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Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

This master’s option may be completed in 15 months (4 semesters) and provides more than 500 clinical hours. To apply, you must have completed one year of full-time experience as a registered nurse in a pediatric care setting prior to clinical sequence.

Curriculum

Core Courses (12 credits)

NR.110.500 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for Nursing
This course will explore the conceptual, theoretical, and ethical bases of nursing. Selected conceptual models and frameworks of nursing and ethics will be analyzed with emphasis on implications for nursing practice. This course is designed to provide students with frameworks, concepts, and personal and professional exercises for approaching nursing practice issues and to enhance the student's understanding of theoretical, conceptual and ethical issues in nursing and in health care and to respond to them specifically.
NR.110.503 Applications of Research to Practice
This course prepares students for clinical, management, or education leadership roles in health care through translation of the best available evidence into practice within organizations and application of research for nursing practice. Students will develop skills and knowledge needed to review and synthesize the strength of evidence available, and recommend practice changes if indicated. Topics covered include: a review of the research process (including theoretical framework, design, and analysis, research design hierarchy), research critique, rating and synthesizing the strength of evidence, decision making for practice, research and research translation opportunities (outcomes, evaluation research, quality improvement, cost-effectiveness analysis), risk adjustment, measurement, research ethics and organizational change. Prerequisite: NR 110.507
NR.110.504 Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice Nursing
This three credit course examines the scope and status of professional roles and responsibilities of nurses prepared for advanced clinical and managerial placements in diverse health care settings. Course content and activities will focus on understanding forces driving contemporary health care and enhancing skills in outcomes evaluation, as well as efficient and effective function in a continuous change health care environment.
NR.110.507 Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Nursing Research
This course develops statistical literacy and statistical reasoning knowledge and skills, enabling students to critically read and evaluate healthcare and nursing literature. The emphasis is on understanding the relevance and use of statistics in nursing research. Published nursing research articles in peer reviewed nursing and healthcare journals will be used to motivate each topic covered in class.
 

Advanced Practice Core Courses (9 credits)

NR.110.502 Physiological/Pathophysiological Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice I
This course focuses on the interrelationship between normal physiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. It is designed to expand the student's understanding of the pathophysiology underlying dysfunction in selected diseases that advanced practice nurses may commonly encounter in their patient populations. Using an integrative approach, representative alternations in physiologic function common throughout the lifespan are addressed. Completion of this course will enable the student to analyze and address physiologic challenges of practice. In addition, it will provide foundational knowledge for use in research involving issues that impact clinical practice. Weekly lecture/discussions are organized based on systems and cover topics from the cellular level up to major organ systems. Prerequisites: Undergraduate anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
NR.110.508 Clinical Pharmacology
This course focuses on the clinical uses and mechanisms of action of drug groups used in altered states of physiological function. Pharmacological mechanisms, drug interactions, side effects and contraindications will be presented as bases for clinical judgment and management of patients.
NR.110.537 Health Assessment and Measurement: Pediatric Variation
This course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to the skills of history taking and advanced physical assessment for the pediatric patient, from newborns through adolescence. Lectures are designed to help the nurse practitioner (NP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) student apply their knowledge of general physical assessment to pediatric and adolescent clients in the primary care setting. Emphasis is placed on interviewing and physical exam techniques for different developmental levels, documentation of data, the differentiation between normal and abnormal findings, recognition of common health problems, and the process of critically thinking through problems related to child health. Pre/Corequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.548, and 110.549
NR.110.549 Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement
This course provides an introduction to the skills of advanced history taking and physical assessment. Lectures are designed to help the students apply their knowledge of health assessment to both primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on differentiation between normal and abnormal findings, recognition of common health problems, and clinical reasoning. Core content will be taught simultaneously to adult, pediatric, family, and acute care nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist students. Course content will provide learning opportunities in the following conceptual areas: communication, history taking, problem oriented medical records, physical assessment, age and gender health screening and diagnostic testing. A clinical practicum provides opportunities to apply physical assessment skills in settings including emergency departments and schools. 36 clinical hours. Pre/corequisites: NR 110.502, 110.508, 110.536 and/or 110.537
*NR.110.549 has a clinical component.
 

