Course Syllabus: MN576 NP I—Primary Care of Women’s Health

Course Information

  • Course Title: NP I—Primary Care of Women’s Health
  • Credit Hours: 5
  • Prerequisites: MN 566; course may also be taken as a corequisite

Course Description This course focuses on primary health care specific to female clients, covering reproductive health maintenance, pregnancy prevention and management, care of the menopausal woman, and the assessment, diagnosis, and management of conditions specific to females. Contemporary trends and issues impacting women’s health status are discussed.

Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a consistent approach to the evaluation and management of illnesses and conditions for female patients presenting in the primary care setting.
  2. Interpret diagnostic testing based on the history and physical assessment form female patients presenting with acute, episodic, and chronic illness in the primary care setting.
  3. Formulate an evidence-based management plan for female patients in the primary care setting with acute, episodic, and chronic illnesses, taking consideration of gender, culture, and ethnicity.
  4. Design age-appropriate health maintenance and screening plans for female patients across the lifespan.
  5. Form a collaborative relationship with the female patient, family, and other health care providers.
  6. Apply principles of informatics to primary care setting.

Course Materials Refer to the course module for access to digital books and other materials.

Textbook Information

  • I-Human
  • Red Book 2015: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases by Brady, Michael/ Jackson, Mary Anne/ Kimberlin, David/ Long, Sarah
  • Primary Care – With Access by Dunphy
  • Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2019: 5 Books in 1 by Ferri, Fred
  • Physical Examination and Health Assessment by Carolyn Jarvis PhD APN CNP
  • Bakerman’s ABCs of Interpretive Laboratory Data by Bakerman, Paul / Strausbauch, Paul / Bakerman, Seymour
  • Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing by Saxe, JoAnne M.
  • Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology by Wolff
  • Women’s Health by Youngkin
  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases by CDC

Software Requirements No additional technology requirements beyond those in the Purdue Global Catalog.

Grading Criteria/Course Evaluation Refer to the course grading scale and evaluation breakdown for assignments, discussions, seminars, midterms, and finals.

Instructor’s Grading Criteria/Timetable All course assignments submitted on time will be graded within 5 days of their due date. Discussion Board grades will be updated each week by the following Sunday.

Policies Refer to the Purdue University Global Catalog for academic appeals, attendance/tardiness, plagiarism, and other policies. Course-specific policies include the Seminar Quiz and i-Human late policy.

Late Policy Late work is accepted up to two weeks after the due date, with a deduction of 10% per week. No late work will be accepted after the final unit without an Incomplete Grade approval.

Tutoring Various resources, including tutoring, writing help, math assistance, and technology support, are available through the Academic Support Center.

Assignments Assignments are due by 11:59 p.m. ET of Tuesday of the assigned unit. Exams/Quizzes must be submitted via the exam tool.

Seminars Live Seminars are highly recommended for academic success. Attend live or complete the Seminar Alternative Assignment for grading.

Discussion Boards Participation in Discussion Boards is required, with specific posting guidelines provided.


Rubrics Rubrics are used to determine performance on assessments, with detailed criteria outlined for each assignment.

Netiquette Follow common rules of netiquette for respectful online communication, including waiting to respond to upsetting messages, using appropriate language, and practicing good grammar and punctuation.

Other Policies Refer to the most recent Purdue Global Catalog for additional policies.

Note: This syllabus is subject to change during this term or in future terms. This syllabus was published for course content as of 1901A.

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