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NURS 639 - Acute Care Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum III

Prerequisite: N502, N545, N503, P567 or P767, N549, N637 and N638or permission of instructor

Credits: 5

This capstone clinical practicum course prepares the acute care pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist students to synthesize and apply concepts and knowledge critical for professional advanced practice nursing. Student will synthesize knowledge of health care delivery systems, organizational structures, finances, and resources with advanced physical, developmental, and psychosocial assessments, pathophysiology, and pharmacology knowledge into the management plan of care for infants, children, and adolescents with acute, chronic, and critical illness. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based strategies to optimize the delivery of accessible, cost efficient, quality health care by pediatric acute advanced practice nurses. Other key issues include monitoring the quality of care and engaging in practice consistent with the authorized scope of practice. Student, in collaboration with their preceptors, will be accountable, for increasingly independent management of the holistic case needs of infant, child, and adolescent patients in the acute care setting. Students will be placed with clinical preceptors appropriate to their role (e.g. CNS or NP).

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