Course details

NURS 637 - Acute Peds Cln I

Prerequisite (Advisory):

Prerequisite (Enforced): NURS 502 & 503 & 545 & 548 & PHARMACY 567

Credits: 4.00

Acute Care Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum I --- This precepted clinical practicum provides students the opportunity to obtain comprehensive health history, apply advanced physical assessment skills, and utilize advanced physiology/pathophysiology, and pharmacology 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, tertiary levels of health promotion and disease prevention. Students will evaluate laboratory and diagnostic data to determine health status and prioritize differential and nursing diagnoses. Regular seminars provide a forum for students to receive instruction, consultation, and supervision from faculty and to share this learning process with their classmates. Seminars build upon an evidenced-based practice model and emphasize diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making. Case studies are used as the basis for discussion. Students will be placed with clinical preceptors appropriate to their role (e.g. Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner).