Mar 19, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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NP 663 - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Practicum II

This course serves as a companion course to NP 662 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 emphasized, 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. The course provides the AGACNP student with supervised clinical practice to apply the theoretical concepts from NP 662 in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of medically complex and/or acutely ill adult and geriatric patients.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  MSN Core, NU 601, NU 607, NU 608, NP 600, NP 660 and NP 661

Co-requisite:   NP 662


* Students are required to complete a mandatory on campus skills session in either NP 663 or NP665.  This mandatory skills session will account for 24 hours of clinical time.

Course Learning Objectives
The Course Learning Objectives are:

  • Uses ethical principles when making decisions based on the patient visit (MSN Essential I)
  • Uses interprofessional communication to collaborate with other disciplines to achieve positive patient outcomes (MSN Essential II,VII )
  • Demonstrates an advanced level of communication skills in patient evaluations in the direct care setting (MSN Essential II,VII )
  • Applies knowledge of culturally humble care concepts to the care of complex acute, critical, and chronically ill patients (MSN Essential VIII )
  • 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. (MSN Essential IV,V,IX)
  • Applies knowledge of anatomy, physiology , disease processes and evidence based research for an in depthclinical evaluation of the complex acute, critical or chronically ill patient (MSN Essential IV,IX )
  • Demonstrates safety in care of complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients (MSN EssentialVI,IX)
  • Demonstrates an advanced level of understanding in patient evaluations in the direct care setting (MSN Essential IX )

Credits: 3

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