This course utilizes the Schuler Nurse Practitioner Practice Model and other nursing theories to focus on evidence-based prevention concepts, health maintenance, diagnosis, and management of specific health conditions. Students demonstrate increasing proficiency in assessment and diagnostic reasoning skill through the interpretation of subjective and objective data.
- Evaluate laboratory and diagnostic studies related to select health conditions across the lifespan.
- Develop an appropriate evidence-based plan of care for both acute and chronic health conditions across the lifespan.
- Provide holistic, culturally sensitive secondary preventative care across the lifespan based on knowledge of etiology, clinical findings, and differential diagnosis.
- Interpret client information including diagnostic testing and identify client-specific factors which determine pharmacologic management planning.
- Use appropriate references and consultation to prescribe and implement drug regimen(s).
- Provide client-specific, culturally sensitive education regarding use of medication and anticipated effects including potential adverse effects.