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NRP/566

Preceptorship

credits

Total credits

30 weeks

Course length

Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Course level: Graduate

This 480-hour precepted clinical course provides students with clinical experiences needed to develop and broaden their clinical skills and judgments. Students will consolidate and refine their acquired skills in assessment and client management in order to attain a level of competency and proficiency that will allow them to function independently in the nurse practitioner role.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Demonstrate core and population competencies in the specialty area of family practice.
  • Apply clinical preventive services for client health.
  • Discuss clinical practice issues.
  • Apply Patricia Benner’s novice-to-expert theory to clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate effective oral case presentation.
  • Apply the national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.
  • Clinical: Obtain and accurately document a relevant health history for patients in all phases of the individual and family life cycle.
  • Clinical: Perform and accurately document appropriate comprehensive or symptom-focused physical examinations on patients, including developmental and behavioral screening and physical system evaluations.
  • Clinical: Order, perform, and interpret age-, gender-, and condition-specific diagnostic tests and screening procedures.
  • Clinical: Formulate comprehensive differential diagnoses while considering epidemiology, environmental and community characteristics, and life stage development, including the presentation seen with increasing age, family, and behavioral risk factors.
  • Clinical: Provide health protection, health promotion, disease prevention interventions, and treatment strategies to improve or maintain optimum health for all family members.
  • Clinical: Treat common acute and chronic physical and mental illnesses and common injuries.
  • Clinical: Practice lawfully based on the state’s Nurse Practice Act, which includes the methodology of practice (California students: specifically Standardized Procedures and furnishing number).

  • Analyze patient access issues surrounding various insurance programs.
  • Detail appropriate coding and billing procedures.

  • Discuss various state licensure and national certification requirements.
  • Apply clinical experiences to scope of practice for the state of intended practice.
  • Relate the regulations for prescribing and dispensing medications to scope of practice.
  • Prepare a professional portfolio.

  • Discuss professional expectations for advancement in the field.
  • Explore future trends in advanced practice.

  • Compare and contrast methods used in assessment and diagnosis.

  • Compare and contrast methods used in diagnosis and treatment.
  • Discuss the restrictions and guidelines for prescribing Schedule II-V classes of drugs for pain management.
  • Compare and contrast the prescribing abilities between eligible prescribers for the state of intended practice as it relates to scheduled medications.

  • Reflect on individual progress through the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Discuss strategies for handling ethical, regulatory, and legal issues within the profession.

  • Apply appropriate test-taking strategies.
  • Synthesize program competencies in clinical practice.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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Transfer Credits

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.