Course Outlines

Hematology

  • Anatomy and physiology of the RBC

  • Hematopoiesis

  • Diagnostic Testing & Interpretation

  • Types of Anemia

    • Microcytic anemia​

      • Iron deficiency ​

      • Thalassemia

      • Sideroblastic 

      • Lead poisoning

    • Macrocytic Normochromic​

      • B12 deficiency​

      • Folate deficiency

    • Normocytic Normochromic

      • Hemolytic ​

      • Sickle cell

      • Anemia of chronic disease

      • G6PD

  • Hemochromatosis 

  • Polycythemia Vera

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • White Blood Cell Disorders

    • Leukocytosis​

    • Leukemia

  • Hodgkin's 

  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Cardiac

  • Heart anatomy & physiology 

  • Blood flow of the heart

  • Heart sounds

  • Murmurs

  • CAD

  • HTN

    • Causes

    • Treatment guidelines 

  • Endocarditis

  • Angina

  • MI

  • Heart failure

Mental Health

  • Alcohol use disorder

    • CAGE questionnaire

  • Transtheoretical Model of Change

  • Alcohol withdrawal

  • Substance abuse 

    • Marijuana​

    • Stimulant abuse

  • Mood disorders

    • Anxiety​

    • Depression

      • Postpartum ​

      • Seasonal Affective Disorder

      • Bipolar disorder 

    • PTSD

    • Panic Disorder

  • Eating disorders

    • Anorexia​

    • Bulimia

  • Child, intimate partner & elder abuse

Pulmonary

  • Pulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 

  • Pulmonary circulation 

  • Lung sounds

  • Tests of auscultation 

  • Asthma

  • COPD

  • Pneumonia

  • TB

  • Pertussis

  • Acute Bronchitis

 

Head, ears, eyes, nose, & throat

  • Anatomy and physiology of the HEENT

  • Giant cell arteritis

  • Meniere's disease

  • Angular cheilitis

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Primary acute angle-closure glaucoma

  • Primary open-angle glacoma

  • Macular degeneration

  • Hordeolum

  • Chalazion

  • Presbyopia

  • Acute otitis media

  • Malignant otitis externa

  • Presbycusis

  • Epistaxis

  • Allergic rhinitis

  • Sinusitis

  • Oral cancer

  • Pharyngitis

GU/STDs

  • Anatomy & physiology of the renal and urologic system

  • Kidney disorders

    • Kidney stones

    • Chronic kidney disease

  • Urinary disorders​​

    • Incontinence

    • UTI

    • Bladder cancer

  • Male disorders

    • BPH​

    • Groin hernia

    • Testicular torsion

    • Varicocele

    • Hydrocele

    • Acute bacterial prostatitis

    • Acute epididymitis

  • Female disorders

    • Bacterial vaginosis ​

    • Pelvic inflammatory disease

    • Vulvovaginal candidiasis

  • Sexually transmitted disease

    • Chlamydia cervicitis & urethritis​

    • Genital herpes simplex

    • Genital warts 

    • Gonorrhea

    • Lymphogranuloma venereum

    • Pediculosis pubis

    • Scabies

    • Syphilis

    • Trichomoniasis

Endocrinology

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the endocrine system

  • Overview of the major hormones of the body

  • Innate & adaptive immunity

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Diabetes type I & II

  • Medications for diabetes

  • Heat stroke

  • Acute pancreatitis

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Thyroid cancer

  • Addison's disease

  • Cushing's disease 

 