Specialty Courses (19 credits)

NR.110.546 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
This course introduces the student to current issues, theories and research in health promotion and disease prevention related to individuals, families, aggregates and communities. The role of the advanced practice nurse in risk assessment, counseling, education and screening will be emphasized, as well as thinking broadly about health promotion needs from an ecological perspective. The first hour of each class will focus on the theoretical issues of health promotion and disease prevention. Practicum students in the second hour will examine the clinical issues relevant to health promotion throughout the lifespan. A case study approach will be emphasized.
NR.110.548 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I - Pediatric
This course provides didactic information to prepare the pediatric or family nurse practitioner student to provide primary care for the pediatric population, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on integration of nursing process and theory with techniques of clinical health assessment and management of infants, children and adolescents. Didactic content addresses comprehensive diagnosis and management of common health problems, including appropriate diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, and follow-up care for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. The course has a strong focus on health promotion, disease prevention, the care of underserved populations, and culturally competent care. Pre/corequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.537, and 110.549
NR.110.552 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I: Pediatric
This course provides clinical experience in pediatric health care settings (infant through adolescent). It emphasizes the integration of theory, development, health promotion and disease prevention, and clinical decision making. Students will perform comprehensive and episodic clinical assessments, including appropriate diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions. Management of both stable, chronic illness and treatment of acute, episodic health problems will be accomplished with the direction of clinical preceptors. Clinical placements are arranged by faculty with individual preceptors. A minimum of 14 clinical hours per week are required. A two hour weekly clinical seminar will review diagnostic and treatment regimens in a case study format. Information presented will focus on the collection of subjective and objective data, pertinent laboratory findings, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses and a plan for therapeutic intervention. Student participation in clinical practice during University holidays, such as Spring Break, requires the availability of University clinical faculty for back-up and must be pre-approved by both the clinical faculty member and the course coordinator. 196 clinical hours. Prerequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.549, 110.537, 110.548 Corequisites: NR.110.558, 110.589
NR.110.554 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II: Pediatric
This course is the second precepted clinical course for the students, and a continuation of the pediatric nurse practitioner clinical course sequence. This course further prepares students to diagnose, treat and follow up common illnesses of increasing complexity in children and adolescents. It integrates biomedical, psychological, social and nursing aspects of care. Emphasis is on: 1) refining a model of advanced practice nursing in various clinical settings, and 2) longitudinal experience in the primary care management of selected clients, including underserved populations, in collaboration with other health care professionals. Clinical seminars will emphasize critical diagnostic and management information. 156 clinical hours. Prerequisite: NR.110.552
NR.110.558 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II: Pediatrics
This course provides didactic information to prepare the pediatric or family nurse practitioner student to provide primary care for the pediatric population, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on integration of nursing process and theory with the incorporation of techniques and critical thinking skills for the clinical health assessment and management of infants, children and adolescents. Didactic content addresses comprehensive diagnosis and management of common health problems, including appropriate diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, follow-up care, and referral/collaboration with specialty professionals for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. The course has a strong focus on health promotion, appropriate screening, and disease prevention, the care of underserved populations, and culturally competent care. Prerequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.537, 110.548, 110.549 Corequisites: NR.110.552, 110.589
NR.110.566 Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical Topics and Professional Issues - Pediatric Primary Care NP
This course integrates the biomedical, psychological, and social elements of nurse practitioner practice. Under the supervision of an experienced preceptor, students will provide in-depth, advanced practice nursing care to children and adolescents with complex health problems. Patients will include those from underserved populations, and there is an emphasis on integrating current nursing and biomedical research evidence into the clinical decision-making process. Professional issues relevant to nurse practitioners will be explored. 200 clinical hours. Prerequisite: NR.110.554
NR.110.589 Human and Family Development through the Lifespan
This course provides an overview of major concepts, theories, and research related to human development across the lifespan from the prenatal period to death. Simultaneously, major theories and research related to family development across the lifespan are examined. Significant factors that influence individual and family development functioning are explored. A variety of assessment tools for assessing development and functioning of individuals and families as well as strategies for intervening with individuals and family are examined. The role of the APN in assessment, implementing intervention, and evaluating outcomes aimed at promoting optimal human development and family functioning are critically examined and discussed.
*NR.110.552, 110.554, and 110.566 have a clinical component.

