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NURS 638 - Acute Care Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum II

Prerequisite: NURS 637

Credits: 4

This precepted clinical practicum focuses on complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions of infants, children, and adolescents. This practicum builds on knowledge and skills obtained from Clinical Practicum I, prerequisite courses and other core courses. Evidence based advanced nursing interventions will be applied to manage complex chronic health conditions and acute illness in infants, children, and adolescents from diverse backgrounds (e.g. age, culture, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and socioeconomic status). Emphasis will be placed on strategies that maintain and/or maximize function (physical and developmental), promote child and family resiliency and optimize quality of life. Students will analyze increasingly complex laboratory and diagnostic data to prioritize differential and nursing diagnoses. Students will design personalized plans of care and patient and family education plans. Seminars provide a forum for students to present and discuss case studies, incorporate evidenced based guidelines, and discuss issues relevant to acute care pediatric nurse practitioners. Students will be placed with clinical preceptors appropriate to their role (e.g. CNS or NP).

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