Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
225 Jeanette Lancaster WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
This course is designed to review, expand, and update the advanced practice nurse student's knowledge of general pharmacology and therapeutics. The action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice settings will be covered. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP or CNS program.
Builds upon and expands the pharmacologic base acquired at the baccalaureate level and covers the action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice in the ambulatory care setting. Discussion only. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP program.
This seminar is designed to build the knowledge and skills of the APRN student in the use of appropriate pharmacotherapy for the treatment of conditions and diseases relevant to their specialty practice using a systems-based approach. Using a case-based format, students will apply advanced pharmacologic principles and published guidelines to inform clinical therapeutic decision making and to avoid medication related adverse effects.
This course provides an overview of policy decisions related to the organization, financing, and delivery of health care. Social, ethical, and political issues that affect the delivery of health and nursing services are analyzed. Roles and influences of providers and consumers of health care, as well as government and entrepreneurial interests, are examined. Emphasis on the impact of policy decisions on nursing practice and health services. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
The course provides a foundation for seminars; research on cultural issues in health including access and social justice will be explored. Theories and assessment tools related to cultural diversity and competency will be examined. The health care provider as an agent for ensuring sensitivity of differences and equality in health care delivery will be discussed as well as the inclusion of minorities in research and evidence based practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
This course addresses the diagnosis and management of illness in children. There is a focus on developing an appropriate differential diagnosis, diagnostic reasoning, and treatment plan formulation. Consideration is also given to the unique aspects of managing acute and chronic disease across the spectrum of childhood development and in the context of the family. Prerequisite: GNUR 6620.
This course builds on foundational knowledge from previous courses to foster synthesis and application by addressing the diagnosis and management of illness in children. Developing differential diagnoses, diagnostic reasoning, and treatment plan formulation is emphasized. Unique aspects of managing acute and chronic disease across the spectrum of childhood development and in the context of the family is discussed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6632.
This course emphasizes the application of didactic content covered in all prerequisite courses. Experiences build on basic concepts, principles and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of care including health promotion and risk reduction, and the identification and management of a broader range of common acute health problems. Role integration continues. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010 and 6020 and 6026; corequisite: GNUR 6620.
Experiences are provided to build on basic concepts, principles and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of acute/chronic health care including health promotion and risk reduction, and the identification and management of a broader range of pediatric illnesses and conditions. Students continue to refine their assessment, management and counseling skills in more complex situations. Prerequisites: GNUR 6620 and 6634.
This is a culminating experience in which NP students refine the knowledge & expertise to provide care for children and families with episodic, acute, and/or chronic illness. Students will continue to increase their levels of responsibility for independent management. Role integration and issues affecting practice continue to be explored with emphasis on legal/ethical issues and establishing practice arrangements. Prerequisites: GNUR 6632 and 6635.
This course will address the clinically relevant aspects of genetics and human genomics, embryology and developmental physiology. Course will explore clinical correlates for the purpose of patient management.
DNP practicum builds upon master's level advanced nursing competencies by supporting the DNP students' transition to expert doctoral nursing practice and students' achievement of AACN DNP Essentials and DNP-APRN Competencies. Students are expected to advance to a higher level of expertise and demonstrate leadership in practice and scholarship.