Acute Care Pediatric Advanced Management I

Course Number: NURS 551
Credit(s): 2
Prerequisite(s): NURS 502 and NURS 545

This is the first in a series of two courses. Competencies for both CNS and NP advanced nursing practice are addressed. This course prepares students to address the physiologic and psychological need of infants, children and adolescents with acute, critical, and chronic health conditions. This course builds on knowledge and skills from Pathophysiology, PHARM, and other courses will help students prepare for their first clinical course (N637). Other key concepts include patient and family centered care, ethics, palliative care, end-of-life care and organ donation. Further, principles of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment modalities, such as invasive testing, interpretation of radiographs, ECG monitoring, and analysis of relevant laboratory data will be included. Students will practice procedures such as suturing, lumbar punctures and intubation in a simulation environment.