MSN – FNP Course Description

>MSN – FNP Course Description

MSN Core Courses

MSN Core Courses

NRSG 503 Theoretical Foundations of the Advanced Practice Role (3 credits)

Program Objective: 6, 7, 9
MSN Essentials: I-8, V-6, IX-12, IX-14, IX-15
NONPF Competencies: I-2, VII-4, VII-7

This course provides the learner with an analysis of theoretical concepts from nursing and related
sciences to serve as a foundation for the master’s prepared nurse. Learners will analyze,
compare, and evaluate selected theories for use in nursing education or clinical practice. The role
of the master’s prepared nurse will be explored.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Examine the scope of practice of the advanced practice nurse in nursing administration, nursing education, and the advanced practice registered nurse role (PO 7, 9) (Essential V-6).
  2. Analyze theoretical concepts that support advanced nursing practice (PO 6, 9) (NONPF –I -2).
  3. Critically examine the importance of diverse, cultural, historical, legal, and economic influences in nursing practice and the health care industry (PO 6) (Essential IX-12) (NONPF – I-2, VII-4, VII-7).
  4. Analyze the development of nursing as a profession over the last century (PO 9) (Essential I-8).
  5. Describe the current challenges to all advanced nursing practice roles and formulate ways to meet these challenges (PO 7, 9) (Essential IX-14).
  6. Articulate a personal philosophy of nursing (PO 9) (Essential IX-15).

NRSG 513 Organizational and Systems Leadership (3 credits)

Program Objective: 1, 3, 6, 9
MSN Essentials: II-1, II-2, II-3, II-4, II-5, II-6, II-7, IX-10, IX-11
NONPF Competencies: II-2, II-3, II-5, II-6, II-7, III-3, IV-1, VI-1, VII-1, VII-2, VII-
6, VII-7, VIII-1, VIII-3

This course examines the role of the master’s prepared nurse in applying leadership principles in
organizations and systems. The role of the master’s prepared nurse as a change agent will be
explored. Leadership theories will be reviewed, along with communication strategies for
negotiation, conflict resolution, and collaboration. Learners will examine the economic, ethical,
legal and political factors that influence healthcare delivery systems.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate contemporary leadership theories in relation to diverse organizational environments (PO 1, 6, 9) (NONPF – VII-1, VII-6).
  2. Critique the roles of leaders and collaborators in planning, providing, and evaluating healthcare (PO 1) (Essential II-1) (NONPF – VII-2, VII-7).
  3. Develop a plan to advance practice utilizing innovation and the principles of change (PO,9) (Essential II-6) (NONPF – II-5)
  4. Articulates the role of the advanced practice nurse in leading health policy development and implementation (PO 1, 6, 9) (Essential II-3) (NONPF – II-6, IV-1, VI -1, VIII-1, VIII-3)
  5. Demonstrates leadership to foster collaboration with multiple stakeholders (E.g. patients, community, integrated health care teams, and policymakers) to improve health care (PO 1, 3, 6) (Essentials II-2, IX-11) (NONPF – II-2, II-7, III-3, VII-2)
  6. Apply complexity science and systems theory in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health care (PO 1) (Essential I-4, II-4, II-5, II-7, IX-10) (NONPF – II-3, III-3, VII-1)

NRSG 523 Improving Population Health through Policy and Advocacy (3 credits)

Program Objective: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
MSN Essentials: I-3, IV-4, IV-5, VI-1, VI-2, VI-3, VI-4, VI-5, VIII-4, IX-6
NONPF Competencies: VI -1, VI-2, VI-3, VI-4, VI-5, VI-6

