Acute Care Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum I

Course Number: NURS 637
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): NURS 502, NURS 503, NURS 545, NURS 548 and PHARMACY 567

This precepted clinical practicum provides students the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive health history, apply advanced physical assessment skills, and utilize advanced physiology/pathophysiology, and PHARM knowledge to promote health, prevent illness, and manage acute illness and stable chronic illness in infants, children and adolescents. Selected health promotion, stress and coping, cultural theories and evidence-based findings will be applied to manage acute health conditions of infants, children, and adolescents with acute illness and stable chronic illness with diverse backgrounds (e.g. age, culture, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and socioeconomic status). Emphasis will be placed on primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health promotion and disease prevention. Students will be placed with clinical preceptors appropriate to their role (e.g. Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner).