Kathleen Elliott

Full Time Lecturer

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

508-999-8589

508-910-6546

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Establish a foundation for assessment of adolescents, adults, and older adults in advanced nursing practice through didactic, laboratory modules, and practicum experiences. Students conduct comprehensive and focused histories, and physical and psychological assessments using skilled interviewing and advanced physical examination techniques. Differential diagnosis is based on assessment data. This course emphasizes normal variants based on gender, race, and age.

Establish a foundation for assessment of adolescents, adults, and older adults in advanced nursing practice through didactic, laboratory modules, and practicum experiences. Students conduct comprehensive and focused histories, and physical and psychological assessments using skilled interviewing and advanced physical examination techniques. Differential diagnosis is based on assessment data. This course emphasizes normal variants based on gender, race, and age.

Build on knowledge of adult and older adult primary care management of short-term acute illness and acute exacerbation of chronic health problems. Students expand and extend their knowledge of increasingly complex diagnostic and patient management issues that the advance practice nurse addresses in clinical practice. Current standards of practice and advanced practice nursing interventions are used to promote health, assess and reduce risk, and guide adults who are experiencing acute illness or acute exacerbation of chronic illness.

Expansion of knowledge of management of acute illness and acute exacerbation of chronic illness in the adult client through a precepted clinical placement. Students assess and manage commonly occurring acute problems and acute exacerbation of chronic illnesses to promote health, assess and reduce risk, and guide adults and older adults who are experiencing acute illness. The continuing development of advanced practice skills in patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning is emphasized. Student progression to an increasingly independent role as an Advanced Practice Nurse is required.

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