Primary Care I (6)

  • MN-NP

NURS 570

The focus of this course is on the primary care management of common episodic health and illness conditions across the life span. Emphasis is on health promotion and illness/injury prevention strategies. Didactic and clinically based learning occurs in classroom and clinical settings. 


  • Identify patient and family needs across the life span including physiological and psychosocial needs and cultural safety
  • Develop and knowledge base regarding common and predictable conditions seen in primary care
  • Based on knowledge of human development and pathophysiology, analyze with assistance, stable chronic health and illness conditions affecting the health of individuals and families across the lifespan 
    • Obtain and appropriate history from patients with uncomplicated conditions
    • Perform appropriate compete and focused physical examinations relevant to the patient’s chief complaint
    • Interpret findings from the physical exam with some help from the Preceptor
    • Create an appropriate list of possible differential diagnoses
    • Select the most likely diagnoses
    • Order, with some Preceptor guidance, appropriate diagnostic tests for each clinical problem
    • For each clinical problem, develop a plan of action that includes patient education, health maintenance, health promotion and follow-up care
  • Begin to develop strategies for collaboration and consultation with patients, families, Preceptor and members of the health care team in planning the delivery of primary care
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own actions:
    • ​Chart appropriately using problem oriented charting
    • Maintain logs
    • Present patient data to Faculty and Preceptor in a logical and accurate manner
    • Demonstrate professional behavior at all times
    • Evaluate care provided in a systematic fashion
    • Provide comprehensive care including referral consultation with some assistance from Preceptor
    • Identify own learning needs and take action to meet them
  • Begin to incorporate research findings appropriately
  • ​Advocate for the nurse practitioner role and the nursing profession

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