NURS 6110: Rural Primary Care I (5)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 4, Other: 0

The purpose of this course is to introduce the concepts of primary health care of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The focus is on advanced health promotion and disease prevention with rural and medically underserved populations. Emphasis will be given to health disparities and how the NP might intervene to improve those disparities. The course builds upon basic knowledge in the health, physical, and social sciences as well as clinical nursing practice, theory, and research. Integration of health promotion, risk reduction, and anticipatory guidance in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of common health problems will be emphasized as identified in Healthy People 2020. Content areas will include the nurse practitioner role and competencies, scope and standards of practice, clinical decision-making, evidenced-based care, health policy, rural primary care, and health promotion and illness prevention for various health problems. Epidemiology and community assessment will be discussed as they relate to the nurse practitioner's role in health promotion and illness prevention. Clinical experiences will occur in a variety of settings with emphasis on adults in rural underserved areas. An introduction to NGCSU Department of Nursing Philosophy and Framework and the Master of Science (MS) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) competencies and outcomes will be included. Pre-requisites: NURS 6031 and NURS 6020