Human Responses, Clinical Decision Making and Diagnostic Testing (3 credits)
This course is an integrated approach to utilization of evidence-based skills in development of a holistic, high-quality, and cost-effective plan of care through emphasis of sound clinical reasoning with relationship to differential diagnosis, diagnostic testing, and laboratory investigation. Principles of intercollaborative communication, ethical influences, and cultural specificity will promote and strengthen critical thinking in primary care patient populations.
Common & Chronic Health Management (4 credits)
Knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and comprehensive physical assessment is integrated with principles of health promotion as well as management of common and chronic health problems seen in maturing adults. Collaboration models of practice within the rural and urban health settings are introduced. Evidence-based practice protocols are examined and utilized in the primary care setting.
Special Populations Clinical (3 credits)
This course provides the family nurse practitioner student a focused practical experience in the application of health promotion, clinical prevention, and health management of special populations through advanced practice assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and education. The clinical experience is designed to facilitate the reflection, synthesis, and integration of program coursework in clinical settings. The special population clinical challenges students to deepen their level of competence related to history collection, physical examination, diagnostic testing and interpretation and management of individuals with deviations of health presenting to the assigned specialty care area complementing their preparation as primary care providers.
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