Course details

NURS 617 - CDM II: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Health: Primary Health Care Across Multiple Settings

Prerequisite: N557 and N589

Credits: 7

This course extends the clinical application of advanced theory based practice of nursing in providing health care to infants, children, and adolescents in families within the full scope of advanced practice nursing (wellness, common minor health problems, and acute and chronic illness). This will include promoting physical and psychosocial health and managing various common child, adolescent, and parental concerns. Students will incorporate into advanced nursing practice the knowledge and skills of pediatric health care, a developmental focus, and theoretical and conceptual perspectives important for the care of children across multiple settings. Building on the foundational knowledge, students will have the opportunity to explore advanced nursing roles of coordinator, educator, counselor, consultant, and researcher roles across settings. Additional knowledge and skill development will include, but not be limited to, the areas of blended roles, case management, and independent practice. 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. In addition, the scientific basis of common health problems and factors influencing nursing management of these problems will be examined. Factors influencing role development and delegation/supervision, quality improvement, the legislative process, accreditation standards, professional standards, and prescriptive authority will also be addressed.

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