NURS 671 - Special Populations
Prerequisite (Advisory): Graduate standing, permission of faculty
Prerequisite (Enforced): NURS 502 and 503 and 566 and 666
Credits: 1.00 - 4.00 (Credits may vary by Program Plan)
Special Populations in Primary Care --- The purpose of this course is to prepare the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult Gerontology ? Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) student to provide care across the lifecourse including the range of developmental phases (e.g. adolescence to geriatrics) and during life events (e.g. pregnancy) within their scope of practice. Unique dimensions of care, including psychosocial, sexual and cultural aspects, for each special population will be explored within the context of developmental theory and aging across culturally diverse populations within family structures. The student will expand their primary care health knowledge and skills in comprehensive assessment of patients to include individuals and families within these special populations. Advanced nursing assessment, diagnosis, decision making, treatment and evaluation of outcomes during adolescence, pregnancy and older ages will be emphasized. Students will apply theory informed, evidence-based care practices to promote wellness, maximize function and enhance self-care for special populations within the scope of practice for the FNP and AGPCNP.