NS 844 - Primary Health Care II

This course examines the management of adult clients with complex/chronic health problems in primary care settings, with special attention given to the geriatric client and clients with emergency issues. A conceptual framework for the primary care nurse practitioner’s clinical practice is explored. The course addresses the levels of health promotion, differentiation of clinical patterns, and clinical decision-making. Refinement of diagnostic reasoning strategies will be emphasized. Principles of teaching/learning, family assessment to include the geriatric client, cost analysis, and cultural and spiritual 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 also examine the use of informatics that relates to management and negotiation of interdisciplinary healthcare delivery systems. The course will integrate the principles of professional advocacy to improve health outcomes.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 840 - Primary Care of Children and Adolescent
  • NS 842 - Primary Care of Women
  • NS 843 - Behavioral Health Care for Practitioners

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Note: Requires preceptor and clinical site approval prior to registration. A Graduate Weekend is associated with this course.
  • Clinical hours: 160.

Last updated: 03/12/2019