This course provides an overview of healthcare reform and its impact on healthcare delivery, population health, and nursing practice. Learners will examine the effects of legal and regulatory processes on nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and population health outcomes. The health policy change process will be explored at the local, state, national, and global level.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Analyze how policies influence the structure and financing of health care, practice, and health outcomes (PO 1, 6, 7) (Essential VI-1) (NONPF – VI-1, VI-5, VI 6).
  2. Participate in the development and implementation of institutional, local, and state and federal policy (PO 1, 4) (Essential IV-4, IV-5, VI-2) (NONPF – VI-4).
  3. Examine the effect of legal and regulatory processes on nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and outcomes (PO 1, 2, 7) (Essential VI-3, VIII-4) (NONPF – VI-3, VI-5).
  4. Interpret research, bringing the nursing perspective, for policymakers and stakeholders (PO 1, 4, 5) (Essential VI-4, IX-6).
  5. Advocate for policies that improve the health of the public and the profession of nursing (PO 1, 5, 6) (I-3, IV-4, VI-5) (NONPF – VI-2).

NRSG 533 Interprofessional Collaboration and Communication (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 3, 5, 6, 9
MSN Essentials: VII-1, VII-2, VII-3, VII-4, VII-5, VII-6, IX-5
NONPF Competencies: II-2, VII-3, VII-7

This course emphasizes advanced communication skills and collaboration strategies of the master’s prepared nurse as a member and leader of interprofessional teams at the interpersonal,population, and systems levels. A variety of communication modes including contemporary methods for communication and collaboration will be explored, practiced, and evaluated.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Advocate for the value and role of the professional nurse as a member and leader of interprofessional healthcare teams. (PO 2) (Essential VII-1)
  2. Employ collaborative strategies in the design, coordination, and evaluation of patient-centered care. (PO 3, 6) (Essential VII-3) (NONPF – VII-3, VII-7).
  3. Understand other health professions’ scopes of practice to maximize contributions within the healthcare team. (PO 3) (Essential VII-2)
  4. Using effective communication strategies, develop, participate, and lead interprofessional teams and partnerships. (PO 3, 5) (Essential VII-4) (NONPF – II-2).
  5. Apply team dynamics and group processes to effective group leadership in interprofessional healthcare teams. (PO 3, 5) (Essential VII-6).
  6. Articulates the role of the advanced practice nurse in mentorship and coaching new and experienced nurses along with other members of the healthcare team to advance nursing practice and improve healthcare delivery. (PO 3, 5, 9) (Essentials VII-5, IX-5).

NRSG 543 Advanced Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 1, 2, 4, 6
MSN Essentials: I-4, I-5, IV-1, IV-2, IV-3, IV-5, IV-6, IX-2, IX-8
NONPF Competencies: I-1, I-3, I-4, III-1, III-4, IV 1, IV-3, IV-4, IV-5, IV-6, VII-5,
VIII-2, VIII-3

This course prepares the master’s prepared nurse to examine policies and seek evidence by
identifying gaps in the literature. Learners will be able to assess needs for practice change,
critically appraise existing evidence, and develop a plan for implementation and evaluation of the
evidence-based practice interventions. Ethical and legal issues in conducting research will be
analyzed.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Critically analyzes data and evidence for improving advanced nursing practice. (PO 4) (Essential I-4, I-5, IV-3) (NONPF – I-1, III-4, IV-6, VII-5).
  2. Provides leadership in the translation of new knowledge into practice. (PO 1, 5) (Essential IV-1) (NONPF – IV-1, IV-4).
  3. Applies clinical investigative skills to improve health outcomes. (PO 2, 5) (Essential IV-5) (NONPF – IV-3, VII-5).
  4. Develop new practice approaches based on the integration of research, theory, and practice knowledge. (PO 2, 5) (Essential IV-1, IX-2) (NONPF – I-3, III-1, IV-5).
  5. Perform rigorous critique of evidence derived from databases to generate meaningful evidence for nursing practice. (Essential IV-6) (NONPF – I-4, III-4, VII-5).
  6. Advocate for the ethical conduct of research and translational scholarship with particular attention to the protection of the patient as a research participant. (Essential IV-2, IX-8) (NONPF – VIII-2, VIII-3).

