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Ellen D'Errico, PhD
Associate Professor, Nursing - Graduate
School of Nursing
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
11/2011 - 5/2011 NRSG 429 Nursing Research 2 hour lecture "Research exemplars"
9/2007 - 12/2012

NRSG 547 Manangement: Principles and Practices


This course focuses on the analysis of management/leadership issues related to the advanced practice nurse (APRN) and nurse administrator roles. The course is organized to study application of management and leadership theories to these issues, including organizational complexities, interdependence of management and clinical teams, resource distribution and allocation, effective leadership, and the APRN or nurse administrator as change agent.
9/2007 - 6/2010 NRSG 409 Home Health Nursing
9/2005 - 6/2006 Care of the Client with Connective Tissue Stressors
4 hours of lecture taught all three quarters NRSG 308
9/2005 - 6/2006 Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Stessors
2 hour lecture taught all three quarters NRSG 308
9/2005 - 6/2006 Care of the Client with Reproductive Stressors
2 hours of lecture taught all three quarters NRSG 308
9/2005 - 6/2006 Caring for the Client with Hematological Stressors
2 hour lecture taught all three quarters NRSG 308
9/2005 - 6/2006 Caring for the Client with Immunological Stressors
2 hour lecture taught all three quarters NRSG 308
9/2005 - 6/2006 Caring for the Client with Musculoskeletal Stressors
4 hours of lecture taught all three quarters NRSG 308
9/2004 - 6/2005 NRSG 308 Nursing Care of the Adult & Aging Client
Nursing Care of the Adult System with Immunological Stressors (2 hours; Fall, Winter & Spring) Nursing Care of the Adult System with Hematological Stressors (2 hours; Fall, Winter & Spring) Nursing Care of the Adult System with Musculoskeletal Stressors (4 hours; Fall, Winter & Spring) Nursing Care of the Adult System with Connective Tissue Stressors (4 hours; Fall, Winter & Spring) Nursing Care of the Adult System with Gastric Mucosa and Intestinal Mucosa Stressors (2 hours; Fall, Winter & Spring) Nursing Care of the Adult System with Liver and Pancreatic Stressors (2 hours; Fall, Winter & Spring) Nursing Care of the Adult System with Reproductive Stressors (2 hours; Fall, Winter & Spring)
Clinical Supervision
 
1/2011 - 12/2013

NRSG 509 Pre-DNP Administrative Practicum

Interactive Teaching
 
9/2004 - 6/2005 NRSG 214 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing
Clinicial Supervision of 8-10 students twice a week (total 8 hours per week of time with students; Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) Activities: Select appropriate patients for students and notifiy them of their patient assignment. Coordinate student assignements with unit leadership. Prepare Pre and Post Conference discussion topics. Monitor student rendered care Evaluate student performance, provide feedback via grading of care plans, process recordings, and clinical competence.
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
3/2014 - 6/2014 NRSG 637 Scholar's Seminar
Scholar's seminar is a 1 unit on-line support for doctoral students, (primarily for PhD, but DNP students are invited to participate at intervals) to stay connected with their fellow students and faculty.
7/2013 - Present NRSG 575 Strategies for Theory Development in Nursing

Examination of the nature of nursing scholarship and the development of nursing science. Evaluation of theoretical and conceptual perspectives for framing nursing research.

3/2013 - 6/2014 NRSG 627 DNP Project Development (section 7)

Using the Iowa Model (Titler) of Nursing Evidence-Based Practice and Guidelines, systematically develop the approach for implementation of an evidence-based practice project over seven quarters.  Requirements for this quarter include synthesis of research findings across studies, examination of other empirical evidence relevant to your area of inquiry, and critique of existing systematic reviews or evidence-based guidelines pertinent to your EBP question and action plan.

3/2013 - 6/2014 NRSG 634 A,B,C,D DNP Project Development
At the end of all section of this course, the DNP student will have selected, obtained IRB clearance, implement, and evaluate a capstone project. Students are expected to work closely with their project chairs and the NRSG 634 faculty coordinator for successfull project completion.
6/2011 - 6/2014 NRSG 603 Evaluation of HealthCare Information Systems (DNP) 3 units

Critical examination of information and technology systems that support advanced practice and administrative use, research for evidenced-based practice, quality improvement, outcome evaluation, management, and education. Analyzes DNP nursing roles in designing, selecting, and evaluating information systems in a variety of health care institutions and organizations. Includes principles for identification and management of ethical, regulatory, and legal issues.

1/2011 - 6/2014 NRSG 612 Health Systems Leadership (DNP) 3units

Focuses on the development of leadership skills within the health care system that facilitates quality, patient-centered, efficient, and cost-effective health care. Explored are the role and function of the doctorally prepared nurse leader with a systems perspective who possesses skills to develop care delivery approaches that meet current and future needs of populations (target, sets, panels, and broader communities). The future of nursing leadership will be examined through the legacy of Florence Nightingale’s work and the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report. Issues confronting  nursing leaders today regarding teamwork/interdisciplinary collaboration, and leadership succession planning for organizational and professional sustainability will be examined.

9/2009 - 6/2014 NRSG 548 Nursing Adminstration Practicum 1-8 quarter units

The purpose of this course is to help bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing students the opportu­nity for self-managed learning with the guidance of a preceptor and faculty.  Guided experiences within selected agencies are provided to meet the student’s individual learning goals.  Selected leadership activities provide opportunities to relate concepts and theories in nursing administration to work setting practice.

1/2008 - 3/2008 NRSG 541 Nursing Administration Practicum
The purpose of this course is to help bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing students the opportu­nity for self-managed learning with the guidance of a preceptor and faculty.  Guided experiences within selected agencies are provided to meet the student’s individual learning goals.  Selected leadership activities provide opportunities to relate concepts and theories in nursing administration to work setting practice
1/2005 - 6/2008 NRSG 541 & 542  Nursing Administration Practicum
The purpose of this course is to help bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing students the opportu­nity for self-managed learning with the guidance of a preceptor and faculty.  Guided experiences within selected agencies are provided to meet the student’s individual learning goals.  Selected leadership activities provide opportunities to relate concepts and theories in nursing administration to work setting practice
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
1/2015 - Present

NRSG 673 Financial Management for the DNP


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will apply basic principles of healthcare economics and finance, distinguish between various reimbursement models and interpret the resulting organizational/system effects. Analysis and evaluation of an organization’s financial metrics and reports are examined. Business plans, and cost-benefit analyses related to the implementation of care delivery systems are formulated. Strategies for optimized fiscal resource allocation to insure safe, reliable patient care, effective interventions, and best practices are explored.