Advance Practice Nursing Core (APNC)

APNC 520 | ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Units: 3

Focuses on pathophysiological processes across the lifespan and the development of clinical reasoning skills required in advanced practice nursing. Distinguishes between normal physiology and specific system alterations produced by injury and disease. Explores etiology, pathogenesis, developmental and environmental influences, and clinical manifestations of major health problems. Note: Successful completion of the course with a letter grade of B- or higher is necessary to pass the course. A minimum 80% examination average must be achieved in order to successfully complete the course.

APNC 521 | APRN PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS

Units: 3-4

Prerequisites: APNC 520 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Explores theoretical and clinical practice principles of advanced physical assessment and diagnosis across the lifespan. Utilizes various methods of comprehensive evidence-based data gathering, analysis, and documentation including history taking, physical examination, screening for common diseases, diagnostic procedures, and differential diagnoses. Differentiates abnormalities from common normal variations characteristic of various developmental, cultural, and ethnic groups. Laboratory-based practicum experiences provide the opportunity for the integration of theory with APRN role responsibilities specific to physical assessment and diagnosis. Note: Successful completion of the course with a letter grade of B- or higher is necessary to pass the course. A minimum 80% examination average must be achieved in order to successfully complete the course.

APNC 521L | HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS LAB

Units: 0

APNC 523 | PHARMACOLOGY IN HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Units: 3

Prerequisites: APNC 520

Provides an evidence-based knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics for patients across the lifespan including special populations. Develops a foundation for decision-making necessary for initiating, monitoring, and modifying pharmacological treatment plans. Note: Successful completion of the course with a letter grade of B- or higher is necessary to pass the course. A minimum 80% examination average must be achieved in order to successfully complete the course.

APNC 524 | ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MEPN 535

Provides the knowledge and skills needed to assess, manage, and recommend treatment plans, utilizing broad categories of pharmacologic agents, for common and complex health problems in a safe, high quality and cost effective manner. Pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomic skills will be developed utilizing case scenarios with an emphasis on direct application to clinical nursing practice.