Doctor of Nursing Practice I
This course will examine clinical reasoning and utilization of evidence for best clinical practice in the provision of integrated accessible health care services across clinical settings to patients who present with ambiguous symptoms, multiple diagnoses and or comorbid conditions in the context of family, community and culture. Discussion will focus on sophisticated evaluation techniques, appropriate clinical monitoring, and therapeutic interventions including alternative therapies. Transitioning patients to the appropriate level of care following resolution of acute illness will be discussed. Cultural diversity, epidemiology, differing health belief models, accountability, shared decision making, and ethical dilemmas that arise in the facilitation and coordination of comprehensive care for a population of ambulatory and acutely ill patients will be emphasized.