NURS 6452 Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Diagnosis and Management for Aging Families: Concepts and Theory
This course provides the theoretical basis for the competencies of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in health promotion, diagnosis and management in the primary healthcare setting for the mature and aging patient and family. Problem-based and self-directed learning strategies are used to review acute and chronic disorders of the aging patient and family. Emphasis is placed on differentiating signs and symptoms to formulate possible diagnoses and determining the effect of illness on this diverse population. Additionally, this course emphasizes the FNP as a collaborative member of the interprofessional team.
CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION
Credit Hour Allocation: 4 semester credit hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 60 clock hours class
- NURS 5306 Advanced Theory for the Practice of Nursing
- NURS 5339 Leadership for Quality, Safety, and Health Policy
- NURS 5307 Using Research for the Practice of Nursing
- NURS 5356 Financial and Economic Evidence in Healthcare
- NURS 6315 Informatics and Health Care Technologies
- NURS 6250 Health Promotion, Health Protection and Disease Prevention
- NURS 5338 Advanced Pathophysiology
- NURS 6302 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
- NURS 6110 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning: Clinical Application
- NURS 6210 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
- NURS 6312 Advanced Mental Health Concepts
- Apply theoretical concepts of patient-centered care with emphasis on health promotion disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling, disease management, and palliative care to mature and aging patients and families during developmental transitions and life-style adjustments. (Essentials I, III, VIII)
- Apply knowledge of acute and chronic illness to diagnose and manage mature and aging patients as health status varies. (Essentials I, IX)
- Integrate history and physical exam data with the knowledge of pathophysiology of acute and chronic diseases of the mature and aging patient to develop appropriate differential diagnoses, and initiate appropriate patient-centered interventions. (Essentials I, IV, VII, IX)
- Incorporate traditional and complementary pharmacological interventions into the treatment and management of illness for this diverse population. (Essentials I, IX)
- Integrate social, cultural, explanatory models and spiritual components in patient-centered plans of care for patients and families. (Essentials I, VIII)
- Translate evidence-based findings into the diagnosis and management of illness in the mature and aging patient and family to improve health outcomes. (Essentials I, VIII and IX)
- Demonstrate progression in self-directed learning, professional development, competence, and leadership as a member of the interprofessional team in providing care for this diverse population. (Essential II, VII, VIII, IX)
- Demonstrate core professional values and ethical/legal standards in the implementation of the nurse practitioner role. (Essentials I, III, IV, IX)
- Analyze patient safety, quality indicators, and outcome improvement in the delivery of quality primary care to patients. (Essentials I, III)
Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.
- If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
- Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
- The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
- If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
- Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
- Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.
The APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs.
Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.
Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/form100-Faculty-student-resident.pdf) must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/request.asp.