Acute Care Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum II

Course Number: NURS 638
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): NURS 637

The second precepted clinical practicum focuses on complex 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. Evidenced based advanced nursing interventions will be applied to manage complex chronic health conditions and acute exacerbation's of 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 family and self-care management practices and optimize quality of life. Complementary and alternative therapies and family caregiver issues will be discussed. Students will design a depersonalized patient and family education plan including an effective learning environment and evaluating outcomes. Seminars provide a forum for students to present and discuss case studies, incorporate evidenced based guidelines, and promote continuity of care and manage chronic health conditions. Students will be placed with clinical preceptors appropriate to their role (e.g. CNS or NP).