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Advanced Practice Nursing in the Primary Care of the Adult

This course provides the nurse practitioner student with the knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive primary care to adults (18-65). Course content includes the principles of health promotion and disease prevention. Emphasis is on assessment, diagnosis, and management of common health problems, acute and stable chronic illnesses in the adult population. Related advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, psychosocial factors, and ethical considerations are explored. Students are required to complete 168 clinical hours in a primary care setting seeing adult patients. With the guidance of a clinical preceptor students learn how to identify, diagnose, and manage common problems seen in primary care and manage acute and stable chronic illnesses. They also gain confidence in clinical experience in a primary healthcare setting that provides opportunities to assess, diagnose, and mange acute and chronic illnesses commonly found in adults.