NRSG 553 Application of Informatics and Health Technologies in Quality Improvement and Safety (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
MSN Essentials: I-6, I-7, III-1, III-2, III-3, III-4, III-5, III-6, III-7, III-8, V-1, V-2, V-3, V-4, V-5, V-6, IX-4, IX-8
NONPF Competencies: II-4, III-1, III-2, V-1, V-3, V-4, V-5, VIII-1, VIII-3

This course will examine the continuous quality improvement cycle and information technology as they relate to the provision of safe, quality, evidence-based care. Elements of high-reliability organizations will be discussed. The learner will develop competencies related to the management of information science and technology as a communication and information management tool to direct care and support clinical decision-making.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Analyze quality improvement models that can be used to make changes in the care environment for individuals and communities (PO 2) (Essentials I-6, III-1, III-4) (NONPF – III-1).
  2. Contribute to the integration of healthcare services within systems to affect safety and quality of care to improve patient outcomes and reduce fragmentation of care (PO 2, 7) (Essentials III-6, III-8) (NONPF – II-4, III-2, V-4).
  3. Discuss organizational science and informatics that can be used to make changes in the care environment to improve health outcomes (PO 2, 8) (Essential I-7) (NONPF – V-3).
  4. Analyze current and emerging technologies to support safe practice environments, and to optimize patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes (PO 2, 7, 8) (Essentials III-3, V-1) (NONPF – II-4, III-1, V-5).
  5. Evaluate outcome data using current communication technologies, information systems, and statistical principles to develop strategies to reduce risks and improve health outcomes (PO 2, 5, 8) (Essentials III-2, V-2, V-6) (NONPF – III-2, V-5).
  6. Use information and communication technologies to advance patient education, enhance the accessibility of care, analyze practice patterns, and improve health care outcomes, including nurse-sensitive outcomes (PO 2, 5, 8) (Essentials III-5, III-7, V-4, V-5, IX-4) (NONPF – III-1, III-2, V-1).
  7. Promote policies that incorporate ethical principles and standards for the use of health and information technologies (PO 1, 8) (Essential V-3) (NONPF – VIII-1, VIII-3).

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER (FNP) TRACK SPECIALTY COURSES

NUNP 513 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)

strong>Program Objectives:4, 6, 7
MSN Essentials: I-1, I-2, IX-2, IX-6, IX-7, IX-11
NONPF Competencies: VIIII-1

This course focuses on the in-depth analysis of pathophysiological changes, risk factors, and clinical manifestations of commonly occurring health problems across the lifespan. The learner will incorporate clinical reasoning skills to distinguish alterations across multiple physiological systems to formulate diagnoses and health care goals.

Course Objectives:

  1. Analyze epigenomics, physiological alterations and pathophysiological processes of disorders and diseases as manifested across the lifespan (PO 7) (Essentials I-1, I-2).
  2. Examine relevant theories, research, and evidence-based findings as a basis for explaining the pathophysiological changes and clinical manifestations associated with commonly occurring health problems across the life span (PO 4, 7) (Essentials IX-2, IX-6, IX-11).
  3. Explain variations in clinical manifestations of commonly occurring health problems related to age, gender, and cultural factors (PO 6, 7) (Essential IX-6).
  4. Discuss the pathophysiological basis for the development of clinical manifestations in selected primary care conditions (PO 7).
  5. Discuss health care issues and contextual considerations related to pathophysiologicalchanges in special populations (PO 6, 7).
  6. Apply clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of pathophysiological processes to case situations as a basis for advanced nursing practice (PO 7) (Essential IX-7) (NONPF – VIIII-1).

NUNP 514 Advanced Assessment w/Lab (4 credits)

Program Objectives: 5, 6, 7, 8
MSN Essentials: I-2, VIII-1, IX-1, IX-7

This course focuses on the development of advanced practice nursing skills in health assessment to comprehensively assess clients across the life span using a diagnostic reasoning process. Current evidence-based findings on prevention and early detection of risk factors and disease are emphasized. Critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, cultural diversity, and communication skills are advanced. This course incorporates 40 hours of virtual simulation experiences.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Develop and apply a problem-solving approach to the collection, synthesis, and communication of data gathered, both oral and written (PO 5, 7, 8) (Essential IX-1).
  2. Compile a comprehensive database, including age-appropriate history, physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies (PO 8).
  3. Devise methods to modify the history, physical examination, and health screening according to age, developmental status, culture, language, and anxiety level of the client (PO 6, 7, 8) (Essentials I-2, VIII-1).
  4. Construct problem lists based on the interpretation of a comprehensive assessment (PO 7, 8).
  5. Develop and apply a format for presenting and displaying an organized and complete oral and written summary of the database and problem list (PO 5, 8).
  6. Describe and demonstrate advanced assessment techniques, and document findings, specific to the various systems presented in this course (PO 5, 8) (Essential IX-1, IX-7).

NUNP 533 Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 2, 4, 7
MSN Essentials: VIII-2, IX-3, IX-4
NONPF Competencies: VIIII-3c

This course focuses on the pharmacological foundation for safely prescribing medical regimens to manage common acute and/or chronic health problems across the lifespan. Illness prevention and non-pharmacological treatments will be discussed. The effects of culture, ethnicity, and funding on pharmacologic therapy will be addressed. Legal aspects of prescribing will be emphasized.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Apply the principles of pharmacology, including pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics in the selection and prescription of medication for a variety of patients. (PO 4, 7)
  2. Design appropriate pharmacologic interventions for the treatment of major health problems. (PO 4, 7)
  3. Identify potential adverse reactions of pharmacologic agents, including those caused by drug-drug, drug-diet and drug-disease interactions. (PO 7) (Essential VIII-2)
  4. Select appropriate methods of monitoring the effectiveness of pharmacologic therapy. (PO 7) (Essential IX-4)
  5. Critically evaluate the appropriateness of pharmacologic therapy in a given client case. (PO 7) (Essential VIII-2)
  6. Discuss state and federal laws that regulate prescriptive practices. (PO 2, 4) (Essential IX-3) (NONPF – VIIII-3c)

NUNP 543 Primary Care of Adults (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 1, 4, 6, 7
MSN Essentials: I-1, VI-5, VIII-2, VIII-3, VIII-5, IX-3, IX-7, IX-9, IX-13
NONPF Competencies: V-2a, V-2b, VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d

This course focuses on the holistic management of adult clients through the lifespan. The learner will incorporate the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and primary and rehabilitative concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of the adult client with selected acute episodic and chronic conditions. The learner will demonstrate the ability to analyze, integrate, and synthesize pathophysiologic concepts for collaborative and evidence-based management of adult health problems. Strategies to eliminate health disparities will be explored.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Examine the principles of primary care management of adult clients and of diverse populations who present with stable chronic and/or multi-complex primary care conditions (PO 1, 6, 7).
  2. Apply relevant family and related conceptual and theoretical frameworks in the management of chronic stable and/or multi-complex primary care conditions (PO 1, 4, 6, 7) (Essentials I-1, VIII-3, IX-7) (NONPF – V-2a, V-2b).
  3. Evaluate the standards of practice and outcomes identified by the contemporary health care delivery systems for chronic and/or multi-complex conditions. (PO 1, 4, 7) (Essential IX-9)
  4. Evaluate established protocols for stable chronic and/or multi-complex health conditions encountered in primary care. (PO 1, 4, 7) (Essentials VIII-2, IX-9)
  5. Demonstrate cultural competence related to the individual’s ethnicity, culture, and lifestyle when developing the management plan for stable chronic and/or multi-complex health conditions. (PO 6) (Essentials VIII-5, IX-3, IX-5) (NONPF – VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  6. Describe practice issues and/or areas that need further research. (PO 1, 4) (Essentials VI-5, IX-3)

