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Viewing: NURS 6227 : Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practicum

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School of Nursing
Nursing (NURS)
Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practicum
FNP Clinical Practicum
Summer 2017
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Clinical course for family nurse practitioner students nationally certified in another APRN population; common acute and chronic problems across the lifespan; advanced clinical decision making, health assessment, health promotion, anticipatory guidance, diagnosis and management of common illnesses, and assessment of families from culturally diverse backgrounds. Current enrollment in or successful completion of a graduate clinical course or the permission of the Program Director is required for registration.
1. Describe the family nurse practitioner scope of practice and apply concepts of professionalism as set forth by professional nursing organizations.
2. Incorporate the principles of epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and health promotion/disease prevention when diagnosing and managing patients across the lifespan.
3. Perform comprehensive health assessments by using problem-oriented data collect ion, advanced history taking and communication skills, and advanced physical examination skills, including developmental screening, mental health assessment and assessment of functional status.
4. Apply problem-oriented data collection and risk assessment principles for the purposes of diagnosing current conditions, identifying co-morbidities and putting preventative practices into place when managing patients across the lifespan.
5. Evaluate and implement educational and/or health promotion and preventive strategies that are reflective of cultural, socioeconomic, psychosocial and developmental needs.
6. Assess, diagnose, and manage common primary care problems across the lifespan by utilizing diagnostic tests, clinical decision-making, and evidenced based clinical practice guidelines.
7. Collaborate and arrange for appropriate consultations and referrals to other healthcare specialties as necessary to promote quality patient care.
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