NURS 6495 – Practicum II
NURS 6495 – Practicum II [Formerly NURS 387]
This course provides students with an opportunity to work closely with a leader in a formal mentorship arrangement in a health care setting. Students observe and practice management and leadership skills in a health care organization. The role of a leader is explored in the context of the changing health care environment. This practicum builds on skills and experiences obtained in Practicum I. In this second practicum, students are mentored by a senior leader with increased complexity of course deliverables. In addition to the agency designated practicum project, students will complete a population health project related to the agency’s population, needs, and priorities.
All specialty courses (except 6404 & 6495) are pre- or co-requisites for the practicum courses.  Summer
NURS 6505 – Advanced Health Assessment Applications for the Family Nurse Practitioner [Formerly NURS 305B]
This course builds on knowledge of advanced health assessment with a focus on clients commonly seen in the family practice setting. Advanced health assessment techniques are emphasized. Diverse types of approaches are used in expanding proficiency in conducting histories and physical examinations in laboratory and clinical settings. Communication techniques unique to the specialty population are emphasized. Systematic and organized health assessments that are sensitive to cultural and developmental needs are explored.
Pre/corequisite: 6011, graduate-level standing, admission to the specialty.  Fall
NURS 6521 – The Context of Primary Care: Family Nurse Practitioner Domains and Core Competencies for Practice [Formerly NURS 361A]
This course is designed to provide Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students with the knowledge of the context of primary care and related domains and core competencies of family nurse practitioner practice identified by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Advanced Practice Nurse Assignment Papers. Specific content of the course covers the hallmarks of primary care and the seven domains and focuses on operationalizing competencies into practice. Competencies needed to promote and protect health and prevent disease are emphasized.
Pre-requisite knowledge: This course builds on previous course work involving the assessment, diagnosis, and management of common and chronic conditions seen in the primary care setting. Graduate status and FNP specialty student required.  Spring
NURS 6525 – Practicum in Primary Health Care of the Child and Adolescent [Formerly NURS 362]
This course is a clinical practicum focusing on child and adolescent health care with an emphasis on health promotion, management of common health problems, and client education. A developmental approach across the lifespan is used in assessing the client and family in formulating the treatment plan. Students participate in a clinical rotation in a pediatric health care setting which provides the opportunity for health assessment of the child and adolescent and formulation of a comprehensive plan of care. Clinical conferences highlight various pathophysiological and psychological processes encountered with children and their families. The role of the nurse practitioner as a primary health care provider in a variety of pediatric settings is examined. Relevant resources and research related to the child and adolescent are explored with the application of findings to the care of clients.
Pre/Corequisites: 6305 or 6505, 6010, 6020, 6531, 6031.  Spring
NURS 6531 – Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of the Child [Formerly NURS 309B]
This course presents knowledge necessary for the practice of primary health care of children. Course content includes the principles of health promotion, disease prevention and assessment, and management of common primary health care problems in diverse pediatric populations. Emphasis is placed on developmental needs and the pathophysiologic processes underlying certain conditions. The impact of the family on the health of the child is explored. Students are introduced to the dynamics of the managed care environment.
Prerequisite: 6011.  Spring