NP 802 Adlt/Gero PCNP Theory 3

Prerequisites: NP-801. Pass/Fail, audit not available. This is the third of three primary care courses that prepare students for advanced practice as Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. Content continues to build on critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning skills, and integration and critique of evidence based practice acquired in NP 801 AGPCNP II. Emphasis is placed on age related changes, holistic, culturally and developmentally sensitive assessment and management of common complex health conditions encountered across the adult life span from age 13 through middle and older adulthood. Focus will be placed on diverse populations. The nursing goals of disease prevention, restoration and promotion of health are explored. The relationship between illness and aging within a community and family context is examined.