Pediatric Acute Care Advanced Management II

Course Number: NURS 552
Credit(s): 4
Prerequisite(s): NURS 502, NURS 545 and NURS 551

This is the second in a series of two courses. This course prepares students to address the physiologic and psychological needs of infants, children, and adolescents with acute, critical, and chronic health conditions. This course builds on knowledge and skills from Pathophysiology, PHARM, Pediatric Acute Care Advanced Management I and other course. The content of this course will include complex diseases including multi-system disorders. Evidence-based, advanced practice nursing interventions consistent with the CNS and NP roles will be discussed. Other key concepts include patient and family counseling, ethical principles, interdisciplinary collaboration and resource utilization. Principles of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment modalities will be expanded upon to provide a comprehensive understanding of interventions commonly provided to pediatric patients with acute, critical and chronic illness.