Sample Course of Study

Full-time

Fall I (11 credits)

NR.110.502 Physiological/Pathophysiological Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice I
This course focuses on the interrelationship between normal physiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. It is designed to expand the student's understanding of the pathophysiology underlying dysfunction in selected diseases that advanced practice nurses may commonly encounter in their patient populations. Using an integrative approach, representative alternations in physiologic function common throughout the lifespan are addressed. Completion of this course will enable the student to analyze and address physiologic challenges of practice. In addition, it will provide foundational knowledge for use in research involving issues that impact clinical practice. Weekly lecture/discussions are organized based on systems and cover topics from the cellular level up to major organ systems. Prerequisites: Undergraduate anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
NR.110.508 Clinical Pharmacology
This course focuses on the clinical uses and mechanisms of action of drug groups used in altered states of physiological function. Pharmacological mechanisms, drug interactions, side effects and contraindications will be presented as bases for clinical judgment and management of patients.
NR.110.537 Health Assessment and Measurement: Pediatric Variations
This course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to the skills of history taking and advanced physical assessment for the pediatric patient. Lecture and clinical experiences are designed to help the student apply their knowledge of physical assessment of pediatric clients to the primary care setting. Emphasis is placed on the differentiation between normal and abnormal findings, recognition of common health problems, development of a differential diagnosis and the process of critically thinking through problems related to child health. Pre/corequisites: NR 100.502, 100.508, 110.549, and 100.589 or 100.555
NR.110.548 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I - Pediatric
This course provides didactic information to prepare the pediatric or family nurse practitioner student to provide primary care for the pediatric population, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on integration of nursing process and theory with techniques of clinical health assessment and management of infants, children and adolescents. Didactic content addresses comprehensive diagnosis and management of common health problems, including appropriate diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, and follow-up care for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. The course has a strong focus on health promotion, disease prevention, the care of underserved populations, and culturally competent care. Pre/corequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.537, and 110.549
NR.110.549 Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement
This course provides an introduction to the skills of advanced history taking and physical assessment. Lectures are designed to help the students apply their knowledge of health assessment to both primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on differentiation between normal and abnormal findings, recognition of common health problems, and clinical reasoning. Core content will be taught simultaneously to adult, pediatric, family, and acute care nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist students. Course content will provide learning opportunities in the following conceptual areas: communication, history taking, problem oriented medical records, physical assessment, age and gender health screening and diagnostic testing. A clinical practicum provides opportunities to apply physical assessment skills in settings including emergency departments and schools. 36 clinical hours. Pre/corequisites: NR 110.502, 110.508, 110.536 and/or 110.537

Spring (13 credits)

