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ADULT HEALTH NURSING (AHN)
 
AHN 347 Adult Health Nursing I 3 cr
Provides the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Content includes internal and external environmental factors affecting the health of adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of adults. Prerequisites: NU 325, NU 300, NU 301, HSC 342, HSC 343. Prerequisite with Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: AHN 348.
 
AHN 348 Adult Health Nursing Clinical I 3 cr
Clinical practice course in adult health nursing. The focus is on application of theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse and on the use of the nursing process with adults experiencing basic and commonly occurring health care needs and their families. Prerequisites: NU 325, NU 300, NU 301, HSC 342, HSC 343. Prerequisite with Corequisite: NU 327. Corequisite: AHN 347.
 
AHN 447 Adult Health Nursing II 3 cr
Provides students the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with complex multisystem health care needs. Content includes internal and external environmental factors affecting the health of adults with complex multisystem health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of adults. Prerequisites: AHN 347, AHN 348, HSC 332. Prerequisites/ Corequisites: CMN 350, CMN 351, MCN 340, MCN 341, MCN 345, MCN 346. Corequisite: AHN 448.
 
AHN 448 Adult Health Nursing Clinical II 3 cr
Clinical practice course in adult health nursing. Focus is on application of theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with complex multisystem health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse and on the use of the nursing process with adults experiencing complex multisystem health care needs and their families. Prerequisites: AHN 347, AHN 348, HSC 332. Prerequisites/ Corequisites: CMN 350, CMN 351, MCN 340, MCN 341, MCN 345, MCN 346. Corequisite: AHN 447.
 
AHN 525 Clinical Practicum in 3 cr
  Advanced Adult Health Nursing  
Application of advanced clinical concepts in Adult Health Nursing theory and other concepts are evaluated within evidenced based practice models. Prerequisites: NU 523, NU 527, NU 528. Corequisite: NU 524 or special permission of instructor.
 
AHN 548 Advanced Assessment of Older Adults 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health assessment of the older adult. Emphasis is placed on synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management, especially clinical management of diabetes.
 
AHN 549 Advanced Assessment of Older Adults Practicum 1 cr
The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/Diabetes Clinical Manager students have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of older adults. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments of older adults, especially those with diabetes.
 
AHN 551 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues in 3 cr
  Advanced Gerontological-Diabetes Clinical  
  Manager Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/ Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing student with a knowledge basis for identifying and implementing appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies with older adults. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of older adults, especially those with diabetes in multiple health care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention and related health issues with strategic planning at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention.
 
AHN 552 Advanced Gerontological-Diabetes 3 cr
  Clinical Manager Nursing I  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/ Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of older adults, especially those with diabetes. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with older adults and families in primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is on wellness and the pathophysiology/epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems, and on clinical management for older adults who have diabetes.
 
AHN 553 Advanced Gerontological-Diabetes 3 cr
  Clinical Manager Nursing Practicum I  
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/ Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing Specialist student to apply concepts from Advanced Gerontological-Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing I in selected clinical settings. The focus is on older adults and families in primary acute care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/ critical thinking especially with older adults who have diabetes and live in rural/impoverished/ underserved areas.
 
AHN 554 Advanced Gerontological-Diabetes 3 cr
  Clinical Manager Nursing II  
The purpose of this course is to provide the Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing student an in-dept study of the health care management of older adults within the framework of nursing, especially older adults who have diabetes. The focus is on selected acute and chronic complex health care problems of the gerontological patient. Emphasis is on the interaction among interdisciplinary health care providers in a culturally diverse environment, especially in rural/impoverished/underserved areas.
 
AHN 555 Advanced Gerontological-Diabetes 3 cr
  Clinical Manager Nursing Practicum II  
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunity for the Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing student to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the AG NP/CNS/DCM nurse in the management of health care for older adults, especially those who have diabetes. Emphasis is on collaboration with interdisciplinary health care providers in a culturally diverse environment, especially in rural/impoverished/underserved areas.
 
AHN 556 Advanced Gerontological-Diabetes 4 cr
  Nursing Internship  
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a faculty-supervised and preceptor facilitated experiences in the Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing role. The focus is on the application, synthesis, evaluation of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses and tested in clinical practice, and on testing telehealth strategies in providing healthcare at reduced costs to multicultural older adults, especially in rural/impoverished/underserved areas.
 
AHN 557 Advanced Gerontological-Diabetes 3 cr
  Clinical Manager Nursing III  
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of advanced gerontological nursing practice, use of technology/telehealth strategies in multiple health care settings for older adults, and trends in current interdisciplinary health care systems. Emphasis is on application, evaluation, and enhancement by the Advanced Gerontological NP/CNS/Diabetes Clinical Manager Nursing of empirically-based knowledge in clinical management of rural/impoverished/underserved older adults of various cultures.
 
AHN 568 Advanced Nursing Assessment of Adults 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student's knowledge and skills for obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health assessment of the adult. Emphasis is placed on synthesis and application of nursing and related theories and scientific knowledge to the development of differential/ nursing diagnoses as a basis for health promotion and management. Corequisite: AHN 569.
 
AHN 569 Advanced Nursing 1 cr
  Assessment of Adults Practicum  
The purpose of this clinical course is to provide an environment in which the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student will have the opportunity to become proficient at obtaining, recording, and analyzing a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of adults. The focus is refinement of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive health assessments for adults. Corequisite: AHN 568.
 
AHN 571 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & 3 cr
  Issues for Adult Acute Care Nursing  
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student to identify and implement appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies across the lifespan. The focus is on the advanced practice nursing of individuals and families in primary care settings. Emphasis is placed on health promotion/disease prevention with strategic planning at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Various issues are explored pertinent to the advanced practice role. Corequisites: AHN 568 and 569.
 
AHN 572 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing I 3 cr
The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist student to assess, diagnose, and manage selected health care needs of adults. The focus is on advanced practice nursing with adults and families in primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on the wellness and the pathophysiology and epidemiology underlying acute and chronic health problems. Prerequisites: AHN 568, AHN 569, AHN 571, NU 506. Corequisite: AHN 573.
 
AHN 573 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing Practicum I 3 cr
The purpose of this practicum course is to provide opportunities for Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student to apply concepts from Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing I in select clinical settings. Focus is on adults and families in primary and acute care settings. The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning and decision making/ critical thinking. Prerequisites: AHN 568, AHN 569, AHN 571, NU 506. Corequisites: AHN 572.
 
AHN 574 Advanced Acute Care Nursing of Adults II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth study of the health care management of the Adult Acute Care patient. Emphasis is on the interaction among health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: AHN 572, AHN 573. Corequisites: AHN 575.
 
AHN 575 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing Practicum II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist student to practice within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the health care management of adults. Emphasis is on collaboration with other health care providers in a culturally diverse environment. Prerequisites: AHN 572, AHN 573. Corequisites: AHN 574.
 
AHN 576 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing Internship 4 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist role. The focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Prerequisites: AHN 574, AHN 575. Corequisites: AHN 577. Pre or Co-requisites: All core and research courses.
 
AHN 577 Advanced Adult Acute Care Nursing III 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in advanced adult acute care nursing. Emphasis is on a critical analysis and management of issues by the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist in an interdisciplinary health care delivery system. Prerequisites: AHN 574, AHN 575, AHN 580. Corequisites: AHN 576. Pre or Corequisites: All core and research courses.
 
 

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