CDM I: Wellness and Illness for the ACPNP

Course Number: NURS 541
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): NURS 502, NURS 503 and PHARMACY 620

This course focuses on the normal growth and development of pediatric patients. Concepts of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention will be taught from a developmental perspective. Theories of acute and chronic disease will be introduced with a focus on their impact on the growth and development of the child and the impact to the family. Current research will serve as the basis for developing strategies and interventions to promote maximum functioning and resiliency for pediatric patients with risks for an identified alterations in normal growth and development.