M.Sc. NURSING:ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICEMAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
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M.Sc. NURSING:ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE
The course is designed to develop an understanding of concepts and constructs theoretical
basis of advanced nursing practice and critically analyze different theories of nursing and other
History of development of nursing profession, characteristics,
criteria of the profession, perspective of nursing profession -
Code of ethics (INC), code of professional conduct (INC),
autonomy and accountability, assertiveness, visibility of nurses,
Role of regulatory bodies.
Professional organizations and unions- self defense, individual
and collective bargaining.
Educational preparations, continuing education, career
opportunities, professional advancement role and scope of nursing
Role of research, leadership and management.
Quality assurance in nursing (INC).
Health care delivery:
Health care environment, economic constraints, planning
process, political process vis a vis nursing profession.
Health care delivery system -nation, state district and local
Major stakeholders in the health care system Govt, non
government, industry and other professionals.
Patterns of nursing care delivery in India.
Health care delivery concerns, national health and family
welfare program, inter- sectoral coordination, role of nongovernmental
Information, education and
Tele - medicine.
Review of cellular division, mutation and law of inheritance,
human genome project, the genetic era.
Basic concepts of genes, chromosomes and DNA.
Approaches to common genetic disorders.
Genetic Testing - basis of genetic diagnosis, pre-symptomatic
and predisposition testing, prenatal diagnosis & screening,
ethical, legal and psychosocial issues in genetic testing.
Practical application of genetics in nursing.
Scope, epidemiological approach and methods.
Concepts of causation of diseases and their screening.
Application of epidemiology in health care delivery, Health
survelliance and health informatics.
Role of nurse
Bio- psycho social pathology
Pathophysiology and psychodynamic of disease causation.
Life processes, homeostatic mechanism, biological and
psycho- social dynamics in causation of disease, life style.
Common problems : Oxygen insufficiency, fluid and electrolyte
imbalance, nutritional problems, hemorrhage land shock, altered
body temperature, unconsciousness, sleep pattern and its
disturbances, pain, sensory deprivation.
Treatment aspects: pharmacological and pre-post operative care
Cardio pulmonary resuscitation. Care of dying and dead.
Infection prevention (including HIV) and standard safety
measures, bio-medical waste management.
Role of nurse -Evidence based nursing practice.
Philosophy and Theories of Nursing.
Values, conceptual models, approaches.
Nursing theories: Nightingale's Henderson's, Roger's,
Peplau's Abdella's , Lewine's, Orem's Johnson's, King's,
Neuman's, Roy's , Watson's, parsce etc. and their applications.
Health belief models, communication and management etc.
Concept of self health. *Evidence based practice model.
Nursing process approach
Health Assessment- illness status of patients/ clients (Individual,
family, community), Identification of health illness problems,
health behaviors, signs and symptoms of clients.
Methods of collection, analysis and utilization of data relevant to
Formulation of nursing care plans, health goals, implementation,
modification and evaluation of care.
Psychological aspects and Human relations
Human behavior, Life processes and growth and development,
personality development, defense mechanisms.
Communication, interpersonal relationships, individual and
group, group dynamics, and organizational behavior.
Basic human needs, Growth and development, (Conception
through preschool, School age through adolescence, young and
middle adult, and Older adult )
Sexuality and sexual health.
stress and adaptation, crisis and its intervention.
Coping with loss, death and grieving,
Principles and techniques of
Framework, Scope and trends.
Alternative modalities of care, alternative systems of
Extended and Expanded role of the nurse in promotive,
preventive, curative and restorative health care delivery system
in community and institutions.
Health promotion and primary health care.
Independent practice issues - Independent nurse midwifery
Collaboration issues and models within and outside nursing.
Models od prevention.
Family nursing, Home nursing.
Gender sensitive issues and women empowerment.
Geriatric considerations in nursing.
Evidence based nursing practice.
Trans- cultural nursing
Computer application for patient care delivery system and nursing
Use of computers in teaching, learning, research and nursing
Windows, MS office, Word, Excel, Power Point.
Internet, Literature search.
Hospital management information system software.