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NURS 551 - Acute Care Pediatric Advanced Management I

Prerequisite: N503, N502, PHARMACY620, PHARMACY621 (or equivalent), N523, N541, N550 or permission of instructor. N553 corequisite.

Credits: 2

Pediatric Acute Care Advanced Management I 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 needs of infants, children and adolescents with acute, critical, and chronic health conditions. This course builds on knowledge and skills from Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and other courses and will help students prepare for their first pediatric acute care clinical course (N637). The content of this course will start with fundamental principles of pediatric acute care advanced management and will include some of the most commonly affected systems. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills from this course during their clinical experiences in N637, N638, and N639. Current guidelines and evidence based nursing interventions (consistent with the CNS and NP roles) will be discussed in the assessment and management of infants, children, and adolescents with acute, critical and chronic illness.

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