NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

570 Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursingthe development of appropriate differential diagnoses, diagnostic modalities, and treatment and management plans. Individualized, evidence-based treatment and management plans are implemented by the advanced practice nurse. (6 semester hours) NSG 5550—Primary Care: Adult II This course focuses on the theoretical concepts of health promotion and disease prevention in adults in the primary care setting. It examines acute illnesses and initial presentation of diseases the advanced practice nurse will see in primary care. Students will develop a systematic approach to evaluation and management of common conditions encountered. Content builds upon previous knowledge and clinical reasoning in the development of appropriate differential diagnoses, diagnostic modalities, and treatment and management plans. Individualized evidence-based treatment and management plans are implemented by the advanced practice nurse. (6 semester hours) NSG 5560—Primary Care: Women This course focuses on the development of the domains and competencies of the FNP, providing evidence-based health care for culturally/spiritually diverse female clients and their families in the primary care setting. Concepts of advanced health assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology are incorporated in the interdisciplinary management of routine, chronic, and acute health problems in this population. Prerequisite: NSG 5550 (3 semester hours) NSG 5571—Behavioral Health for Advanced Practice Nurses This course focuses on common mental health issues and counseling strategies relevant to advanced practice nurses in various health care settings. Emphasis is on the assessment and management of behavioral, developmental, and lifestyle issues across the life span and in culturally/spiritually diverse populations. Individual and family intervention strategies are presented. (3 semester hours) NSG 5580—Primary Care: Pediatrics This course focuses on the development of the domains and competencies of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), providing evidence-based health care for culturally/spiritually diverse pediatric clients and their families in the primary care setting. Concepts of advanced health assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology, and integrative alternatives to care are incorporated in the interdisciplinary management of routine, chronic, and acute health problems in this population. (3 semester hours) NSG 5590—Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum This course represents the culmination and integration of all previous coursework and provides an opportunity for the student to continue to master the domains and competencies of the FNP. Course content specifically addresses issues for professional practice needed for the graduate to enter the workforce as an advanced practice nurse. Prerequisite: All courses must be completed prior to enrolling in this course. (6 semester hours) NSG 5600—Nursing Informatics Practicum This course provides students with the opportunity to perform the role and function of an entry-level, professional informatics nurse specialist (INS) in a health care setting. The students develop their own field-based projects or participate in an ongoing project, as approved by course faculty members. Students apply nursing informatics principles to enhance health care outcomes. Students are mentored by preceptors that are experienced in nursing informatics in complex health systems. (4 semester hours) NSG 5610—Advanced Practice in Nursing Informatics This course analyzes the role of the informatics nurse specialist (INS) as it relates to the three domains of practice (Foundations, Systems Development Life Cycle, and Data Management and Health Care Technology) and strategies that improve patient outcomes. (2 semester hours) NSG 5620—Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care I This course builds on prerequisite knowledge and skills obtained in foundational courses. Coursework will focus on the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice nursing diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health care problems common to adult and geriatric patients, while integrating evidence-based practice guidelines to ensure safe, evidence-based care. Clinical procedures specific to organ systems and disease processes introduced during this course will be demonstrated. Diverse teaching approaches are used to challenge students to critically think and to improve quality outcomes for patients. Interdisciplinary collaboration among health care providers is promoted. Direct care clinical hours are completed in various inpatient and specialty care settings. (6 semester hours) NSG 5630—Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care II This course builds on prerequisite knowledge and skills obtained in foundational courses. Coursework will focus on the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice nursing diagnosis andmanagement of acute and chronic health care problems common to adult and geriatric patients, while integrating evidence-based practice guidelines to ensure safe, evidence-based care. Clinical procedures specific to organ systems and disease processes introduced during this course will be demonstrated. Diverse teaching approaches are used to challenge students to critically think and to improve quality outcomes for patients. Interdisciplinary collaboration among health care providers is promoted. Direct care clinical hours are completed in various inpatient and specialty care settings. (6 semester hours)

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