DNP Intensive Practicum
The DNP intensive practicum focuses on the delivery of fully accountable scope, health care across the continuum of sites and patient needs. This practicum requires students apply knowledge of:
1) diagnosis and management of ambulatory patients with complex diagnoses and comorbid conditions in the context of family, community and culture,
2) diagnosis and management of patients requiring interventions available in acute care settings, and
3) diagnosis and management of patients who are unable to function independently due to age alterations and/or deficits in mental or physical status, developmental, perceptual and physical disability and chronic, degenerative illness.
Sites include hospital based clinics, ambulatory centers, private offices, emergency rooms, walk-in clinics and acute/critical care units, labor and delivery suites in the hospital facilities and settings which provide hospice care, supportive care, home care, nursing home care, rehabilitative care, technologically dependent care and assisted living services. The DNP student will demonstrate an integration of comprehensive assessment, advanced differential diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and evaluation of care for patients and synthesis of evidence-based practice with patients with a variety of conditions. In this context, the DNP student will organize and develop a professional portfolio.