Adult and Older Adult Clinical Practicum

2 Graduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This clinical practicum focuses on the continued development of history taking and physical examination skills. Seminars focus on the advancement of differential diagnostic and critical thinking skills through case study examination, documentation review, and discussion. Students integrate knowledge of family, culture, holism, community, and caring as they plan holistic care for clients in clinical settings. Issues that arise from the clinical setting regarding advanced practice nursing roles will be addressed. This course includes a minimum of 200 clinical hours.

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze and synthesize collected data for adult and older adult clients.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing a comprehensive and problem oriented history and physical exam for adults and older adults in the clinical setting.
  • Formulate a holistic plan of care that integrates theories of family, culture, health, caring, and community for adult and older adult clients.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of acute and chronic illness in adults and older adults.
  • Integrate advanced practice nursing roles in the care of adults and older adults.
  • Order, perform, and interpret age-, gender-, and condition-specific diagnostic tests and screening procedures for adults and older adults.