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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP-PMHNP) Course Objectives

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NURS 5825 Course Objectives: Advanced Health Assessment

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced health assessment skills for individuals across the lifespan within the context of relationship-based care

  2. Interpret advanced assessment findings by discriminating normal from abnormal physiological and behavioral signs and symptoms in well and ill individuals and families

  3. Evaluate multiple dimensions of the individual’s health, including physical, genetic, behavioral, developmental, sociocultural, and spiritual

  4. Analyze ethical implications of wellness primary care in vulnerable populations

  5. Illustrate a professional commitment to innovative, relationship-based, culturally competent care

  6. Interpret common office-based diagnostic tests including lab values, basic radiologic studies, and EKGs

  7. Apply the diagnostic reasoning process

  8. Demonstrate organized, accurate, and concise professional communication in both documentation and oral presentations

  9. Demonstrate an understanding of basic billing and coding techniques

  10. Display professional, ethical, and legal behavior in accordance with advanced practice nursing standards

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

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NURS 5861 Course Objectives: Practicum: Therapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan

The course objectives are as follows:

This section is under construction. Please check back.

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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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