NUGR 532 - Advanced Health Assessment
NUGR 645 - Pediatric Primary Care
This course has both didactic and laboratory components. The course prepares the student to conduct comprehensive health assessments of patients throughout the life span. Comprehensive health parameters are applied to the assessment process. Students perform detailed health histories, family histories, physical examinations, and selected screening and prevention/wellness skills. Clinical reasoning development and differentiation between normal and abnormal findings are emphasized. Integrated throughout the course are principles of health promotions/wellness, illness prevention, and early detection.
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This course contains both a didactic and clinical component. The focus of the course includes assessment, diagnosis, and management of selected common acute and chronic health problems in the pediatric population. Throughout this course, there will be an emphasis on rendering competent and relevant family-centered advanced practice care to infants, children, and adolescents (pediatric population) in the primary care setting. The impact of illness on the pediatric client’s quality of life, cultural, and family role is included. There is an emphasis on illness prevention, health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Included in each unit of study are definitions, etiology, clinical features, laboratory studies, differential diagnoses, complications, and treatment—including pharmacological agents. Pediatric client and family education, community resources, and follow-up procedures are integrated throughout each unit. Application of research findings and clinical reasoning skills are required. Prerequisites and/or corequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor
80 Clinical Hours
NUDR 648 - Advanced Practice Across the Life Span
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NUDR 649 - Primary Care Transition to Advanced Practice
This course has both didactic and clinical components. The focus of this course is the assessment, diagnosis, and management of complex acute and chronic health problems in individuals across the life span. Emphasis is placed on the management of complex individuals/patients with chronic and multiple co-morbidities. The importance of rendering competent and relevant advanced practice care to individuals across the life span in primary care and appropriate health care settings is stressed. The impact of illness on the client’s quality of life, cultural and family role is included and emphasized. There is an emphasis on illness prevention, health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Included in each unit of study are definitions, etiology, clinical features, laboratory studies, differential diagnoses, complications, and treatment, such as pharmacological agents. Attention is given to the integration and application of advanced health assessment and critical-thinking skills, developmental and family theories, and health promotion strategies in the diagnostic and clinical management processes of the family nurse practitioner role. Client education, community resources, and follow-up procedures are also integrated throughout each unit. Application of evidence-based findings and clinical reasoning skills are required. Prerequisites and/or corequisites: BIOL 509, NUGR 508, NUGR 602, NUGR 644, NUGR 645, NUGR 646, NUDR 700, NUGR 510 or permission of the instructor
190 Clinical Hours
This class is a culminating practicum experience that is designed to facilitate students in their transition to advanced practice in primary care. The student will be able to apply scientific, ethical, theoretical, and evidence-based practice guidelines to the multifaceted patient, family, and community situations. Application of organizational management principles to the advanced practice role and other issues pertinent to professional role transition is emphasized.
240 Clinical Hours