Sep 16, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 7911 - ADULT GERONTOLOGY CNS II: ACUTE & CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS

[7 Credits]
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist II course is the second in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. It builds upon prior coursework in advanced practice nursing theory and practice. The course explores the consultation and teaching/coaching roles of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Emphasis is on the patient/client sphere and nurses and nursing practice sphere of influence. Topics relevant to standards of care are utilized such as those from a variety of nursing special organizations, core measures, national guidelines, and various Institute of Medicine Reports. Emphasis is on theories, research, and interventions related to selected nursing diagnoses. There is further development in the skills of clinical decision making, ethical practice, and interprofessional communication. Clinical experiences allow the student to display increase clinical expertise with a selected population of adult-gerontology patients and critically analyze clinical practice for areas of improvement. Students will develop strategies for diagnosis and management of adult patients across the lifespan with acute and chronic health problems.