MSN Adult Health and Illness

NRSG 813 Advanced Practice Nursing in Acute Care
Develop knowledge and competencies for advanced nursing practice with adults experiencing acute episodes of common chronic illnesses/problems.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 814 or permission of instructor
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 952 or NRSG 955
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 814 Management of Adult Clients with Health Problems II
Focuses on advanced practice nursing with adult clients experiencing acute and chronic alterations in selected body systems (e.g., musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, cerebrovascular, and immune).

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 812 or permission of instructor
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 951 or NRSG 954 or NRSG 957
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits  


NRSG 852 Advanced Gerontological Nursing: Physical, Health Problems, and Health Promotion
This course is designed to examine selected clinical issues and health problems of older adults. The course provides a foundation in advanced gerontological nursing in diagnoses of common geriatric syndromes and applications of evidence-based practice to promote wellness, maximize function, and enhance self-care capacity of older adults. The interdisciplinary team clinical leads to competencies in advanced comprehensive geriatric assessment of normal aging changes, geriatric syndromes, and functional status of older adults.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607 and NRSG 636 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 credits (4 didactic/1 clinical) 


NRSG 854 Advanced Practicum in Gerontological Nursing
Opportunity to implement advanced gerontological nursing practice roles in settings selected in consultation with the instructor. Objectives and activities designed on an individual basis for relevance to evidence-based practice.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 852, NRSG 853 (and NRSG 639 for GNP students)
PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 855 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 6 credits (1 didactic/5 clinical)


NRSG 855 Advanced Gerontological Nursing: Mental Health Problems and Health Promotion
The course provides a foundation for theory-based culturally competent gerontological mental health nursing practice. The emphasis is on comprehensive mental status assessment and diagnosis of selected geriatric mental health problems. In addition, the course examines application of evidence-based practice guidelines to promote wellness, maximize function, and enhance self-care capacity of older adults experiencing alterations in their mental health.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRGS 607, NRSG 636 and NRSG 852 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 credits (3 didactic/1 clinical) 


NRSG 893 Special Topics in Gerontological Nursing
Opportunity to explore selected topics or clinical problems related to advanced practice in gerontological nursing in depth. Either independent study involving readings and/or clinical practicum developed in consultation with instructor, or seminar for which topics will vary depending upon the interests of students and faculty.  

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


NRSG 951 Clinical Practicum for the Acute Nurse Practitioner II
Provides opportunities for nurse practitioner students to obtain advanced clinical practice to augment basic skills and to develop more specific clinical areas in congruence with NRSG 814 didactic/seminar course content (e.g., musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, and cerebrovascular, and immune) in depth. All clinical experiences are under the supervision of APRN's or physicians.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 812 and NRSG 950, NRSG 953 or NRSG 956
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 814 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 clinical credits  


NRSG 952 Clinical Practicum for the Acute Nurse Practitioner III
Provides opportunities for nurse practitioner students to obtain advanced clinical practice to develop knowledge and competencies for advanced nursing practice in congruence with NRSG 813 didactic/seminar course content for adults experiencing acute episodes of common chronic illnesses/problems. All clinical experiences are under the supervision of APRN's or physicians.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 814
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 813 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 clinical credits  


NRSG 954 Clinical Practicum for the Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist II
Provides opportunities for nurse practitioner students to obtain advanced clinical practice to augment basic skills and to develop more specific clinical areas in congruence with NRSG 814 didactic/seminar course content (e.g., musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, and cerebrovascular, and immune) in depth. All clinical experiences are under the supervision of APRN's or physicians.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 812 and NRSG 950, NRSG 953 or NRSG 956
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 814
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 clinical credits  


NRSG 955 Clinical Practicum for the Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist III
Provides opportunities for clinical nurse specialist students to obtain advanced clinical practice to develop knowledge and competencies for advanced nursing practice in congruence through clinical practicum experiences with adults experiencing common acute and chronic illnesses/problems. All clinical experiences are under the supervision of APRN's or physicians.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 814 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 clinical credits  


NRSG 957 Clinical Practicum for the Adult Nurse Practitioner II
Provides opportunities for nurse practitioner students to obtain advanced clinical practice to augment basic skills and to develop more specific clinical areas in congruence with NRSG 814 didactic/seminar course content (e.g., musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, and cerebrovascular, and immune) in depth. All clinical experiences are under the supervision of APRN's or physicians.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 812 and NRSG 950, NRSG 953 or NRSG 956 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 clinical credits  


NRSG 958 Clinical Practicum for the Adult Nurse Practitioner III
Provides opportunities for nurse practitioner students to obtain advanced clinical practice to develop knowledge and competencies for advanced nursing practice in congruence through clinical practicum experiences with adults experiencing common acute and chronic illnesses/problems. All clinical experiences are under the supervision of APRN's or physicians.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 812 and NRSG 950, NRSG 953 or NRSG 956 or permission of the instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 clinical credits


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