Metropolitan State University

NURS 621 : Primary Care Nursing I

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 learn the management of select common acute health condition. Students utilize assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills in the interpretation of subjective and objective data. Students 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 care across the lifespan.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/06/2018 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze needs related to primary and secondary prevention across the lifespan to include pediatrics, pre and postpartum women, adults and geriatric populations in the context of primary care.
  2. Analyze the effects of established risk factors on health and illness.
  3. Determine the implications of history, physical findings, laboratory, and diagnostic studies related to the management of select common acute health conditions
  4. Develop theoretically and scientifically based, individualized, holistic, and culturally sensitive health maintenance and acute care plans.
  5. Utilize evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to propose a plan to manage select common acute health conditions across the lifespan.
  6. Discuss the role of the advanced practice nurse and associated professional issues arising from the clinical setting.
  7. Understand the principles of prescribing medications and treatments based on legal, ethical, pharmacological and pathophysiological principles.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information