NGR 6244-Summer 2009


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Unformatted text preview: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NURSING COURSE SYLLABUS SUMMER 2009 COURSE NUMBER NGR 6244 (Section #8455) COURSE TITLE Adult Nursing: Chronic Health Problems CREDITS 2 PLACEMENT Variable in Adult Nurse Practitioner and Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Spet Tracks PREREQUISITES NGR 6241: Adult Nursing: Common Health Problems NGR 6241L: Adult Nurse Practitioner: Common Health Problems Laboratory NGR 6052C: Adult Nursing: Diagnostics & Procedures PRE/CO-REQUISITE NGR 6244L: Adult Nurse Practitioner: Chronic Health Problems Laboratory OR NGR 6246L: Adult Clinical Nurse Spet: Chronic Health Problems Laboratory FACULTY OFFICE PHONE OFFICE HOURS Cynthia Figueroa-Haas, PhD, ARNP Clinical Assistant Professor [email protected] HPNP 3231 Gainesville (352) 273-6424 Wednesday 11-1p.m. By Appointment DEPARTMENT CHAIR Maxine Hinze, PhD, RN,CNL HPNP 3230 Gainesville (352) 273-6431 Tuesday 10 - 12 p.m. By Appointment [email protected] JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS DIRECTOR Andrea Gregg, DSN, RN 3 rd Floor LRC-HSC Jacksonville 244-5172 By Appointment [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides the student with knowledge of advanced nursing management of chronic adult health problems. Emphasis is on the nursing care of clients with multi-system health problems requiring ongoing management with the goal of return to Final online version 4-24-09 CH optimal functioning. The course focus is on developing comprehensive treatment plans which address client’s physical, psychological and social needs. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Apply knowledge from health, psychological, and social sciences to care of adults across the life span and from diverse backgrounds with chronic and ongoing health problems. 2. Develop appropriate differential diagnoses based on analysis and interpretation of the history, presenting symptoms, physical findings, and diagnostic information for chronic and ongoing adult health problems. 3. Utilize appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with emphasis on safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, and efficacy in the care of chronically ill adults. 4. Formulate plans for prevention, health promotion, and health problem management based on current scientific rationale and research, evidence-based standards of care, and practice guidelines for adults with selected conditions. 5. Formulate strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of management plans in achieving optimal functioning for adults with chronic health problems. 6. Discuss collaborative processes of the interdisciplinary health care team in facilitating the adult’s progress toward maximum functional health. COURSE SCHEDULE Day Time Room Wednesdays 8:00-10:45 G-114 - GVL 4003 - JAX ATTENDANCE Students are expected to be present for all classes, other learning experiences and examinations. Students who have extraordinary circumstances preventing attendance should explain these circumstances to the course instructor prior...
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