NUR 600P Practicum
Students who meet any of the following criteria will need to register for NUR 600P. Fee is equivalent to one credit per 100 practicum hours. 1) Students who require additional time beyond the academic semester to achieve the total required practicum hours are required to register for NUR 600P. 2) Students in the advanced practice program who have a two semester lapse in time between any of the practicum graduate courses are required to register for NUR 600P. 3) Students who are considered by faculty to be borderline satisfactory competency standard/s are required to register for NUR 600P. 4) Post Master’s FNP Certificate Program students.
NUR 605 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
In order to prescribe medication appropriately and safely, the advanced practice nurse must have an understanding of pharmacology, the use of therapeutic agents in specific disease states, dosage, toxicity, and monitoring parameters. This course builds on previous nursing knowledge to provide the understanding necessary to safely and effectively prescribe drug therapy. Content also includes both state and federal laws, and regulations relating to prescribing drugs in a managed care environment.
Fall, 4 credits
NUR 611 Diagnosis and Management I: Primary Care of the Adult I
This course focuses on the management of an adult client’s common complaints and/or symptoms. The student is introduced to practice protocols and competencies used to manage the client’s health care problem in a primary care setting. An emphasis is placed on a comprehensive client management plan that includes health promotion and disease prevention, as well as evidenced-based decisions that promote optimal physical and mental health. A case study format is utilized.
Co-requisite: NUR 622 and 622S
Fall, 4 credits
NUR 612 Diagnosis and Management II: Illnesses and Physical Conditions of the Child
This course focuses on the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic diseases and conditions of the child. Emphasis is placed on the reinforcement and synthesis of clinical knowledge from nursing an medical sciences as a foundation for critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the management of the pediatric patient in the primary are setting.
Prerequisite of NUR 606 & Co-requisite of NUR 623 & NUR 623S are required.
Spring, 4 credits
NUR 621 The Family: Social, Ethical and Policy Issues
Through the exploration of family theory and the examination of cultural, social, ethical, legal and family policy issues, the student will develop a comprehensive view of issues which need to be considered in the delivery of quality health care.
Fall, 3 credits
NUR 622 FNP Practicum I: Primary care of Families (Adult)
This is the first clinical course (270 hours) of the diagnosis and management sequence wherein students are assigned preceptors (a nurse practitioner or a physician) in a primary care setting. Students are introduced to practice protocols and essential competencies necessary to provide primary health care to a diverse adult client population. Comprehensive client management, including a holistic client approach, health promotion, disease prevention, and evidence-based decisions are emphasized in this course.
Co-requisite: NUR 611 and NUR 622S
Fall, 6 credits
NUR 622S Diagnosis & Management I Seminar
In conjunction with the practicum experience, a seminar component facilitates the student’s progress throughout the practicum experience.
Fall, 0 credits
NUR 623 FNP Practicum II: Primary Care of Families (Child)
This is the second clinical course (270 hours) of the diagnosis and management sequence. The preceptored clinical experience takes place in a primary care setting and provides the opportunity for the family nurse practitioner candidate to practice skills and develop essential competencies in diagnosing and managing common diseases and conditions of infants and children. Emphasis is placed on refining technical skills in evaluating growth and development and the physical examination of infants and children.
Co-requisite: NUR 612 and NUR 623S
Spring, 6 credits
NUR 623S Diagnosis and Management II Seminar
In conjunction with the practicum experience, a seminar component facilitates students’ progress throughout the practicum experience.
Spring, 0 credits