Advanced Nursing Practice Clinical Leadership
The Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) focus prepares ANPs to function more effectively as a clinical leader. Given the expansion of scientific knowledge required for safe nursing practice and the growing focus on the quality of patient
care delivery and outcomes, this track provides students with the specialized knowledge and skills needed by today’s practitioner. Students will use their existing understanding of the practice context to document practice trends, identify potential
systemic changes and make improvements in the care of particular patient populations in the systems within which they practice.
The Executive Leadership focus prepares students for advanced specialty practice at the population, organizational, and/or system level. Given the increasingly complex health care environment, this track provides students with the specialized
knowledge and skills needed by today’s nursing leaders. Studentswill use their existing understanding of the practice leadership context to identify aggregate health or system needs, work with diverse stakeholders for inter- or intra-organizational
achievement of health-related goals and design patient-centered care delivery systems.
- Use epidemiologic and other scientific findings from nursing and other clinical disciplines, as well as organizational, political, and economic sciences, to develop practice initiatives that will improve the quality of care delivery.
- Provide organizational and systems leadership to develop care delivery models that are fiscally responsible and demonstrate sensitivity to diverse organizational cultures and patient populations.
- Engage in clinical scholarship to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based efforts in the planning and practice of health care program delivery to individuals and communities.
- Use healthcare informatics and technology to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals, consumers, and other stakeholders to influence health policy and health promotion/disease prevention endeavors at the local, state, federal, and/or international levels that improve patient and population
Bellarmine University offers a deferred payment plan (DEFR) for those students that receive tuition reimbursement from their employers and wish to defer the payment of their tuition until 30 days after grades are available each semester.
Disclosure for Students who Reside Outside of Kentucky
Bellarmine University cannot confirm whether its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in states other than Kentucky. Prior to enrolling in a Bellarmine program, a student who does not reside in Kentucky should contact applicable
licensing board(s) in the student’s home state to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides.
Nursing licensure contacts: https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm
The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Bellarmine University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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