Metropolitan State University

NURS 621 : Primary Care Nursing I: Primary Prevention Across the Lifespan

A. Course Description
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NURS 609 Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice AND
NURS 741 Pre-Scholarship  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: NURS 621P - Primary Care Nursing I Practicum
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course introduces the application of nursing science in evidence-based primary prevention, risk assessment and health maintenance across the lifespan. Students will also learn the management of select common acute health concerns. Students utilize assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills in the interpretation of subjective and objective data. Students will develop differential diagnosis skills and begin to develop individualized holistic treatment plans. Competence Statement: Knows primary prevention concepts and select acute care concepts well enough to provide evidence based preventive care services across the lifespan.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/13/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze needs related to health promotion for adults in the context of FNP practice.
  2. Analyze the effects of established risk factors on health and illness.
  3. Analyze the needs of antepartum and postpartum women.
  4. Determine the implications of history and physical findings related to the management of selected common acute and chronic health concerns of adults.
  5. Determine the implications of laboratory and diagnostic studies related to the management of selected common acute and chronic health concerns of adults.
  6. Develop individualized and holistic health maintenance plans for adults based on identified risk factors.
  7. Discuss the role of the advanced practice nurse and associated professional issues arising from the clinical setting.
  8. Formulate a theoretically and scientifically based holistic plan of care that integrates complementary therapies in conjunction with traditional medical protocols into FNP practice.
  9. Utilize evidence based clinical practice guidelines to propose a plan to manage selected common acute and chronic health concerns of adults.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information