NUNP 553 FNP Practicum I (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
MSN Essentials: I-1, VI-5, VIII-2, VIII-3, VIII-5, IX-3, IX-7, IX-9, IX-13
NONPF Competencies: II-1, III-5, IV-2, V-2a, V-2b, VII-3, VII-4, VIII-3

This course focuses on the holistic management of the adult client in a supervised clinical practicum. The learner will incorporate the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and primary and rehabilitative concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of the adult client with selected acute episodic and chronic conditions. The learner will apply independent decision-making in an interprofessional environment. The practicum requires 225 clinical hours.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Utilize nursing theory and the scientific principles of pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the assessment and management of health and acute or episodic illness in adult patients. (PO 4) (Essential I-1, IX-9) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3a, VIIII-3d)
  2. Implement health screenings, health promotion activities, and a plan of care for adult clients and families based on clinical practice guidelines, current research, and individualized patient/family needs. (PO 4, 6, 7) (Essentials IX VIII-5, IX-7) (NONPF – V-2a, V-2b) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3c)
  3. Utilize advanced health assessment skills to perform appropriate comprehensive or focused exams, differentiating normal from abnormal based on age, gender, ethnicity, and health status. (PO 6, 7) (Essential IX-9) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3b)
  4. Incorporate information from the health history, physical examination, diagnostic tests, developmental status, and individual/family needs to formulate a database, identify differential diagnoses, and establish priorities of care. (PO 6, 7, 8) (Essentials IX-7, IX-9) (NONPF – IV-2, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-4a)
  5. Establish health outcomes based on a re-evaluation of the database and changes in health status. (PO 2, 7) (Essentials VIII-2, IX-9) (NONPF – III-5, IV-2, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-3e)
  6. Develop a collaborative relationship with individuals and families to implement a comprehensive and dynamic plan of care to maximize physical and mental health and treat acute/episodic illness. (PO 1, 3, 5, 6) (Essentials IX-3, IX-9, IX-13) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3e, VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  7. Develop therapeutic interventions related to social, cultural, spiritual, bioethical, and economic factors affecting the health care of individuals, families, and underserved populations experiencing health or acute/episodic illness. (PO 1, 6) (Essentials VIII-3, IX-9, IX-13) (NONPF – IV-2, VII-4, VIII-3, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-3e, VIIII 4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  8. Collaborate with other health professionals to deliver evidence-based, safe, and cost-efficient health care in and across care settings. (PO 1, 3, 5, 6, 7) (Essentials VI-5, IX-3, IX-13) (NONPF – II-1, VII-3, VIIII-1, VIII-2)

NUNP 563 Primary Care of Geriatrics (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 1, 4, 6, 7
MSN Essentials: I-1, VI-5, VIII-2, VIII-3, VIII-5, IX-3, IX-7, IX-9, IX-13
NONPF Competencies: V-2a, V-2b, VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d

This course focuses on the holistic management of geriatric clients. The learner will incorporate the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and primary and rehabilitative concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of the geriatric client with selected acute episodic and chronic conditions. The learner will demonstrate his/her ability to analyze, integrate, and synthesize pathophysiologic concepts for collaborative and evidence-based management of geriatric health problems. Strategies to eliminate health
disparities will be explored.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Examine the principles of primary care management of geriatric clients and of diverse populations who present with stable chronic and/or multi-complex primary care conditions (PO 1, 6, 7).
  2. Apply relevant family and related conceptual and theoretical frameworks in the management of chronic stable and/or multi-complex primary care conditions (PO 1, 4, 6, 7) (Essentials I-1, VIII-3, IX-7) (NONPF – V-2a, V-2b).
  3. Evaluate the standards of practice and outcomes identified by the contemporary health care delivery systems for chronic and/or multi-complex conditions. (PO 1, 4, 7) (Essential IX-9)
  4. Evaluate established protocols for stable chronic and/or multi-complex health conditions encountered in primary care. (PO 1, 4, 7) (Essentials VIII-2, IX-9)
  5. Demonstrate cultural competence related to the individual’s ethnicity, culture and lifestyle when developing the management plan for stable chronic and/or multi-complex health conditions. (PO 6) (Essentials VIII-5, IX-3, IX-5) (NONPF – VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  6. Describe practice issues and/or areas that need further research. (PO 1, 4) (Essentials VI-5, IX-3)

