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    MSN Track: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Course Requirements

    MSN Track: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Course Requirements

    • NR 532 - Intro to Evidence Based Practice

      This course guides the student in the research process and its relevance to the advancement of nursing theory and practice. Students will advance as participants in the research process and as consumers of nursing research. Prerequisite: Graduate level.

    • NR 533 - Application of Evidence Based Prac

      This course guides the student in the research process and its relevance to the advancement of evidence-based nursing practice. Students will develop skills related to generation, synthesis and translation of nursing research evidence for use in clinical practice.

    • NR 535 - Health Care Inform

      Health Care Informatics builds on the student

    • NR 540 - Adv Physio & Pathology

      This course explores underlying mechanisms of the pathogenesis of human disease as a consequence of aberrations at the cellular and molecular level.

    • NR 541 - Adv Health Assmnt

      This course focuses on utilizing assessment skills necessary for advanced practice nursing appropriate to the age of the patient. Emphasis will be on integrating physical, psychosocial and health assessments to determine appropriate health promotion strategies, differential diagnoses and advanced practice nursing interventions across the life span. Critical decision making for the appropriate use of diagnostic testing will be stressed.

    • NR 542 - Adv Pharmacology

      This course focuses on the advanced pharmacologic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics and drug interactions. This course examines all broad categories of pharmacological agents. It will also include the analysis of the relationship between pharmacologic agents and pathophysiologic response. Emphasis will be on the appropriate selection of pharmacologic agents for the treatment of common disorders. Client variations in pharmacologic responses will be considered.

    • NR 615 - Advanced Diagnostics

      This course focuses on the principles of efficient and cost-effective use of diagnostic testing to aid in effective treatment of illness and disease. The course will enable advanced practice nurses to appreciate rationale for the use of diagnostic tests and it will prepare nurses to know when to correctly order and interpret diagnostic tests for optimizing patient outcomes.

    • NR 616 - Adv Diagnostics AGNP/FNP Practicum

      This course is the introductory practicum course for the novice APN student, which focuses on the application of advanced clinical practice as it relates to the assessment, diagnosis, planning and treatment of common illnesses and disease

    • NR 617 - AGNP Health FNP Adult Health Prac

      This course serves to develop the student preparing to function as an Adult-Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner. Students will apply fundamental concepts of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation to adults, children and families. Focus will be on role application as a clinician in primary care, consultant, educator, administrator and researcher.

    • NR 618 - Health Promotion Maintenance Restor

      This course builds upon concepts and principles in prior practicum and graduate courses. Students will apply their knowledge of health promotion, maintenance and restoration in individuals throughout their lifespan.

    • NR 620 - Hlth Prm Main Rest

      This course introduces the student to conceptual frameworks underlying health promotion, maintenance and restoration throughout the lifespan. It utilizes lifespan development, health risk appraisal and healing interaction frameworks for therapeutic management of common health problems. The concept of "transforming the health of the community& is explored using research and epidemiological principles in relation to various practice populations. Values, ethics, and policies will be examined within the context of quality of life. The role of the advance practice nurse in partnership with individuals and family systems will be explored within the context of the individual

    • NR 636 - Adult Gerontology Hlth Disease Mgmt

      This course builds on principles introduced in NR 615 to enable the student to apply fundamental concepts to the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems in the adolescent, adult and gerontology populations. It emphasizes the use of healing interaction communication combined with principles of diagnostic reasoning and advanced therapeutic management of common acute and chronic health problems of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient and their families. Integration of pathophysiology, assessment and pharmacology will be necessary.

    • NR 644 - Acute Care Management

      This course builds on principles introduced in NR 615 to enable the student to apply fundamental theoretical and clinical concepts to the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems in the adult and geriatric populations. Students will explore the pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and collaborative management of adults and older adults with selected episodic/chronic health problems in acute/critical care. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, integrate, and synthesize pathophysiologic concepts and current evidence based practice for collaborative management of adult health problems. Required clinical hours are included in this course.

    • NR 645 - Focused Populations Acute Care NP

      This course will build upon NR 644 to enable students to further apply fundamental theoretical and clinical concepts to the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems in focused adult and geriatric populations, including care provided in critical care areas, ERs, and other acute care venues. Students will explore the pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and collaborative management of adults and older adults with selected episodic/chronic health problems in acute/critical care areas. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, integrate, and synthesize pathophysiologic concepts and current evidence based practice for collaborative management of adult health problems. Required clinical hours are included in this course.

    • NR 650A - Health Care Policy

      In this course, students develop knowledge of health policy and its impact on clinical practice. Current issues and trends are discussed and analyzed from the perspective of the policy maker, the APN and the public.

    • NR 650B - Health Care Organizations & Finance

      This course introduces students to business concepts that will allow them to take leadership roles in providing quality cost-effective care. Students discuss and apply basic health care economics in the context of advanced practice nursing.

    • NR 650C - Advanced Practice Ethical & Legal

      Students will develop and understanding of the principles, personal values and beliefs that provide a framework for nursing practice. This course will highlight legal issues as they relate to the APN.

    • NR 650D - Adv Practice Roles & Respon

      Health care and clinical practice issues and trends are identified and discussed as well as roles of the advanced practice nurse in the changing health care environment. Course content is evaluated based upon ethical concepts from a personal and organizational perspective. A culminating project, representing the student