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NURS 771 - Primary Care III (3)

Corequisite: NURS-770. Course designed to provide the student with opportunities to manage patients with complex problems in primary care. The course integrates student's knowledge of assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management with autonomous and collaborative nursing interventions. Through exploration of clinical presentations, including symptoms and human responses, underlying causes of complex health problems will be analyzed and appropriate diagnosis, treatment and outcomes will be discussed. Students will examine the environmental and social-economic factors that influence acute health problems and human responses. The course will incorporate content about information access and management and health policy as it relates to acute health problems. The course builds on the previous semester to further develop the multi-faceted role of the advanced practice nurse through application of theoretical content in diverse practice settings.