Course details

NURS 579 - AGAPN Clin Prac II

Prerequisite (Advisory):

Prerequisite (Enforced): NURS 502, 503, 553, 573, 575, 577, PHARM 620 & 621

Credits: 5.00

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum II --- The second precepted clinical practicum focuses on complex acute and chronic health conditions of adults and older adults and will provide students the opportunity to continue to develop skills in obtaining a comprehensive health history, apply advanced physical assessment skills, and utilize advanced physiology/pathophysiology, and pharmacology knowledge to promote health, prevent illness, and manage acutely ill in adults and older adults with acute, critical and complex chronic physical illnesses encountered across the continuum of care settings appropriate for the AGACNP role. This practicum builds on knowledge and skills obtained from Clinical Practicum I, prerequisite courses, and other core courses. Students will increasingly integrate synthesize knowledge of health care delivery systems, organizational structures, finances, and resources with advanced physical assessments, pathophysiology, psychopathology, and pharmacology knowledge into the management plan of care for their patient population. Evidenced based advanced nursing interventions will be applied to manage complex chronic health conditions and acute exacerbations of younger adults, adults, and older adults from diverse background (e.g. age, culture, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and socioeconomic status). Emphasis will be placed on strategies that maintain and/or maximize function (physical and cognitive), and promote self-care management practices and optimize quality of life. Students will analyze laboratory and diagnostic data to determine the sequelae of chronic health conditions and prioritize differential and nursing diagnoses in the clinical setting. Students will design a personalized patient and family education plan including an effective learning environment and evaluating outcomes. The student will also be able to increasingly articulate the AGACNP role and its place in the interprofessional health care delivery team. Students will be placed with clinical preceptors appropriate to their AGACNP role.