4 The Preceptor: A Vital Educational Resource Preceptors are one of the most important resources in the training of a nurse. The information contained in this manual is provided to allow you a satisfying experience, both for you and for advanced students. The following information includes an overview of the advanced practice program, descriptions of clinical courses, information about the role of the clinical preceptor, faculty expectations for students, the role of the faculty in the program, and a wealth of resources for you, the preceptor. Overview Our program has been designed to prepare for a Nurse Advanced Practice, which is competent to enter practice as a family or pediatric nurse. The University of Texas` programs at Tyler College of Nursing emphasize that the individual is a member of a family and community. Primary health care provided by a nurse is not only about the individual and their illness, but also about the family and the community through disease prevention and health promotion. Particular emphasis is placed on supplying rural, underserved or disadvantaged populations. Nurse Practitioners offers selected medical care and services that focus on health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of more frequent acute and chronic diseases. Services include teaching, counselling, performing or ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, and monitoring response to treatment. Complementing, not replacing, physicians and other primary health care providers, the nurse brings a unique perspective and an important role in the primary health care environment. This advanced role in practice care underscores the importance of continuity of care and cooperation with the patient and other healthcare providers, which are critical to the effectiveness of holistic healthcare. Students in the program will enroll in the order of primary health care courses either as the last of their master`s degree or as post-master`s students.
In both cases, in addition to the other courses required for the master`s degree, they take the following courses: Old Cohort Finishing Summer 2015: NURS 5111 The Advanced Practice Roles: Foundations for Advance Practice Nurs Advanced Pathophysiology NURS Advanced Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 4 13 Precepting Action Plan. . . .