Course Description

The 135 hours of precepted clinical practice time is focused on acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, maintain, and promote the health and well-being of culturally diverse population with acute presentations in a variety of primary care settings, urgent care and emergency department. Evaluates the evidence for screening, differential diagnosis, and management of acute health problems, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities in a culturally appropriate manner. Healthcare management includes assessment of health needs, diagnostic reasoning, the planning, implementation and managing care, as well as evaluating outcomes while using the SOAP note format for documentation. Evaluation is to include review and change of the plan, consultation and referrals as indicated. Standardized procedures will be discussed and reviewed throughout the class. Clinical evaluations will be performed using evaluation rubrics. Project Concert will be used to track the students’ clinical experiences.


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform levels of prevention and primary care management of acute healthcare problems of diverse clients based on advanced practice nursing theory and evidence based practice with emphasis to resources allocations, efficacy, acceptability, simplicity, adherence, spirituality, and safety. (PLO )
  2. Formulate plans for illness prevention and treatment, wellness promotion, and health problem management based on current scientific rationale and research, evidence-based practice guidelines and standards of care for clients with selected acute health problems. (PLO )
  3. Practice the advanced professional roles of clinician, consultant, collaborator, community advocate, educator and leader in the care of acute healthcare problems. (PLO )
  4. Discuss collaborative processes of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in facilitating the client’s progress toward maximum functional health. (PLO )
  5. Integrate the effective and appropriate use of information and communication technologies to promote patient safety, providing high quality care within cost-effective services. (PLO )
  6. Implement effective SOAP documentation of acute healthcare problems across the life span and meet the standards of professional and organizational care, regulatory requirements, fiscal responsibility, and criteria for reimbursement. (PLO )
  7. Practice consistent and accurate record-keeping. (PLO )

Required Materials

See FNP 593