styles.
    • Demonstrate the key elements of the online learning system.
    • Use various university student resources.

    Personal Academic Success

    • Apply S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting strategies for academic success.

    • Develop strategies for personal academic success based on self knowledge.
    • Describe strategies for time and stress management.

    Communication for Academic Success

    • Determine ways to uphold academic honesty and avoid plagiarism.
    • Demonstrate the key elements of graduate-level oral communication.
    • Demonstrate the basics of APA writing style.
    • Demonstrate the requisites of graduate-level written communication.

    Research for Academic Success

    • Discuss the relationship of evidence-based research to professional nursing practice.
    • Identify the types of nursing resources available in the University Library.
    • Integrate appropriate sources into graduate-level academic assignments.

    Professional Academic Success

    • Recognize the importance of life-long learning for the masters-prepared nurse
    • Explain the significance of computer literacy in professional nursing practice
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