Paul Mazurek's Academic Transcript
(Michigan State University)
College of Nursing
NUR 802 - Theory, Foundations and Roles of Advanced Practice Nurses
Nicole Galagher and Lorraine Robbins
A transitional course from the practice and thinking of a bedside nurse to an advanced practice nurse. This was a review of nursing theories and theorists, and how they relate to the role of advanced practice nursing (i.e., nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists). Additionally, theories and practice from related healthcare disciplines were discussed in order to help provide a foundation for the idea of collaborative care. Coursework included reading, small group discussion forums, summative and formative evaluation and a final Theoretical Framework paper.
NUR 806 - Research for Advanced Practice Nursing
Lorraine Robbins, Sandra Spoelstra and Mei Wei Chang
This course was designed to prepare me in my role as an advanced practice nurse in the ethical utilization and clinical application of research including problem identification and evaluation. The basis for advanced practice nursing is the ability to interpret and utilize evidence-based standards of nursing practice. This course was an essential component with the intent of providing high quality care and improving practice. Coursework included formative and summative evaluation and papers that demonstrated my ability to effectively analyze current nursing research and then apply what I learned to clinical practice.
NUR 814 - Healthcare Policy and Politics
Katherine Poindexter, Teresa Wehrwein and Jeannette Klemczak
This course addressed nursing’s role in the delivery of safe, cost effective healthcare from a global perspective. It was designed to, and did a very good job of showing my potential role in healthcare and how I could possibly make an impact. Included in the weekly discussions were policy formation in relation to healthcare systems, organization, financing, regulation, ethics, and delivery of services. Coursework included policy analysis, online debate surrounding current healthcare issues, and communique with current legislators regarding healthcare law / policy.
NUR 805 - Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Linda Keilman and Barbara Warren
This course covered an advanced practice nurse’s approach to alterations in body system function (i.e., pathophysiology). The emphasis was frequently encountered primary care conditions across the lifespan and special populations. Included in the coursework was In-depth case analysis of risk factors, signs and symptoms, and key management strategies. Also included in this course was key theories and research, which serves as a basis for advanced practice nursing.
College of Telecommunication,
Information Studies and Media
TC 830 - Foundations of Serious Games
Carrie Heeter and Patrick Shaw
This course was the underpinning for outlook on engaging the adult learner. I learned how through the process of play, humans can evolve in experiential learning and problem solving. Through this course, I learned about the movement of serious games, how they are created and the various reasons that individuals utilize serious games for learning and accomplishment of objectives. Most importantly, I learned about the pedagogy of development, design, implementation and playtesting through various projects that culminated in my final enterprise: the creation of my own serious board game.
College of Education
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
CEP 822 - Approaches to Educational Research
Leigh Graves Wolf and Benjamin Gleason
This course provided an understanding of the approach to the various methods of educational research. It discussed problem identification and analysis of published research. The summative evaluation for this course was that I had to create a Research Action Project of my own, consistent with my practice and focus area. While this was my second research course at MSU, it was interesting to note the differences in the approach to research analysis and utilization of current studies in application. While most of the terms and types of research seem to be quite similar, the methods, and application to practice are interestingly different between professions.
CEP 820 - Teaching Students Online
Anne Heintz, Leigh Graves-Wolf and Sandra Sawaya
In CEP 820, I learned about the power of meaningful online learning. Not only was I introduced to the technology including programs to assist with the creation of various forms of learning, Learning Management Systems (LMS) and skills to make integration of technology less daunting, but I learned how to make the most of an online learning environment through the implementation of the most appropriate learning strategies. This course allowed me to foster creativity through the creation of my own online course, and taught me the affordances and constraints of various online teaching methodologies. I learned the best methods in which I can broadcast information and how this then transforms into participant knowledge.
CEP 800 - Psychology of Learning in School and Other Settings
This course provided me with a basis for current perspectives related to learning, how it is accomplished and the similarities and differences based upon setting. I was able to truly see how key educational theories can, and do apply to my own experience as a learner, and that of a facilitator of learning. The culmination of this experience was the creation of a digital story. This experience allowed me a “bird’s eye” view of how I deliver education from the perspective of one of my learners. This was powerful as I truly saw this individual’s learning and application thereof, unfold. This was one of the few courses that I have taken, in any discipline or area of study, that I have been truly able to create a solid connection between theory and practice.
CEP 810 - Teaching for Understanding with Technology
Alison Keller and Ben Rimes
This course assisted me in the understanding of purposefully integrating technology into my educational milieu. Through knowledge attained of key learning theories, the value of professional learning networks, and creative methods to purpose and “repurpose” technology to fit the needs of my learners, I have been able to find the “right tool for the job” with respect to technology integration and instructional methods. CEP 810 taught me about some common technologies that were not so common to me, that the “whys” and “hows” with respect to technology integration are more important than the technology itself. Through the creation of a 21st Century Lesson Plan, I discovered how I can transform learning itself, regardless of the subject matter.
CEP 817 - Learning Technology Through Design
Danah Henriksen and Jonathan Good
This course concentrates on the process of design and problem solving. Through examining each step in the design process (empathy, problem definition, ideation, prototyping and testing), I was able to realize the power of creating solutions. The Stanford Design Model served as the foundation for study and implementation. Utilizing this model, I was tasked with solving one of my own “Problems of Practice” (POP). What I took away from this course is that I have a new tool for critical thinking and that no solution less problem exists.w / policy.
CEP 807 - Capstone in Educational Technology
Matthew Koehler,Sarah Keenan,Spencer Greenhalgh and Joshua Rosenberg
CEP 807 (also referred to as the Proseminar in Educational Technology) is a culmination of work done in the MAET graduate program. The summative assessment for the MAET program is an online portfolio, demonstrating my work in the program and how it will benefit me as a learner and an educator, and how it will benefit those individuals that I serve in an educational capacity. It is through this course that I must demonstrate competence in my ability to meaningfully utilize and integrate technology in the instructional setting. It is also through what I have learned and created in this course that I will be able to provide an online conduit for professional networking and perhaps someday, employment in the field of education.
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