Marymount University

Graduate Catalog 2013-14

NUF 502 Advanced Assessment and Health Screening for the Family Nurse Practitioner

Provides the didactic and clinical skill foundation for the advanced practice nurse in the primary care setting. Emphasis is placed on interviewing skills and a methodical comprehensive approach needed to formulate differential diagnoses. This allows for developing and implementing an evidence-based client management plan. The focus is on thorough and organized written and electronic documentation. Role preparation for the nurse practitioner is extended with attention to the development of advanced health and health promotion competencies throughout the life span. Content incorporates the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and developmental variables of health. Laboratory and clinical experiences are incorporated to provide opportunities to develop advanced health assessment and clinical and diagnostic reasoning skills. Prerequisites: NU 501, NU 550, NU 552. Pre- or corequisite: NU 551 (5)

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