Course Descriptions - NRSG 625-649

NRSG 625 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) II
This is course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 622: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 622
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 626 Adult-Gerontology Transitional Care Across the Lifespan
This is the final course of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. This course focuses on the role of the APN in facilitating care transitions across the adult lifespan particularly for adults with chronic and complex health problems, including with multiple system problems; with an emphasis on managing and negotiating health care systems. Care transitions span multiple care settings (e.g., hospital to home, hospital to skilled care, and home to long term care) which necessitate interdisciplinary team interventions and coordination of services to achieve optimal patient/client outcomes. This course will also provide an overview of health and social policy issues relevant to adults across the lifespan, advanced practice nursing roles, advocacy and case management are emphasized. Interdisciplinary experiences include case management of medically complex adults transitioning between institutional settings across the continuum of care.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 622
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 627 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) III
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with the final didactic course in the Adult-Gerontology curriculum (NRSG 626: Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span: Transitional Care). This course will provide an opportunity for a final clinical practicum to implement advanced practice nursing roles to meet the objectives of the adult-gerontology program. This final clinical practicum provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a synthesis of their Adult-Gerontology clinical competencies in preparation for their future practice as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 626
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 clinical credits


NRSG 628 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) III
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with the final didactic course in the Adult-Gerontology curriculum (NRSG 626: Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span: Transitional Care). This course will provide an opportunity for a final clinical practicum to implement advanced practice nursing roles to meet the objectives of the adult-gerontology program. This final clinical practicum provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a synthesis of their Adult-Gerontology clinical competencies in preparation for their future practice as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 626
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 clinical credits


NRSG 629 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) III
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with the final didactic course in the Adult-Gerontology curriculum (NRSG 626: Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span: Transitional Care). This course will provide an opportunity for a final clinical practicum to implement advanced practice nursing roles to meet the objectives of the adult-gerontology program. This final clinical practicum provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a synthesis of their Adult-Gerontology clinical competencies in preparation for their future practice as Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 626
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 clinical credits


NRSG 634 Special Topics In Adult-Gerontology Nursing
Independent study of selected clinical problems in the area of Adult-Gerontology Nursing.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 6 credits


NRSG 636 Advanced Skills Clinical Practicum
The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and application of advanced clinical skills in maintaining the health of individuals across the lifespan. Included are case studies, simulation, expanded ambulatory care procedures, history-taking physical examination techniques with appropriate documentation, increased focus on diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Clinical experience for application of history and physical examination skills.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 credits: (1 hour didactic/1 hour clinical)


NRSG 637 Health Promotion In Primary Care for Individuals and Families
Assessment and interventions for risk management, disease prevention, and case findings for individuals and families across the lifespan.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Admission to the Professional Graduate Nursing Program or permission of the instructor. Twelve (12) months of recent full time clinical experience per CON policy.
CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 636
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits


NRSG 638 Primary Health Care of Young Families
Knowledge and skills for providing primary health care to children and childrearing families.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 637 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 - 7 credits (3 didactic/ 3 or 4 hours lab)


NRSG 639 Primary Health Care of Older Families
Knowledge and skills for providing primary health care to middle-aged and older families. Focus is on risk management and care of acute and chronic illnesses.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 637 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 - 6 credits (3 hours didactic/0 - 3 hours lab)


NRSG 640 Advanced Primary Health Care of Families
Comprehensive primary health care is provided to individuals and families across the lifespan. Didactic content addresses advanced nursing practice issues and policies affecting delivery of primary health care.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 638, NRSG 639 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 - 6 credits (1 hour didactic/2 - 5 hours lab)


NRSG 641 Advanced Rural Hospital Care (ARHC) I
This course provides FNP’s with advanced experiences in rural hospital care. It focuses on recognition of urgent and emergent clinical presentations and management strategies of acute or chronic illness or injuries in the emergency department (ED) and inpatient rural hospital settings, for patients across the lifespan. This course includes 45 clinical hours in direct inpatient and ED management experience with a preceptor.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 credits (1 didactic/1 clinical)


NRSG 642 Advanced Rural Hospital Care (ARHC) II
The content in this course will build upon NRSG 641 and focus on additional emergency care and hospital management of acute conditions and exacerbations of chronic conditions. Content is centered on access to care, delivery of evidence based care, coordination of care for the critically injured or ill patient as well as use of utilization of quality indicators in evaluating patient care outcomes.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 641
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 credits (1 didactic/2 clinical)


NRSG 643 Advanced Rural Hospital Care (ARHC) III
This capstone course is in the Advanced Rural Hospital Care program for FNP's focuses on integration of theory and research into advanced clinical practice in the rural hospital setting. The emphasis is on evidence based holistic care in which physical, cultural, economic and legal/ethical focuses and resources of the individual/family/community are applied in case management in the rural hospital setting.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 641 and NRSG 642
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 648 Special Topics In Primary Health Care Nursing
Provides opportunity to explore selected topics or clinical problems related to advanced practice in primary health care nursing in depth. Either independent study involving readings developed in consultation with instructor, or seminar for which topics will vary depending upon the objectives identified by students and faculty.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 6 credits