Sep 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph's College Online 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NP 617 - Primary Care Practicum: Older Adult


This course serves as a companion course to NP 616 - Family Theory: Older Adult  and consists of two components, a clinical practicum (200 - 240 hours with an approved preceptor), and an online seminar.  In this course the student will apply course content from NP 616 to the care of  adults, families and communities in late adulthood, including refining skills in the performance of a comprehensive health status assessment, development of differential diagnoses, planning, health promotion and care management of patients with complex chronic health issues. 

Prerequisites & Notes
NP 615

NP 616 - Can take as a co-requisite

 

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 II, VII);
  3. Demonstrates an advanced level of communication skills in patient evaluations in the direct care setting (AACN II, VII);
  4. Applies knowledge of culturally humble care concepts to the care of patients across the lifespan (AACN VIII);
  5. 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 IV, V, IX);
  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 IV, IX);
  7. Demonstrates safety in care of patients across the lifespan (AACN VI, IX);
  8. Demonstrates an advanced level of understanding in patient evaluations in the direct care setting (AACN IX)


Credits: 3



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