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

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NP 660 - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Theories for Advanced Practice I

This course discusses epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, and management of acute patients at an advanced level. Vulnerable patients experiencing complex episodic illness (acute, terminal, or exacerbation of chronic disease) who are physiologically unstable and technologically dependent are the population of focus. Disorders of cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, gastrointestinal system, endocrine system, musculoskeletal system,renal system, and neurological system are discussed.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  All MSN core, NU 601, NU 607, NU 608, and NP 600

Co-requisite:  NP 661

Course Learning Objectives
The course learning objectives are:

  • Use ethical principles when making decisions based on the patient visit (MSN EssentialI)
  • Discuss health care for complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients incorporating ethical, legal, cultural, economic, political and psychosocial principles. (MSN Essential II,VII )
  • Demonstrate appropriate and effective oral and written communication with complex acute, critical and chronically ill adults , their families, and other health care professionals. (MSN Essential VII )
  • Integrates teaching and learning principles and environmental data in providing culturally humble care and developing the role of the adult geriatric acute care nurse practitioner as health educator. (MSN Essential VIII,IX )
  • Illustrate the elements of developmentally appropriate comprehensive and focused health histories and physical examinations for complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients (MSN Essential IV,IX)
  • Use current research related to diagnostic and treatment protocols to improve the delivery of health care to individuals 18-60. (MSN Essential IV,IX )
  • Interpret the effectiveness of interventions and care management strategies in improving the health status of individuals. (MSN Essential VI,IX )
  • Apply research, adaptation and related theories to develop management plans for health promotion, disease prevention, and stable chronic illnesses . (MSN Essential IV,IX )

Credits: 3

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