MSNP 576 - Primary Care of Women and Children (4)
Prerequisites: RSCH 512, MSNG 543
This course addresses acute, chronic, and behavioral health conditions of women, infants, children, and adolescents. It will prepare students to assume professional, advanced-practice nurse roles, and responsibilities. Population health care will be a focal aspect of concepts taught in the course. Students are expected to complete three hundred (300) clinical hours split into the three population focuses. One hundred and twenty-five (125) clinical hours in Women’s Health, fifty (50) clinical hours in Obstetrics, and one hundred and twenty-five (125) clinical hours in Infant and Child Health (ages 1 month - adolescence).
Students will apply evidence-based practice to address the needs of the female patient, gender specific care, and behavioral health issues or concerns. This includes the well-woman, preventive care practice, common gynecological problems, and reproduction health. Assessment, diagnosis, and health management of the woman will encompass CREATION Health principles. Health management includes the use of genomic, socio-cultural, behavioral, spiritual, and ethical principles in caring for the pre-pubescence, pre, peri, and post- menopausal patients.
Infant, child, and adolescent health will address growth, development, behavioral health, and anticipatory guidance for wellness, guided by CREATION Health principles. The course incorporates further assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute, chronic, and behavioral health conditions related to evidence-based practice. It includes the developmental transitions within a family context related to patients and population health.
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