NR.110.507 Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Nursing Research
This course develops statistical literacy and statistical reasoning knowledge and skills, enabling students to critically read and evaluate healthcare and nursing literature. The emphasis is on understanding the relevance and use of statistics in nursing research. Published nursing research articles in peer reviewed nursing and healthcare journals will be used to motivate each topic covered in class.
NR.110.546 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
This course introduces the student to current issues, theories and research in health promotion and disease prevention related to individuals, families, aggregates and communities. The role of the advanced practice nurse in risk assessment, counseling, education and screening will be emphasized, as well as thinking broadly about health promotion needs from an ecological perspective. The first hour of each class will focus on the theoretical issues of health promotion and disease prevention. Practicum students in the second hour will examine the clinical issues relevant to health promotion throughout the lifespan. A case study approach will be emphasized.
NR.110.552 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I: Pediatric
This course provides clinical experience in pediatric health care settings (infant through adolescent). It emphasizes the integration of theory, development, health promotion and disease prevention, and clinical decision making. Students will perform comprehensive and episodic clinical assessments, including appropriate diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions. Management of both stable, chronic illness and treatment of acute, episodic health problems will be accomplished with the direction of clinical preceptors. Clinical placements are arranged by faculty with individual preceptors. A minimum of 14 clinical hours per week are required. A two hour weekly clinical seminar will review diagnostic and treatment regimens in a case study format. Information presented will focus on the collection of subjective and objective data, pertinent laboratory findings, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses and a plan for therapeutic intervention. Student participation in clinical practice during University holidays, such as Spring Break, requires the availability of University clinical faculty for back-up and must be pre-approved by both the clinical faculty member and the course coordinator. 196 clinical hours. Prerequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.549, 110.537, 110.548 Corequisites: NR.110.558, 110.589
NR.110.558 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II: Pediatrics
This course provides didactic information to prepare the pediatric or family nurse practitioner student to provide primary care for the pediatric population, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on integration of nursing process and theory with the incorporation of techniques and critical thinking skills for the clinical health assessment and management of infants, children and adolescents. Didactic content addresses comprehensive diagnosis and management of common health problems, including appropriate diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, follow-up care, and referral/collaboration with specialty professionals for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. The course has a strong focus on health promotion, appropriate screening, and disease prevention, the care of underserved populations, and culturally competent care. Prerequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.537, 110.548, 110.549 Corequisites: NR.110.552, 110.589
NR.110.589 Human and Family Development through the Lifespan
This course provides an overview of major concepts, theories, and research related to human development across the lifespan from the prenatal period to death. Simultaneously, major theories and research related to family development across the lifespan are examined. Significant factors that influence individual and family development functioning are explored. A variety of assessment tools for assessing development and functioning of individuals and families as well as strategies for intervening with individuals and family are examined. The role of the APN in assessment, implementing intervention, and evaluating outcomes aimed at promoting optimal human development and family functioning are critically examined and discussed.

Summer (6 credits)

NR.110.503 Applications of Research to Practice
This course prepares students for clinical, management, or education leadership roles in health care through translation of the best available evidence into practice within organizations and application of research for nursing practice. Students will develop skills and knowledge needed to review and synthesize the strength of evidence available, and recommend practice changes if indicated. Topics covered include: a review of the research process (including theoretical framework, design, and analysis, research design hierarchy), research critique, rating and synthesizing the strength of evidence, decision making for practice, research and research translation opportunities (outcomes, evaluation research, quality improvement, cost-effectiveness analysis), risk adjustment, measurement, research ethics and organizational change. Prerequisite: NR 110.507
NR.110.554 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II: Pediatric
This course is the second precepted clinical course for the students, and a continuation of the pediatric nurse practitioner clinical course sequence. This course further prepares students to diagnose, treat and follow up common illnesses of increasing complexity in children and adolescents. It integrates biomedical, psychological, social and nursing aspects of care. Emphasis is on: 1) refining a model of advanced practice nursing in various clinical settings, and 2) longitudinal experience in the primary care management of selected clients, including underserved populations, in collaboration with other health care professionals. Clinical seminars will emphasize critical diagnostic and management information. 156 clinical hours. Prerequisite: NR.110.552

Fall II (10 credits)

NR.110.500 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice
This course will explore the conceptual, theoretical, and ethical bases of nursing. Selected conceptual models and frameworks of nursing and ethics will be analyzed with emphasis on implications for nursing practice. This course is designed to provide students with frameworks, concepts, and personal and professional exercises for approaching nursing practice issues and to enhance the student's understanding of theoretical, conceptual and ethical issues in nursing and in health care and to respond to them specifically.
NR.110.504 Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice Nursing
This three credit course examines the scope and status of professional roles and responsibilities of nurses prepared for advanced clinical and managerial placements in diverse health care settings. Course content and activities will focus on understanding forces driving contemporary health care and enhancing skills in outcomes evaluation, as well as efficient and effective function in a continuous change health care environment.
NR.110.566 Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical Topics and Professional Issues - Pediatric Primary Care NP
This course integrates the biomedical, psychological, and social elements of nurse practitioner practice. Under the supervision of an experienced preceptor, students will provide in-depth, advanced practice nursing care to children and adolescents with complex health problems. Patients will include those from underserved populations, and there is an emphasis on integrating current nursing and biomedical research evidence into the clinical decision-making process. Professional issues relevant to nurse practitioners will be explored. 200 clinical hours. Prerequisite: NR.110.554

Part-time

Fall I (9 credits)

