Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II

NURSE-GN 2016, 3 Credits, (Fall)

This course prepares students to provide primary care to adolescents and adult clients across the life span. The course integrates advanced practice nursing competencies with holistic assessment, diagnostic reasoning, and analysis of differential diagnoses in primary care. Students apply critical thinking and evidence based clinical decision making skills to develop, implement, and evaluate management plans for adolescents and adults residing in the community with acute and chronic health problems. Client advocacy; health promotion; disease prevention; and physical, functional, and mental health assessment and management are emphasized. Caseload management, interdisciplinary collaboration, community resources, and consideration of learning needs of diverse populations, clients, family, and staff are addressed.