Nursing Professional Development Program (PDP)
In Nursing Professional Development program you will learn:
- Good study habits, note taking and successful habits of mind to provide you with the tools for success in the program;
- Fundamentals of science underlying nursing practice. Subjects include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology and genetics;
- Fundamental skills for nursing practice. Review of basic skills and their scientific rationale as well as physical assessment;
- Evidence-based practice. Terminology, concepts, structure of systemic review article and a research article;
- Professional issues in nursing. Values, ethics, regulations, law, team practice, leadership, communication;
- Prevention. Healthy lifestyle recommendations, nutrition, patient education, behavioral change strategies;
- Management of hospitalized patient education, behavioral change strategies;
- Management of the hospitalized patient. Post-surgical management of chronic conditions;
- Safety and quality standards, underlying science, monitoring outcomes;
- Nursing around the world. Scope of practice, education, licensure, health challenges.
Duration of the Program:
Full-time Course: Seven-week curriculum divided into content-specific modules with a final exam. The total of 220 hours includes lecture and learning activities/
Each day: 6 hours
Part-time Course: Five-month curriculum divided into nine modules and final examination, for a total of 220 hours of lecture and learning activities.
Each day: 2 hours (12:00 pm – 14:00 pm).