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NURS 628 Family Health Promotion and Health Maintenance

This course focuses on advanced family nursing with emphasis on family and individual health promotion and maintenance for the Family Nurse Practitioner. Major theoretical foundations are presented including family theory, the Shuler Nurse Practitioner Practice Model, and the Health Promotion Model. Students apply theories and concepts to actual family and individual health maintenance assessment and planning. Focus is placed on use of the clinical decision-making process for the assessment and plan. Students work with a family whose background is different from their own.
2 Graduate credits

Effective May 7, 2019 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Integrates knowledge of family theories, family developmental stages, and health promotion in planning FNP care to individuals and families.
  • Identifies health and psychosocial risk factors of patients of all ages and families in all stages of family life cycle.
  • Apply clinical decision-making skills in planning health maintenance and wellness recommendations for families and individuals across the lifespan and families at risk.
  • Analyze family and individual coping strategies and barriers to family health maintenance.
  • Implement and evaluate a family and individual health promotion and maintenance plan that facilitates family decision-making about health.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Family Health Promotion and Health Maintenance Drake, Marissa Dolores Books for NURS-628-50 Spring 2024 Course details for NURS-628-50 Spring 2024