March 12, 2021
The focus of the course is on the role transition and issues unique to the specific role of the advanced practice nurse practitioner. Preparation for professional practice is emphasized and includes certification requirements, prescriptive authority, collaborative agreements, contract negotiation, continuing education, professional liability and ethical clinical practice. Students make professional presentations at a mandatory on-campus day on a variety of topics. In preparation for certification, a comprehensive exam is taken in this course. Must be taken concurrently with the last clinical course prior to graduation.