Aug 08, 2020  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NP 616 - Family Theory: Older Adult

Provides a problem-based case approach to explore the theories and practice of health care for adults, families and communities in late adulthood in concordance with nationally recognized FNP competencies. The course is designed to provide experience with the assessment, diagnoses, planning, and management and health promotion for elder persons as well as those with complex conditions or multiple chronic conditions.

Prerequisites & Notes
NP 614, NP 615


Course Learning Objectives

  1. Uses ethical principles when making decisions based on the patient visit (AACN I);
  2. Discuss health care across the lifespan incorporating ethical, legal, cultural, economic, political and psychosocial principles. (AACN II, VII);
  3. Demonstrate appropriate and effective oral and written communication with older adults, their families, and other health care professionals. (AACN 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 older adults (AACN IV, IX);
  6. Use current research related to diagnostic and treatment protocols to improve the delivery of health care to older adults (AACN IV, IX);
  7. Interpret the effectiveness of interventions and care management strategies in improving the health status of individuals. (AACN VI, IX);
  8. Synthesize the theoretical, scientific and contemporary clinical knowledge for the evidence based assessment and management of both health and illness states in older adults. (AACN I, IV, IX);
  9. Apply research, adaptation and related theories to develop management plans for health promotion, disease prevention, and stable chronic illnesses for older adults (AACN IV, IX)

Credits: 3

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