MSN Adult Gerontology Courses - NRSG 615-634

NRSG 615 Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span III: Transitional Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems

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. This course focuses on the role of the APRN in managing adults with chronic, complex health problems and facilitating care transitions across settings.  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. The focus is on empowering the adult to maintain or regain health through the framework of evidences based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 623, NRSG 624, or NRSG 625
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 synchronous classroom credits


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.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 630, NRSG 631, or NRSG 632
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 asynchronous education credits


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
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 630, NRSG 631, or NRSG 632
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 asynchronous education credits


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 synchronous classroom 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 623 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) II

This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 615: Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan III: Transitional Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 615
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 615 : Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan III: Transitional Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 615
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 615: Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan III: Transitional Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 615
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical 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 633: Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span IV: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes). 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 633
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 633: Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span IV: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes). 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 633
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 633: Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span IV: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes). 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 633
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 clinical credits


NRSG 630 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Comprehensive Assessment Practicum

This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 616 and NRSG 617. This course will provide the primary care NP student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives for NRSG 616 and NRSG 617 in the outpatient clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616 and NRSG 617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 631 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Comprehensive Assessment Practicum

This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 616 and NRSG617. This course will provide the acute care NP student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives for NRSG 616 and NRSG 617 in the inpatient and specialty care clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616 and NRSG 617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 632 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Comprehensive Assessment Practicum

This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 616 and NRSG 617. This course will provide the adult/gerontology CNS student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives for NRSG 616 and NRSG 617 to adult/gerontology patients and groups of patients in inpatient and outpatient settings.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616 and NRSG 617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 633 Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span IV: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes

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 APRN in addressing the theoretical and clinical foundation for evidence based management strategies of Adult-Geriatric Syndromes and in facilitating care transitions across the adult lifespan particularly for adults with chronic, complex health problems, and geriatric syndromes including negotiated multiple system problems to meet patient centered goals. 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 health care 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 evidence-based care and use of best practices. This course will also provide case management of medically complex adults transitioning between institutional settings across the continuum of care.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 615
COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 627, NRSG 628 or NRSG 629
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 asynchronous education 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