MSN Adult Gerontology Courses - NRSG 615-634

NRSG 615 Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span III: Transitional Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems
This is the fourth of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. This course addresses the theoretical and clinical foundation for evidence based management strategies of Adult-Geriatric syndromes. Emphasis is placed on managing the patient’s/client’s multiple complex problems in the context of one or more adult-geriatric syndromes. This management is based on comprehensive adult/geriatric assessment, astute clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus is on empowering the adult to maintain or regain their health status, functional ability, and quality of life through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 credits (2 didactic)


NRSG 616 Adult-Gerontology Comprehensive Assessment, Health Promotion and Risk Management
This is the first of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. The focus of this course is to apply adult-gerontology, comprehensive assessment, risk management, and health promotion concepts from late adolescence to senescence. In addition, the student will learn to assess risk factors that lead to chronic disease illness, disability, and injury. The risk assessment will include functional status, independence, physical and mental status, social roles and relationships, sexual function and wellbeing, and economic or financial status.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 credits (1 didactic)


NRSG 617 Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan I: Common Adult Health Problems
This is the second of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. This course will address the theoretical and clinical foundation for evidence based management strategies of adult-gerontology health problems and illnesses. Emphasis is on comprehensive assessment, clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus is on empowering the adult to maintain or regain health through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 credits (1 didactic)


NRSG 618 Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan II: Acute and Episodic Adult Health Problems
This is the third of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. This course will address the theoretical and evidence based management strategies of adult-geriatric health problems that include complex, chronic, and episodic health problems often occurring with other co-morbid conditions. Emphasis is on comprehensive assessment, clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus also includes empowering the adult to maintain or regain health through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 619 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) I
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 620 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) I
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 621 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) I
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 623 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) II
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 622: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 622
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 624 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) II
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 622: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 622
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 625 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) II
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 622: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 622
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 627 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) III
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with the final didactic course in the Adult-Gerontology curriculum (NRSG 626: Adult-Gerontology Transitional Care Across the Life Span). This course will provide an opportunity for a final clinical practicum to implement advanced practice nursing roles to meet the objectives of the adult-gerontology program. This final clinical practicum provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a synthesis of their Adult-Gerontology clinical competencies in preparation for their future practice as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 626
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 clinical credits


NRSG 628 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) III
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with the final didactic course in the Adult-Gerontology curriculum (NRSG 626: Adult-Gerontology Transitional Care Across the Life Span). This course will provide an opportunity for a final clinical practicum to implement advanced practice nursing roles to meet the objectives of the adult-gerontology program. This final clinical practicum provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a synthesis of their Adult-Gerontology clinical competencies in preparation for their future practice as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 626
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 clinical credits


NRSG 629 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) III
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with the final didactic course in the Adult-Gerontology curriculum (NRSG 626: Adult-Gerontology Transitional Care Across the Life Span). This course will provide an opportunity for a final clinical practicum to implement advanced practice nursing roles to meet the objectives of the adult-gerontology program. This final clinical practicum provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a synthesis of their Adult-Gerontology clinical competencies in preparation for their future practice as Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 626
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 clinical credits


NRSG 630 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Comprehensive Assessment Practicum
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 616/617. This course will provide the primary care NP student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives for 616/617 in the outpatient clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616/617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 631 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Comprehensive Assessment Practicum
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 616/617. This course will provide the acute care NP student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives for 616/617 in the inpatient and specialty care clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616/617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 632 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Comprehensive Assessment Practicum
This course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 616/617. This course will provide the ault/gerontology CNS student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives for 616/617 to adult/gerontology patients and groups of patients in inpatient and outpatient settings.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616/617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 633 Adult-Gerontology Across the Life Span IV: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes
This is the final course of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. This course focuses on the role of the APRN in addressing the theoretical and clinical foundation for evidence based management strategies of Adult-Geriatric Syndromes and in facilitating care transitions across the adult lifespan particularly for adults with chronic, complex health problems, and geriatric syndromes including negotiated multiple system problems to meet patient centered goals. Emphasis is placed on managing the patient's/client's multiple complex problems in the context of one or more adult-geriatric syndromes. This management is based on comprehensive adult/geriatric assessment, astute clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the health care team. The focus is on empowering the adult to maintain or regain their health status, functional ability, and quality of life through the framework of evidence-based care and use of best practices. This course will also provide case managmeent of medically complex adults transitioning between institutional settings across the continuum of care.

COEREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 627, NRSG 628 or NRSG 629
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 634 Special Topics In Adult-Gerontology Nursing
Independent study of selected clinical problems in the area of Adult-Gerontology Nursing.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 6 credits