NURS 7010: Rural Primary Care Nursing III (5)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 8, Other: 0

The purpose of this course is to present the theoretical and clinical basis for advanced practice nursing management of women. The content will include health maintenance, health teaching, and behavioral/developmental issues related to women's health. This encompasses evidenced based management of low risk pregnancy, concerns/problems of women in relation to reproductive health, peri-menopause/menopause, and common acute and chronic gynecological problems. The focus is on the provision of holistic, culturally sensitive primary care for women with an emphasis on health disparities. Attention is directed toward the care needed to meet the health objectives for women in Healthy People 2020 as well as the needs of these individuals living in Georgia's rural and culturally diverse areas. Clinical experiences will provide opportunity for the application and integration of theory in the practice setting and development of collaborative relationships with other health care providers. Clinical experiences will occur in a variety of settings with emphasis on rural and urban underserved women. Pre-requisite: NURS 6110