This course provides the knowledge related to the assessment and management of patients with acute and chronic health care problems encountered by nurse practitioners in family practice and adult/gerontological primary care settings. Students analyze the direct and indirect components of the nurse practitioner role related to primary health care. Application of evidence based guidelines and research are used to support diagnostic, therapeutic, and pharmacological regimens. Continued emphasis is placed on the application of culturally sensitive nursing care to a diverse population, where diversity includes age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, abilities, and socioeconomic status.
Prerequisite(s): NURSNG 615 and NURSNG 616 and Co-requisite: NURSNG 638. Department permission required.