NUR 551 - Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making Credits: 3
This course provides the student with knowledge and experience in advanced health assessment with a strong theoretical foundation for wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, and maintenance of function across the lifespan. A major focus is on the comprehensive and holistic assessment for the identification of symptom/health problem assessment to select and interpret screening and diagnostic tests in order to formulate a differential diagnosis. The emphasis is on theories and research to promote and preserve wellness lifestyles with a focus on community-based family health care using epidemiological principles, disease risk appraisal and reduction, and other tools. Roles in advanced nursing practice as they relate to the health of diverse individuals, families and communities are identified and explored.
NUR 552 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing Practice Credits: 2
This course provides an advanced understanding of concepts in human physiology and pathophysiology as a foundation for the advanced practice nursing role. The focus of this course is on current principles, theories, and research related to pathophysiology systems alterations across the lifespan.
NUR 553 - Diagnostic Decision Making Credits: 1
The course provides the student with knowledge and experience in diagnostic decision making. A major focus is on identification of symptoms and health problems in order to select and interpret screening and diagnostic tests in order to formulate a differential diagnosis. The student will utilize their knowledge from health assessment, pharmacology and pathophysiology to formulate a diagnosis as well as begin to develop a plan for the patient across the lifespan.
NUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner Credits: 3
This course will provide the pharmacological foundation for appropriate utilization of pharmacotherapeutics across the life cycle. Specifically, the course provides knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, and treat common health conditions across the population from pediatrics to geriatrics. Emphasis is on safe, cost effective, evidenced based prescriptive practice. The necessity of individualized patient decision-making based on holistic care, co-morbidities, economic, and cultural diversity is stressed.
NUR 563 - Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for Care of Women, Children, & Adolescent Credits: 3
This course will provide a clinical and theoretical foundation to prepare the learner for the family nurse practitioner role. The result will be demonstrated competence in the Family Nurse Practitioner role to meet current and emerging health needs of Women, Children, and Adolescents across the life cycle living with or dying from either acute or progressive chronic illness.
NUR 564 - Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and Practicum of Adult and Geriatrics Credits: 3
This course will provide a clinical and theoretical foundation to prepare the learner for the family nurse practitioner role. The result will be demonstrated competence in the Family Nurse Practitioner role to meet current and emerging health needs of Adult and Geriatric patients across the life cycle living with or dying from either progressive chronic illness or from a serious, life-threatening.