NURS 6110: Rural Primary Care I (5)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 8, Other: 0

The purpose of this first clinical course is to introduce the role of the nurse practitioner and concepts of primary health care of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The focus is on advanced health promotion and disease prevention strategies to lower health risks and improve health disparities in rural and medically underserved populations using Healthy People 2020 as a guide. Content areas 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 disease prevention for various health problems. Epidemiology and community assessment are introduced as they relate to the nurse practitioner's role in health promotion and disease prevention. An introduction to North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) Department of Nursing Philosophy and Conceptual Framework and the Master of Science (MS) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) competencies and outcomes will be included. Clinical experiences with a nurse practitioner preceptor occur in a variety of settings with emphasis on adults in rural underserved areas. Pre-requisites: NURS 6031 and NURS 6020