NR.110.500 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice
This course will explore the conceptual, theoretical, and ethical bases of nursing. Selected conceptual models and frameworks of nursing and ethics will be analyzed with emphasis on implications for nursing practice. This course is designed to provide students with frameworks, concepts, and personal and professional exercises for approaching nursing practice issues and to enhance the student's understanding of theoretical, conceptual and ethical issues in nursing and in health care and to respond to them specifically.
NR.110.504 Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice Nursing
This three credit course examines the scope and status of professional roles and responsibilities of nurses prepared for advanced clinical and managerial placements in diverse health care settings. Course content and activities will focus on understanding forces driving contemporary health care and enhancing skills in outcomes evaluation, as well as efficient and effective function in a continuous change health care environment.
NR.110.507 Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Nursing Research
This course develops statistical literacy and statistical reasoning knowledge and skills, enabling students to critically read and evaluate healthcare and nursing literature. The emphasis is on understanding the relevance and use of statistics in nursing research. Published nursing research articles in peer reviewed nursing and healthcare journals will be used to motivate each topic covered in class.

Spring I (8 credits)

NR.110.502 Physiological/Pathophysiological Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice I
This course focuses on the interrelationship between normal physiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. It is designed to expand the student's understanding of the pathophysiology underlying dysfunction in selected diseases that advanced practice nurses may commonly encounter in their patient populations. Using an integrative approach, representative alternations in physiologic function common throughout the lifespan are addressed. Completion of this course will enable the student to analyze and address physiologic challenges of practice. In addition, it will provide foundational knowledge for use in research involving issues that impact clinical practice. Weekly lecture/discussions are organized based on systems and cover topics from the cellular level up to major organ systems. Prerequisites: Undergraduate anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
NR.110.508 Clinical Pharmacology
This course focuses on the clinical uses and mechanisms of action of drug groups used in altered states of physiological function. Pharmacological mechanisms, drug interactions, side effects and contraindications will be presented as bases for clinical judgment and management of patients.
NR.110.546 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
This course introduces the student to current issues, theories and research in health promotion and disease prevention related to individuals, families, aggregates and communities. The role of the advanced practice nurse in risk assessment, counseling, education and screening will be emphasized, as well as thinking broadly about health promotion needs from an ecological perspective. The first hour of each class will focus on the theoretical issues of health promotion and disease prevention. Practicum students in the second hour will examine the clinical issues relevant to health promotion throughout the lifespan. A case study approach will be emphasized.

Summer I (3 Credits)

NR.110.503 Applications of Research to Practice
This course prepares students for clinical, management, or education leadership roles in health care through translation of the best available evidence into practice within organizations and application of research for nursing practice. Students will develop skills and knowledge needed to review and synthesize the strength of evidence available, and recommend practice changes if indicated. Topics covered include: a review of the research process (including theoretical framework, design, and analysis, research design hierarchy), research critique, rating and synthesizing the strength of evidence, decision making for practice, research and research translation opportunities (outcomes, evaluation research, quality improvement, cost-effectiveness analysis), risk adjustment, measurement, research ethics and organizational change. Prerequisite: NR 110.507

Fall II (7 credits)

