NS 832 - Primary Health Care I

This course examines the management of common health problems for adults in primary care. A conceptual framework for the primary care nurse practitioner’s clinical practice is explored. The course addresses the concepts of primary care health promotion and maintenance, illness prevention, differentiation of clinical patterns, and clinical decision-making. Refinement of diagnostic reasoning strategies will be the focus. Principles of teaching/learning, family assessment to include the geriatric client, cost analysis, and cultural beliefs are integrated in the development of evidence-based practice plans of care. The concept of caring and its role in evidence-based practice will be woven throughout the course. The course will examine the use of informatics in relation to negotiating and managing healthcare delivery systems as members of an interdisciplinary team. The course will integrate advocating professional behavior that advances the profession and improves health outcomes.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 830 - Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NS 836 - Pharmacology for Practitioners
  • NS 838 - Advanced Pathophysiology

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Clinical hours: 120
  • Note: Requires preceptor and clinical site approval prior to registration.

Last updated: 07/30/2019