Oct 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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NP 621 - Primary Care Practicum: Older Adult


This course serves as a companion course to NP 620 - 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 620 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
Prerequisites - NP 618 and NP 619

NP 620 can be a prerequisite or a corequisite

 

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Uses ethical principles when making decisions based on the patient visit   (MSN Essentials I);
  2. Uses interprofessional communication to collaborate with other disciplines to achieve positive patient outcomes (MSN Essentials II, VII);
  3. Demonstrates an advanced level of communication skills in patient evaluations in the direct care setting (MSN Essentials II, VII);
  4. Applies knowledge of culturally humble care concepts to the care of patients across the lifespan (MSN Essentials 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. (MSN Essentials 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 (MSN Essentials IV, IX);
  7. Demonstrates safety in care of patients across the lifespan (MSN Essentials VI, IX);
  8. Demonstrates an advanced level of understanding in patient evaluations in the direct care setting (MSN Essentials IX)


Credits: 3



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