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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NP 612 - Family Theory: Young and Middle Age Adult

Explore the theories and practice of advanced practice nursing and health care planning and delivery to adults ages 18-60 considering diverse populations in concordance with nationally recognized FNP competencies. Course content includes developmental, physiological, pathological, and psychosocial changes relative to health maintenance, acute and stable chronic illnesses and life transitions. The role of the nurse practitioner is explored to include the practitioner as educator, leader and provider.

Prerequisites & Notes
All MSN Core Courses, NP600


Course Learning Objectives

  1. Uses ethical principles when making decisions based on the patient visit (MSN Essentials I);
  2. Discuss health care across the lifespan incorporating ethical, legal, cultural, economic, political and psychosocial principles. (MSN Essentials III, IX);
  3. Demonstrate appropriate and effective oral and written communication with adults ages 18-60, their families, and other health care professionals. (MSN Essentials VII, VIII);
  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. (MSN Essentials VIII, IX);
  5. Illustrate the elements of developmentally appropriate comprehensive and focused health histories and physical examinations for ages 18-60 (MSN Essentials IV, IX);
  6. Use current research related to diagnostic and treatment protocols to improve the delivery of health care to individuals 18-60. (MSN Essentials IV, IX);
  7. Interpret the effectiveness of interventions and care management strategies in improving the health status of individuals. (MSN Essentials VI, IX);
  8. Use the principles of human growth and development in the assessment, plan and treatment of patients ages 18-60. (MSN Essentials IV, IX);
  9. Apply research, adaptation and related theories to develop management plans for health promotion, disease prevention, and stable chronic illnesses for those ages 18-60. (MSN Essentials IV, VIII, IX)

Credits: 3

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