NUNP 573 FNP Practicum II (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
MSN Essentials: I-1, VI-5, VIII-2, VIII-3, VIII-5, IX-3, IX-7, IX-9, IX-13

This course focuses on the holistic management of the adult client in a supervised clinical practicum. The learner will incorporate the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and primary and rehabilitative concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of the adult client with selected acute episodic and chronic conditions. The learner will apply independent decision-making in an interprofessional environment. The practicum requires 225 clinical hours.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Utilize nursing theory and the scientific principles of pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the assessment and management of health and acute or episodic illness in adult patients. (PO 4) (Essential I-1, IX-9) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3a, VIIII-3d)
  2. Implement health screenings, health promotion activities, and a plan of care for adult clients and families based on clinical practice guidelines, current research, and individualized patient/family needs. (PO 4, 6, 7) (Essentials IX VIII-5, IX-7) (NONPF – V-2a, V-2b) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3c)
  3. Utilize advanced health assessment skills to perform appropriate comprehensive or focused exams, differentiating normal from abnormal based on age, gender, ethnicity, and health status. (PO 6, 7) (Essential IX-9) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3b)
  4. Incorporate information from the health history, physical examination, diagnostic tests, developmental status, and individual/family needs to formulate a database, identify differential diagnoses, and establish priorities of care. (PO 6, 7, 8) (Essentials IX-7, IX-9) (NONPF – IV-2, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-4a)
  5. Establish health outcomes based on a re-evaluation of the database and changes in health status. (PO 2, 7) (Essentials VIII-2, IX-9) (NONPF – III-5, IV-2, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-3e)
  6. Develop a collaborative relationship with individuals and families to implement a comprehensive and dynamic plan of care to maximize physical and mental health and treat acute/episodic illness. (PO 1, 3, 5, 6) (Essentials IX-3, IX-9, IX-13) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3e, VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  7. Develop therapeutic interventions related to social, cultural, spiritual, bioethical, and economic factors affecting the health care of individuals, families, and underserved populations experiencing health or acute/episodic illness. (PO 1, 6) (Essentials VIII-3, IX-9, IX-13) (NONPF – IV-2, VII-4, VIII-3, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-3e, VIIII 4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  8. Collaborate with other health professionals to deliver evidence-based, safe, and cost-efficient health care in and across care settings. (PO 1, 3, 5, 6, 7) (Essentials VI-5, IX-3, IX-13) (NONPF – II-1, VII-3, VIIII-1, VIII-2)

NUNP 583 Primary Care of Pediatrics and Women’s Health (3 credits)

Program Objectives:1, 4, 6, 7
MSN Essentials: I-1, VI-5, VIII-2, VIII-3, VIII-5, IX-3, IX-7, IX-9, IX-13
NONPF Competencies: V-2a, V-2b, VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d

