NUR 411 - Evaluation & Management of Common Health Problems

8 credits ( 4 clinical hours )

  • Masters - Nurse Practitioner Program - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - 8.0 credits ( 4.0 didactic hours / 4.0 clinical hours )
  • Masters - Nurse Practitioner Program - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - 8.0 credits ( 4.0 didactic hours / 4.0 clinical hours )
  • Masters - Nurse Practitioner Program - Family Nurse Practitioner - 6.0 credits ( 4.0 didactic hours / 2.0 clinical hours )
224 clinical hours
Prerequisite:

NUR 410

Description:

This course focuses on promoting students’ critical thinking and clinical decision making as they gain skills in evaluating and managing common health complaints in patients across the lifespan.  Students have the opportunity to integrate advanced assessment concepts as they apply principles of biopsychosocial, pharmacological, and evidence-based practice to formulate differential diagnoses and management plans. The course is designed around common symptoms and syndromes, and is focused on the evaluation and management of patients with 1-2 common health problems. Coursework focuses on supporting the development of the advanced practice professional role within the context of a comprehensive and interprofessional approach to patient care. Learning activities and assignments build on the basic knowledge learned in core-courses and emphasize the development of clinical competencies including clinical decision-making, interpersonal skills, communication, professionalism, teamwork, and collaboration.

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