Acute Care Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum III

Course Number: NURS 639
Credit(s): 5
Prerequisite(s):

This capstone clinical practicum course prepares the acute care pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist students to synthesize and apply concepts and knowledge critical for professional advanced practice nursing. Student will synthesize knowledge of health care delivery systems, organizational structures, finances, and resources with advanced physical, developmental, and psychosocial assessments, pathophysiology, and PHARM knowledge into the management plan of care for infants, children, and adolescents with acute, chronic, and critical illness. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based strategies to optimize the delivery of accessible, cost efficient, quality health care by pediatric acute advanced practice nurses. Other key issues include monitoring the quality of care and engaging in practice consistent with the authorized scope of practice. Student, in collaboration with their preceptors, will be accountable, for increasingly independent management of the holistic case needs of infant, child, and adolescent patients in the acute care setting. Students will be placed with clinical preceptors appropriate to their role (e.g. CNS or NP).