MSN Adult Gerontology Courses - NRSG 615-634

NRSG 616 Adult-Gerontology Comprehensive Assessment, Health Promotion and Risk Management
This is the first 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. The focus of this course is to apply adult-gerontology, comprehensive assessment, risk management, and health promotion concepts from late adolescence to senescence. In addition, the student will learn to assess risk factors that lead to chronic disease illness, disability, and injury. The risk assessment will include functional status, independence, physical and mental status, social roles and relationships, sexual function and wellbeing, and economic or financial status.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 credits (1 didactic/2 clinical)


NRSG 617 Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan I: Common Adult Health Problems
This is the second 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 will address the theoretical and clinical foundation for evidence based management strategies of adult-gerontology health problems and illnesses. Emphasis is on comprehensive assessment, clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus is on empowering the adult to maintain or regain health through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 credits (1 didactic/1 clinical)


NRSG 618 Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan II: Acute and Episodic Adult Health Problems
This is the third 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 will address the theoretical and evidence based management strategies of adult-geriatric health problems that include complex, chronic, and episodic health problems often occurring with other co-morbid conditions. Emphasis is on comprehensive assessment, clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus also includes empowering the adult to maintain or regain health through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 619 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) I
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 620 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) I
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 621 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) I
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 622 Adult-Geriatric Syndromes
This is the fourth 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 addresses the theoretical and clinical foundation for evidence based management strategies of Adult-Geriatric syndromes. Emphasis is placed on managing the patient’s/client’s multiple complex problems in the context of one or more adult-geriatric syndromes. This management is based on comprehensive adult/geriatric assessment, astute clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus is on empowering the adult to maintain or regain their health status, functional ability, and quality of life through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 623 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) II
This 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 624 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) II
This 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 625 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) II
This 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 Transitional Care Across the Life Span). 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 Transitional Care Across the Life Span). 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 Acute 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 Transitional Care Across the Life Span). 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


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