Graduate students synthesize the role for the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. Using critical thinking skills, the graduate student synthesizes decision-making and clinical management skills for young adults, adults, and older adults. The graduate student utilizes data-gathering and diagnostic reasoning techniques with analysis in order to enhance, maintain, and restore health of complex clients and families. Health education and program planning are emphasized. Students manage acute and chronic health problems in collaboration with a health care provider and demonstrate the ability to recognize less common health issues. Discussion of practicum experiences with a focus on the client case studies and role development occurs regularly. The course focuses on greater responsibility and accountability in managing care of acute clients as well as family groups. Collaborative management of acute and chronic problems for the complex client and family with multi-system problems is explored.

3.0Credits

Course Fee: $150.00 MSNFEE150