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NURS 6620 Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Diagnosis and Management for Aging Families: Clinical Application

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The focus of this course is integration of the Family Nurse Practitioner’s (FNP) core knowledge in health promotion and diagnosis and management in the care of the mature and aging patient and families in the primary healthcare setting. Emphasis is placed on the care of mature and aging patients and families with acute and chronic complex health problems. In addition, the family nurse practitioner as a collaborative member of the interprofessional team will be emphasized.

CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION

Credit hour allocation: 6 semester credit hours
Clock hour allocation:
300 clock hours clinical practicum; 15 clock hours seminar

PREREQUISITES

  • NURS 6451 FNP Diagnosis and Management of Young Families: Concepts and Theory
  • NURS 6452 FNP Diagnosis and Management of Aging Families: Concepts and Theory

CLINICAL OUTCOMES

  1. Provide 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 transitions and life-style adjustments as an integral member of the interprofessional team (Essentials I, VIII, IX).
  2. Apply knowledge of acute and chronic illnesses to diagnose and manage mature and aging patients and families as health status varies (Essentials I, IV, IX).
  3. Use evidenced-based guidelines related to patient health, disease management and prevention to impact health outcomes in this diverse population (Essentials I, IV, IX).
  4. Use advanced diagnostic reasoning and differential diagnosis for disease management of the mature and aging patients and family (Essentials I, IV, IX).
  5. Integrate history and physical exam data with the knowledge of pathophysiology of acute and chronic diseases to develop appropriate differential diagnoses and initiate appropriate patient-centered interventions in this diverse population (Essentials I, IX).
  6. Incorporate traditional and complementary pharmacological interventions into the treatment and management of illnesses (Essentials I, IX).
  7. Integrate social, cultural, explanatory models and spiritual components in patient-centered plans of care for mature and aging patients and families (Essentials I, IX).
  8. Integrate ethical principles in decision-making and demonstrate core professional values in the implementation of the nurse practitioner role (Essentials I, VIII, IX). 
  9. Create a climate of patient-centered care to include confidentiality, privacy, comfort, emotional support, education, mutual trust and respect (Essentials II, IX).
  10. Use self-reflection to evaluate progress in professional development as an integral member of the interprofessional team (Essential II, VII, IX).

CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE

Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT

  1. If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
  2. Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
  3. 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.
  4. If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
  5. Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
  6. Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.

APA GUIDELINES

The APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs. 

SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY

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.



ADA ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

Admissions Information:

MSN Flyer: Master of Science in Nursing
PhD Flyer: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

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