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.