NUGR 532 - Advanced Health Assessment
NUGR 603 - Diagnostics and Procedures in 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 class is a diagnostic and procedure-based course that has didactic and laboratory components. The course provides evidence-based knowledge in diagnostics and procedures utilized in primary care to develop a comprehensive treatment/management plan. Students will gain knowledge of the use of clinical data, the interpretation of diagnostic information, the limits of using clinical data for diagnosis, appropriate diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, using clinical data to problem solve, and follow-up care for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. This course emphasizes psychomotor skills necessary to provide selected common primary care procedures utilized in the care of children and adults throughout the life span in a variety of clinical settings. Students will demonstrate psychomotor skills (procedures) and knowledge gained in this class in a laboratory setting.
NUGR 613 - Advanced Pathophysiology
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NUDR 747 - Advanced Practice Across the Life Span
This course provides a comprehensive medical and pathophysiologic foundation for the evaluation of clients in various health care settings. Students will analyze the relationship between normal physiology and the disease state. A brief review of normal physiology and anatomy is included, as well as the pathophysiology of selected disorders and diseases. This course is intended to enable advanced practice nurses to understand and bridge the pathophysiological foundations of various disease processes as manifested by signs and symptoms seen in the clinical setting. Students will analyze the relationship between normal physiology and the different disease states. They will develop an understanding of the mechanism(s) underlying different disease syndromes and their clinical manifestations, so that therapeutic rationale can be ascertained. An introduction to appropriate screening and diagnostic laboratory evaluative methods related to advanced primary care nursing practice will also be included. Emphasis will be placed on the clinical understanding and identification of disease states.
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.