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NURS 589 - Advanced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practicum

Prerequisite: N557: CDMI (Clinical Decision Making I)

Credits: 2 - 4

This course extends the clinical application of advanced theory based practice of nursing in providing primary health care to infants, children, and adolescents in families, including promoting physical and psychosocial health and development and managing various common child, adolescent, and parental concerns. Class topics will be approached from a developmental perspective. Attention will be given to cultural factors as they relate to health care needs. Selected theoretical/conceptual perspectives current research will serve as the basis for formulating nursing intervention strategies. Clinical experiences in primary care settings will afford students opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in child health assessment, managing the preventive and promotion health needs of infants, children, adolescents, and their families. In addition, the scientific basis of common health problems and factors influencing nursing management of these problems will be examined. Relevant nursing interventions for common health care problems of children in families will be explored, as will the child and family’s responses and adaptation to common health problems.

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