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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP-FNP) Course Objectives

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NURS 5872 Course Objectives: Wellness for Adults in Primary Care

The course objectives are as follows:

  1. Provide comprehensive wellness care for adults across the lifespan

  2. Demonstrate an ability to provide episodic care for acute illnesses commonly presenting during wellness visits

  3. Counsel individuals and families regarding lifestyle change utilizing evidence-based behavioral health strategies

  4. Articulate organized, accurate, and concise professional communication in both documentation and oral presentations

  5. Collaborate, consult and refer as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers

  6. Display professional, ethical, and legal behavior

  7. Demonstrate appropriate billing and coding for wellness services

  8. Foster professional growth and role transition via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences

  9. Adapt teaching and coaching skills to facilitate health promotion, restoration and palliation for individuals and families

  10. Provide culturally competent care by making health care resources available to persons of diverse cultures, including rural cultures

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NURS 5874 Course Objectives: Primary Care for Children, Adolescents, and Families

The clinical course objectives are as follows:

  1. Provide comprehensive primary care services to children and adolescents, including well-child examinations, developmental screenings, pre-sports participation examinations, and acute/chronic illness care

  2. Obtain comprehensive health histories and provide counseling to families regarding common genetic risks and modifiable factors

  3. Recommend and utilize appropriate screening tests and immunizations for children, adolescents, and families using a shared-decision making approach

  4. Counsel, educate, and coach children and families regarding lifestyle change utilizing evidence-based behavioral health strategies

  5. Articulate organized, accurate, and concise professional communication in both documentation and oral presentations

  6. Collaborate, consult and refer as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers

  7. Display professional, ethical, and legal behavior

  8. Demonstrate appropriate billing and coding for wellness services

  9. Foster professional growth and role transition via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences

  10. Adapt teaching and coaching skills to facilitate health promotion, restoration and palliation for individuals and families

  11. Provide culturally competent care by making health care resources available to persons of diverse cultures, including rural cultures

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NURS 5876 Practicum Objectives: Primary Care for Acute & Chronically Ill Adults I

On completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Provide comprehensive, culturally competent primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan

  2. Articulate organized, accurate, and concise professional communication in both documentation and oral presentations

  3. Collaborate, consult and refer as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers

  4. Display professional, ethical, and legal behavior

  5. Demonstrate appropriate billing and coding

  6. Foster professional growth and role transition via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences

  7. Implement the DNP role in an organized, efficient, and progressively independent manner

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NURS 5878 Course Objectives: Primary Care for Acute & Chronically Ill Adults II

The course objectives are as follows:

  1. Provide comprehensive, culturally competent primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan

  2. Articulate organized, accurate, and concise professional communication in both documentation and oral presentations

  3. Collaborate, consult and refer as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers

  4. Display professional, ethical, and legal behavior

  5. Demonstrate appropriate billing and coding

  6. Foster professional growth and role transition via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences

  7. Implement the DNP role in an organized, efficient, and progressively independent manner

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NURS 5895 Course Objectives: Final DNP Practicum

At the completion of the course (360 hours of clinical time), the learner will be able to:

  1. Provide comprehensive, culturally competent primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan

  2. Articulate organized, accurate, and concise professional communication in both documentation and oral presentations

  3. Collaborate, consult and refer as appropriate with other health care professionals and community providers

  4. Display professional, ethical, and legal behavior

  5. Demonstrate appropriate billing and coding

  6. Foster professional growth and role transition via critical self-evaluation of clinical practice experiences

  7. Implement the DNP role in an organized, efficient, and progressively independent manner

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Updated 6/8/2016


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