NRSG 907. Primary Care Practicum II: Adult/Gerontology - Clinical Nurse Specialist. 4 Hours.

This is the second practicum course in a series of three practicum courses that prepares the student for entry into practice as a clinical nurse specialist. The focus of this course is ongoing acquisition of CNS competencies: direct care, consultation, systems leadership, collaboration, coaching, research, and ethical decision-making related to patients, families, and patient populations. The patient population of the adult-gerontology CNS learner includes young adults (including late adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, and older adults (including young-old, old, and old-old adults). Clinical activities include designing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based advanced nursing practice interventions along with measurement of outcomes; promoting and facilitating change and innovation in practice; project management; and program evaluation. Clinical practice will include comprehensive interprofessional coordination of the acute and chronic health care needs for culturally diverse populations of adults from adolescence through elder adulthood with specific systems dysfunctions. Effective communication, leading groups, difficult patient and staff situations, research, CNS practice settings, the business of CNS practice, professional development, and networking are covered in this course. Prerequisite: NRSG 906 or Consent of Instructor. PRA.