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MSN 588: Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan

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MSN 588: Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction)
Semester Credits: 4 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 60 (Online Didactic)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour.
Typically Offered:
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and expertise in advanced physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural assessment and enhance diagnostic knowledge required for maintaining health for patients across the lifespan. A holistic and comprehensive approach to the patient is emphasized with particular attention to identifying the health promotion and disease prevention needs as well as the management of common signs and symptoms that present to patients across the lifespan. This course also provides the learner an opportunity to learn various clinical and diagnostic skills performed by the advanced practice nurse. Learners will be required to complete three consecutive days of in-person applied field experience during Week 15 of the course. The applied field experience will be held over three days near Nightingale College’s (College) Operations Support Center in Salt Lake City. The purpose of the applied field experience is to provide a review and competency check of previously obtained knowledge and skills and allow learners to participate in service-learning activities.
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