NR.110.537 Health Assessment and Measurement: Pediatric Variation
This course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to the skills of history taking and advanced physical assessment for the pediatric patient, from newborns through adolescence. Lectures are designed to help the nurse practitioner (NP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) student apply their knowledge of general physical assessment to pediatric and adolescent clients in the primary care setting. Emphasis is placed on interviewing and physical exam techniques for different developmental levels, documentation of data, the differentiation between normal and abnormal findings, recognition of common health problems, and the process of critically thinking through problems related to child health. Pre/Corequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.548, and 110.549
NR.110.548 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I - Pediatric
This course provides didactic information to prepare the pediatric or family nurse practitioner student to provide primary care for the pediatric population, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on integration of nursing process and theory with techniques of clinical health assessment and management of infants, children and adolescents. Didactic content addresses comprehensive diagnosis and management of common health problems, including appropriate diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, and follow-up care for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. The course has a strong focus on health promotion, disease prevention, the care of underserved populations, and culturally competent care. Pre/corequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.537, and 110.549
NR.110.549 Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement
This course provides an introduction to the skills of advanced history taking and physical assessment. Lectures are designed to help the students apply their knowledge of health assessment to both primary and acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on differentiation between normal and abnormal findings, recognition of common health problems, and clinical reasoning. Core content will be taught simultaneously to adult, pediatric, family, and acute care nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist students. Course content will provide learning opportunities in the following conceptual areas: communication, history taking, problem oriented medical records, physical assessment, age and gender health screening and diagnostic testing. A clinical practicum provides opportunities to apply physical assessment skills in settings including emergency departments and schools. 36 clinical hours. Pre/corequisites: NR 110.502, 110.508, 110.536 and/or 110.537
NR.110.589 Human and Family Development through the Lifespan
This course provides an overview of major concepts, theories, and research related to human development across the lifespan from the prenatal period to death. Simultaneously, major theories and research related to family development across the lifespan are examined. Significant factors that influence individual and family development functioning are explored. A variety of assessment tools for assessing development and functioning of individuals and families as well as strategies for intervening with individuals and family are examined. The role of the APN in assessment, implementing intervention, and evaluating outcomes aimed at promoting optimal human development and family functioning are critically examined and discussed.

Spring II (6 credits)

NR.110.552 Advanced Practice in Primary Care I: Pediatric
This course provides clinical experience in pediatric health care settings (infant through adolescent). It emphasizes the integration of theory, development, health promotion and disease prevention, and clinical decision making. Students will perform comprehensive and episodic clinical assessments, including appropriate diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions. Management of both stable, chronic illness and treatment of acute, episodic health problems will be accomplished with the direction of clinical preceptors. Clinical placements are arranged by faculty with individual preceptors. A minimum of 14 clinical hours per week are required. A two hour weekly clinical seminar will review diagnostic and treatment regimens in a case study format. Information presented will focus on the collection of subjective and objective data, pertinent laboratory findings, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses and a plan for therapeutic intervention. Student participation in clinical practice during University holidays, such as Spring Break, requires the availability of University clinical faculty for back-up and must be pre-approved by both the clinical faculty member and the course coordinator. 196 clinical hours. Prerequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.549, 110.537, 110.548 Corequisites: NR.110.558, 110.589
NR.110.558 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II: Pediatrics
This course provides didactic information to prepare the pediatric or family nurse practitioner student to provide primary care for the pediatric population, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on integration of nursing process and theory with the incorporation of techniques and critical thinking skills for the clinical health assessment and management of infants, children and adolescents. Didactic content addresses comprehensive diagnosis and management of common health problems, including appropriate diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, follow-up care, and referral/collaboration with specialty professionals for patients with both acute and chronic conditions. The course has a strong focus on health promotion, appropriate screening, and disease prevention, the care of underserved populations, and culturally competent care. Prerequisites: NR.110.502, 110.508, 110.537, 110.548, 110.549 Corequisites: NR.110.552, 110.589

Summer II (3 credits)

NR.110.554 Advanced Practice in Primary Care II: Pediatric
This course is the second precepted clinical course for the students, and a continuation of the pediatric nurse practitioner clinical course sequence. This course further prepares students to diagnose, treat and follow up common illnesses of increasing complexity in children and adolescents. It integrates biomedical, psychological, social and nursing aspects of care. Emphasis is on: 1) refining a model of advanced practice nursing in various clinical settings, and 2) longitudinal experience in the primary care management of selected clients, including underserved populations, in collaboration with other health care professionals. Clinical seminars will emphasize critical diagnostic and management information. 156 clinical hours. Prerequisite: NR.110.552

Fall III (4 credits)

NR.110.566 Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical Topics and Professional Issues - Pediatric Primary Care NP
This course integrates the biomedical, psychological, and social elements of nurse practitioner practice. Under the supervision of an experienced preceptor, students will provide in-depth, advanced practice nursing care to children and adolescents with complex health problems. Patients will include those from underserved populations, and there is an emphasis on integrating current nursing and biomedical research evidence into the clinical decision-making process. Professional issues relevant to nurse practitioners will be explored. 200 clinical hours. Prerequisite: NR.110.554