Essay on Infection Prevention And Control Core Competencies
American Sentinel University
Infection Prevention and Control Competencies
As one of the fastest growing specializations in nursing, infection prevention and control (IPC) has become a key part of the healthcare system. This writer aspires to pursue an advance practice degree in IPC at American Sentinel University (ASU) and become a certified IPC practitioner. According to Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology (CIBC) (2015), the competencies required for certification in IPC are: sufficient experience (two years recommended) in the identification, epidemiological investigation, and preventing and controlling the transmission of infections. Further, students must posses a post-secondary degree from an accredited academic institution, experience in education, research, and environment of care. The practitioner must also be actively accountable for the IPC program within the position held (CIBC, 2015). The purpose of this paper is to discuss how the masters degree in nursing (MSN) with IPC track at ASU is designed to aid this writer attain an infection prevention (IP) speciality certification.
MSN Core Courses
The course outline of the degree completion program at ASU seems to be aligned with the CBIC certification requirements discussed above. The program is catalogued in to two sections: six required core courses and six speciality track courses. Advanced Nursing Role Development…