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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Dec 17, 2017
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NP 614 - Family Theory: Children and Women of Childbearing Years

NP 614 provides a problem-based case approach to explore the theories and practice of health care for women and children, within the context of family health care in concordance with nationally recognized FNP competencies. The course is designed to provide experience with assessment, diagnoses, planning, and management of patients for health promotion, minor acute conditions of childbearing, and childbearing families.

Prerequisites & Notes
NP 612, NP 613


Course Learning Objectives

  1. Uses ethical principles when making decisions based on the patient visit (AACN I);
  2. Discuss health care of women, infants and children incorporating ethical, legal, cultural, economic, political and psychosocial principles. (AACN III, IX);
  3. Demonstrate appropriate and effective oral and written communication with pediatric patients,  women of childbearing age, their families, and other health care professionals. (AACN II, VII);
  4. Integrates teaching and learning principles and environmental data in providing culturally humble care and developing the role of the family nurse practitioner as health educator. (AACN VIII, IX);
  5. Illustrate the elements of developmentally appropriate comprehensive and focused health histories and physical examinations for pediatric patients and women of child bearing age (AACN IV, IX);
  6. Use current research related to diagnostic and treatment protocols to improve the delivery of health care to pediatric patients and women of child bearing age (AACN IV, IX);
  7. Interpret the effectiveness of interventions and care management strategies in improving the health status of individuals. (AACN VI, IX);
  8. Use the principles of human growth and development in the assessment, plan and treatment of pediatric patients and women of childbearing age (AACN IV, IX);
  9. Apply research, adaptation and related theories to develop management plans for health promotion, disease prevention, and stable chronic illnesses for pediatric patients and women of child bearing age (AACN IV, IX)

Credits: 3

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