Advanced Primary Care Nursing I: Health Promotion and Management of Acute Health Problems of Adults and Well Woman/GYN Care
Course Number: Nursing 566
Type: (3) Lecture, (2) Clinical
Prerequisite(s): N502 (prior to or concurrent), N503, N537, PHARM620 or permission of instructor
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health, prevent illness, and manage the primary care needs of adults, including adolescent through older adults, from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds while providing the conceptual basis for advanced nursing practice and midwifery. Health promotion/wellness models, and biopsychosocial and cultural theories are integrated throughout the course. Issues of age, gender, race, and sexuality are emphasized as well. Precepted clinical experiences and case presentations provide opportunities for students to apply this material to assessment (history taking, interviewing, physical examination), diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation of clients with health maintenance (including well-women gynecologic) needs and common acute problems. Role development of the nurse-midwife/nurse-practitioner within the community is explored. The nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery management models of care are used in the provision of care to clients. Practicum credits include precepted clinical experiences and case conferences. Clinical assessment skills are evaluated through notes, evaluations, and precepted clinical experiences.