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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Jan 18, 2018
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NP 613 - Primary Care Practicum: Young and Middle Age Adult

This course serves as a companion course to NP 612  (Family Theory:  Young and Middle Age Adult) and consists of two components, a clinical practicum (200-240 hours with an approved preceptor) and an online seminar.  The diagnostic reasoning skills needed for clinical decision making in the advanced practice role are including refining skills in the performance of a comprehensive health status assessment, development of differential diagnoses, planning, health promotion and care management of adult patients with stable chronic and minor acute health issues. 

Prerequisites & Notes
All MSN Core Courses

Corequisite:  NP 612


Course Learning Objectives

  1. Uses ethical principles when making decisions based on the patient visit  (AACN I);
  2. Uses interprofessional communication to collaborate with other disciplines to achieve positive patient outcomes (AACN III, VII, IX);
  3. Demonstrates an advanced level of skill in using healthcare data bases, electronic health records and medical apps in patient evaluations in the direct care setting. (AACN V, VII, VIII);
  4. Demonstrates an advanced level of communication skills in patient evaluations in the direct care setting (AACN II, VII);
  5. Applies knowledge of culturally humble care concepts to the care of patients across the lifespan (AACN VIII);
  6. Applies knowledge of anatomy, physiology , disease processes and evidence based research for an in depth  clinical evaluation of the patient across the lifespan (AACN I, IV, IX);
  7. Demonstrates safety in care of patients across the lifespan (AACN III, VI);
  8. Demonstrates an advanced level of understanding in patient evaluations in the direct care setting (AACN IX)

Credits: 3

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