NU 547 Clinical Practicum-3 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

The focus of the clinical practicum is the integration and application of advanced practice nursing competencies related to assessment and management of health and illness as the student transitions into an increasingly independent role.  Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention/intervention strategies to promote and/or to maximize health of rural individuals, families and communities are emphasized. The clinical practicum experience permits students the opportunity to work with clinical experts in rural, primary care settings and specialty practice while under the guidance of a faculty member. Emphasis is on role development and independent and collaborative/multidisciplinary problem solving. Students are required to complete 240 clinic hours.