Courses

Hybrid course. Develops a foundation for the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic illnesses in advanced primary care nursing practice. Research and theory from various disciplines are used to evaluate unique interaction patterns of person and environment as a basis for selecting strategies to promote health and minimize the effects of illness. Emphasizes interdisciplinary aspects of primary health care through partnerships with patients as a basis for collaboration, consultation, and referral.

Hybrid course. Continue to develop a pathophysiological conceptual foundation for the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic illnesses in advanced primary care nursing practice. Research and theory from various disciplines are used to evaluate unique interaction patterns of the person and environment as a basis for selecting strategies to promote health and minimize the effects of illness. Emphasized interdisciplinary aspects of primary health care through partnerships with patients as a basis for collaboration, consultation and referral.

This clinical course correlates with and supports the student in applying the theoretical concepts in NURS 501. The course provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of health promotion and disease prevention in clients across the life span. The course provides the students with the skills to evaluate the health status of a client, taking into account the unique dimensions of a person including culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, educational status, and religious and spiritual status when developing a health promotion plan.

Beginning clinical practice in primary care settings is implemented. Specialized knowledge and skills are utilized to assess physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs of patients. Concepts from various disciplines are integrated to provide a framework for developing and applying strategies for health promotion and illness management. Begin to develop advanced nursing role identity as FNP.

Continued implementation of clinical practice in primary care settings. Further develops and expands FNP clinical judgment and practice skills in family primary care. Research findings and theory-based knowledge are applied to formulating diagnosis and management plans. Personal and professional parameters of the nurse practitioner role are examined.

Expanded clinical practice in primary and extended care settings. Facilitates the integration of nursing and other theories and research in providing health care to individuals, families, and groups. Conceptual perspectives are applied as a foundation for complex decision-making in advanced nursing practice. Professional identity is expanded to integrate the multiple aspects of the nurse practitioner role.

This online course develops a foundation for safe and effective management of client's pharmacological needs in the care of common acute and chronic illnesses. Research findings and theory-based knowledge are applied in assessing the needs of the individual client for medications and patient education. Parameters of legal practice, including the prescribing of schedule II drugs, and community standards of care are addressed. Meets state educational requirement for NP furnishing license.

Seminar, 2 hours. Develops a foundation for safe and effective management of pharmacological needs of clients with acute and chronic illness. Research findings and evidence-based knowledge are applied. Emphasizes the role of the nurse in critically evaluating medication effects, side effects, and interactions. Principles of pharmacology relative to human physiology are reviewed.

To enhance and expand clinical decision-making skills via extended clinical practice in preceptorship for Family Nurse Practitioner students. To synthesize and concisely report clinical findings via written or dictated chart notes and verbal presentation to preceptor. May be repeated for credit.

Online course. Linkages between theory, research, and advanced practice are developed to provide the student with the necessary skills to critically analyze and apply research in primary care.

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