Women's Health – NURS 733

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in clinical assessment, intervention and management of women's health in diverse populations across the lifespan. The integration of research and theory underpin clinical decision making, health promotion and clinical prevention to support holistic client-focused care.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

The course helps meet standards of graduate level nursing education as articulated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing.  This course meets standards of nurse practitioner doctoral education as articulated by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). 

 

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the post-BSN to DNP/FNP student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate assessment, diagnostic, treatment and management protocols to deliver culturally competent women's health care across the lifespan.(DNP Essentials I, III, VIII, NONPF - NTF - Scientific Foundation 1, 2, Leadership 6, Quality 1, 4, Practice Inquiry 6, Technology & Information Literacy 2, 3, Health Delivery System 4, Independent Practice 2, 4; LU PLO 1, 6, 7).
  2. Interpret diagnostic tests including genetic tests, screening, and differential diagnosis to develop a management plan for women’s health issues (DNP Essentials I, III, VI, VIII; NONPF – NTF - Scientific Foundation 1, Quality 1, 2, Practice Inquiry 6, Technology & Information Literacy 2, 3, Health Delivery System 3, Independent Practice 2, 3c, 4;  LU PLO 1, 3, 5, 6, 7). 
  3. Integrate concepts foundational to health promotion and disease prevention into care of women across the lifespan (DNP Essentials I, III, VII, VIII;  NONPF - NTF - Scientific Foundation 1, 2, Leadership 6, Quality 1, Technology & Information Literacy 2; LU PLO 1, 2, 5, 6, 7)
  4. Discuss the role of the advanced practice nurse in leading interdisciplinary teams to deliver health care to women.  (DNP Essentials 1, II, III, IV, V, IV, VII, VIII,  NONPF - NTF -Leadership 2, 6, Practice Inquiry 4, Health Delivery System 5;  LU PLO 1, 3, 5, 6).
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills to evaluate women’s health cases and clinical vignettes to improve health outcomes. (DNP Essentials I, III, VII, VIII; NONP - NTF - Scientific Foundation 1, 2, 3, Leadership 2, 3, Practice Inquiry 6, Independent Practice 3b, 3c; LU PLO 1, 3, 5, 6, 7). 
  6.  Demonstrate the provision of health education and guidance to women across the lifespan (DNP Essentials I, III, VII, VIII; NONPF - NTF - Scientific Foundation 1, 2, Leadership 6, Quality 1, Technology & Information Literacy 2A, 2b, Independent Practice 3a; LU PLO 1, 3, 5, 6, 7).
  7. Integrate the Christian worldview in caring for women with respect and acceptance, demonstrating a servant’s heart (DNP Essentials I, VII; NONPF - NTF - Independent Practice 4c; LU PLO 1, 7).

Course Assignment

Textbook Readings and Lecture Presentations

Students are expected to have read assigned readings as assigned and prior to WebEx class.

Course Requirements Checklist:

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. 

Contraception and Antenatal Complications.  This assignment provides the students an opportunity to work individually and collaboratively with their peers to present the essentials of diagnosis and management of selected contraceptive types and antenatal complications. Students will analyze and evaluate contraception forms and antenatal complications. The students will individually complete the initial post to the Bb Discussion Forum and then reply to 2 of their peers' posts. See Discussion Board Forum Instructions and Rubric in the Bb Course Assignments and Rubrics folder. (MLO: 1, 2, 3, 4).

WebEx Class Seminars/Meetings

Students will meet via WebEx with professor and classmates at appointed time. Students are expected to meet the standards of class attendance as outlined in the DNP Student Handbook.

Individual WebEx Presentations (2)

Vaginitis/STIs and Psychosocial Issues Specific to Women. The Women's Health Presentation assignments provide the FNP student the opportunity to present the essentials of diagnosis and management of 2 women's health conditions. Each student will give 2 individual presentations on women's health topics of their choice related to vaginitis/STIs amd psychosocial issues specific to women.  The presentations will include signs and symptoms, differential diagnoses, diagnosis, treatment modalities, expected outcomes and if, when, and to whom to refer.

Students will use Kaltura CaptureSpace to develop and deliver the presentation.  See Individual Presentation Instructions and Rubric in the Bb Course Assignments and Rubrics folder. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4).

Content Exams (5)

There will be 5 content exams scheduled and administered throughout the course of the semester. These tests will contain 40 multiple choice, true/false, matching, short-answer type questions pertaining to specific content from lecture and readings. Students will be provided with 60 minutes to complete the test. Tests will not be cumulative or comprehensive in nature. Proctor testing software will be used in Bb to administer the exams. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4)

Comprehensive Final Examination

There will be a Final Comprehensive Examination scheduled and administered during the final week of class. This exam will contain 200 points divided into 148 multiple choice, true/false, matching, or short-answer type questions pertaining to content from lecture, assignments, presentations, and readings. Students will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam. Proctor testing software will be used in Bb to administer the exam.    (MLO: 1, 2, 3, 4).