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NURS 610 Advanced Nursing in Primary Health Care

Course Description:This course empowers students to gain the foundational knowledge of primary health care emphasis focuses on developing a historical, culturally component understanding to inform current perspectives of primary health care, including a world-view of primary health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, health care policy and advocacy. Students will gain an appreciation of the multiple determinants and system influences that impact delivery and outcomes of primary health care, and will learn how to view health outcome disparities from a multidimensional perspective.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Spring

3 credits

NURS 621 Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing

Course Description:This course provides students the opportunity to identity, analyze and appraise the philosophical basis, and the historical and contemporary issues that are central to the development of nursing. Relevant concepts/models/theories from a variety of disciplines are analyzed and appraised. Integration of the theoretical foundations for advanced nursing includes quality and safety, evidence-based practice, and culturally competent care for individuals, families, communities and populations in a variety of primary health care settings.

Course Rotation:NY;Fall

3 credits

NURS 624 Leadership for Advanced Nursing

Course Description:This course facilitates students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to assume leadership roles in primary health care settings with diverse populations. Emphasis focuses on developing core competencies leaders need to assure high quality outcomes including self-awareness, communication, intra/interprofessional collaboration, cultural competency, historical perspective, evidence-based practice, and decision-making skills. Students analyze multiple factors that impact delivery and outcomes of primary health care, and will learn strategies to maintain accountability for quality health care and patient safety.

Course Rotation: NY:Fall;PLV

3 credits

NURS 640 Advanced Physical Assessment

Course Description: This course is designed to assist the student to gain proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family and community. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will develop skills in history taking, family assessment, cultural assessment, risk assessment, basic laboratory procedures and diagnostic studies, health promotion/disease prevention planning, and appropriate documentation. This skill set will enable the student to begin to develop diagnostic reasoning skills consistent with advanced practice nursing and will assist the student to progress to a problem focused history and physical. Course Rotation: Fall

6 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 801 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 681 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 802 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 803 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 804 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 650 Advanced Theory and Practice I for Family Nurse Practitioners

Prerequisite: NUR 621, NUR 624, NUR 655, NUR 674, NUR 681, NUR 682.

Co-requisite: NURS 671.

Course Description:This course builds upon the student's proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family and community. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will assess and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses, including demonstration of knowledge of pathophysiology, and pharmacologic interventions sccording to current standards of care. The didactic component of this course will focus on the care of clients with cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and reproductive/genitourninary conditions, and the family nurse practioner's role and responsibilities in the provision of this care.

Course Rotation: PL: Spring.

6 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and ( NUR 674 Minimum Grade of B or NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B)

NURS 655 Scholarly Inquiry in Advanced Nursing

Course Description:Asking questions and exploring answers is the central focus of this course. This course requires the students to synthesize knowledge of basic research methodology and underpinnings of advanced nursing and uses these to appraise research evidence for practice. The emphasis is placed upon understanding and application of the research process, including quantitative, qualitative, and historical methods. Students are required to appraise the analysis and interpretation of various methodologies.
Course Rotation: Spring; NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 660 Advanced Theory and Practice II for Family Nurse Practitioners

Course Description: This course builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family and community. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will assess and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses, including demonstration of knowledge of path physiology, and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care. The didactic component of this course will focus on the care of clients with renal, musculoskeletal, immunologic conditions, psychiatric and mental health conditions, neurologic conditions, and the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of this care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring.

6 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 650 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 671 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I

NOTE: Health clearance required.

Prerequisite: NUR 621, NUR 624, NUR 655, NUR 674, NUR 681, NUR 682.

Co-requisite: NURS 650.

Course Description: Clinical Practicum I. The practicum builds upon the student's proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community and culture. Using and evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations, and access and manage most common acute chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner's role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 681 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 801 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 802 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 803 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 804 Minimum Grade of B

Corequisites

NURS 650

NURS 672 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II

Note: Health clearance required.

Co-requisite: NURS 650 (if NURS 672 is taken in the summer semester, then NURS 650 is a prerequisite).

Course Description: The practicum builds upon the student's proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community, and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations, and assess and mange most common acute chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner's role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 674 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 673 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III

Health Clearance Required

Course Description : The practicum builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations and asses and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 674 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum IV

Health Clearance Required Course Description : The practicum builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations and asses and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 675 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum V

Additional Course Requirement: Health clearance required.

Course Description: Clinical Practicum V. The practicum builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations and asses and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 660 Minimum Grade of B

Corequisites

NURS 660

NURS 676 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum VI

NOTE: Health clearance required.

Course Description: Clinical Practicum VI. The practicum builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community, and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations, and access and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

1 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B