The first primary care course focuses on analysis of family health. Students explore family concepts and theories for their relevance to nursing practice and research. Emphasis is placed on utilizing and application of advanced health assessment skills, preventive health care practices, and health promotion throughout the lifespan. The concepts of family systems, development, culture, environment, learning, and the objectives of Healthy People 2020, are integrated into the principles and practices of primary and secondary prevention. Experiences are provided in clinical decision-making and the implementation of scientifically based therapeutic regimens. Structured clinical laboratories and clinical projects will assist students to synthesize knowledge gained. Clinical hours - 100. Fee: Additional fee required.