May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNP 607 - Health and Illness in Adults and Aging

(5 credits: 3 credits theory; 2 credits clinical)
This clinical management course focuses on providing comprehensive primary health care with a focus on health and Illness in the adult and in the older adult. Topics include the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of commonly encountered acute and chronic health and illness conditions of the adult and older adults in the primary care setting. This course will include concepts of cultural competency and community health as well as selected nursing theories, family systems theory, behavior change theory, adult learning theory, and selected aspects of counseling and therapeutic communication. The clinical portion of this course includes a 3 day (24 clock hours) on campus skills laboratory and 126 clinical clock hours with a preceptor. This course will focus on the assessment of health and disease states, health promotion, and disease prevention strategies, nursing and medical management of commonly encountered health and illness issues in the adult and associated with aging. Content will include a focus on health and wellness, acute and chronic disease states, patients with special needs, ethical and health care policy issues commonly encountered in the primary care setting among aging adults. Prerequisite(s): All MSN core courses. FNP 601 FNP 602 FNP 603 FNP 604 FNP 605 FNP 606 . Fall.