Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009

COURSE: 30-597 Nursing Education Practicum (5)
The clinical practicum is a field experience or scholarly project that synthesizes and applies the essentials of masterís education for advanced practice nursing. It integrates the advanced practice nurse role in an area of specialization. The practicum demonstrates the Lewis University MSN program objectives of: the application of specialized knowledge, the utilization of critical inquiry, effective leadership and communication, and interventions that contribute to the health of society and the profession of nursing. The practicum advances the Mission of Lewis University by integrating thoughtfully organized service learning. The practicum may be taken over one or two semesters. Faculty supervision and collaboration with a site preceptor are required. Prerequisite: All core and specialization courses must be successfully completed prior to the practicum; 30-582; the minimum graduate GPA required is 3.2.