Courses are individualized for each specific student, depending on previous master’s level coursework. Courses include the following:
Clinical Management of Adult Health Problems for the Advance Practice Nurse Part I
This is the first of two non-sequential courses which provides students with the theoretical foundation to assess, diagnose, and manage the care of client systems. Students focus on the promotion, maintenance and restoration of client health in collaboration/consultation with other members of the health-care team.
Clinical Management of Adult Health Problems for the Advance Practice Nurse Part II
This is the second of two non-sequential courses which provides students with the theoretical foundation to assess, diagnose and manage the care of client systems. Students focus on the promotion, maintenance and restoration of client health in collaboration/consultation with other members of the health care team.
Clinical Management of Health Problems for Well Women and Children for the FNP
This course provides the theoretical foundation and skills necessary to address health promotion needs of infants, children and adolescents and special needs of well women across the lifespan. The course also prepares students to assume professional practice roles in the application of advanced clinical decision-making skills in the assessment, risk analysis and diagnosis, management and evaluation of common illnesses and needs of these respective populations. Ethical and cultural considerations for clients appropriate to primary care settings are also addressed.
FNP Internship I-IV
There are up to four possible clinical internships for the post-master’s family nurse practitioner student. Students focus on history taking and physical examination while incorporating pharmacology and evidence-based practice in a select population. Screening guidelines across the population are evaluated while integrating family theory and concepts. The student engages in beginning implementation of the roles inherent in advanced practice nursing.
Advanced Health Assessment
This course provides opportunities for the advanced practice nurse student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of comprehensive and focused health assessment. This course addresses clients across the lifespan and the post-master’s FNP student will have additional pediatric assessment as an additional module.
Differential Diagnosis for the APN
The course focuses on the diagnostic reasoning process through analysis of present and past histories, physical findings and diagnostic studies that contribute to the formulation of differential diagnoses. An in-depth look at the clinical presentation from a symptom approach assists the student in the development of a diagnosis as well as the selection of the appropriate diagnostic testing.