NURS 7141: Rural Primary Care Nursing V (5)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 2, Other: 0

The purpose of this course is to present the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of common chronic health problems found in adults/older adults in the primary care setting. Acute problems, which are interrelated with the identified chronic problems, will also be included. Associated adult health promotion and disease prevention of chronic problems is also provided. Emphasis is placed on using evidenced based data to guide clinical practice. Health disparities and their resolution through NP practice is emphasized. The domains and competencies of NP practice and the objectives for adults in Healthy People 2020 are reviewed within the context of identified health problems. Clinical experiences provide an opportunity for the application and integration of theory and occur in a variety of settings providing care to rural and medically underserved adults including community health centers, nursing homes, migrant centers, family practice sites, and rural health clinics. Pre-requisite: NURS 6110