This course focuses on the holistic management of childbearing women, pediatric clients, and families. The learner will incorporate the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and primary and rehabilitative concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of the childbearing women, pediatric clients, and families with selected acute episodic and chronic conditions. Stages of development will be addressed from biophysical, cognitive, emotional, and sociocultural perspectives. The impact of the family on the health of the child/adolescent will be reviewed. The learner will demonstrate the ability to analyze, integrate, and synthesize pathophysiologic concepts for collaborative and evidence-based management of pediatric and women’s health problems. Strategies to eliminate health disparities will be explored.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Examine the principles of primary care management of pediatric and women’s health clients who present with stable chronic and/or multi-complex primary care conditions (PO 1, 6, 7).
  2. Apply relevant family and related conceptual and theoretical frameworks in the management of chronic stable and/or multi-complex primary care conditions (PO 1, 4, 6, 7) (Essentials I-1, VIII-3, IX-7) (NONPF – V-2a, V-2b).
  3. Evaluate the standards of practice and outcomes identified by the contemporary health care delivery systems for chronic and/or multi-complex conditions. (PO 1, 4, 7) (Essential IX-9)
  4. Evaluate established protocols for stable chronic and/or multi-complex health conditions encountered in primary care. (PO 1, 4, 7) (Essentials VIII-2, IX-9)
  5. Demonstrate cultural competence related to the individual’s ethnicity, culture and lifestyle when developing the management plan for stable chronic and/or multi-complex health conditions. (PO 6) (Essentials VIII-5, IX-3, IX-5) (NONPF – VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  6. Describe practice issues and/or areas that need further research. (PO 1, 4) (Essentials VI-5, IX-3)

NUNP 593 FNP Practicum III (3 credits)

Program Objectives: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
MSN Essentials: I-1, VI-5, VIII-2, VIII-3, VIII-5, IX-3, IX-7, IX-9, IX-13

This course focuses on the holistic management of the adult client in a supervised clinical practicum. The learner will incorporate the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and primary and rehabilitative concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of the adult client with selected acute episodic and chronic conditions. The learner will apply independent decision-making in an interprofessional environment. The practicum requires 225 clinical hours.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Utilize nursing theory and the scientific principles of pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the assessment and management of health and acute or episodic illness in adult patients. (PO 4) (Essential I-1, IX-9) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3a, VIIII-3d)
  2. Implement health screenings, health promotion activities, and a plan of care for adult clients and families based on clinical practice guidelines, current research, and individualized patient/family needs. (PO 4, 6, 7) (Essentials IX VIII-5, IX-7) (NONPF – V-2a, V-2b) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3c)
  3. Utilize advanced health assessment skills to perform appropriate comprehensive or focused exams, differentiating normal from abnormal based on age, gender, ethnicity, and health status. (PO 6, 7) (Essential IX-9) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3b)
  4. Incorporate information from the health history, physical examination, diagnostic tests, developmental status, and individual/family needs to formulate a database, identify differential diagnoses, and establish priorities of care. (PO 6, 7, 8) (Essentials IX-7, IX-9) (NONPF – IV-2, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-4a)
  5. Establish health outcomes based on a re-evaluation of the database and changes in health status. (PO 2, 7) (Essentials VIII-2, IX-9) (NONPF – III-5, IV-2, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-3e)
  6. Develop a collaborative relationship with individuals and families to implement a comprehensive and dynamic plan of care to maximize physical and mental health and treat acute/episodic illness. (PO 1, 3, 5, 6) (Essentials IX-3, IX-9, IX-13) (NONPF – VIIII-1, VIII-2, VIIII-3e, VIIII-4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  7. Develop therapeutic interventions related to social, cultural, spiritual, bioethical, and economic factors affecting the health care of individuals, families, and underserved populations experiencing health or acute/episodic illness. (PO 1, 6) (Essentials VIII-3, IX-9, IX-13) (NONPF – IV-2, VII-4, VIII-3, VIIII-1, VIIII-2, VIIII-3e, VIIII 4a, VIIII-4b, VIIII-4c, VIIII-4d)
  8. Collaborate with other health professionals to deliver evidence-based, safe, and cost-efficient health care in and across care settings. (PO 1, 3, 5, 6, 7) (Essentials VI-5, IX-3, IX-13) (NONPF – II-1, VII-3, VIIII-1, VIII-2)