Health Promotion

  • Primary, secondary & tertiary prevention

  • Leading causes of death

  • Tobacco use

  • Obesity

  • Active & Passive immunity

  • Immunizations

  • USPSTF Recommendations

Pediatrics 

  • Infant & newborn care

  • Breastfeeding

  • Formula feeding

  • Solid foods

  • Average weight gain

  • Developmental milestones

  • Teething

  • Infant sleep

  • Temper tantrums 

  • Potty-training

  • Car seat safety

  • Pediatric immunizations

  • Capillary hemangioma

  • Port wine stain

  • Erythema toxic neonatorum

  • Mongolian spots

  • Eczema

  • Bronchiolitis

  • Lead poisoning

  • Otitis media and Otitis media w/effusion

  • UTI

  • Strep

  • Rubella

  • Scarlet Fever

  • Infectious mononucleosis 

  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease 

  • Erythema infectiosum

  • Treatment of fever

  • Bacterial & viral meningitis

  • Sepsis

  • Asthma

  • Gastroenteritis 

  • Dehydration

  • Puberty 

  • Innocent murmurs

  • Still's murmur

  • Kawasaki disease 

  • Community acquired pneumonia 

Neuro

  • Neuro anatomy & physiology

    • PNS​

    • ANS

  • Cranial nerves

  • Bell's palsy 

  • Bacterial meningitis

  • Viral meningitis

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Headaches

    • Migraines​

    • Cluster

    • Tension

  • Seizures

  • Multiple sclerosis 

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • TIA

  • Stroke

  • Delirium

  • Dementia

Dermatology

  • Skin anatomy and physiology

  • Topical steroids

  • Burns

  • Categorization of skin lesions 

  • Eczema

  • Dyshidrotic eczema 

  • Allergic contact dermatitis 

  • Poison ivy/oak

  • Atopic dermatitis 

  • Seborrheic dermatitis

  • Comedonal acne

  • Pustular acne

  • Cystic acne

  • Psoriasis

  • Pityriasis rosea

  • Lichen planus

  • Acne Rosacea

  • Folliculitis

  • Impetigo

  • Cellulitis

  • HSV I and II

  • Herpes Zoster

  • Varicella 

  • Molluscum contagiosum

  • Non-specific viral rash

  • Erythema infectiosum

  • Verruca vulgaris

  • Tinea infections

  • Candidiasis

  • Cutaneous vasculitis

  • Hemangiomas of infancy

  • Cherry angioma

  • Angiokeratoma

  • Stasis ulcers

  • Stevens-Johnson's Syndrome

  • Animal bites

  • Basal cell carcinoma

  • Squamous cell carcinoma

  • Actinic Keratosis

  • Paget disease of the breast

  • Extramammary Paget disease

GI/Liver

  • Anatomy & physiology of the GI system

  • GERD

  • Peptic ulcer

  • Cholecystitis

  • Hepatitis A,B,C,D

  • IBS

  • Appendicitis

  • Colon cancer

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Anal fissure

  • Diverticulosis 

  • Diverticulitis

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Crohn's disease

Orthopedics

  • Anatomy of the bone & joint

  • Orthopedic terminology

  • Diagnostic imaging

  • Don't miss diagnoses

    • Cauda Equina syndrome​

    • Dissecting AA

    • Colle's fracture

    • Smith's fracture

    • Navicular fracture

    • Hip fracture

    • Pelvic fracture

  • Arthritis

    • OA​

    • RA

    • Gouty arthritis

  • Neck & upper extremity

    • Orthopedic maneuvers

    • Cervical degenerative disc disease

    • Cervical radiculitis

    • Whiplash​

    • Rotator cuff injuries

      • Adhesive capsulitis​

    • Shoulder x-ray interpretation points

    • Shoulder dislocation

  • Elbow, Wrist, & Hand injuries

    • Dupuytren disease​

    • Stenosing Tenosynovitis

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Medial & lateral epicondylitis

    • Olecranon bursitis

  • Back pain

    • Pathophysiology​

    • Lumbar degenerative disc

    • Sciatica

    • Spinal stenosis

    • Radiological findings for back 

    • Treatment of back pain

  • Knee pain

    • OA

    • RA

    • Acute monoarticular arthritis

    • knee sprain/ligament injuries

    • Degeneration

    • Meniscus tear

    • Baker's Cyst

    • Chondromalacia Patelle 

    • Prepatellar bursitis

    • Villonodular Synovitis

    • Physical exam for knee pain

    • Diagnostics for knee pain

  • Foot & Ankle 

    • Toe & Forefoot problems​

      • Corns​

      • Hallux valgus

      • Metatarsal stress fracture

      • Midfoot arthritis 

      • Accessory navicular bone

    • Hindfoot problems

      • Plantar fasciitis 

      • Infracalcaneal bursitis 

      • Achilles Tendinitis

    • Ankle injuries 

      • Sprains/strains​

      • Diagnostics

      • Treatment 

Non-Clinical Topics

  • NP professional practice

    • The role of the NP​

    • Consultant & Collaborator relationship

    • The APRN consensus model

    • Licensure

    • Certifications

    • Accreditation

    • Scope of practice

    • Standards of practice 

    • The state board of nursing

    • State nurse patient act

    • Risk management

    • Malpractice insurance

    • Cultural awareness & sensitivity 

  • Patient Rights

    • HIPAA​

    • Informed consent

    • Confidentiality in regards to patient care

    • Duty of care of minors

    • Advanced directive

    • Durable POA for healthcare 

    • Living will

  • Ethical principles and concepts

    • Terms and definitions​

    • Fiduciary duty

    • Conflicts of interest

  • Legal & financial issues

    • Legal risks for NPs​

    • Risk reduction or risk management

    • Malpractice

    • National practitioner database

    • NP reimbursement

  • Testing, Screening, & Immunizations

    • Sensitivity & Specificity

    • Positive & Negative predictive values

    • Breast cancer screening

    • Colon cancer screening

    • Cervical cancer screening

    • Prostate cancer screening

    • Pneumococcal vaccine

    • Flu vaccine

    • MMR

    • Td

    • Meningoccoal vaccine

    • Hep A vaccine

    • Re-immunization

    • Immunization with illness

    • Immunization contraindications

    • Herd immunity

    • Active immunity

    • Passive immunity

    • CAGE questionnaire

    • Calculating pack year history

  • Prescribing

    • Where NPs can prescribe​

    • Classification of controlled substances

    • DEA

  • Health Models & Theories

    • ​Health Belief Model​​

    • The Medical Home Model

    • Kotters 8-step change Model

    • Transtheoretical Model of Change

    • Lewin's Change Model

    • The Family Systems Theory

    • Family Developmental Theory

    • National Institute of Medicine Quality Aims

    • IOM Core competencies of Effective Healthcare Providers and leaders

  • Research

    • Quantitive vs. Qualitative​

    • Systematic Reviews & Meta Analysis

    • Informed consent of human subjects

    • The Belmont Report

    • The Institutional Review Board 

    • Prospective & Retrospective studies

    • Independent & Dependent variables 

    • Selection bias

    • Incidence vs Prevalence

  • Medicare & Medicaid

  • Electronic Medical Records

    • HITECH​

    • Meaningful Use

    • Clinical Decision Support 

  • Leadership styles 

  • Reimbursement 

    • Budget Reconciliation Act​

    • Balanced budget Act 

    • National Provider Identifier

    • Medical coding & billing 

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