Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Module Overview

Continuing Education Review/Clinical Update Course

    Test-Taking and Study Strategies for Success

    Extensive Review of System-Specific Problems Across the Adult – Older Adult Age Spectrum

  • Extensive course manual
  • Individual attention from faculty
  • Morning coffee/tea service, complimentary lunch (one day), and afternoon soda/snack breaks

  • Course Overview

    Test-taking and Study Strategies for Success

    Extensive Review of System-Specific Health Problems

    • HEENT
    • Pulmonary
    • Cardiovascular
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Genitourinary
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Neurological
    • Endocrine
    • Hematopoietic
    • Integumentary
    • Lymphatic
    • Infectious/communicable diseases
    • Physical function and mobility
    • Developmental delays/impairments
    • Learning disabilities
    • Acute and/or chronic pain
    • Nutrition/hydration Mental health
    • Cognitive status and decision-making capacity
    • Sexual and/or reproductive health
    • Cultural/spiritual
    • Substance use/abuse
    • Violence, abuse, and neglect

     

    Therapeutic Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing

    • Therapeutic communication
    • Health promotion
    • Counseling patients
    • Growth and development of individuals and families
    • Influences affecting care (developmental, psychosocial, socioeconomic, and cultural)
    • Patient and family teaching
    • Needs assessments
    • Evaluating outcomes

     

    Professional Role

    • Scope of practice
    • Standards of practice
    • Practice safety
    • Advocating and negotiating for the patient
    • Continuous quality improvement
    • Ethical principles
    • Informed consent/assent
    • Durable power of attorney/proxy

     

    Health Care Policy and Delivery

    • Regulatory issues
    • Billing and coding
    • Reimbursement
    • Health care policy
    • Access to care
    • Documentation
    • Federal regulations
    • Health disparities

     

    Clinical Assessment

    • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
    • Health assessment
    • Comprehensive vs. problem-focused histories
    • Risk analysis
    • Health beliefs
    • Epidemiology
    • Diagnostic reasoning
    • Risk analysis
    • Screening
    • Diagnostic tests
    • Laboratory analyses
    • Differential diagnoses
    • Prioritization of care

     

    Clinical Management

    • Evidence-based practice
    • Research methods
    • Evaluation of evidence
    • Research utilization
    • Clinical practice guidelines
    • Advanced decision-making
    • Formulating plans of care
    • Nonpharmacologic interventions
    • Evaluation of treatment
    • Coordination of care
    • Continuity of care
    • Case management
    • Collaboration
    • Pharmacotherapeutics