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NRHL 5501 Health Promotion and Interprofessional Collaboration

This is a foundational course requiring a minimum letter grade of “B”. Cross listed with NRHL 381.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks

Healthcare reform calls for a more integrated and interprofessional healthcare team. While meeting health needs is always the common goal, a keen understanding of healthcare delivery systems, and effective communication, are equally critical.

NRHL 5501 identifies effective communication skills, both verbal and written, that you will be able to use to promote health education and create successful collaboration among your healthcare colleagues. You’ll gain experience identifying conflict and resolving potentially unsafe situations, and apply research theories to health promotion activities. The role of healthcare advocate is also examined, identifying its importance in keeping healthcare information in the forefront of healthcare consumers.

What You’ll Learn in NRHL 5501

This course provides an in-depth review of approaches to healthcare promotion, as well as effective collaboration among members of the healthcare community.

NRHL 5501 emphasizes an appreciation for the diversity of expertise in interprofessional collaborative teams, as well as basic concepts of effective teamwork.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Professionalism in Graduate Level Nursing
  • Interprofessional Communications
  • Intra and Interprofessional Conflict
  • Health Promotion—Models and Theories
  • Evidence-based Decisions—Translating Research to Healthcare Promotion Practices
  • Advocacy and Culturally Responsive Care
  • Health Promotion, Health Education and Technology
  • Reflections on Learning

Planning Your Time

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NRHL 5501, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the value and role of the professional nurse as member and leader of interprofessional healthcare teams.
  • Analyze barriers to effective collaboration and strategies to resolve conflict.
  • Apply the principles of effective communication, collaboration, conflict and conflict resolution to an intra- or interprofessional conflict scenario.
  • Refine communication and leadership skills and analyze and address barriers to effective collaboration within the context of a team assignment.
  • Discuss the role of the nurse as educator and advocate.
  • Explore theories to guide health promotion practice.
  • Design patient-centered and culturally responsive strategies in the delivery of health promotion education interventions to individuals, families, communities or populations.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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To learn more about the online Master of Science in Nursing curriculum from Benedictine University, including Health Promotion and Interprofessional Collaboration, call (866) 295-3104 to speak with a program manager or request more information.