Primary Care III (6)

  • MN-NP

NURS 572

The focus of this course is on the primary care management of common acute and chronic conditions across the life span. Health promotion and illness/injury prevention strategies are integrated throughout. Didactic and clinically based learning occurs in the 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
  • Incorporate research findings appropriately
  • Advocate for the nurse practitioner role and the nursing profession

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